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The women who have made a difference. Whether they be suffragettes or courtesans, political leaders or warrior queens, authors or nurses you will find their stories here.   

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Love, Generally

You may remember them for their military prowess, but these women knew the gentler side of some of the most famous military leaders through the ages.
Average (15 qns)
Jan 10 10
9081 plays
Beauty and the Feast

Here are ten famous women chefs who can cook their way out of any battle. Of course, we ought to know their secret weapons.
Average (10 qns)
Oct 20 14
585 plays
He Done Her Wrong

Women throughout the ages and the men that did them wrong.
Average (10 qns)
Jan 19 14
1668 plays
15 Real Life Muses

The nine Muses of Greek mythology inspired artists, musicians, poets, and writers. These 15 real-life women provided similar inspiration to the men in their lives. Enjoy!
Average (15 qns)
Jul 30 03
2661 plays
Wonderful Women of the World

Throughout history, women have faced adversity and derision when they chose to engage in what were typically considered 'men's' professions. Thanks to their perseverance and fortitude, many advances were made in acceptance and tolerance.
Average (10 qns)
Oct 26 09
2913 plays
The Rose

All of these famous women have a rose cultivar named after them. Can you smell their scent and guess which women it is by the clues given?
Average (10 qns)
Jun 16 12
1227 plays
The Bachelorette

Looking for a new quiz to write, I found the "Not Quite Reality TV Challenge" in the Author's Lounge. That motivated me to write this quiz about a few unmarried women who, one way or another, have impacted many people's lives.
Average (10 qns)
Dec 15 15
276 plays
Famous Nurses

Test your knowledge on these wonderful nurses. You may be surprised just who were nurses and what they contributed to the field.
Average (10 qns)
May 06 08
1851 plays
Then I Saw Her Mace I'm a believer. With apologies to the Monkees, this quiz is about women warriors, pirates and freedom fighters. It would have been best not to have gotten on their bad side! Let's see how many you can identify.
Tough (10 qns)
Aug 17 15
354 plays
Famous Women of the Past and Present

Okay, this is my first quiz. I tried to make a mix of easy and more difficult questions. Hope you all like it!
Average (10 qns)
Mar 05 07
6297 plays
The Above Rubies Awards for 2005

If the award doesn't sound familiar, that's because I have just created it to honor women in ten different fields who should be more famous than they are. How many do you know? (Be advised that this quiz can be regarded as Americacentric.)
Tough (10 qns)
Feb 14 05
1035 plays
Mirror, Mirror On the Wall

"Who's the Fairest of Them All"? A mirror's memoir of the beautiful women it reflected through the ages, mythical, imaginary or real.
Average (10 qns)
Jun 20 14
768 plays
Extraordinary Women of the 20th Century: Part II

Can you identify the field in which these ten extraordinary ladies excelled during the 20th century?
Average (10 qns)
Sep 24 16
447 plays
The Facts of Wife

Do you really know women? Then what do you know about these famous women?
Average (10 qns)
Jun 17 12
2163 plays
Women in History

Famous women, with a slight British bias. :)
Tough (10 qns)
Apr 08 06
1746 plays
She's In Charge

Many important women in history are known for political work while others are remembered for being pioneers in a certain area, leading to other people following their ways.
Easy (10 qns)
Mar 24 16
549 plays
Material Girl

Madonna made the term "Material Girl" famous. What about other Material Girls throughout history and popular culture? Can you identify these famous ladies from a list of some of the people and things they famously "acquired"?
Average (10 qns)
Aug 20 13
786 plays
Best of the Best: Women in Science

Throughout history, women have made important contributions in the field of science. See if you can answer these questions concerning the work of some very impressive female scientists.
Average (10 qns)
Jun 09 16
333 plays
Where No Woman Has Gone Before

Here are ten women who became famous when they became the first women to achieve a notable feat. They all went somewhere or did something no woman had ever done before.
Average (10 qns)
Nov 04 13
927 plays
A Few Minor Corrections: Famous Female Editors

Although most of these American women are better known for other accomplishments, they each wielded the editor's blue pencil at one time or another. I surmise that they found it both challenging and rewarding.
Average (10 qns)
Nov 02 04
555 plays
She's so MEAN!

Money, power, influence, fame ... Each of these women is a fat cat, a woman of means. You know who I'm talking 'bout.
Average (10 qns)
Feb 05 13
1089 plays
The Right Woman

There have been many wonderful, interesting women throughout time. Use the clues and guess which woman I am talking about.
Easy (10 qns)
Apr 22 13
1923 plays
Mary Me?

The primary connection between the people featured in this quiz is that their name is Mary. Some are more famous than others. Some are known for who they are and some for the events in which they were involved.
Average (10 qns)
May 16 13
1326 plays
Left on the Shelf

Ladies often stay unwed, Perhaps unasked, perhaps they choose- But never, never, be it said To live unpartnered is to lose! These ladies' spheres were not the same. How many of them can you name?
Easy (10 qns)
Oct 20 14
741 plays
Not So Ladylike Ladies

Sometimes a lady gets bored with convention.
Average (10 qns)
Nov 14 14
504 plays
Take My Mother-in-Law (Please)

Ok, so today I'm navigating the FT site and I see a challenge called "Create a Quiz." I chose 'Take My Mother-in-Law (I Wish You Would).' The result: famous mothers-in-law from history and fiction, with a nod to Henny Youngman in the title.
Average (10 qns)
Aug 17 09
849 plays
Ten Memorable Mothers

In honor of Mother's Day, a quiz about several notable mothers who left their imprint on history, religion and the arts. Enjoy, and good luck!
Tough (10 qns)
May 08 04
2325 plays
Who's Your Mama?

I had such fun with creating my "I Remember Martha" quiz, I thought I would move onto other "M" words. Here is a quiz about real life mothers.
Average (10 qns)
Aug 18 09
1752 plays
The 2006 Above Rubies Awards

Welcome to this year's awards, which honor women from more than a dozen nations who have made our world more just, more beautiful and more inspiring.
Tough (10 qns)
May 17 06
645 plays
She Was A Jew?

This challenge is by exceller. Being a Jew can mean being born into a Jewish family or choosing Judaism as a faith. Please choose the person in each question who was or is a Jewish woman. Have fun!
Average (10 qns)
Sep 11 12
1032 plays
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