March is Women’s History Month. This year’s theme is “Women Change America,” honoring the role of American women in transforming culture, history and politics. See how much you know about the annual celebration and some of the women who have been recognized in previous years.
1. In 1981, Congress passed a resolution establishing National Women’s History Week. In what year did the government officially expand that week of recognition to a full month?
2. Mildred “Babe” Didrikson Zaharias was honored for being one of the greatest female athletes of all time. In which of the following events did she win a gold medal at the 1932 Olympics?
A. Javelin throw
C. Figure skating
3. Sally Ride became the first American woman in space in 1983. How many shuttle missions did she fly before leaving NASA in 1987?
4. Sandra Day O’Connor earned her place in the history books as America’s first female Supreme Court justice. Which president appointed her?
A. Gerald Ford
B. Jimmy Carter
C. Ronald Reagan
D. Bill Clinton
5. Katharine Graham, who died in 2001, is arguably the most celebrated female newspaper publisher in American history. Which Pulitzer Prize-winning paper did she run?
A. New York Times
B. Wall Street Journal
C. Chicago Tribune
D. Washington Post
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