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Women in History Questions

10 remarkable women. 10 Questions.

 
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1

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

2

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

  • The Vikings
  • The Romans
  • The Picts

3

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

4

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

5

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

6

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

7

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

  • Peru
  • India
  • China

8

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

9

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

10

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

 

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