Quiz about Modern Women of Faith
Quiz about Modern Women of Faith

Modern Women of Faith Trivia Quiz


This quiz encompasses general knowledge of women who (with one exception!) have came to prominence in the past 100 years due to their religious faith.

A multiple-choice quiz by brewster76. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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brewster76
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303,467
Updated
Dec 03 21
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1. What was the religious order founded by Mother Teresa in 1950? Hint

Missionaries of Charity
Daughters of Poor Clare
Benedictine Sisters of Calcutta
Franciscan Nuns of the Lepers

2. In the 1990s actress Demi Moore became a highly visible devotee of the branch of Judaism that has been called 'Jewish mysticism.' What is the name of this sect in which adherents often wear a bracelet of red string? Hint

Jehovah's Witnesses
Scientology
Christian Science
Kabbalah

3. The calendar of saints in the Episcopal Church jointly honors four women on July 20th as examples of those who 'publically held moral convictions that compromised their acceptance by society.' They were suffragettes Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Amelia Bloomer, abolitionist Sojourner Truth and which other woman who was called the "Moses" of her people? Hint

Harriet Beecher Stowe
Julia Ward Howe
Madam CJ Walker
Harriet Tubman

4. Who was the first person to serve as Supreme Governor of the Church of England? Hint

Queen Victoria
Anne Boleyn
Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth I

5. In 2007 Catholic social worker Irena Sendler was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize for her work during WWII of smuggling more than 2500 Jewish children out of the ghetto and secretly placing them with Catholic families, convents, rectories and orphanages. From which city's ghetto did Sendler (also known as Sendlerowa) save children? Hint

Vienna
Amsterdam
Warsaw
Berlin

6. Hard to believe, but this woman wasn't canonized until several centuries after her death when Pope Benedict XV declared her a saint in 1920. Can you spot this belatedly-recognized woman of faith? Hint

Mary Magdalene
Joan of Arc
Saint Bernadette of Lourdes
Mother Cabrini

7. Beginning in the 1970s all branches of Judaism have found various ways within Jewish law to ordain women as Rabbis and Cantors except which group? Hint

Reconstructionist
Conservative
Orthodox
Reformed

8. Though not well known to those outside her own faith, Sri Anandamayi Ma was a noted 20th century mystic with thousands of followers who viewed her as a Guru. The Divine Life Society proclaimed her "the most perfect flower the Indian soil has produced." With what religion was Anandamayi Ma affiliated? Hint

Shinto
Islam
Hinduism
Buddhism

9. The 1968 Lambeth Conference of this church issued a resolution stating that "that the theological arguments for and against female ordination are both inconclusive." Following this, several women in the American branch of the faith were ordained as priests in 1974, albeit without official church sanction. Which church ordained these women? Hint

Greek Orthodox
Anglican Communion, Episcopal Church of America
Lutheran, Missouri Synod
Russian Orthodox

10. One of the most controversial modern religions is Scientology, founded in the 1950s by science-fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard. The religion, which has also been called a cult, has achieved a higher profile as members of the entertainment community have joined its ranks. Which of these women has NOT publically declared herself to be Scientologist? Hint

Michelle Pfeiffer
Lisa Marie Presley
Kirstie Alley
Juliette Lewis


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. What was the religious order founded by Mother Teresa in 1950?

Answer: Missionaries of Charity

Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu was born in Macedonia (then Albania) on August 26, 1910. The mission of the Roman Catholic order she created was to wholeheartedly love and care for the poorest of the poor for free. The Missionaries of Charity includes more than 4500 nuns in over 120 countries who take additional vows of obedience, poverty, and chastity.

Mother Teresa of Calcutta was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979.
2. In the 1990s actress Demi Moore became a highly visible devotee of the branch of Judaism that has been called 'Jewish mysticism.' What is the name of this sect in which adherents often wear a bracelet of red string?

Answer: Kabbalah

According to the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, Kabbalah is defined as "a medieval and modern system of Jewish theosophy, mysticism, and thaumaturgy marked by belief in creation through emanation and a cipher method of interpreting Scripture."

The Kabbalah Center offers this explanation for the red bracelet: "The Red String protects us from the influences of the Evil Eye. Evil eye is a very powerful negative force. It refers to the unfriendly stare and unkind glances we sometimes get from people around us. Envious eyes and looks of ill will affect us, stopping us from realizing our full potential in every area of our life."

Another celebrity adherent of Kabbalah is Madonna.
3. The calendar of saints in the Episcopal Church jointly honors four women on July 20th as examples of those who 'publically held moral convictions that compromised their acceptance by society.' They were suffragettes Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Amelia Bloomer, abolitionist Sojourner Truth and which other woman who was called the "Moses" of her people?

Answer: Harriet Tubman

The Episcopal Church chose July 20th to honor these women because it's the anniversary of the Women's Rights Convention held in Seneca Falls, New York in 1848.

Harriet Tubman was born Araminta Ross around 1820 in Maryland. She was a conductor on the famous "Underground Railroad", a series of safehouses and escape routes to get slaves out of the southern US to the freedom of the north. This activity was the origin of her being called Moses. After the civil war, she became active in the women's suffrage movement, particularly for rights of African-American women.
4. Who was the first person to serve as Supreme Governor of the Church of England?

Answer: Queen Elizabeth I

The title Supreme Governor of the Church of England is a title held by the British monarch to signify their honorary role as head of the Church. While Elizabeth I's father, Henry VIII, declared himself head of the Church after he rejected papal authority in 1534, the title Supreme Governor was created for Elizabeth I.
5. In 2007 Catholic social worker Irena Sendler was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize for her work during WWII of smuggling more than 2500 Jewish children out of the ghetto and secretly placing them with Catholic families, convents, rectories and orphanages. From which city's ghetto did Sendler (also known as Sendlerowa) save children?

Answer: Warsaw

Irena Sendler smuggled the children out of the Warsaw Ghetto by putting them in suitcases, trolleys and boxes. She wrote the name of each child and their placement on slips of paper and put them in jars which she buried in a garden.

Students in rural Kansas wrote a play of her life called "Life in a Jar" which brought Sendler's more attention. Although Sendler had been honored by The Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority (Yad Vashem) in 1965, her story was virtually unknown to the world at large. The students discovered that she was still alive and living in Poland at the age of 91 and she lived to know of her honor by the Nobel Peace Prize organization.

The Hallmark Hall of Fame made a 2009 movie based on Sendler's life, "Irena's Children", starring Oscar winner Anna Pacquin in the title role.

For more information on this remarkable woman go to: www.irenasendler.org, the official website of the Irena Sendler Project.
6. Hard to believe, but this woman wasn't canonized until several centuries after her death when Pope Benedict XV declared her a saint in 1920. Can you spot this belatedly-recognized woman of faith?

Answer: Joan of Arc

Joan of Arc is the national heroine of France. She was burned at the stake for heresy in 1431. Although the "procès de réhabilitation", the first step in the canonization process, took place in 1455, her beatification as a saint wasn't begun until 1869. In 1909 Pope Pius X declared her beatified and Pope Benedict XV named her St. Joan of Arc in 1920.

Mother Cabrini and Bernadette Soubirous of Lourdes died in 1879 and 1917, respectively. Mary Magdalene has been venerated as a saint in the Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Anglican and Oriental Orthodox faiths. She was not canonized, but rather achieved early saintly status via the process called "The Sense of the Faithful". In this way early Church leaders, under inspiration of the Holy Spirit, named saints before the current canonization procedures were in place.
7. Beginning in the 1970s all branches of Judaism have found various ways within Jewish law to ordain women as Rabbis and Cantors except which group?

Answer: Orthodox

The Reform Movement, Judaism's most progressive branch, ordained Sally Preisand as the first American female Rabbi in 1972. The first female Reconstructionist Rabbi (Sandy Eisenberg Sasso) followed in 1974 and the Conservatives named Amy Eilberg its first female Rabbi in 1985.
8. Though not well known to those outside her own faith, Sri Anandamayi Ma was a noted 20th century mystic with thousands of followers who viewed her as a Guru. The Divine Life Society proclaimed her "the most perfect flower the Indian soil has produced." With what religion was Anandamayi Ma affiliated?

Answer: Hinduism

Sri Anandamayi Ma was born Nirmala Sundari in what is now Bangladesh in 1896. As a child she experienced the Hindu state of ecstacy when listening to the devotional chanting known as kirtan. Though uneducated, she spontaneously chanted Sanksrit hymns known only to trained gurus.

The main theme of her theology was in perfecting those actions that raised man's divine nature and in self realization. As more people were drawn to her divine persona an ashram was built in her honor in 1927. In time, more than 25 ashrams were named for her. When Kamala Nehru, the wife of future Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, became a follower in the 1930s Anadamayi Ma's fame rose. She died in 1982 and is buried on the banks of the Ganges River.
9. The 1968 Lambeth Conference of this church issued a resolution stating that "that the theological arguments for and against female ordination are both inconclusive." Following this, several women in the American branch of the faith were ordained as priests in 1974, albeit without official church sanction. Which church ordained these women?

Answer: Anglican Communion, Episcopal Church of America

The Lambeth Conference, led by the Archbishop of Canterbury, is the premier meeting of the World Anglican Communion when all bishops convene for study, worship and conversation. It is held every 10 years.

The first female Anglican priest was ordained in Hong Kong in 1944, though the 1948 Lambeth Conference condemned the bishop who performed the ordination and rejected her priesthood. Once the 1968 Conference voted to allow women as deacons, however, the floodgates leading to full priesthood were open.

The musical "Me and My Girl" features the song "Lambeth Walk," which refers to what was once a working class area of London.
10. One of the most controversial modern religions is Scientology, founded in the 1950s by science-fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard. The religion, which has also been called a cult, has achieved a higher profile as members of the entertainment community have joined its ranks. Which of these women has NOT publically declared herself to be Scientologist?

Answer: Michelle Pfeiffer

The website of the Church of Scientology offers this description:
"Scientology is the study and handling of the spirit in relationship to itself, others and all of life. The Scientology religion comprises a body of knowledge extending from certain fundamental truths."

Hubbard started his first church in New Jersey in 1953 with its theology based on his book "Dianetics." Controversial aspects of Scientology include the belief that thetans (one's spirit or soul) once lived among extra-terrestrials before being trapped in a human body, and an opposition to psychiatry.
Source: Author brewster76

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