Teaching about International Women's Day


INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY QUIZ

PART ONE:WOMEN'S ISSUES

  1. When is International Women’s Day?
    • March 8
    • July 16
    • September 23

  2. On average, the salary for working women worldwide is ____ of the salary for men.
    • 50%
    • 75%
    • 85%
    • 95%

  3. How many of the world’s poor are women?

    • 10%
    • 30%
    • 50%
    • 70%

  4. What percent of athletes in the first modern Olympic Games in 1896 were women?
    • 0%
    • 10%
    • 20%
    • 30%

  5. What percent of athletes were women in the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia?
    • 12%
    • 21%
    • 38%
    • 56%

  6. The 4th UN Conference on Women was attended by 30,000 women. Where was it?
    • New York
    • Paris
    • Beijing

PART II: WOMEN LEADERS

Name 4 women leaders (past or present)

NAME & COUNTRY

___________________ ____________________
___________________ ____________________
___________________ ____________________
___________________ ____________________

PART III: True or False

  1. In 2002, the city of Bogota, Colombia had a one-night curfew for all men, forbidding them to be out on the street
  2. In France, 50% of the candidates for all political parties must be women.
  3. In Malaysia, women lawyers weren’t allowed to wear trousers until 2000.
  4. In Kebbi state, Nigeria, the average age of first marriage for girls is 11.
  5. In Rajasthan, India, 56% of all girls are married before the age of 15.
  6. In Russia in the 1990s, 269 women a week were killed by their partners.

PART IV Women’s History

What year did the following events take place?

_____ First woman pilot to fly solo.
_____ First woman governor of a US state.
_____ First woman prime minister elected.
_____ First woman astronaut goes into space.
_____ First woman to climb Mount Everest.
_____ First woman to sail around the world.
_____ First woman bull fighter makes debut.

WOMEN AND THE VOTE

Matching: When did women get the vote?

Finland 1893
Japan 1906
New Zealand 1920
Philippines 1938
Switzerland 1945
United States 1971

PART VI Women Round the World

1. Korea 5. Saudi Arabia 9. Sweden
2. Sri Lanka 6. The USA 10. Brazil
3. Canada 7. Tunisia 11. Japan
4. England 8. India 12. Peru


___ In this country, women aren’t allowed to drive a car or ride a bicycle.
___ In this country, some brides are killed if their families don’t pay a big enough dowry to the groom’s family.
___ In this country, 28% of all children are born to single mothers.
___ In this country, 20,000 men each year marry Asian women (China, Korea..)
___ In this country, women don’t change their last names after they marry.
___ In this country, 55% of all government ministers are women.
___ This country had the first woman prime minister in the world.
___ In this country, 27% of all city mayors are women.