History: High School: 9th and 10th Grade Quiz - Women and the Vote (Questions)

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The Suffragettes were the women who wanted to be able to vote. At the start of the 20th century many campaigners believed that greater political power for women would lead to an improvement in the status of women and their position in society.

Try the following History quiz about Women and the Vote.

1. Which is the correct spelling for women wanting the 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 lead 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
History: High School: 9th and 10th Grade Quiz - Women and the Vote (Answers)
1. Which is the correct spelling for women wanting the 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 lead 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
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
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
Those over 21 got the vote in 1928