Marxist IQ: Women in history

BY:Communist Party USA| March 4, 2022
Marxist IQ: Women in history


The Marxist IQ for Women’s History Month is dedicated to women who struggle for democracy, socialism, and peace.

1. International Women’s Day was first established by the Socialist International (Second International) in solidarity with an early twentieth-century strike of women workers in

a. London.
b. Berlin.
c. New York.
d. Paris.


2. Women activists have played an important role in the history of the CPUSA’s struggles and leadership cadre. Which of the following women was a CPUSA activist?

a. Claudia Jones
b. Elizabeth Gurley Flynn
c. Edna Griffin
d. All of the above


3. Contrary to conventional wisdom, women were among the most militant organizers of labor in American history. Which one of the following women was not a major working-class leader?

a. Mother Jones
b. Elizabeth Gurley Flynn
c. Mother Bloor
d. Phyllis Schlafly


4. As peace activists, women have played a leading role in serving as founders and leaders of the peace movement. These include which of the following?

a. Jane Addams and the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom in WWI
b. Bella Abzug and the Women’s Strike for Peace (1960)
c. Australian Dr. Helen Caldicott and the national campaign in the U S. for a Nuclear Freeze (1981)
d. All of the above


5. “Every moment is an organizing opportunity, every person a potential activist, every minute a chance to change the world.” Who said this?

a. Angela Davis
b. Dolores Huerta
c. Elizabeth Gurley Flynn
d. Mother Jones

Answers  here.



    The Communist Party USA is a working class organization founded in 1919 in Chicago, IL.

    The Communist Party stands for the interests of the American working class and the American people. It stands for our interests in both the present and the future. Solidarity with workers of other countries is also part of our work. We work in coalition with the labor movement, the peace movement, the student movement, organizations fighting for equality and social justice, the environmental movement, immigrants rights groups and the health care for all campaign.

    But to win a better life for working families, we believe that we must go further. We believe that the American people can replace capitalism with a system that puts people before profit — socialism.

    We are rooted in our country's revolutionary history and its struggles for democracy. We call for "Bill of Rights" socialism, guaranteeing full individual freedoms.

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