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American Women's 1sts: How Much Do You Know?

Margaret Abbott was the first American woman to win first place in an Olympic event in which year?
1832
1896
1900
1932
1968
The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League becomes the first professional baseball league for female players in which year?
1913
1943
1973
2003
The All-Woman Supreme Court refers to a special session of the Supreme Court of Texas which sat for five months, and was the first all-female supreme court in the history of the United States in which year?
1825
1875
1925
1975
Louise Blanchard Bethune was the first woman to work as a professional architect in America in which year?
1776
1826
1876
1926
1976
Alice Guy Blaché, the first American woman film director, shoots the first of her more than 300 films, a short feature called La Fee aux Choux (The Cabbage Fairy) in which year?
1896
1928
1955
1981
Elizabeth Blackwell receives her M.D. degree from the Medical Institution of Geneva, N.Y., becoming the first woman in the U.S. with a medical degree in which year?
1771
1810
1849
1888
Hattie Caraway was the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate in which year?
1812
1852
1892
1932
1972
Genevieve R. Cline was the first woman appointed as a United States federal judge in which year?
1928
1943
1958
1973
Jerrie Cobb is the first woman in the U.S. to undergo astronaut testing in which year?
1933
1953
1973
1993
Eileen Collins was the first female commander of a U.S. Spacecraft with Shuttle mission STS-93 in which year?
1989
1993
1999
2003
Margaret Corbin, the first female soldier in American history to receive a pension, fought in which war?
Revolution (1775–1783)
World War I (1914-1918)
World War II (1939-1945)
War in Afghanistan (2001–2014)
Iraq War (2003-2011)
Carol Doda was the first woman in America to perform as a topless entertainer in which year?
1934
1949
1964
1979
Anna Leah Fox was the first woman to receive the Purple Heart in which year?
1882
1912
1942
1972
2002
Ann Franklin became the first female newspaper editor in America in which year?
1762
1830
1898
1932
1966
Aretha Franklin was the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in which year?
1942
1957
1972
1987
Judy Garland became the first woman to win Album of the Year at the Grammy Awards, winning for "Judy at Carnegie Hall" in which year?
1932
1942
1952
1962
Girl Guides of America (now Girl Scouts of the USA) was established as the first voluntary organization for girls in which year?
1837
1862
1887
1912
1962
Margaret Gorman was the first "Miss America" in which year?
1881
1901
1921
1941
1961
Katharine Graham was the first female Fortune 500 CEO, as CEO of the Washington Post company in which year?
1900
1924
1948
1972
1996
Sarah Hale was the first American woman to be a major women's magazine editor in which year?
1828
1882
1936
1990
Penny Harrington was appointed as Chief of Police, making her the first woman to lead a major-city police department in which year?
1945
1965
1985
2005
Opha May Johnson was the first woman to enlist in the United States Marine Corps in which year?
1888
1918
1948
1978
Florence Lawrence was America's first movie star in which year?
1890
1910
1930
1950
Marie Luhring was the first woman in America to become an automotive engineer in which year?
1830
1860
1890
1920
1950
Arabella Mansfield was the first female lawyer in America; she was admitted to the Iowa bar in which year?
1809
1869
1929
1989
Anne McDowell was the first American woman to publish a newspaper completely run by women (titled, "Women's Advocate") in which year?
1855
1890
1925
1960
Esther Hobart Morris was the first woman in America to serve as Justice of the Peace in which year?
1820
1870
1920
1970
Janet Napolitano was the first woman to serve as Secretary of Homeland Security in which year?
1994
1999
2004
2009
Sandra Day O'Connor was appointed to the Supreme Court, making her its first woman justice in which year?
1965
1973
1981
1989
1997
Marie Owens was hired as America's first female police officer, joining the Chicago Police Department in which year?
1851
1891
1931
1971
Anne Parrish establishes, in Philadelphia, the House of Industry, the first charitable organization for women in America in which year?
1795
1838
1881
1924
1967
Nancy Pelosi was the first female Speaker of the United States House of Representatives in which year?
1992
1997
2002
2007
Frances Perkins was the first woman to serve as a cabinet member, as well as the first woman to serve as Secretary of Labor, in which year?
1873
1903
1933
1963
1993
Harriet Quimby was the first woman to be licensed as an airplane pilot in America in which year?
1911
1941
1971
2001
Roberta Cooper Ramo was the first female President of the American Bar Association in which year?
1975
1985
1995
2005
Jeannette Rankin, of Montana, was the first woman in America to be elected to Congress in which year?
1916
1936
1956
1976
1996
Ellen Swallow Richards was the first woman admitted to MIT (which made her the first accepted to any school of science or technology), and the first American woman to earn a degree in Chemistry in which year?
1843
1873
1903
1933
Sally Ride was the first American woman in space in which year?
1963
1973
1983
1993
2003
Alice Mary Robertson was the first woman to preside over the House of Representatives (despite being opposed to women's suffrage) in which year?
1801
1831
1861
1891
1921
Susanna M. Salter was elected mayor of Argonia, Kansas becoming the first woman mayor in the country in which year?
1887
1907
1927
1947
1967
The first birth control clinic was opened by Margaret Sanger in which year?
1916
1946
1976
2006
Muriel Siebert was the first female member of the New York Stock Exchange in which year?
1927
1947
1967
1987
Margaret Chase Smith, of Maine, becomes the first woman nominated for president of the United States by a major political party, at the Republican National Convention in San Francisco in which year?
1904
1934
1964
1994
Kathryn D. Sullivan was the first American woman to conduct a spacewalk in which year?
1944
1964
1984
2004
Lydia Taft was the first woman to vote in American history in which year?
1756
1797
1838
1879
1920
Madam CJ Walker, the first woman millionaire in American history, was born in which year?
1867
1906
1945
1984
Mary Walker was the first woman in America to be a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor in which year?
1816
1866
1916
1966
2016
Edith Wharton was the first woman in America to win the Pulitzer Prize in which year?
1896
1921
1946
1971
1996
Frances Whitcher was the first significant female comic protagonist in America, and the "first best-selling woman humorist" in which year?
1846
1886
1926
1966
Helen Magill White was the first woman in America to earn the Ph.D. degree in which year?
1877
1912
1947
1982
Lettie Pate Whitehead was the first woman to serve as a director of a major corporation (The Coca-Cola Company) in which year?
1899
1934
1969
2004
Victoria Woodhull was the first woman to run for President of the United States in which year?
1872
1906
1940
1974
2008
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