Session 03 PowerPoint Resource

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Voting Test
A multiple-choice test in the same style as
the theory part of the UK Driving Test
You must get at least 9 out of 10 to pass!
1. What year did women first get the vote in the UK?
•1066
•1918
•1930
•2000
1. What year did women first get the vote in the UK?
•1066
•1918
•1930
•2000
…..was when the first women got the vote in
the UK, but not all women!
2. What did you have to own as a woman in order to
be able to vote in 1918?
• House
• Horses
• Pigeons
• Car
2. What did you have to own as a woman in order to
be able to vote in 1918?
• House
• Horses
• Pigeons
• Car
In order to be able to vote as a woman in 1918
you had to own property like a house, you also
had to be of a certain age!
3. How old did a woman have to be to vote in 1918?
•25
•18
•30
•65
3. How old did a woman have to be to vote in 1918?
•25
•18
•30
•65
When women were first allowed to vote they
had to be 30 years old, whereas men only had
to be 21!
4. When did the voting age for women change to be
the same as for men?
•1919 •1978
•1928 •2000
4. When did the voting age for women change to be
the same as for men?
•1919 •1978
•1928 •2000
In 1928 women were given the right to vote at
the age of 21, the same as for the men.
5. What is a “suffragist”?
• Someone who
• Someone who lives in a
campaigns for the right
fridge
to vote
• Someone not old
• Someone who is good
enough to vote
at surfing
5. What is a “suffragist”?
• Someone who
• Someone who lives in a
campaigns for the right
fridge
to vote
• Someone not old
• Someone who is good
enough to vote
at surfing
In 1897 Millicent Fawcett founded the National Union
of Women’s Suffrage Societies (or NUWSS), uniting
all of the existing organisations that wanted women to
have the right to be able to vote.
6. What’s the difference between a “suffragette”
and a “suffragist”?
• Suffragettes were
male, not female
• Suffragettes would
use militant tactics
• Suffragettes could fly
planes
• Suffragists had yellow
trousers
6. What’s the difference between a “suffragette”
and a “suffragist”?
• Suffragettes were
male, not female
• Suffragettes would
use militant tactics
• Suffragettes could fly
planes
• Suffragists had yellow
trousers
Suffragettes was the name given to members of a
separate group from the NUWSS, called the
Women’s Social and Political Union or WSPU, who
used aggressive tactics to try to get women the right
to vote. Suffragists were both male and female but
the WSPU only allowed women to join.
7. The suffragettes were known for a form of
protest in prison, what was it?
• Sticking their
tongues out
• Singing loudly
through the night
• Jumping up and
down on their beds
• Hunger strikes
7. The suffragettes were known for a form of
protest in prison, what was it?
• Sticking their
tongues out
• Singing loudly
through the night
• Jumping up and
down on their beds
• Hunger strikes
The suffragettes would refuse to eat anything in
prison, which of course made them ill. Initially they
were force-fed to keep them alive and then a law was
passed where they were released until they were
healthy again and then taken back to jail.
8. Who was Emmeline Pankhurst?
• A political activist
• Founder of the
Women’s Social and
Political Union
• One of the first
“suffragettes”
• All of the above
8. Who was Emmeline Pankhurst?
• A political activist
• Founder of the
Women’s Social and
Political Union
• One of the first
“suffragettes”
• All of the above
Emmeline Pankhurst was one of the first women to be
called a “suffragette”. She was the founder of the
Women’s Social and Political Union, who were known
for their aggressive, militant tactics, including
attacking police officers and arson.
9. Emily Davison was a famous suffragette and
member of the Women’s Social and Political Union,
for what is she most famous?
• She had an unusual
hairstyle
• She threw herself
in front of the
King’s Horse
• She was the first
woman on the moon
• She wrote a series
of successful
cookbooks
9. Emily Davison was a famous suffragette and
member of the Women’s Social and Political Union,
for what is she most famous?
• She had an unusual
hairstyle
• She threw herself
in front of the
King’s Horse
• She was the first
woman on the moon
• She wrote a series
of successful
cookbooks
…at the Epsom Derby in 1913. She was trampled by
the horse, Anmer and later died of her injuries.
10. What happened in 1914 that showed the
population that women were capable of doing lots of
things that men would normally have done?
• Britain’s Got Talent
began on ITV
• A massive outbreak of
“man-flu”
• The outbreak of
World War I
• The invention of
microwave
10. What happened in 1914 that showed the
population that women were capable of doing lots of
things that men would normally have done?
• Britain’s Got Talent
began on ITV
• A massive outbreak of
“man-flu”
• The outbreak of
World War I
• The invention of
microwave
When men went to war, women were encouraged into
industry and agriculture, as opposed to being simply
wives and mothers. Most of the violent suffragette
activity and the suffragist campaigning were
suspended during World War I.
Congratulations!!!
You got 10 out of 10, you have earned the right to
vote – well done!
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