Examining Beyonce Compared to the Most Powerful Women in History Quiz

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  1. What references to historical figures or events did Beyonce make in the video clip of Formation? [1]
  2. What references did Beyonce make in the half-time show she did at the superbowl? [1]
  3. Why was there so much media around the release of Formation? [1]
  4. How does Formation compare to other songs by Beyonce? Does the message hold true to her previous work? [1]
  5. Would you consider Beyonce a pop diva or a political activist? [1]
  6. What would some of histories powerful females think of Beyonce's overt sexuality? Would they find it empowering or argue that it encourages the objectification of women? [1]
  7. What if Beyonce was alive during the time of Cleopatra or Frida Kahlo or any other powerful women of the past? How do you think her "independent woman" mentality would have manifested? How do you think society would have reacted? [1]
  8. In Beyonce's song "Single Ladies," she repeats the lyrics, "If you liked it then you should have put a ring on it." These lyrics have received some harsh criticism as they seem to directly oppose her message of women gaining strength through their autonomy. What do you think the great women of the past would have thought of this? [1]
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