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Modern Women of Faith
"This quiz encompasses general knowledge of women who (with one exception!) have came to prominence in the past 100 years due to their religious faith."
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What was the religious order founded by Mother Teresa in 1950?
Benedictine Sisters of Calcutta
Missionaries of Charity
Daughters of Poor Clare
Franciscan Nuns of the Lepers
In the 1990s actress Demi Moore became a highly visible devotee of the branch of Judaism that has been called 'Jewish mysticism.' What is the name of this sect in which adherents often wear a bracelet of red string?
The calendar of saints in the Episcopal Church jointly honors four women on July 20th as examples of those who 'publically held moral convictions that compromised their acceptance by society.' They were suffragettes Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Amelia Bloomer, abolitionist Sojourner Truth and which other woman who was called the "Moses" of her people?
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Madam CJ Walker
Julia Ward Howe
Who was the first person to serve as Supreme Governor of the Church of England?
Queen Elizabeth I
Queen Elizabeth II
In 2007 Catholic social worker Irena Sendler was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize for her work during WWII of smuggling more than 2500 Jewish children out of the ghetto and secretly placing them with Catholic families, convents, rectories and orphanages. From which city's ghetto did Sendler (also known as Sendlerowa) save children?
Hard to believe, but this woman wasn't canonized until several centuries after her death when Pope Benedict XV declared her a saint in 1920. Can you spot this belatedly-recognized woman of faith?
Joan of Arc
Saint Bernadette of Lourdes
Beginning in the 1970s all branches of Judaism have found various ways within Jewish law to ordain women as Rabbis and Cantors except which group?
Though not well known to those outside her own faith, Sri Anandamayi Ma was a noted 20th century mystic with thousands of followers who viewed her as a Guru. The Divine Life Society proclaimed her "the most perfect flower the Indian soil has produced." With what religion was Anandamayi Ma affiliated?
The 1968 Lambeth Conference of this church issued a resolution stating that "that the theological arguments for and against female ordination are both inconclusive." Following this, several women in the American branch of the faith were ordained as priests in 1974, albeit without official church sanction. Which church ordained these women?
Anglican Communion, Episcopal Church of America
Lutheran, Missouri Synod
One of the most controversial modern religions is Scientology, founded in the 1950s by science-fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard. The religion, which has also been called a cult, has achieved a higher profile as members of the entertainment community have joined its ranks. Which of these women has NOT publically declared herself to be Scientologist?
Lisa Marie Presley
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