Why does women’s history matter? Women comprise about half of the world’s population yet have been and remain to varying extents underrepresented in history and society. Women’s history addresses this imbalance by bringing to light the lives, struggles and accomplishments of women. This quiz focuses on women’s history in the United States.


1. What event is widely regarded as the start of the women’s movement in the United States?


2. When did American women receive the right to vote?


3. Who was the first woman appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court?


4. True or False: The U.S. Constitution guarantees equal rights to men and women.


5. In what year was the first law against marital rape (i.e., the rape of one’s spouse) established in the United States?