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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?

  • Bangladesh
  • Pakistan
  • India
  • Sri Lanka

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Valentina Terishkova was the first woman in space - in what year did she achieve this?

  • 1957
  • 1960
  • 1963
  • 1966

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In 1903 Marie Curie became the first woman to be awarded a Nobel prize - in what category was she honoured?

  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Biology
  • Medicine

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In 1939 Hattie McDaniel became the first African-American to be awarded an acting Oscar - what was the film?

  • Gone With The Wind
  • Showboat
  • Jezebel
  • Porgy And Bess

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In the 1950s and 1960s the gymnast Larisa Latynina won 18 Olympic medals, 9 of them gold but which country did she represent?

  • East Germany
  • The Soviet Union
  • USA
  • Romania

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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'

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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?

  • 1995
  • 1997
  • 1999
  • 2001

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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?

  • Alabama
  • Louisiana
  • Georgia
  • South Carolina

 

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