Quiz: Corazon Aquino: Heroic Housewife
Corazon Aquino: Heroic Housewife
By: Nathan Chandler
Image: Wiki Commons

About This Quiz

She preferred to stay in the shadows, but circumstances led Corazon Aquino into the brightest spotlight imaginable. She didn't shy from her new challenges but instead led a wounded people to new glory. How much do you know about this unforgettable female leader?

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Corazon Aquino was a powerful woman in the 20th century. In which country did she make her mark?
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Aquino became known for what sort of political activity?
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Aquino was better known as what?
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Aquino rose to power even though she was born into an impoverished family.
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How did Aquino's family make money?
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As a young woman, Aquino attended a convent in which country?
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Aquino returned to the Philippines to attend law school. Why did she drop out?
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As her husband pursued a career in politics, what did Aquino do?
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Aquino was raised in a Catholic home. She was a very religious woman.
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What did President Ferdinand Marcos do in 1972?
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What happened to Aquino's husband after the president declared martial law?
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In 1980, Benigno Aquino was released from prison, in part to seek medical treatment. Where did he go?
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In 1983, Benigno Aquino decided it was time for him to return to the Philippines. He left behind his family and headed to his homeland. What happened next?
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What did Aquino do after her husband was shot and killed?
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Benigno Aquino had no idea how much danger he was in when he landed at the airport.
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What did Aquino do following her husband's killing?
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How did Aquino feel about running for president against Marcos?
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How did Marcos respond when Aquino announced her candidacy?
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In the first week of February 1986, Marcos declared an unexpectedly early election. Who won?
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How did Filipinos respond to the election results?
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What was the name given to the revolution that swept Aquino into power?
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Aquino had no political experience when she took office. How was her administration perceived?
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How did leaders of the armed forces react to Aquino's ascension to power?
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Aquino immediately took up major economic and social reforms.
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The Philippines was notoriously unstable during Aquino's time in office. She survived how many coup attempts?
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Aquino introduced a new constitution that overhauled parts of the old Marcos dictatorship. How did the Filipino people respond?
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In 1992, Aquino's presidency ended. What happened?
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She retired in 1992. She disappeared from the spotlight.
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Aquino became an icon for women around the world. How did she die?
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In retrospect, what is the legacy of Aquino and her presidency?
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