This week’s trivia is all about the ladies

In this November 1936 file photo, 8-year-old American child movie star Shirley Temple is portrayed in Hollywood, Calif. Temple went on to became the U.S. Ambassador to Ghana, among numerous other accomplishments.

During her acceptance speech for Best Supporting Actress at the Oscars on Sunday, Patricia Arquette gave a fierce shout-out to wage equality and women’s rights. Her comments drew thunderous applause, and Head2Head can’t think of a better introduction to Women’s History Month (March).

Our current champion is Eddie Kaufman, and his opponent this week is Alicia Roberts, who works in hospice care.

1. Who was the first woman to be the vice presidential nominee of a major political party?

2. Who made her fortune in the early 1900s by developing a successful line of cosmetics for African-American women?

3. In the 1920s, young women shocked society by shortening their dresses, bobbing their hair and dancing the Charleston. What were these women known as?

4. What Native American became a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet and was married to George Balanchine?

5. Which former child star became the U.S. Ambassador to Ghana?

6. The first women’s rights convention was held in Seneca Falls, N.Y., and organized by Elizabeth Cady Stanton. What was the year?

7. Who created the American Red Cross?

8. Which women’s rights pioneer had a dollar coin named after her, making her the first woman to be depicted on U.S. currency?

9. What famous poet read her poem “On the Pulse of Morning” at the inauguration of President Bill Clinton in 1993?

10. Who was the first American woman in space?

1. Sarah Palin

2. Madam C.J. Walker

3. Flappers

4. This one I have no answer for.

5. Tempted to say the kid from “Who’s the Boss.”

6. 1856. Just guessing.

7. Florence Nightingale?

8. Susan B. Anthony

9. Maya Angelou

10. Not the teacher who died in the Challenger explosion?

1. I’m quite sure it was Geraldine Ferraro.

2. C.J. Walker. I must have read that somewhere.

3. Oh, flappers. My favorite era.

4. I didn’t really follow ballet, and Margot Fonteyn is the only name I remember from that time.

5. Shirley Temple

6. Oh, it was decades before we actually got the right to vote. Sometime in the 1870s?

7. Clara Barton. I’m amazed these names are coming to me.

8. Susan B. Anthony

9. Oh, I know poetry less than I know ballet.

10. Sally Ride

Alicia takes the win in this week’s edition of Head2Head trivia. She’ll return next week to defend her title against a new opponent.

1. Geraldine Ferraro

2. Madam C.J. Walker

3. Flappers

4. Maria Tallchief

5. Shirley Temple

6. 1848

7. Clara Barton

8. Susan B. Anthony

9. Maya Angelou

10. Sally Ride