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Women’s History Month Trivia Contest Winners

Thanks to all 84 students who participated in the VGCC Women’s History Month Trivia Contest! Winners were selected at random from among those who scored highest on the quiz at each VGCC campus. And they are….

  • Main Campus Winner – Madison Hetrick
  • South Campus Winner – Sydney Sakoman
  • Franklin Campus Winner – Trina Leapley
  • Warren Campus Winner – Kirsten Abernathy

Each winner received a “College Student Survival Kit” gift basket prepared by Geraldine Cash, Administrative Assistant at VGCC South Campus. Pictured above: Trina Leapley with her gift basket. Congratulations to all the winners!

Below are the Women’s History Month Trivia Questions and correct answers in bold


1. The Equal Rights Amendment, which states “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex,” was ratified in:

a. Never
b. 1982
c. 1977
d. 1920
e. 1848

2. The first woman elected to Congress was:

a. Jeanette Rankin
b. Hillary Clinton
c. Sandra Day O’Connor
d. Abigail Adams
e. Virginia Foxx


3. The first woman in the U.S. to gain the title of “self-made millionaire” was:

a. Madame C.J. Walker
b. Melinda Gates
c. Marilyn Monroe
d. Beyoncé
e. Oprah Winfrey

4. Presently, there are ______ women on the U.S. Supreme Court:
a. 3
b. 9
c. 0
d. 4
e. 1

5. During the colonial era of U.S. history, the British legal doctrine of coverture meant that which of the following restrictions applied to married women?

a. All of these restrictions applied
b. Married women couldn’t own property
c. Married women couldn’t initiate lawsuits
d. Married women couldn’t sign contracts
e. Married women couldn’t control their own earnings

6. This woman escaped from slavery, made 13 trips back to the South to help other enslaved people escape, served as Union spy during the Civil War, and campaigned for women’s suffrage.

a. Harriet Tubman
b. Rosa Parks
c. Sojourner Truth
d. Harriet Jacobs
e. Phillis Wheatley

7. The first year women were allowed to compete in the Olympics was ______. The first year all competing nations sent women to the Olympics was _____.

a. 1900; 2012
b. 1904; 1980
c. 1960; 2006
d. 1948; 2000
e. 1928; 1928


8. The world’s first women’s rights convention in the U.S. was held in:

a. 1848
b. 1776
c. 1900
d. 1851
e. 1865


9. A combined total of _____ women have served in the U.S. Senate since 1789.

a. 51
b. 156
c. 5
d. 27
e. 92


10. This woman wasa co-founder of the United Farm Workers of America, which campaigns for labor protections for farm workers.

a. Dolores Huerta
b. Sonia Sotomayor
c. Gloria Steinem
d. Alice Paul
e. Emma Goldman