Women of Substance Quiz
Women who have made a difference 8 Questions.
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In 1960 Sirimavo Bandaranaike became the world's first female elected head of government in modern history - in what country?
Valentina Terishkova was the first woman in space - in what year did she achieve this?
In 1903 Marie Curie became the first woman to be awarded a Nobel prize - in what category was she honoured?
In 1939 Hattie McDaniel became the first African-American to be awarded an acting Oscar - what was the film?
Gone With The Wind
Porgy And Bess
In the 1950s and 1960s the gymnast Larisa Latynina won 18 Olympic medals, 9 of them gold but which country did she represent?
The Soviet Union
In 1849 Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman in the USA to do what?
Be elected to the Senate
Be awarded a medical degree
Go over Niagara Falls in a barrel
Found the anti-slavery 'Underground Railway'
J K Rowling is the world's best selling author of a book series for 'Harry Potter'. In what year was the first book, 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' published?
In 1955 African-American Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger thus becoming a powerful civil rights figure in the US - in what State did this act of defiance occur?
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