IWD poster and Inspirational Women Trivia GameA prize package of posters by artist Robert Small and a copy of the Inspirational Women Trivia Game awaits the winner of a quiz contest celebrating International Women's Day.

Quiz looking for answers to questions on women’s historic accomplishments

The Department of Women’s and Gender Studies and the Office of the VP Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion are celebrating International Women’s Day with a quiz on women’s history. Up for grabs is a series of five posters by alumnus Robert Small (BA 1993) and a copy of the Inspirational Women Trivia Game, donated by professor emeritus Christina Simmons.

To enter the contest, just send your answers to the following questions. A winner will be selected at random from all correct responses received by 11:59 p.m.Tuesday, March 8.

  1. Which UWindsor faculty member is one of the founders of Idle No More?
    a) Ashley Glassburn
    b) Rebecca Major
    c) Sylvia McAdam
    d) Cynthia Stirbys
  2. Who was the first woman to publish a newspaper in Canada?
    a) Modeste Demers
    b) Sara McLagan
    c) Anne Marie Owens
    d) Mary Ann Shadd Cary
  3. Quebec extended provincial voting rights to women in what year?
    a) 1917
    b) 1918
    c) 1929
    d) 1940
  4. John Glenn said of the Project Mercury numbers check by which NASA mathematician: “If she says they're good, then I am ready to go”?
    a) Annie Glenn
    b) Mary Jackson
    c) Katherine Johnson
    d) Dorothy Vaughan
  5. Who used complex algorithms to account for variations in gravitational, tidal, and other forces that distort Earth’s shape to program the precursor to the Global Positioning System?
    a) Rosalind Franklin
    b) Hedy Lamarr
    c) Rachel Carson
    d) Gladys West
  6. Though her famous act of resistance predates that of Rosa Parks, which Canadian woman has been referred to as “the Rosa Parks of the North”?
    a) Viola Desmond
    b) Jeanne Mance
    c) Agnes MacPhail
    d) Laura Secord
  7. Russian women led a protest and strike for bread and peace on International Women’s Day of which year?
    a) 1848
    b) 1917
    c) 1945
    d) 2021

Contest is open to all readers of the DailyNews. Send an e-mail with your responses to marium@uwindsor.ca. One entry per contestant, please. Note: the decision of the judge in determining the most correct response is inviolable.