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Women in History Quiz

A quiz relating to notable women. 12 Questions.

 
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1

Which 20th century poet wrote the line "daddy I have had to kill you"?

  • Adrienne Rich
  • Anne Sexton
  • Sylvia Plath

2

What was the name of Shakespeare's wife?

  • Mary Arden
  • Anne Hathaway
  • Anne Bradstreet

3

The 17th century Native American Pocahontas came from which state?

  • Virginia
  • Massachusetts
  • Iowa

4

Why is Elizabeth Garrett Anderson notable?

  • She attempted to kill Abraham Lincoln
  • She was the first female doctor in the UK
  • She wrote Mrs. Dalloway

5

Which fictional woman is the symbol of the French Republic?

  • Marie-Louise
  • Europa
  • Marianne

6

Which scientist's work -contributing to the understanding of the structure of DNA- was largely forgotten for a long time?

  • Rosalind Franklin
  • Marie Curie
  • Marie Stopes

7

Who won the 2007 Nobel Prize in Literature?

  • Angela Carter
  • Toni Morrison
  • Doris Lessing

8

Marie Stopes is famous for teaching people about what?

  • Mathematics
  • Birth Control
  • Ancient History

9

Margaret Thatcher won the seat in which constituency in the 1959 General Election?

  • Huntingdon
  • Grantham
  • Finchely

10

Who is the Chancellor of Germany in 2008?

  • Eva Braun
  • Angela Merkel
  • Helen Clark

11

Who declared that a woman needs money and a room of her own in order to write fiction?

  • Charlotte Bronte
  • Virginia Woolf
  • Jane Austen

12

Condoleezza Rice was the first black woman to hold which position?

  • United States' Secretary of State
  • United States' Minister for Education
  • United States' Chancellor

 

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