Famous Women - Quiz Questions with Answers
- Which British Queen ruled for over 60 years?
- Name the Empress of Russia who ruled from 1762-96.
- (a) About who was it said "Age cannot wither her nor custom stale her infinite variety"?
(b) Whose face launched a thousand ships?
- Although blind, deaf and dumb, she graduated from college and achieved high distinction as a writer and scholar. Who was she?
- Name the women who became Prime Minister of:
(a) Sri Lanka
- (a) For what treacherous action is Delilah notorious?
(b) Which demoness tried to tempt Rama and Lakshmana?
- (a) This Japanese became the first woman in the world to scale Mount Everest.
(b) This young Indian was the First woman to scale Mount Everest in 1984.
- (a) Who was the first woman to make a Solo Flight from England to Australia?
(b) Who became the first Asian woman to sail around the world?
- This "lark" has made a mark in the world of playback singing for films in India.
- As what is Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu better known?
- In which sphere of arts was each of the following renowned?
(a) Anna Pavlova
(b) M.S. Subbulakshmi
(c) Sheila Gujral
(d) Samantha Fox
- (a) What was the name of the woman who organized the Women’s Social and Political Union in 1905 in England?
(b) Under what name did Dutch-born Gertrude Zelle, World War I spy, operate?
- (a) Who was Julius Caesar’s wife at the time of his death?
(b) Which French Peasant became "a heroine and a saint"?
- Who was the first film star to appear on a postage stamp?
- (a) What was the name of the British Queen who led a rebellion against the Romans?
(b) What was the name of the Indian Queen who led a revolt against the British in 1857?
- Who was the daughter of a Pope and sister of one of the cruelest figures in Renaissance Italy?
- Married on April 29th, 1945, she committed suicide on April 30th, 1945. Who was she?
- Who started the Girl Guides Movement?
- Marie Grasholtz’s exhibition has become a landmark in London. What is she better known as?
- This woman was the first in Europe to take tobacco in a mixture of snuff.
- Queen Victoria
- Catherine II, the Great
- (a) Cleopatra
(b) Helen of Troy
- Helen Keller
- (a) Sirimavo Bandaranaike
(b) Golda Meir
(c) Margaret Thatcher
(d) Benazir Bhutto
(e) Indira Gandhi
(f) Mary Robinson
- (a) For cutting Samson’s hair in which his strength lay
- (a) Junko Tabei
(b) Bacchendri Pal
- (a) Amy Johnson
(b) Ujwala Patil
- Lata Mangeshkar
- Mother Teresa
- (a) Ballet
(b) Carnatic Music
(d) Pop music
- (a) Emmeline Pankhurst
(b) Mata Hari
- (a) Calpurnia
(b) Joan of Arc
- Grace Kelly, who became Princess Grace of Monaco on her marriage to Prince Rainier III of Monaco. A special stamp was issued in her honor at their first wedding anniversary.
- (a) Boadicea
(b) Rani Laxmi Bai of Jhansi
- Lucrezia Borgia
- Eva Braun, married Adolf Hitler on the 29th April, 1945, and committed suicide with him the next day.
- Lady Agnes Baden-Powell in 1910
- Madame Tussaud
- Catherine de Medici