# How Much Do You Really Know About Women's Day?

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Every eighth of the match we celebrate international women’s day. It is a common belief that behind every successful man there is a woman. This just goes to show how important women are and their achievements in different fields are recognized and awarded. This day also reminds us of the importance of eliminating discrimination against women. Test how much you really know about women’s day by taking this test.

• 1.

### True or false?  Slightly more girls than boys are born every year.

• A.

True

• B.

False

B. False
Explanation
The statement "slightly more girls than boys are born every year" is false. In reality, slightly more boys are born every year. This is known as the male-to-female sex ratio at birth, which is typically around 105 boys for every 100 girls. However, this ratio can vary slightly across different countries and populations.

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• 2.

### How many women in the UK will experience domestic violence?

• A.

One in 20

• B.

One in 40

• C.

One in 10

• D.

One in 100

C. One in 10
Explanation
One in 10 women in the UK will experience domestic violence. This statistic indicates that a significant proportion of women in the country are affected by this issue. It highlights the prevalence and seriousness of domestic violence, emphasizing the need for awareness, prevention, and support for victims.

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• 3.

### What percentage of MPs are women?

• A.

51

• B.

36

• C.

19

• D.

65

C. 19
Explanation
The correct answer is 19. This means that 19% of Members of Parliament (MPs) are women. This indicates that there is a gender imbalance in the representation within the parliament, with a relatively low percentage of women holding these positions. It highlights the need for efforts to promote gender equality and increase the participation of women in politics.

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• 4.

### Charlotte Bronte changed her name to a man's name because she did not want to be stigmatised as a female writer.  What was that name?

• A.

Currer Bell

• B.

Charles Brown

• C.

Carl Burns

• D.

Calvert Black

A. Currer Bell
Explanation
Charlotte Bronte changed her name to Currer Bell because she did not want to be stigmatized as a female writer. By adopting a gender-neutral pseudonym, Bronte hoped to have her work taken more seriously in a time when female authors were often dismissed or not given the same recognition as their male counterparts. The use of a male name allowed Bronte to navigate the literary world more freely and without the prejudice that often accompanied being a female writer.

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• 5.

### True or false?  The two most senior posts in the College are filled by women.

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
The given answer "True" suggests that the two most senior posts in the College are indeed filled by women. This implies that the highest-ranking positions within the College are currently held by female individuals.

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• 6.

### What did Mary Ann Bulkley have to do to practice as a surgeon in this country in the 19th century?

• A.

Bribe the medical authorities

• B.

Practice privately

• C.

Dress as a man

• D.

Only treat her family

C. Dress as a man
Explanation
In the 19th century, Mary Ann Bulkley had to dress as a man in order to practice as a surgeon in this country. This suggests that women were not allowed or accepted in the field of surgery during that time period. By disguising herself as a man, Mary Ann Bulkley was able to overcome the gender barriers and pursue her passion for surgery.

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• 7.

### Why did Rosalind Franklin not win the Nobel Prize for discovering the structure of DNA?

• A.

Crick and Watson stole her discovery

• B.

She died of cancer before the Nobel Prize was awarded

• C.

Her laboratory partner had a disagreement and passed information to Crick and Watson

• D.

All of the above

D. All of the above
Explanation
Rosalind Franklin did not win the Nobel Prize for discovering the structure of DNA because all of the above reasons are true. Crick and Watson did not give her proper credit for her work and used her research without her knowledge. Additionally, Franklin tragically died of cancer before the Nobel Prize was awarded, further preventing her from receiving recognition for her contributions. Furthermore, her laboratory partner's betrayal by passing information to Crick and Watson also played a role in her not receiving the Nobel Prize.

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• 8.

### When was women's football banned in this country?

• A.

1939

• B.

1896

• C.

1902

• D.

1921

D. 1921
Explanation
In 1921, women's football was banned in this country.

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• 9.

• A.

True

• B.

False