New Zealand celebrates 125 years of women having the vote

Q: New Zealand became the first self-governing country in the world to allow women to vote 125 years ago, and hundreds of people celebrated the anniversary last week. Where is New Zealand?

Circle the area on this map

Q: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her three-month-old daughter joined 38 other female lawmakers in a group portrait to mark the occasion. Adhern is the leader of New Zealand’s government. Who is the head of state?

A. Adhern

B. A male president

C. A female president

D. Queen Elizabeth II

Q: New Zealand originally was part of New South Wales which was founded as a penal colony in ...

A. Australia

B. Hawaii

C. New Guinea

D. Tahiti

Q: While women had gained – and often lost – limited voting rights in various provinces and states as long ago as 1689, which nation allowed women to vote in local elections only three years ago?

A. Afghanistan

B. Iran

C. Saudi Arabia

D. Vanuatu

Q: Because of its remote location, New Zealand was one of the last lands to be settled by human beings. Sometime between 1250 and 1300, New Zealand’s islands were settled by a group of Polynesians called ...

A. Hawaiians

B. Maori

C. Samoans

D. Tongans

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