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Pop Quiz: How Well Do You Know The Late RBG?

by BUST Magazine

Only the second woman ever appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, aka The Notorious R.B.G., was a judiciary giant who dedicated her life to the fight for gender equality. Think you know the truth about Ruth? Then take the quiz!

Ruth is actually RBG’s middle name. When she was born on March 15, 1933, her given first name was __.

a. Myra

b. Johanna

c. Esther

d. Joan

In 1956, Ruth enrolled at Harvard Law School as one of only __ women in a class of about 500 men.

a. 9

b. 19

c. 29

d. 39

As co-founder of the Women’s Rights Project at the ACLU, Ruth argued six gender discrimination cases before the Supreme Court between 1973 and 1978 and won ____.

a. zero

b. three

c. five

d. all six

Ruth was nominated by President _______ to join the Supreme Court. Years later, her 2007 dissenting opinion in Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. inspired President Obama to sign the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act into law.

a. Ford

b. Carter

c. Reagan

d. Clinton

Complete the following Ruth quote: “Yes, I’ve heard of the Notorious B.I.G. It seems altogether natural [for us to be compared] because we have one very important thing in common—we both _______.

a. were born and raised in Brooklyn

b. look good in black

c. sip Champagne when we thirsty

d. changed the world

By Emily Rems
Illustration by Gabriella Shery

Answer Key: 1.d, 2.a, 3.c, 4.d, 5.a

This article originally appeared in the Winter 2021 print edition of BUST Magazine. Subscribe today!

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