30 Great Trivia Questions and Answers for Women’s History Month in 2024

March is Women’s History Month, a special time set aside each year to celebrate the remarkable achievements of women throughout history. It’s a month to honor the trailblazers and changemakers – the women who have courageously broken barriers and opened new pathways in various fields. Bringing Women’s History Month into the workplace is a powerful way to inspire your team, build a culture of respect and equality, and show appreciation for diversity in all forms. Recognizing this month can uplift everyone, making each team member feel valued and part of something greater (If you need more ways to observe Women’s History Month, check out our article on great ways to plan work events that recognize the occasion!

30 Great Trivia Questions and Answers for Women’s History Month in 2024

Women’s History Month Trivia is a fantastic way to get everyone involved (especially for remote teams)! These games are fun, interactive, and enlightening, creating an enjoyable learning experience. They’re a unique way to shed light on the stories of influential women, fostering team engagement and sparking meaningful conversations, no matter where your team members are.

Let’s dive into our five trivia categories, each celebrating different aspects of women’s incredible journeys and successes throughout history:

  1. Trailblazing Women in Politics, Leadership, and Rights Movements: This category celebrates women who have made significant strides in politics and leadership, including historic firsts that have paved the way for future generations.
  2. Women in Science, Technology, and Business: Meet the pioneers in STEM and business, women who have defied stereotypes and driven innovation, breaking new ground in traditionally male-dominated fields.
  3. Influential Women in Arts, Literature, and Entertainment: Delve into the lives of famous women who have left an indelible mark on the arts, from literature to the big screen.
  4. Women of the 21st Century: Discover the contemporary women who are currently shaping our world across various sectors, setting new milestones and inspiring countless others.

Ready to be inspired and learn about the extraordinary lives and achievements of women? Let’s get into it!

Trailblazing Women in Politics and Leadership

  1. Who was the first woman to run for President of the United States?

   – A. Shirley Chisholm

   – B. Hillary Clinton

   – C. Victoria Woodhull

   – D. Geraldine Ferraro

 

  1. Which woman was the first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom?

   – A. Theresa May

   – B. Margaret Thatcher

   – C. Indira Gandhi

   – D. Angela Merkel

 

  1. Who is the first African American woman to be elected to the U.S. Congress?

   – A. Kamala Harris

   – B. Shirley Chisholm

   – C. Carol Moseley Braun

   – D. Maxine Waters

 

  1. Benazir Bhutto was the first woman to lead a Muslim-majority country in which role?

   – A. President

   – B. Prime Minister

   – C. Supreme Court Justice

   – D. Mayor

 

  1. Who was the first female Supreme Court Justice of the United States?

   – A. Elena Kagan

   – B. Sonia Sotomayor

   – C. Sandra Day O’Connor

   – D. Ruth Bader Ginsburg

 

  1. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the first elected female head of state in Africa, was president of which country?

   – A. Nigeria

   – B. South Africa

   – C. Liberia

   – D. Kenya

 

  1. Which woman became the first female Chancellor of Germany?

   – A. Ursula von der Leyen

   – B. Angela Merkel

   – C. Theresa May

   – D. Christine Lagarde

 

  1. Indira Gandhi was the first and, to date, only female Prime Minister of which country?

   – A. Pakistan

   – B. India

   – C. Bangladesh

   – D. Sri Lanka

 

  1. Who was the first woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize?

   – A. Malala Yousafzai

   – B. Bertha von Suttner

   – C. Mother Teresa

   – D. Wangari Maathai

 

  1. Corazon Aquino, known as the “Mother of Asian Democracy,” was the first female president of which country?

    – A. Thailand

    – B. Philippines

    – C. Indonesia

    – D. Malaysia

Women in Science, Technology, and Business

  1. Who was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, and in 1903, became the first person of any gender to win it twice?

   – A. Lise Meitner

   – B. Rosalind Franklin

   – C. Marie Curie

   – D. Dorothy Hodgkin

 

  1. Ada Lovelace is often celebrated for her work in which field?

   – A. Physics

   – B. Medicine

   – C. Computer Programming

   – D. Chemistry

 

  1. Which mathematician was portrayed in the movie “Hidden Figures” for her pivotal role in calculating flight trajectories for NASA’s space missions?

   – A. Mary Jackson

   – B. Dorothy Vaughan

   – C. Katherine Johnson

   – D. Christine Darden

 

  1. Who was the first American woman to go into space, achieving this milestone aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger in 1983?

   – A. Mae Jemison

   – B. Nancy Grace Roman

   – C. Margaret Hamilton

   – D. Sally Ride

 

  1. Rosalind Franklin played a crucial role in understanding the molecular structures of DNA, RNA, viruses, coal, and graphite. Her work largely contributed to the discovery of what?

   – A. The polio vaccine

   – B. The double helix structure of DNA

   – C. The first artificial heart

   – D. Penicillin

 

  1. Who was the first female astronaut to go into space?

    – A. Sally Ride

    – B. Valentina Tereshkova

    – C. Mae Jemison

    – D. Peggy Whitson

Women in Arts, Literature, and Entertainment

  1. Who was the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, achieving this in 1921?

   – A. Virginia Woolf

   – B. Edith Wharton

   – C. Toni Morrison

   – D. Emily Dickinson

 

  1. Frida Kahlo, renowned for her unique paintings, was a prominent artist from which country?

   – A. Spain

   – B. Mexico

   – C. Italy

   – D. Brazil

 

  1. Who is the best-selling fiction writer of all time?

   – A. J.K. Rowling

   – B. Agatha Christie

   – C. Mary Shelley

   – D. Jane Austen

 

  1. Which female director was the first to win the Academy Award for Best Director in 2009?

   – A. Sofia Coppola

   – B. Kathryn Bigelow

   – C. Greta Gerwig

   – D. Ava DuVernay

 

  1. Which renowned poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist delivered a poem at President Bill Clinton’s inauguration in 1993?

   – A. Gwendolyn Brooks

   – B. Toni Morrison

   – C. Audre Lorde

   – D. Maya Angelou



  1. Billie Holiday, a legendary jazz musician, was known for her poignant rendition of which song addressing the horrors of racism?

   – A. “Summertime”

   – B. “Strange Fruit”

   – C. “God Bless the Child”

   – D. “Lady Sings the Blues”

 

  1. Who wrote the acclaimed novel “Beloved,” which explores the impact of slavery and won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1988?

   – A. Alice Walker

   – B. Toni Morrison

   – C. Zora Neale Hurston

   – D. Octavia Butler

Influential Women of the 21st Century

  1. Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel Prize laureate, is an advocate for what?

   – A. Climate Change

   – B. Women’s Education

   – C. Refugee Rights

   – D. Racial Equality

 

  1. Which African-American woman became the first female billionaire due to her own endeavors?

   – A. Beyoncé Knowles-Carter

   – B. Oprah Winfrey

   – C. Serena Williams

   – D. Rihanna

 

  1. In 2019, who was named “Time Person of the Year” for her environmental activism?

   – A. Emma Stone

   – B. Emma González

   – C. Greta Thunberg

   – D. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

 

  1. Who is the first woman of South Asian descent to be elected as Vice President of the United States?

   – A. Nikki Haley

   – B. Tulsi Gabbard

   – C. Kamala Harris

   – D. Pramila Jayapal

 

  1. Which woman founded the MeToo movement to raise awareness of sexual harassment and assault?

   – A. Gloria Steinem

   – B. Tarana Burke

   – C. Alyssa Milano

   – D. Rose McGowan



  1. Sheryl Sandberg, known for her role at Facebook, wrote which influential book encouraging women in their careers?

   – A. “Becoming”

   – B. “Do The Hustle”

   – C. “Lean In”

   – D. “Girlboss”

 

  1. Which New Zealand Prime Minister became the first elected leader of a country to give birth while in office?

    – A. Jacinda Ardern

    – B. Margaret Thatcher

    – C. Jacinda Ardern

    – D. Angela Merkel

Make Team-Building More Memorable with Women’s Voices–And Food!

We hope you’re able to make good use of these trivia questions during your remote team’s virtual Women’s History Month celebrations! If you want to go the extra mile, diversifying your organization’s vendors shows that you are extending your DEI efforts beyond the workplace and out into the real world. 


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