Women Who Changed The World – 15 Questions

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    Through several centuries and across all cultures, girls and women had to face innumerable injustices and challenges. Feminism may be a controversial topic today. But, we think it is essential to take a moment to recognise some women who broke barriers. They overcame adversities and left a mark on history. Try a hand at this fun quiz to see how well you know some of the women who changed the world.

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    Check out some of the most famous women’s rights activists who changed the world!

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      In 1932, Amelia Earhart was the first woman to:

      • Fly solo across the Atlantic
      • Fly in Air Force
      • Fly solo around the world
      • Fly a plane
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      Jeanette Rankin was the first woman elected to what?

      • US Congress
      • Governor
      • Mayor
      • Supreme Court Judge
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      She refused to give her seat to a white person on a Montgomery bus in 1955, which sparked the civil rights movement. Who was she?

      • Rosa Parks
      • Emmeline Pankhurst
      • Mary Seacole
      • Angela Burdett-Coutts
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      Who was India’s first and only female prime minister to have ruled the country on two occasions?

      • Artemisia Gentileschi
      • Margaret Thatcher
      • Gabriela Mistral
      • Indira Gandhi
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      Which environmental activist was the first woman in East and Central Africa to earn a doctorate? She also became the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for her contribution to democracy, sustainable development and peace.

      • Zora Neale
      • Wangari Maathai
      • Aphra Behn
      • Gabriela Mistral
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      This double Nobel Prize winner found effective cures for cancer. Who was she?

      • Hypatia
      • Marie Curie
      • Margaret Thatcher
      • Rosalind Franklin
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      This 19th-century social reformer fought for the welfare and rights of prisoners and promoted rehabilitation over harsh punishment. Who was she?

      • Queen Victoria
      • Elizabeth Fry
      • Simone de Beauvoir
      • Mother Teresa
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      Who was the first American woman to earn an international pilot’s license and staged the first public flight by an African-American woman in the US?

      • Rosa Parks
      • Bessie Coleman
      • Mary Seacole
      • Amelia Earhart
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      In 1849, Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman to:

      • Win a gold medal in the Olympics
      • Be ordained a minister
      • Earn a medical degree in the US
      • Own a business
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      She was the first woman to swim across the English Channel. The record she set was nearly two hours faster than any of the previous male swimmers. Who was she?

      • Martina Bergman-Österberg
      • Maria Merian
      • Gertrude Ederle
      • Suzanne Lenglen
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      This woman was the Queen of the Iceni tribe and led a Celtic revolt against Roman rule. Who was she?

      • Eleanor of Aquitaine
      • Sacagawea
      • Hypatia
      • Boudicca
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      Which pioneering journalist went around the world in just 72 days?

      • Virginia Woolf
      • Mary Wollstonecraft
      • Nellie Bly
      • Vera Atkins
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      Who was the first woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest?

      • Junko Tabei
      • Maria Merian
      • Lottie Dod
      • Anna Akhmatova
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      Her book, ‘A Vindication of the Rights of Woman’, is seen as an example of modern feminism. Who is she?

      • Andrea Dworkin
      • Mary Wollstonecraft
      • Ada Lovelace
      • Florence Nightingale
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      She was the first female publisher of an influential American newspaper and became the first female CEO of a Fortune 500 company. Who was she?

      • Marie Van Brittan Brown
      • Katharine Graham
      • Clara Barton
      • Gertrude Ederle

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