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Historical People VI: Women in History
"A quiz by request, dedicated to historical women who made history."
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This female Egyptian pharoah led Egypt to prosperity with numerous building projects, increased trade routes and funded an expedition to the Land of Punt. Many trees were brought back from this expedition, and resulted in the first documented attempted to plant foreign trees on another land's soil.
This young female war hero and Catholic saint claimed to be led by God. Under her leadership France saw many victories against England in the Hundred Years' War. Sadly, she died young at the age of nineteen.
Joan of Arc
Saint Thérèse of Lisieux
This Celtic queen of the Iceni led an uprising against the mighty Roman Empire.
This Russian queen ruled for 34 years, and was considered an enlightened ruler, she worked to modernize Russia and even pushed for the colonization of Alaska. During her reign Russia saw much territorial expansion, adding roughly 200,000 square miles to its territory.
Catherine the Great
Anna of Russia
Isabelle the Great
Elizabeth of Russia
This female pirate was the scourge of the sea, if you were French. Her nickname was the Lioness of Brittany.
Lady Elizabeth Killigrew
Jeanne de Clisson
This female half of an infamous duo of bank robbers roamed the United States during the Great Depression, she and her partner were eventually killed in the state of Louisiana.
This English queen was known as "The Virgin Queen" and was also the last queen of the Tudor dynasty.
Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth I
This woman was a prominent advocate of Civil Rights, fighting for women's rights. She died at the age of 86.
Susan B. Anthony
This was the first women to receive the U.S. Distinguished Flying Cross, and the first aviator to make a solo trip across the Atlantic Ocean.
Marilyn Monroe wasn't always called by that name, she was born with a different name, what was it?
(First Name, before baptism)
This woman is the only woman in China's vast history to be known as Empress Regnant.
Empress Wu Zetian
This woman founded the American Red Cross.
Norma Jeane Baker
Susan B. Anthony
This great and mighty female samurai was a concubine of Minamoto no Yoshinaka and is believed to have fought in the Genpei War (1180-1185).
This Biblical prostitute is known for her assistance to the Israelites in their siege of Jericho, and the red cord she hung out of her window.
Naamah the Ammonite
This great Queen of Palmyra led a revolt against the Roman Empire.
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