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Question 1 of 20
Which country was the first to grant universal suffrage to all residents?
... Since 1909, people of all genders and ethnicities have had the right to vote or run for office in Finland.
Question 2 of 20
Which Constitutional amendment gave African-American men the right to vote in the U.S.?
... In 1869, the 15th amendment gave African-American men the right to vote, though poll taxes and literary tests made it difficult in some parts of the country.
Question 3 of 20
While Australian women got the right to vote in 1902, Aboriginal people weren't allowed to vote until this year.
... It wasn't until the mid-1960s that Australian Aboriginals were granted voting rights.
Question 4 of 20
When did unmarried women win the right to vote in Great Britain?
... While unmarried British women could vote by 1869, married women weren't granted this right until 1894.
Question 5 of 20
After a 1917 revolution overthrew the czar, citizens of this country were finally allowed to vote for their government leaders.
... Voting rights in Russia were first granted in 1917, but it took until 1936 for all restrictions to be removed.
Question 6 of 20
Which amendment to the Constitution gave women the right to vote in the U.S.?
... It was less than a century ago, in 1920, that the 19th amendment gave American women the right to vote.
Question 7 of 20
When did black women win the right to vote in South Africa?
... While white South African women could vote as early as 1930, black women didn't win the right to vote until 1994.
Question 8 of 20
In Iraq's 2002 presidential election, what percentage of the country's 11 million voters chose Saddam Hussein?
... According to the Iraqi government, Hussein earned 100 percent of the vote in the 2002 election.
Question 9 of 20
When did women earn the right to vote in France?
... Despite the fact that men earned universal suffrage in 1792, French women couldn't vote until 1946, more than 150 years later.
Question 10 of 20
In 2011, women in this Muslim country finally won the right to vote.
... In 2011, Saudi women won the right to vote, well after most other Muslim countries.
Question 11 of 20
In 1965, Congress passed what law designed to make it easier for African-American citizens to exercise their voting rights?
... The Voting Rights Act of 1965 established federal enforcement of laws against voting barriers, including poll taxes and literacy tests.
Question 12 of 20
How many countries have compulsory suffrage laws, meaning people are required by law to vote?
... While 32 countries require citizens to vote, only about a dozen nations enforce these laws.
Question 13 of 20
Which amendment to the Constitution gave residents of Washington, D.C., the right to vote for president?
... The 23rd amendment, passed in 1961, gave D.C. residents a vote in the presidential election.
Question 14 of 20
Which of these groups was able to vote when the U.S. first become a country during the 18th century?
... In the original 13 colonies, only a small percentage of white men who owned property and paid taxes could vote.
Question 15 of 20
In 1872, which leader of the women's suffrage movement was arrested in New York for voting in the presidential election?
... Susan B. Anthony's tireless campaign for voting rights helped women gain the right to vote by 1920.
Question 16 of 20
What percentage of the vote did North Korea's Kim Jong II win in the 2009 election?
... With a 99.9 percent voter turnout, Jong won 100 percent of the vote. He was the only candidate on the ballot.
Question 17 of 20
Which country was one of the first to grant universal voting rights, though women couldn't run for office until many decades later?
... With some restrictions, all New Zealanders could vote by 1893, but only men could run for office.
Question 18 of 20
What percentage of eligible voters cast their ballots in the 2008 U.S. presidential election?
... Roughly 63 percent of voters participated in the 2008 election, resulting in the highest voter turnout since 1960.
Question 19 of 20
Which amendment, passed in 1971, changed the voting age in the U.S. from 21 to 18?
... In 1971, Congress passed the 26th amendment, which was largely inspired by protests over the Vietnam war.
Question 20 of 20
Who founded the National Woman Suffrage Association in 1869?
... Though not as well known as Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton devoted much of her life to the fight for women's suffrage.
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