Women in History 1

Published: Thursday 5th April 2018
  1. What nationality was the female spy Mata Hari?
  2. In which US city was Rosa Parks arrested thus leading to the lifting of the segregation laws?
  3. Who in 2010 became the first female winner of a Best Director Oscar?
  4. What was the name of the suffragette who threw herself under the KIng's horse during the 1913 Derby?
  5. Who was the first woman to gain a Nobel prize?
  6. Which political party is represented by German Chancellor Angela Merkel?
  7. Regarded as one of the earliest works of the feminist movement who wrote the 1792 book "A Vindication of the Rights of Women"?
  8. Who in 2012 became the first woman to win an Olympic gold medal in boxing?
  9. Who was Prime Minister of Israel during 1973's Yom Kippur War?
  10. Who in 1988 became the first female leader of a Muslim state?
  11. Which actress famously said "I used to be Snow White, but I drifted"?
  12. Which prolific writer was said to be able to write a novel in a fortnight, completing 723 by her death in 2000?
  13. In which field of the arts is Barbara Hepworth most famous?
  14. Who became Queen of England on the death of William of Orange in 1702?
  15. In which Indian city did Mother Theresa carry out her work with the poor?
  16. Who reportedly said "Let them eat cake" during the French Revolution?
  17. Who at the 1976 Olympics became the first gymnast to score a perfect 6.0?
  18. What was the real name of 60s super model Twiggy?
  19. Who was the mother of the only son of Henry VIII to become King?
  20. Who did Billie Jean King beat in the the so-called 1973 "Battle of the Sexes" tennis match?
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