Test Your Political IQ: A Political History Quiz to Commemorate Women's History Month
by Jo Freeman

The number in parentheses is the page number from A ROOM AT A TIME: HOW WOMEN ENTERED PARTY POLITICS where this answer can be found.)

1. Which major party candidate for President was called the "woman's candidate"?
A. Herbert Hoover
B. Franklin Delano Roosevelt
C. John F. Kennedy
D. Bill Clinton
(A - 188)

2. Who was "the General" of Democratic women?
A. Florence J. "Daisy" Harriman?
B. Emily Newell Blair
C. Molly Dewson
D. India Edwards
(C - 89)

3. Who was her competition for leader of Democratic Women?
A. Elizabeth Bass
B. Marion Glass Bannister
C. Emma Guffey Miller
D. Katie Louchheim
(C - 91)

4. Which national women's organization was the first to endorse a major party candidate for President?
A. National American Woman Suffrage Association
B. The National Woman's Party
C. The General Federation of Business and Professional Women
D. The National Organization for Women
(B - 131, 188)

5. Who was the first woman to be nominated for Vice President at a major party convention?
A. Mrs. Leroy Springs, Democratic convention 1924
B. Sen. Margaret Chase Smith, Republican convention 1952
C. Cong. Clare Booth Luce, Republican convention 1952
D. India Edwards, Democratic convention 1952.
(A - 182)

6. Who was the first woman to second the nomination of a major party candidate at a national party convention?
A. Mrs. Elizabeth Cohen, Democratic convention, 1900.
B. Jane Addams, Progressive party convention, 1912.
C. Mrs. Leonard Wood, Republican convention, 1920
D. Elizabeth Guffey Miller, Democratic convention, 1924
(A. 65)

7. Who was the most important woman in the Republican party in the Nineteenth Century?
A. Anna Dickinson
B. Mary Lease
C. Frances Willard
D. Judith Ellen Foster
(D - 35)

8. Which election was called "the petticoat campaign" because of the unprecedented numbers of women active in it?
A. 1900
B. 1912
C. 1920
D. 1928
(A. - 67)

9. Who was the first woman to chair a Democratic state central committee?
A. Gertrude Lee, Colorado State Democratic Party, 1914.
B. Mary Norton, New Jersey State Democratic Party, 1932.
C. Elizabeth Snyder, California State Democratic Party, 1954.
D. Koryne Horbal, Minnesota Democratic Farmer/Labor Party, 1968
(A - 75)

10. Who was the first woman to be a Vice Chairman of the Republican National
A. Harriet Taylor Upton
B. Mrs. Leonard Wood.
C. Sallie Hert
D. Marion Martin
(B - 114)

11. Which major party candidate for President was the first to declare his support for woman suffrage?
A. William Jennings Bryan, 1900
B. Theodore Roosevelt, 1912
C. Charles Evans Hughes, 1916
D. Woodrow Wilson, 1916.
(B - 70)

12. Which major party candidate for President was the first to declare his support for the Equal Rights Amendment?
A. Herbert Hoover, 1928
B. Thomas Dewey, 1948
C. Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1956
D. John F. Kennedy, 1960
(B - 131)

13. In which year did the national platforms of both the Democratic and Republican Parties support the ERA?
A. 1928
B. 1940
C. 1944
D. 1968
(C - 207)

14. The first national organization of Republican women was founded in which year?
A. 1872
B. 1888
C. 1912
D. 1920
(B - 35)

15. What was the name of this organization?
A. National Federation of Women's Republican Clubs
B. Women's National Republican Club
C. National Federation of Republican Women
D. Women's National Republican Association
(D - 35)

16. The first national organization of Democratic women was founded in which year?
A. 1872
B. 1888
C. 1912
D. 1920
(C - 156)

17. What was the name of this organization?
A. Women's National Democratic League
B. Women's National Democratic Club
C. National Federation of Democratic Women
D. Women Democrats of America
(A - 71)

18. Which state first proposed the idea that women should be equally represented on party committees with men?
A. Wyoming
B. California
C. New York
D. Colorado
(D - 110)

19. Which year did both major parties first authorize equal representation of men and women on their national committees?
A. 1912
B. 1920
C. 1924
D. 1936
(C - 110-12)

20. Democratic Women's Day is on
A. August 26
B. September 27
C. February 15
D. March 8
(B - 81)

21. What was the paramount "women's issue" in the election of 1928?
A. The Equal Rights Amendment
B. The Prohibition Amendment
C. The Child Labor Amendment
D. The Cable Acts on women's citizenship
(B - 188)

22. Which state(s) were the first to put black women on a national party committee?
A. Georgia and Mississippi, RNC, 1924
B. Alabama and South Carolina, RNC, 1928
C. Tennessee, DNC 1936
D. Michigan, DNC 1960

(A - 99)