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Women's suffrage: Quiz


Question 1: In 1913, Emily Davison, a suffragette, protested by interfering with a horse owned by King George V during the running of the ________; she was trampled and died four days later.
St. Leger StakesEpsom OaksEpsom Derby2,000 Guineas Stakes

Question 2: Voting rights for women were introduced into international law in 1948 when the ________ adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
United Nations Security CouncilUnited Nations High Commissioner for RefugeesUnited NationsIsrael, Palestine, and the United Nations

Question 3: It was not until 28 May 1952 that suffrage was unconditionally extended to all adult women in ________, with them voting for the first time in the parliamentary elections of 19 February 1956.

Question 4: Finland's first female President ________ was voted into office in 2000 and for a second term in 2006 and women's representation in parliament stands at a 38 %.
Nicolas SarkozyDalia GrybauskaitėTarja HalonenHorst Köhler

Question 5: Since then, women have enjoyed a significant presence in the ________ political arena.
MaldivesSri LankaPakistanMalaysia

Question 6: [20] Switzerland was the last Western republic (although women could not vote in the constitutional monarchy of ________ until 1984).

Question 7: ________
SwitzerlandList of the first female holders of political office in EuropeSpainNorway

Question 8: Suffrage was extended to women in ________ by the 21 April 1944 ordinance of the French Provisional government.
ItalyCanadaUnited KingdomFrance

Question 9: The first European country to introduce women's suffrage was the ________.
Russian EmpireGrand Duchy of FinlandProvinces of the Grand Duchy of FinlandViipuri Province

Question 10: In the first half of the twentieth century, ________ (pre-independence era) was one of the slowest moving countries to gain women’s suffrage.

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