Quiz about Where No Woman Has Gone Before
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Where No Woman Has Gone Before Quiz


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.

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dcpddc478
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4 mins
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Multiple Choice
Quiz #
363,935
Updated
Dec 03 21
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1. On May 16, 1975, Junko Tabei became the first woman to accomplish which of the following difficult feats? Hint

First woman to receive her pilot's license
First woman to escape from the Tower of London
First woman to win a Nobel prize in Medicine
Reach the summit of Mount Everest

2. On June 8, 2013, Rosie Napravnik became the first woman to accomplish which of these feats? Hint

First woman to win the America's Cup
First woman to swim from Australia to New Zealand
First woman to race at the Daytona 500
First woman to ride the three Triple Crown races in the same year

3. In 1917 Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards became the first woman to win a Pulitzer Prize in which of the following categories? Hint

Peace
Chemistry
Literature
Medicine

4. In 1987, which of the following American singers became the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? Hint

Janis Joplin
Aretha Franklin
Diana Ross
Cass Elliot

5. What was the name of the first woman in space? Hint

Elena Obraztsova
Valentina Tereshkova
Pelageya Khanova
Alla Bayanova

6. In 1872, Victoria Woodhull became the first woman to run for the office of United States President.

True
False

7. For which 2008 movie did Kathryn Bigelow became the first female director to win the Academy Award for Best Director, the Critics' Choice Award for Best Director and the BAFTA Award for Best Direction, as well as the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing? Hint

Waterworld
The Hurt Locker
Little Big Man
Beauty and the Beast

8. For which sport did English athlete Charlotte Cooper became the first woman to win an Olympic Gold Medal? Hint

Equestrian
Ice Skating
Tennis
Swimming

9. In 1993, Avril "Kim" Campbell (from British Columbia) became the first woman to become which of these? Hint

First female Prime Minister of Canada
First woman to win an Olympic gold medal in skateboarding
First female pilot to drop a nuclear weapon
First woman to swim from Alaska to Russia

10. In 1784, French opera singer Elisabeth Thible became the first woman to do which of the following? Hint

Ride in a hot air balloon
Give birth to live quintuplets
Execute a king
Be granted a patent


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. On May 16, 1975, Junko Tabei became the first woman to accomplish which of the following difficult feats?

Answer: Reach the summit of Mount Everest

After climbing Mount Fuji, and the Matterhorn, Japanese mountain climber Junko Tabei became to first woman to successfully climb Mount Everest. She and her team used the same route as that used by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay when they made the first successful climb in 1953, twenty-two years earlier.

In 1992 Junko Tabei became the first woman to successfully climb the "Seven Summits". These seven mountains consist of the highest mountain on each continent. She truly went where no woman had gone before. And she did it more than once.
2. On June 8, 2013, Rosie Napravnik became the first woman to accomplish which of these feats?

Answer: First woman to ride the three Triple Crown races in the same year

Rosie Napravnik is an elite American horseracing jockey. In 2013 she finished 5th in the Kentucky Derby, aboard Mylute. At that point she only the 6th woman to have ever ridden in the race, and finished higher than any previous attempts. The same year she went on to ride in the Preakness Stakes, where she finished third aboard the same horse.

At that point she was only the third woman to have ever ridden in this race and finished higher than any of her predecessors. Later that year, she became the first woman to ride in all three Triple Crown races by finishing sixth, aboard the filly Unlimited Budget in the Belmont Stakes. With her winning record she may someday become the first woman to actually win the Triple Crown.
3. In 1917 Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards became the first woman to win a Pulitzer Prize in which of the following categories?

Answer: Literature

Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards and her sister Maud Howe Elliot were the first women to win a Pulitzer Prize. They won the award for a novel entitled "Julia Ward Howe" which was a biography of their mother, who herself was famous for writing the words of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic". Laura Richards had over 90 different works published, most of which were biographies and children's books.
4. In 1987, which of the following American singers became the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

Answer: Aretha Franklin

Born in Memphis, Tennessee in 1942, Aretha Franklin earned many accolades during her career. In 1987, she became the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which had opened five years previously. Rolling Stone magazine listed her in first position in their list of "100 Greatest Singers of All Time".

This "Queen of Soul" has had numerous number-one hits and her powerful voice can be heard on many R&B stations belting out songs such as "Respect" (1967) and (You Make Me Feel Like)"A Natural Woman" (1967).
5. What was the name of the first woman in space?

Answer: Valentina Tereshkova

Revered and honored as a hero in her home country of Russia, Valentina Tereshkova is the first woman to fly in outer space. Also, since she had only been given an honorary induction into the Soviet Air Force, she was the first civilian to fly in space.

Her three day mission was deemed successful because she made it back alive and collected data about the effects of space travel on the female human body. As a young woman she was involved in skydiving, and it was this hobby that led to her selection as a cosmonaut.

The other choices are all Russian opera singers.
6. In 1872, Victoria Woodhull became the first woman to run for the office of United States President.

Answer: True

Victoria Woodhull was a powerful, forward-thinking woman who was the first woman to operate a brokerage firm on Wall Street, the first woman to found an American newspaper and the first woman to run for President of the United States. She believed in a woman's right to vote, right to marry, right to divorce, and the right to choose whether or not to have children.

She favored free love. She was one of the most influential women of her time.
7. For which 2008 movie did Kathryn Bigelow became the first female director to win the Academy Award for Best Director, the Critics' Choice Award for Best Director and the BAFTA Award for Best Direction, as well as the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing?

Answer: The Hurt Locker

With her movie "The Hurt Locker" (2008) Kathryn Bigelow became the first female movie director to win all four of these major awards for a single movie. She was also the first female to win the Saturn Award for Best Director, when she won it for her 1995 movie "Strange Days". Some of her other successful movies have been "Point Break (1991), and "Zero Dark Thirty" (2012).
8. For which sport did English athlete Charlotte Cooper became the first woman to win an Olympic Gold Medal?

Answer: Tennis

Charlotte Cooper became the first woman to win a modern Olympic Gold Medal when she defeated Frenchwoman Helene Provost at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris. She also won the Olympic Gold Medal in the Mixed Doubles competition. She also won five Wimbledon Championships, and played competitively well into her fifties.
9. In 1993, Avril "Kim" Campbell (from British Columbia) became the first woman to become which of these?

Answer: First female Prime Minister of Canada

Upon her election as Prime Minister of Canada in 1993, Kim Campbell not only became the first female to hold the office, she also became the first Prime Minister from British Columbia, and the first baby boomer to hold the office. She served from June of 1993 until November of 1993 when she was succeeded by Jean Chretien.
10. In 1784, French opera singer Elisabeth Thible became the first woman to do which of the following?

Answer: Ride in a hot air balloon

On June 4th, 1784, Elisabeth Thible, dressed as the Roman goddess Minerva, became the first woman to ride aboard in a hot air balloon. This achievement was done in the city of Lyon, France, in the presence of Swedish King Gustav III, aboard a balloon name "La Gustave" in his honor. During the ascent and 45 minute flight Madame Thible sang opera while in costume.

The flight went four km (2.5 miles)and reached a height of approx. 1,500 meters (5,000 ft.), major accomplishments at a time when the idea of human flight was still a dream. Very little else is known of this brave woman.
Source: Author dcpddc478

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