A trivia game to celebrate Women’s Equality Day

Girl in front of “For Women” sign celebrating Women’s Equality Day

Women’s Equality Day is on August 26th and is a day to commemorate the 19th amendment, which gave women the right to vote. It’s also a great day to celebrate the women in our lives that do so much, from teachers to doctors to mamas.

What better way to celebrate this important holiday than with a girl power trivia game? Grab your gals (and your guys) and learn more about the women who have helped shape who we are today.

A Women’s Equality Day Trivia Game

Three women standing together holding flowers

Women’s Equality Day is the perfect time to have a little fun and learn more about the ladies. Here are just a few trivia game questions to get you started:

  • In what year did women get the right to vote? 1920
  • Who said “failure is impossible”? Susan B Anthony
  • What was the first country that granted women the right to vote? New Zealand
  • Who is the highest ranking elected woman in U.S. history? Nancy Pelosi
  • Who was the first woman seated on the U.S. Supreme Court? Sandra Day O’Connor
  • What was the slogan on the newspaper that Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton started? “Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less.”
  • What was the previously mentioned newspaper called? The Revolution
  • Who was the first woman elected to the United States Senate? Hattie Wyatt Caraway in 1931
  • Who was the first woman to be U.S. Secretary of State? Madeleine Albright
  • Who was the first woman pictured on a US coin in circulation? Susan B. Anthony
  • Which state was the first to make it legal for women to vote in the national election? Wyoming
  • Who was the first woman to run for President? Victoria Woodhull in 1872

Tips on Making The Most Out of Your Trivia Game

These questions are a great start to your Women’s Equality Day trivia game, but we also want to make sure your game is as fun as possible with these tips:

  • Make teams to compete against each other and have a prize at the end. A little friendly competition never hurt anybody, right?
  • Have a mix of serious and funny questions. Sometimes it’s great to learn something new, and sometimes you just need a little chuckle.
  • Make your trivia game interactive. If you’re playing with a large group, you can collect live responses and display everyone’s answers to see the breakdown. You can also create fun things like word clouds and competitions.
  • Knowing your audience before diving in head first. Are they going to respond well to certain types of trivia questions? What are their interests? If you know your group, you can cater your trivia game accordingly.

Other Fun Trivia Games

Can’t get enough of trivia? There’s a lot more where that came from! Whether you’re a teacher looking to entertain your students, a professor looking for a way to spice up your presentation, or in an office meeting and need a team building event to interject some culture, trivia games are a great option. Here are some of our favorites:

Using trivia games to celebrate Women’s Equality Day is a fun and interactive way to learn more about how women have shaped our country and lives. Ready to create your own trivia game? Check out the different Poll Everywhere options to get started!