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Shirley Chisholm (Grade 7)

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Shirley Chisholm

1. 
In what year was Shirley Chisholm elected the first African-American woman to serve in Congress?
  1. 1876
  2. 1928
  3. 1968
  4. 1994
2. 
Before her election to Congress, Shirley Chisholm worked as a                    .
  1. supermarket cashier
  2. teacher
  3. bartender
  4. mechanical engineer
3. 
To which political party did Shirley Chisholm belong?
  1. Democratic
  2. Republican
  3. Libertarian
  4. American Solidarity Party
4. 
Shirley Chisholm's campaign slogan was "unbought and unbossed". What does that tell you about the kind of person she was?



5. 
Shirley Chisholm was a U.S. House representative from what state?
  1. New York
  2. California
  3. Massachusetts
  4. Ohio
6. 
For which of these often marginalized groups did Shirley Chisholm speak? (there is more than one correct answer)
  1. the poor
  2. women
  3. the wealthy
  4. Latinos
  5. big corporations
  6. African Americans
7. 
Why is it odd that as a first-year representative, Shirley Chisholm was appointed to the Agriculture Committee?



8. 
In 1971, Shirley Chisholm helped to found the Congressional Black Caucus. What is a caucus in this this context?



9. 
Shirley Chisholm was also the first African-American woman to seek the nomination of a major party for the office of                                    .
10. 
Shirley Chisholm once said, “If they don't give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair." What do you think she meant by this?



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