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Women in History Quiz

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Laura Christiansen
4 years ago

Only missed one, but guessed on two and the first one was right, second one was wrong.

BajaRon
4 years ago

Question #3 is WRONG! It was not Mildred Babe Didrikson Zaharias who struck out both Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig in an April 2, 1931 Exhibition Game. It was a 17 year old left handed girl named Jackie Mitchell. Though Mildred was a famous and accomplished athlete. Her claim to fame was Golf, not baseball.

Bill
4 years ago

I got the last 3 wrong. I am not into the Blues and second guessed myself on the last 2. I would have been right on them if I went with my first answers.

Swede Seagren
4 years ago

I couldn’t remember ADM Hopper’s age/term of service, and thought she was younger. I knew of Hedy Lamar’s engineering expertise and her work for the USN on torpedos in WWII, so blew that answer. Should’ve gone with my initial thought and not over-thought it. Got all the others, tho’. Good quiz! Nice to know I had all that somewhere in my scrambled gray cells!

Steve Smith
4 years ago

Not bad for a high school grad of old.

Steve Smith
4 years ago

12 of 14. Not bad for a high school grad.

Christine Berchelmann
4 years ago

I also was proud of my 11 correct out of 14. As Mr Perryman noted, a good score for this 82 year old. I think we spent more time
with the real news of the day. Unfortunately the news now is not worth remembering! .

Elkins Yvonne
4 years ago

Amen! I also am 80+ and did pretty good with 11 out of 14. It is nice to know that this information is in my brain somewhere and hasn’t faded off into oblivion.

Jack Melnick
4 years ago

Got ’em all right. Thanks for not including “The Madam” (Hillary Clinton) as having accomplished anything as a woman!

BajaRon
4 years ago
Reply to  Jack Melnick

Sorry, not possible. Because the ‘Correct’ answer to #3 is wrong. It was not Mildred Babe Didrikson Zaharias who struck out both Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig in an April 2, 1931 Exhibition Game. It was a 17 year old left handed girl named Jackie Mitchell. Though Mildred was a famous and accomplished athlete. Her claim to fame was Golf, not baseball.

Bob
4 years ago

Since I got all 14 right and am not noted for being the most “ultra sensitive” male around, (I graduated from West Point when it was still an all male institution, I guess I am somewhat knowledgeable about women in history. Let the male chauvinist comments begin. By the way, I do believe in the rights of women, and I do believe they should have equal pay for equal work. I just don’t feel they should be under fire in battle.

BajaRon
4 years ago
Reply to  Bob

Sorry, not possible. Because the ‘Correct’ answer to #3 is wrong. It was not Mildred Babe Didrikson Zaharias who struck out both Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig in an April 2, 1931 Exhibition Game. It was a 17 year old left handed girl named Jackie Mitchell. Though Mildred was a famous and accomplished athlete. Her claim to fame was Golf, not baseball.

Donna Kepler
4 years ago

I got 11 out of 14. Not too bad, considering I don’t generally get all excited about the “first female” anything.

Tom
4 years ago

This old guy (86) got 11 out 14 shows us old folks are on the ball

Clark Kent
4 years ago
Reply to  Tom

What kind of ball?

Judy
4 years ago

Love the quizzes!

Robert
4 years ago

11 of 14 seems to be the standard, but I took the plunge, expecting to get less than 5. I did guess a couple right, and actually felt confident on several others, but one of the three I got wrong
was a real surprise, because I also picked Billie Holiday.

Jim Dalton
4 years ago

11 out of 14. A lot of good guesses.

Jim Dalton
4 years ago

11 of 14, a lot of good guesses.

Diana Erbio
4 years ago

11 out of 14 ?

Jo Williams
4 years ago

Why no question on Alice Paul? Her role getting women’s vote in 1920 is only surpassed by her singular authorship of the Equal Rights Amendment passed by Congress and still awaiting national ratification from two more states. How about her accomplishment in getting equal rights written into the original United Nations Charter? She also is the personal motivator of the 1934 U.S. laws granting U.S. female citizens the right to pass U.S. citizenship on to their children no matter where these children were born. Surely she qualifies as a subject to be acknowledged in this group.

Clark Kent
4 years ago
Reply to  Jo Williams

The ERA was a dud; is a dud; and will remain a dud. AMEN!

Dick
4 years ago

11 of 14 also. I chose Billie Holiday as well but, guessed Margaret Mead and had never even heard of her. You win some and you lose some.

LINDA HART
4 years ago

It would be great if Amac included a very brief informative biography, subject description, or wiki link with each answer on these quizzes.

Jo Williams
4 years ago
Reply to  LINDA HART

For Linda Hart re bios – I agree they could be a teaching tool linked with each answer. Short, like the bio I have re Alice Paul.

Rick
4 years ago
Reply to  LINDA HART

I’ve often thought the same thing. I’d like to learn something from the quizzes. I usually do pretty good, but a lot of picks are wild guesses. I’d like to know why I’m right or wrong.

Jan
4 years ago

One miss, the Washington Post/Vietnam question. Quizzes are fun and educational.

BajaRon
4 years ago
Reply to  Jan

Actually, 2 misses. Because the ‘Correct’ answer to #3 is wrong. It was not Mildred Babe Didrikson Zaharias who struck out both Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig in an April 2, 1931 Exhibition Game. It was a 17 year old left handed girl named Jackie Mitchell. Though Mildred was a famous and accomplished athlete. Her claim to fame was Golf, not baseball.

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