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Leading Ladies Trivia Quiz


How many of these intrepid lady explorers and their exploits do you know?

A multiple-choice quiz by Rowena8482. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
Rowena8482
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
346,038
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
5617
Awards
Top 35% Quiz
Last 3 plays: rossian (10/10), Guest 104 (10/10), jickie (10/10).
1. This Lady explorer had a very vivid imagination, and, after living in the ruins of the ancient city of Palmyra for some years, believed herself to be the Queen of the Desert. She eventually died in Lebanon, in 1839. Who was she? Hint

Priscilla Beaulieu
Hester Stanhope
Freya Stark
Constance Weyburn

2. Even today, venturing into parts of Papua New Guinea is not advisable, but this intrepid American woman did so in the early 20th century. Which anthropologist caused quite a commotion with her books on the sexual lives of natives on South Pacific islands? Hint

Rachel Carson
Margaret Mead
Rosalind Franklin
Mary Leakey

3. The "New York Times" once described this modern day lady explorer as a 'real life Lara Croft'. She was the first person to kayak the length of the Niger River solo, and she may be remembered by Libyan locals for climbing Devil's Mountain, which they believe is inhabited by demons. What is the name of this woman? Hint

Mina Kazan
Annabel Croft
Kira Salak
Lara Pitt

4. Dubbed "America's greatest woman explorer" by the New York Times, this early 20th century woman traveled extensively throughout South America, Asia and the South Pacific. Which author, linguist, photographer and WWI war correspondent was she? Hint

Dorothea Dix
Margaret Bourke-White
Clara Barton
Harriet Chalmers Adams

5. This lady explorer was one of the first foreign women to visit the ruins of Babylon, and worked with T.E. Lawrence in the Middle East. She is also remembered for her role in the birth of the modern day nation of Iraq. Who was she? Hint

Margaret Rose Windsor
Gertrude Bell
Louise Boyd
Sarah Armstrong-Jones

6. It would be understandable if someone described this next woman as a female Indiana Jones. She was an archaeology professor and explorer, and explored much of the globe right up until her death in 1935. In 1908, she was the first person to climb Huascarán in Peru. What was her name? Hint

Annie Oakley
Annie Smith Peck
Marie-Anne Gaboury
Ann Bancroft

7. This Native American was part of the Lewis and Clark expedition to Oregon in 1804-1806. Which Shoshone woman was credited as being an interpreter and guide during the Corps of Discovery expedition? Hint

Sacagawea
Maria TallChief
Pocahontas
Sasheen Littlefeather

8. When her husband died during his expedition to China to bring back a giant panda, this lady decided to fulfil his dream and go there herself. She trekked across two provinces of China, before finding a panda, and brought it home to the United States. Known as "the Panda Lady", who was she? Hint

Gilda Caine
Marnie Walker
Bridget Nielsen
Ruth Harkness

9. This woman co-founded the Society of Woman Geographers, and used her experiences of living amongst tribes in South America and Asia to help her write many travel books. What was the name of this woman, who was married to the famous deep sea explorer William Beebe?
Hint

Eva Dickson
Dorothy Hodgkin
Blair Niles
Jane Goodall

10. Born Elizabeth Cochran, this intrepid lady reporter wrote some amazing news reports after going undercover in a lunatic asylum, before literally going "Around the World in Eighty Days" in honour of Jules Verne's novel. By what name is she better known? Hint

Bessie Ing
Sally Lyn
Dolly Ray
Nellie Bly


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. This Lady explorer had a very vivid imagination, and, after living in the ruins of the ancient city of Palmyra for some years, believed herself to be the Queen of the Desert. She eventually died in Lebanon, in 1839. Who was she?

Answer: Hester Stanhope

Lady Hester was the official hostess for, and secretary to, her uncle, the British Prime Minister Pitt the Younger. After his retirement, she was pensioned off, and used this money to go and "see the world". She eventually found her way to the Middle East where she ended her days amid her delusions of grandeur.

Rowena8482 sometimes wishes she could live in a palace, but only one with an extensive room service menu!
2. Even today, venturing into parts of Papua New Guinea is not advisable, but this intrepid American woman did so in the early 20th century. Which anthropologist caused quite a commotion with her books on the sexual lives of natives on South Pacific islands?

Answer: Margaret Mead

Margaret Mead wrote "The Coming of Age in Samoa" after visiting the island in 1925. The book caused quite a stir and even fellow anthropologists criticized her work. Her books, including "Growing Up in New Guinea" about her studies in Papua New Guinea, helped to show that the "uncivilized" peoples of the world had development stages similar to developed nations.

Reading Margaret Mead's works is on PDAZ's to do list, as soon as she finishes the daunting "Goodnight Moon"...
3. The "New York Times" once described this modern day lady explorer as a 'real life Lara Croft'. She was the first person to kayak the length of the Niger River solo, and she may be remembered by Libyan locals for climbing Devil's Mountain, which they believe is inhabited by demons. What is the name of this woman?

Answer: Kira Salak

Salak is also a travel writer and a novelist. She has said that the inspiration for both her travels and her writing came from her older brother. He was also an avid explorer, but sadly drowned in a river accident in Africa.

Doublemm would cheerfully kayak the length of the Niger River, but only if there was a nice cold beer at the end of the trip...
4. Dubbed "America's greatest woman explorer" by the New York Times, this early 20th century woman traveled extensively throughout South America, Asia and the South Pacific. Which author, linguist, photographer and WWI war correspondent was she?

Answer: Harriet Chalmers Adams

Adams founded the Society of Women Geographers after being told that women weren't allowed to join the National Geographic Society. Over the years she wrote extensively for the National Geographic magazine as well as serving as a war correspondent, even visiting the trenches of France during WWI. She had a particular affinity for Latin America, visiting every South American country and reportedly even spending a night sleeping among llamas.

PDAZ has visited several of the sites explored by Harriet Chalmers Adams, although she did so from a cruise ship...
5. This lady explorer was one of the first foreign women to visit the ruins of Babylon, and worked with T.E. Lawrence in the Middle East. She is also remembered for her role in the birth of the modern day nation of Iraq. Who was she?

Answer: Gertrude Bell

Born into a wealthy Victorian family, Gertrude studied at Oxford and was the first woman to be awarded a first class honours degree by the university. She then travelled to the Middle East in her early twenties, and worked for the British Arab Bureau alongside Lawrence.

Rowena8482 wrote this question whilst munching on a lovely plate of falafels.
6. It would be understandable if someone described this next woman as a female Indiana Jones. She was an archaeology professor and explorer, and explored much of the globe right up until her death in 1935. In 1908, she was the first person to climb Huascarán in Peru. What was her name?

Answer: Annie Smith Peck

A polyglot, Annie Smith Peck was educated at several institutes in places including the USA, Hanover and Greece. She climbed many mountains in her lifetime, including the Matterhorn, and Mount Popocatepetl. Huascarán is South America's 7th highest mountain.

Doublemm would much prefer to watch the sun set over a mountain than have to climb one!
7. This Native American was part of the Lewis and Clark expedition to Oregon in 1804-1806. Which Shoshone woman was credited as being an interpreter and guide during the Corps of Discovery expedition?

Answer: Sacagawea

Sacagawea (also written as Sacajawea) was the 15 or 16 year old wife of a French Canadian fur trapper when she accompanied Lewis and Clark on their expedition. Lewis and Clark's journals list her as an interpreter and guide in areas where she was familiar with the territory. Sacagawea was honored with a depiction of her on a U.S. dollar coin in 2000.

PDAZ could have easily led Lewis and Clark to Oregon; she'd point them to the nearest airport...
8. When her husband died during his expedition to China to bring back a giant panda, this lady decided to fulfil his dream and go there herself. She trekked across two provinces of China, before finding a panda, and brought it home to the United States. Known as "the Panda Lady", who was she?

Answer: Ruth Harkness

Ruth was known as a socialite and fashionista, but she braved hardship and physical trials to fulfil her husband's ambition of bringing a live specimen of the giant panda to the United States.
She fed her "baby" with formula from a bottle, and named it Su Lin. It was eventually found a home in the Brookfield Zoo in Chicago.

Eburge wrote this question after spending four hours looking at pictures of baby pandas and being reminded twice that he was supposed to be in a race!
9. This woman co-founded the Society of Woman Geographers, and used her experiences of living amongst tribes in South America and Asia to help her write many travel books. What was the name of this woman, who was married to the famous deep sea explorer William Beebe?

Answer: Blair Niles

Niles' real name was Mary Blair Rice, but she became known as Blair Niles after she married her second husband, Robert Niles, Jr. Niles spent a lot of time travelling South America and even visited Devil's Island off the coast of French Guiana. Niles was awarded the Gold medal by the Society of Woman Geographers in 1944, after helping to establish the society 19 years earlier.

Doublemm wrote this question after watching an episode of the hit TV show "Frasier"...
10. Born Elizabeth Cochran, this intrepid lady reporter wrote some amazing news reports after going undercover in a lunatic asylum, before literally going "Around the World in Eighty Days" in honour of Jules Verne's novel. By what name is she better known?

Answer: Nellie Bly

When "Around the World in Eighty Days" was first published in 1873, the feat was thought to be impossible. Nellie met Verne in Paris during her trip, and he is quoted as hoping she might make it in 79 days but not being certain she could. In the event, she made it home to New York in a time of 72 days, 6 hours and 11 minutes.

Rowena8482 would much prefer to read about such a trying journey than have to go on it.
Source: Author Rowena8482

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