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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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1
Best of the Best: American Female Reformers

In the United States, March is set aside to celebrate National Women's History Month. What do you know about these famous reformers? Can you match the following ladies with their descriptions?
Easy (10 qns)
ponycargirl
Mar 25 17
252 plays
2
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)
looney_tunes
9198 plays
3
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)
trident
648 plays
4
He Done Her Wrong

Women throughout the ages and the men that did them wrong.
Average (10 qns)
wjames
1737 plays
5
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)
beergirllaura
2955 plays
6
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)
jouen58
2679 plays
7
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)
mlcmlc
309 plays
8
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)
Plodd
1329 plays
9
Lady Lazarus

All the women featured in this match quiz (inspired by Sylvia Plath's poem of the same title) managed to beat difficult odds at some point in their lives, rising from the ashes like the phoenix mentioned at the end of the poem.
Very Easy (10 qns)
LadyNym
Jan 20 17
276 plays
10
Then I Saw Her Mace

...now 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)
CmdrK
372 plays
11
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)
heavensarrow
1911 plays
12
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)
dcpddc478
951 plays
13
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)
jiujitsu_rocks
6348 plays
14
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)
ponycargirl
Jun 09 16
357 plays
15
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)
LilahDeDah
1041 plays
16
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)
tiye
801 plays
17
The Facts of Wife

Do you really know women? Then what do you know about these famous women?
Average (10 qns)
Limba
2184 plays
18
Women in History

Famous women, with a slight British bias. :)
Tough (10 qns)
jill-geo
1749 plays
19
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)
shorthumbz
798 plays
20
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)
Godwit
1104 plays
21
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)
foil7
585 plays
22
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)
faith177
2019 plays
23
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)
LilahDeDah
561 plays
24
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)
EnglishJedi
1326 plays
25
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)
zambesi
Sep 24 16
477 plays
26
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)
balaton
765 plays
27
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)
brewster76
849 plays
28
Not So Ladylike Ladies

Sometimes a lady gets bored with convention.
Average (10 qns)
Tigerlily2kx
537 plays
29
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)
Blindlady-27
1818 plays
30
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)
jouen58
2502 plays
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