Quiz about Who am I Helen or Helena
Quiz about Who am I Helen or Helena

Who am I? Helen or Helena Trivia Quiz

The names Helen and Helena have Greek origins meaning "light". Can you identify the correct Helen or Helena from the clue?

A matching quiz by zambesi. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Dec 03 21
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1. "I Am Woman" (1972)   
Helena Takalo
2. First British astronaut  
Helena Normanton
3. Professional tennis player  
Helen Sharman
4. "The Queen" (2006)  
Helena Sukova
5. Cosmetics entrepreneur   
Helen Mirren
6. Finnish Olympic gold medalist  
Helen Keller
7. Irish Republican and labour activist   
Helena Moloney
8. American author and lecturer  
Helen Reddy
9. First female barrister in England  
Helena Rubinstein
10. American Olympic sprint gold medalist  
Helen Stephens

Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. "I Am Woman" (1972)

Answer: Helen Reddy

Helen Reddy (b. 1941) is an Australian singer and actress who won a television talent contest in 1966 and the prize was a recording audition in the USA. It was during the 1970s that she had her greatest success with a number of her songs making the top ten either side of the Atlantic. Her number one hits on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart were "I Am Woman" (1972), "Delta Dawn" (1972) and "Angie Baby" (1974). She became a US citizen in 1974.
2. First British astronaut

Answer: Helen Sharman

Helen Sharman (b.1963) was a chemist and became the first British astronaut. She also became the first woman to visit the Mir space station in May 1991. She joined the programme known as Project Juno which was a joint Soviet Union-British mission.
3. Professional tennis player

Answer: Helena Sukova

Helena Sukova (b.1965) is a retired professional tennis player from the Czech Republic. In a 15 year career from 1983-1998 she won 14 Grand Slam doubles titles for 9 women's doubles and 5 mixed doubles. She was also runner-up in four Grand Slam singles titles.
4. "The Queen" (2006)

Answer: Helen Mirren

Helen Mirren (b.1945) is an English actress of stage, film, and television. It was for her role as Queen Elizabeth II in the 2006 film "The Queen" that she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. She has also won three Golden Globe Awards, four Primetime Emmy Awards, and one Tony Award.
5. Cosmetics entrepreneur

Answer: Helena Rubinstein

Helena Rubinstein (1872-1965) was a Polish-American businesswoman who founded the Helena Rubinstein cosmetics company. Born in Krakow, Poland, she immigrated to Australia in 1896 and started her cosmetics empire. She moved her operations to London in 1908 and then in 1915 she opened a cosmetics salon in New York City. This then started the rivalry with another notable woman of the cosmetics industry - Elizabeth Arden. One of Rubinstein's famous sayings was "There are no ugly women, only lazy ones."
6. Finnish Olympic gold medalist

Answer: Helena Takalo

Helena Takola (b.1947) is a former Finnish cross-country skier. She won Olympic gold in the 5km cross-country race at the 1976 Innsbruck games. She also won two gold medals in cross-country at the 1978 World Championships in the 5km and 4 x 5km relay. In total she won five Olympic medals over three Olympics and five medals over three World Championships.
7. Irish Republican and labour activist

Answer: Helena Moloney

Helena Moloney (1883-1967) was an Irish republican, feminist and labour activist. She joined a republican women's paramilitary organisation in 1914, which was an auxiliary of the Irish Volunteers. She fought in the rebellion against English forces and it was during the 1916 Easter Rising that she was captured and imprisoned. After the Irish Civil War she became the second female president of the Irish Trades Union Congress.
8. American author and lecturer

Answer: Helen Keller

Helen Keller (1880-1968) was an American author and lecturer who became the first deaf-blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. In the 1940s and 1950s she made numerous visits overseas, as far afield as New Zealand, to give encouragement to those with similar disabilities as herself. Her autobiography titled "The Story of My Life" (1903) was adapted for stage and film. The 1962 film "The Miracle Worker" was nominated for five Academy Awards winning Best Actress for Anne Bancroft (as Anne Sullivan, her tutor) and Best Supporting Actress for Patty Duke as Helen Keller.
9. First female barrister in England

Answer: Helena Normanton

Helena Normanton (1882-1957) was the first woman to practise as a barrister in England. A barrister mainly specialises in courtroom advocacy and litigation. She married Gavin Bowman Watson Clark in 1921, but continued with her maiden name for professional purposes. In 1924 she became the first married woman in Britain to be issued with a passport in her maiden name.
10. American Olympic sprint gold medalist

Answer: Helen Stephens

Helen Herring Stephens (1918-1994) was an American track athlete and a dual Olympic gold medalist. It was during the 1936 Berlin Olympics that she won gold in the 100m and 4 x 100m relay. Helen came from the town of Fulton, Missouri, and was nicknamed "The Fulton Flash".
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