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Famous Women : Infamous
"Very simply put, this is a quiz about 'fallen women', courtesans, and women of dubious reputations. As with many people from history, the story about them and their actions are often exaggerated or sometimes misconstrued. "
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What was the commonly used named for exotic dancer Margaretha Geertruida Zelle MacLeod who was executed in France in 1917 for espionage?
Gypsy Rose Lee
Which famous mistress of French King Louis XV is often blamed for the outbreak of the Seven Years' War?
Madame de Pompadour
The Duchess of Portsmouth
How did English prostitute Elizabeth Stride meet her maker in August of 1888?
Killed by Jack the Ripper
Hanged for espionage
Murdered on the Orient Express
Drowned in the sinking of the Titanic
Which title was bestowed upon Wallis Simpson, the scandalous American divorcee that King Edward VIII of England abdicated the throne to marry?
Contessa of Aragon
Countess of Winchester
Duchess of Windsor
Known as the "Hollywood Madam", which one of these women was sentenced to seven years in prison for tax evasion and pandering in 1996?
By what rather unflattering name was Mary Elizabeth Thompson (1855-1953), an Old West madam in Sweetwater, Texas, known as?
Dog Face Betty
Squirrel Tooth Alice
The Old Testament Book of Kings mentions the infamous Jezebel and says she is the wife of which of these Biblical people?
Lucy Mercer was the long time lover and confidante to the already-married President Theodore Roosevelt.
Monika Lewinsky carried on an affair with the 20th century ruler of which country?
Sydney, Australia, got its name from Sydney Biddle Barrows, a famous 18th century English courtesan.
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