KS3 History Quiz - Women and the Vote 01 (Questions)

This KS3 History quiz takes a look at women and the vote. In past centuries, women were not seen as being equal to men. Power was usually held by men, although there had been some powerful women, for example Elizabeth I. During the nineteenth century, some positive changes to women's rights had been made, but they were still not allowed to vote in parliamentary elections.

In 1868, the first meeting on women's suffrage (the right to vote) was held, followed by the first Women's Suffrage Bill in Parliament. The Bill was defeated in 1870. Almost 30 years later, the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies was formed to campaign peacefully.

The Suffragettes were a group of women who believed that all adult women should have the right to vote.

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This was the nickname given to the Women's Social Political Union by the press. The group was formed in 1903 and became more and more militant in their actions. They used a variety of methods to draw attention to their cause and many of them were imprisoned for public order offences. One of the Suffragettes, Emily Davidson, was trampled to death when she tried to hang a Suffragette banner on the King's racehorse at the Epsom Derby.

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1. Which is the correct spelling for the women wanting the right to vote?
[ ] Suferagets
[ ] Sufferajets
[ ] Suffragettes
[ ] Suphrajettes
2. By what letters was the Suffragette movement officially known?
[ ] WORV
[ ] WPTU
[ ] WSPU
[ ] WVRA
3. The Suffragettes were least likely to do what?
[ ] Carry out attacks on politicians and their homes
[ ] Chain themselves to railings
[ ] Smash windows
[ ] Write letters to the newspapers
4. Who led the less violent Suffragist group?
[ ] Amy Garrett
[ ] Harriet Peterson
[ ] Millicent Fawcett
[ ] Sarah Tennant
5. Who founded the Suffragette movement?
[ ] Elizabeth Patterson
[ ] Emmeline Pankhurst
[ ] Esmerelda Pinkerton
[ ] Evangeline Parkinson
6. The two daughters of Mrs Pankhurst were called what?
[ ] Angela and Clarissa
[ ] Marianne and Antonia
[ ] Sylvia and Christabel
[ ] Victoria and Eleanor
7. How did Suffragettes carry on their protest in prison?
[ ] Climbing onto the roof
[ ] Hunger strikes
[ ] Painting slogans on the prison walls
[ ] Refusing to wear clothes
8. What was the Suffragettes' slogan?
[ ] All men are evil
[ ] Ballot or bust
[ ] Deeds not words
[ ] One woman one vote
9. Which Suffragette died after running in front of the King's racehorse?
[ ] Elaine Danvers
[ ] Emilia Davis
[ ] Emily Davison
[ ] Emma Dawson
10. In 1918, women over what age were allowed to vote?
[ ] 20
[ ] 25
[ ] 30
[ ] 35
KS3 History Quiz - Women and the Vote 01 (Answers)
1. Which is the correct spelling for the women wanting the right to vote?
[ ] Suferagets
[ ] Sufferajets
[x] Suffragettes
[ ] Suphrajettes
The movement was founded in 1903
2. By what letters was the Suffragette movement officially known?
[ ] WORV
[ ] WPTU
[x] WSPU
[ ] WVRA
Women's Social and Political Union
3. The Suffragettes were least likely to do what?
[ ] Carry out attacks on politicians and their homes
[ ] Chain themselves to railings
[ ] Smash windows
[x] Write letters to the newspapers
Members were often arrested and put in prison
4. Who led the less violent Suffragist group?
[ ] Amy Garrett
[ ] Harriet Peterson
[x] Millicent Fawcett
[ ] Sarah Tennant
They were much more patient in their approach
5. Who founded the Suffragette movement?
[ ] Elizabeth Patterson
[x] Emmeline Pankhurst
[ ] Esmerelda Pinkerton
[ ] Evangeline Parkinson
Her two daughters and five other women were also involved in setting up the organisation
6. The two daughters of Mrs Pankhurst were called what?
[ ] Angela and Clarissa
[ ] Marianne and Antonia
[x] Sylvia and Christabel
[ ] Victoria and Eleanor
They were also involved in the violent protests
7. How did Suffragettes carry on their protest in prison?
[ ] Climbing onto the roof
[x] Hunger strikes
[ ] Painting slogans on the prison walls
[ ] Refusing to wear clothes
They were brutally force-fed
8. What was the Suffragettes' slogan?
[ ] All men are evil
[ ] Ballot or bust
[x] Deeds not words
[ ] One woman one vote
They felt that the peaceful methods of the first campaigners were not achieving anything
9. Which Suffragette died after running in front of the King's racehorse?
[ ] Elaine Danvers
[ ] Emilia Davis
[x] Emily Davison
[ ] Emma Dawson
At the 1913 Derby - the horse was called Anmer
10. In 1918, women over what age were allowed to vote?
[ ] 20
[ ] 25
[x] 30
[ ] 35
The Suffragettes supported the war. In 1918, many women over 30 were given the right to vote in parliamentary elections but it was another ten years before Universal Suffrage was introduced - any citizen over the age of 21 got the vote in 1928