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A Woman’s Quiz For Everyone

There are sixteen challenging questions on this page.

Question 1 - When is International Women’s Day?

(A) 25th December

(B) 1st May

(C) 8th March

(D) 12th March

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Question 2 - In what year did the UN adopt a resolution proclaiming a UN Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace?

(A) 1960

(B) 1977

(C) 1985

(D) 1993

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Question 3 - In 2001 and 2002 where did women celebrate International Women’s Day by imposing a night curfew on men and dancing in the streets?

(A) Paris

(B) Rio de Janeiro

(C) Melbourne

(D) Bogota

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Question 4 - Women, 50% of the world’s population, do what percentage of the world’s work?

(A) 50%

(B) 67%

(C) 25%

(D) 75%

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Question 5 - Women earn what percentage of the world’s income?

(A) 10%

(B) 20%

(C) 50%

(D) 33%

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Question 6 - How do women’s wages compare to men’s?

(A) 10-20% lower

(B) 20-30% lower

(C) the same

(D) 30-40% lower

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Question 7 - Of the 1.3 billion living in absolute poverty, what percentage are women?

(A) 70%

(B) 60%

(C) 50%

(D) 80%

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Question 8. In the 1997 UK General Election, 137 (17%) of the 630 MPs elected were women. How did this compare to the previous Parliament?

(A) Half

(B) Double

(C) Same

(D) 30% increase

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Question 9 - The Equal Pay Act came into force in which year?

(A) 1971

(B) 1977

(C) 1984

(D) 1997

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Question 10 - All women over 21 won the right to vote in the UK in?

(A) 1917

(B) 1928

(C) 1945

(D) 1947

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Question 11 - Sexual harassment in the workplace became a crime in?

(A) 1949

(B) 1974

(C) 1984

(D) 1992

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Question 12 - The first woman was elected to the UK Cabinet in?

(A) 1922

(B) 1929

(C) 1947

(D) 1974

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Question 13 - When did Parliament permit the Church of England to allow women to become priests?

(A) 1993

(B) 1995

(C) 1999

(D) 2000

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Question 14 - The first black woman MP was elected to the UK Parliament in?

(A) 1922

(B) 1943

(C) 1974

(D) 1987

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Question 15 - The first refuge was set up for women fleeing domestic violence during?

(A) 1966

(B) 1971

(C) 1981

(D) 1983

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Question 16 - Who established the Notting Hill Carnival?

(A) Barbara Castle

(B) Claudia Jones

(C) Shirley Williams

(D) Margaret Beckett

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