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Quiz about Important Women of the Century
Quiz about Important Women of the Century

Important Women of the Century Quiz


Welcome! This quiz commemorates what 'Ladies Home Journal' deems the '100 Most Important Women of the Century.' Let's face it folks, one thousand quizzes will never do to justice what these women have done!

A multiple-choice quiz by flitwick. Estimated time: 8 mins.
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Author
flitwick
Time
8 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
62,242
Updated
Jul 23 22
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
6 / 10
Plays
3264
Last 3 plays: Guest 73 (1/10), Guest 47 (1/10), Guest 97 (8/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. This remarkable woman wrote the foreword, and is credited with having successfully interviewed more famous people than any journalist in history, man or woman. Over the years, this woman has talked with every single U.S. president, since Johnson (Lyndon, that is). Who is this woman I will be honored to be interviewed by?

Answer: (Two Words)
Question 2 of 10
2. In 1979, this woman was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. This woman has received countless honors, but always discounted her own importance by saying, 'I am nothing. God is all.' Who is this gracious woman, more commonly referred to as?

Answer: (Two Words)
Question 3 of 10
3. Of the four U.S. presidential First Ladies listed, which one was named, 'Queen Deb of the Year' at her 1947 coming-out party. Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. She disappeared and her car was found abandoned not too far from the home she shared with her husband. Police searched everywhere, but she was nowhere to be found. The disappearance made its way into the papers and a national search was launched! This woman turned up in a hotel in northern England, confused and unable to remember how she had gotten there, later on. The mystery was never fully resolved, but it was the sort of loose end that she would never have allowed into one of her books. Who is this mysterious woman?

Answer: ( Two words, or just surname)
Question 5 of 10
5. 'I thought my singing was pretty much hollering, but a bandleader named Chick Webb didn't.' quoth this woman. Who was this woman who had the amazing ability to 'scat'?

Answer: ( Two words, or just surname )
Question 6 of 10
6. This long-time conservationist and animal rights activist has used her celebrity status, to publicize such causes as poaching, and the abusive treatment received by medical research animals. More amazing, is her ability to write. Her most significant work is her 1971 bestseller, "In the Shadow of Man". Who is this woman who can literally talk with the animals?

Answer: (Two words, or just surname)
Question 7 of 10
7. She will always be known as the one who founded "Ms.", the world's first mass-market feminist magazine. She and five partners conceived of the idea as a 'how-to' magazine -- not 'how to make jelly, but how to seize control of your life,' said she. Who is this humanist that believes that the liberation of women will, in the end, liberate men as well?

Answer: (Two words, or just surname)
Question 8 of 10
8. Before you hum, 'Happy Birthday, Mr President' be sure to answer this. Who is this, the most enduring sex goddess of all time, born a plain-looking brunette named Norma Jean Baker?

Answer: ( Two words, or just surname)
Question 9 of 10
9. After her husband's death, this First Lady was appointed a delegate to the newly formed United Nations, where she pursued her long-held dream. She drafted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. When it passed the General Assembly in 1948 (an accomplishment many historians consider to be her finest), the delegates gave her a standing ovation. She always remained politically engaged throughout her life, and her last official appointment was to John F. Kennedy's Commission on the Status of Women, which she chaired until 6 months before her death. What is the name of this politically active woman, who was almost as political as her husband?

Answer: (Two words, ort just surname)
Question 10 of 10
10. This person has made a career-as a professor, women's right advocate, apellate court judge, and finally becoming the second woman ever appointed to the nation's highest judicial body. When President Clinton tapped her for the job, in 1993, the Senate approved her nomination 93 to 3. She graduated from Columbia University Law School, where she made Law Review and tied for number one in the class. But that didn't help much. She received not a single offer, while she watched her male classmates being gobbled up by top firms. She noted, 'I had three strikes against me. I was Jewish and the firms were just opening up to Jewish students. I was a woman. And I was a mother.' Please, bow before the honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Does that name correctly comply with the previous description?



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1. This remarkable woman wrote the foreword, and is credited with having successfully interviewed more famous people than any journalist in history, man or woman. Over the years, this woman has talked with every single U.S. president, since Johnson (Lyndon, that is). Who is this woman I will be honored to be interviewed by?

Answer: Barbara Walters

She became television's first journalist to command a million-dollar salary and the first female co-anchor of a network evening news program.
2. In 1979, this woman was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. This woman has received countless honors, but always discounted her own importance by saying, 'I am nothing. God is all.' Who is this gracious woman, more commonly referred to as?

Answer: Mother Theresa

Said the Nobel Committee, while presenting her with her award, 'The loneliest, the most wretched and the dying, have at her hands received compassion without condescension, based on reverence of man' She responded, with typical humility,'Personally, I am unworthy. I accept in the name of the poor.'
3. Of the four U.S. presidential First Ladies listed, which one was named, 'Queen Deb of the Year' at her 1947 coming-out party.

Answer: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

She has been the most written-about and photographed women on earth. This First-Lady is often referred to as a queen, in a country without royalty. She has captivated millions, but many say she stayed aloof and distant. Tragically she died of cancer, a few years ago.
4. She disappeared and her car was found abandoned not too far from the home she shared with her husband. Police searched everywhere, but she was nowhere to be found. The disappearance made its way into the papers and a national search was launched! This woman turned up in a hotel in northern England, confused and unable to remember how she had gotten there, later on. The mystery was never fully resolved, but it was the sort of loose end that she would never have allowed into one of her books. Who is this mysterious woman?

Answer: Agatha Christie

'Every so often a writer creates a character so vibrant that it achieves a sort of extra-literary immortality. Few authors can pull off this trick even once.' This woman did it twice and is known for having invented two of the most familiar and beloved figures in 20th-century fiction. Eerily enough, this woman was suspected of being murdered!
5. 'I thought my singing was pretty much hollering, but a bandleader named Chick Webb didn't.' quoth this woman. Who was this woman who had the amazing ability to 'scat'?

Answer: Ella Fitzgerald

6. This long-time conservationist and animal rights activist has used her celebrity status, to publicize such causes as poaching, and the abusive treatment received by medical research animals. More amazing, is her ability to write. Her most significant work is her 1971 bestseller, "In the Shadow of Man". Who is this woman who can literally talk with the animals?

Answer: Jane Goodal

'When I first started at Gombe I thought the chimps were nicer than we are. But time has revealed that they are not. They can be just as awful.' said the woman who has been given the high honor of having made 'one of the Western world's great scientific achievements'
7. She will always be known as the one who founded "Ms.", the world's first mass-market feminist magazine. She and five partners conceived of the idea as a 'how-to' magazine -- not 'how to make jelly, but how to seize control of your life,' said she. Who is this humanist that believes that the liberation of women will, in the end, liberate men as well?

Answer: Gloria Steinem

'Charismatic, articulate, and drop-dead gorgeous,' are only a few characteristics that describe this woman. This woman broke stereotypes in the 70's by becoming a Woman's Rights Liberator. Before, most women activists were, well, unattractive. But this beauty spoke up for women's rights, and above all, broke stereotypes. However,
8. Before you hum, 'Happy Birthday, Mr President' be sure to answer this. Who is this, the most enduring sex goddess of all time, born a plain-looking brunette named Norma Jean Baker?

Answer: Marilyn Monroe

This beauty will live on forever in everyone's heart, especially in men's. She was discovered while working in an airplane factory near the end of World War II, by an Army photographer, who had her model for calendars, and magazines. Most notoriously, she posed for the first issue of 'Playboy,' in which she appeared, as she so famously and frequently put it, 'with nothing on but the radio.' Her overripe beauty and sheer star power are so dazzling, that, many people say, threaten to obscure the fact that she was a fine intuitive actress with impeccable comic timing.

She married powerful men, among them Joe DiMaggio and Arthur Miller, which both ended in divorce. In 1962, six weeks after being fired by Fox, she tragically died, naked and alone, of a sleeping-pill overdose in her Los Angeles home.

She had committed suicide.
9. After her husband's death, this First Lady was appointed a delegate to the newly formed United Nations, where she pursued her long-held dream. She drafted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. When it passed the General Assembly in 1948 (an accomplishment many historians consider to be her finest), the delegates gave her a standing ovation. She always remained politically engaged throughout her life, and her last official appointment was to John F. Kennedy's Commission on the Status of Women, which she chaired until 6 months before her death. What is the name of this politically active woman, who was almost as political as her husband?

Answer: Eleanor Roosevelt

This lady was lionized in her lifetime, not only as 'First Lady of the United States of America,' but also as 'First Lady to the World.' This lady, later married, her fifth cousin, and together they had 6 children together, over a span of only 10 years. Among her many achievements, she was also an avid writer.

She wrote a newspaper column entitled, 'My Day,' and also, wrote books, including 'This is My Story.'
10. This person has made a career-as a professor, women's right advocate, apellate court judge, and finally becoming the second woman ever appointed to the nation's highest judicial body. When President Clinton tapped her for the job, in 1993, the Senate approved her nomination 93 to 3. She graduated from Columbia University Law School, where she made Law Review and tied for number one in the class. But that didn't help much. She received not a single offer, while she watched her male classmates being gobbled up by top firms. She noted, 'I had three strikes against me. I was Jewish and the firms were just opening up to Jewish students. I was a woman. And I was a mother.' Please, bow before the honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Does that name correctly comply with the previous description?

Answer: Yes

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