Women in History - 3 - Answers

Published: Monday 22nd July 2019A free quiz about women and their role in history.
  1. What was the maiden name of Jackie Kennedy? Bouvier.
  2. Which two Kings of England were sons of Eleanor of Aquitaine? Richard I and John.
  3. Where in 1820 was Florence Nightingale born? Florence, Italy.
  4. What was the name of the young Jewish girl who kept a diary of her experiences in World War 2? Anne Frank.
  5. Libby Lane, the first Bishop appointed by the Church of England is the Bishop of where? Stockport.
  6. Which female jazz singer was nicknamed "Lady Day"? Billie Holiday.
  7. Which Minister of Transport introduced the breath test and the 70 mph speed limit on British roads? Barbara Castle.
  8. Who was the last Tudor monarch of England? Elizabeth I.
  9. Who in 1919 became the first woman to take her seat in the British parliament? Nancy Astor.
  10. Of which tribe was Boudica the leader? The Iceni.
  11. Of which British King was Nell Gwynne a long term mistress? King Charles II.
  12. In which area of the arts did Dame Clara Butt gain fame? (Concert) Singer.
  13. Who in 1987 became the first female inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? Aretha Franklin.
  14. In which French city was Joan of Arc burnt at the stake? Rouen.
  15. The musical "Annie Get Your Gun" is loosely based on the life of which wild west sharpshooter? Annie Oakley.
  16. Which woman headed the British "secret service", MI5 from 1992 to 1996? Stella Rimington
  17. Which former Vice Presidential candidate was the first woman Governor of Alaska? Sarah Palin.
  18. Which female writer wrote "Mrs Dalloway" and "To the Lighthouse"? Virginia Woolf.
  19. Who in 2007 became the first British woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature? Doris Lessing.
  20. Who wrote the novel "The Color Purple", on which the 11 time Oscar nominated movie was based? Alice Walker.