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Talented Women of the Western United States
Famous U.S. Women
"This is a quiz about women from the Western United States. You will be given a brief description of a well known woman and be asked to select that person from a list of four."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
California: On public television for many years I had a program which helped to popularize the art of French cooking to the American viewing audience. Who am I?
Shirley Temple Black
Oregon: Although I was born in California, I have made Portland my home. I have received many awards for my writing, including 18 Locus Awards, more than any other sci/fi writer. My works include poetry, essays, short stories, children's books, and novels. My sci/fi novels are explorations of social, feminist, and psychological issues rather than action or scientific detail. Who am I?
Ursula Le Guin
Washington: I am recognized by my reedy voice and wide-set eyes. During my career on Broadway, I won three Tony Awards. I am most famous for my role of Lorelei Lee in "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes"(1949) and Dolly Levi in "Hello, Dolly"(1964). I was nominated for an Academy Award supporting role in "Thoroughly Modern Millie"(1967). Who am I?
Gypsy Rose Lee
Alaska: I won the Iditarod four times - in 1986, 1987, 1988, and 1990 - and finished second in 1989. Alaska has a holiday the first Saturday of March named for me. Who am I?
Ann Fox Chandonnet
Hawaii: You can only describe as Byzantine the process whereby I became Queen of Hawaii. My rule was beset with unrest. Grover Cleveland said at one point that the United States would restore me to my throne if I granted pardon to those who had betrayed me. I told Cleveland that I would behead them instead. Finally the monarchy was abolished and I was the last Queen. I was also an accomplished musician and composer. Who am I?
Arizona: Ronald Reagan made a campaign promise to appoint a woman to the United States Supreme Court. He appointed me and I took office in September 1981 and served until January 2006. Although I was born in El Paso, Texas, I grew up on a ranch in Arizona and consider Arizona my home. Although my views tend to be conservative, I brought balance to a sometimes divided court. Who am I?
Sandra Day O'Connor
Utah: I was a Jewish girl born among the Mormons in Salt Lake City. After I married and had some kids I started doing stand-up comedy around Denver. This led to a show business career which peaked with a very successful sitcom which ran from 1988 to 1997. In spite of the many controversies during my career, I remain the "domestic goddess'. Who am I?
Nevada: I was born near Ely, Nevada to a family of modest means. I learned the meaning of hard work. While living in Whittier, California I met my future husband. I worked behind the scenes during his political career. My passion was to promote the benefits of volunteerism. Who am I?
Idaho: My name means "shining waters" in Native American. I gained fame as a world class skier winning an Olympic gold medal in 1998 and a silver in 1994. In addition, I have a gold, silver, and bronze from World companionship events. Who am I?
Montana: Before I came along, rodeo was an all-boys sport. I participated with men in nearly all categories of rodeo sport, including bull riding. I won championships all over the world. I introduced barrel racing as an event. In 1975 I became the first female to be inducted into Rodeo Hall of Fame. I was a stunt rider for the TV series "Little House on the Prairie". Who am I?
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