Despite making up over half of the Earth’s population, women have often been marginalized in accounts of history. In the United States, some women have played particularly important roles as pioneers in politics and business, and leaders of the women’s rights movement. This quiz honors just some of these women.

Special thanks to Learning Life intern, Craig Gusmann, for helping to research and write this quiz.      


1. The Seneca Falls Convention is widely regarded as the start of the American women’s rights movement. Who were the women that organized the event?


2. Who was the first woman elected to the U.S. Congress?


3. True or False: The first female self-made millionaire in the United States was an Asian American woman.


4. Who wrote the landmark feminist book, The Feminine Mystique, and became the first President of the National Organization for Women (NOW)?


5. Which American feminist founded Ms. Magazine in 1971?