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Women in History Questions

10 remarkable women. 10 Questions.

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This poor Jamaican born woman nursed wounded soldiers on the Crimean battlefields, often while under fire. Who was she?

  • Mary Small
  • Mary Smith
  • Mary Seacole


Boudica, Queen of the Iceni tribe in Britain, led her people in an uprising against which foreign occupiers?

  • The Vikings
  • The Romans
  • The Picts


Marie Curie discovered the elements Polonium and Radium. She was the first woman to be awarded two Nobel prizes, but in what?

  • Physics and Chemistry
  • Biology and Chemistry
  • Physics and Medicine


This woman born in 1780 became a women's prison reformer, and helped the sick the poor and the homeless. Who was she?

  • Elizabeth Fry
  • Elizabeth Gaskell
  • Elizabeth Garrett-Anderson


After an illness as a baby, Helen Keller was left deaf and blind. In spite of this she became the first deaf-blind person to achieve what?

  • Learn to play the piano
  • To paint and draw well
  • A Bachelor of Arts degree


In 1913, this Suffragette threw herself in front of the King's horse at the Epsom Derby and died four days later. Who was she?

  • Emily Davison
  • Emmeline Pankhurst
  • Ethel Smyth


Mother Theresa dedicated forty five years of her life to caring for the poor, sick and dying people of which country?

  • Peru
  • India
  • China


Harriet Tubman, born a slave in 1822, managed to escape to freedom but what did she do then?

  • Opened a sweet shop
  • Married and had children
  • Went back 13 times and rescued 70 more slaves


In 1930 this British woman became the first woman to fly solo from Britain to Australia and set numerous other records in aviation. Who was she?

  • Neta Snook
  • Amelia Earhart
  • Amy Johnson


Anne Frank left an amazing diary detailing her life while in hiding from the Nazis. In which city was the attic in which her family hid?

  • Amsterdam
  • Warsaw
  • Frankfurt