Suffragettes (10 Questions)

Questions

  1. In what year was the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU) founded?
  2. Who was the founding leader of the Women’s Social and Political Union?
  3. What was the famous slogan associated with the Suffragettes?
  4. Which English city was the site of the infamous “Black Friday” protest in 1910?
  5. Who famously went on hunger strike while imprisoned for her suffrage activities and was force-fed by authorities?
  6. What term was coined to describe the tactics used by Suffragettes to protest, which involved breaking windows and damaging property?
  7. In which year did British women over the age of 30 first gain the right to vote?
  8. Which suffragette famously threw herself in front of the king’s horse during the Epsom Derby in 1913?
  9. What was the name of the militant group within the Suffragette movement, known for its arson and bombing campaigns?
  10. Who was the first woman to be elected to the British Parliament?

Answers

  1. The WSPU was founded in 1903.
  2. Emmeline Pankhurst was the founding leader of the WSPU.
  3. The famous slogan associated with the Suffragettes was “Votes for Women!”
  4. The “Black Friday” protest took place in London.
  5. Emmeline Pankhurst was one of the prominent Suffragettes who went on a hunger strike and was force-fed by authorities.
  6. The term coined for these tactics was “militant suffragism.”
  7. British women over the age of 30 first gained the right to vote in 1918.
  8. Emily Davison famously threw herself in front of the king’s horse during the Epsom Derby in 1913.
  9. The militant group within the Suffragette movement was known as the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU).
  10. Nancy Astor was the first woman to be elected to the British Parliament in 1919, although Constance Markievicz was the first woman elected in 1918, she did not take her seat.

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