10 most difficult women riddlesWomen quiz
What was among Maria Curie's achievements?
discovery of radioactivity
obtaining driving license
French Academy of Sciences membership
huge number of patents
In 1916 during the Great War Marie was one of the first women to obtain driving license. She worked towards it to drive her innovation, mobile ambulances equipped with X-ray apparatus that saved wounded soldiers, who coined the vehicle "petite Curie" (in French "little Curie").
In 1967, she became the first woman to run the Boston Marathon as a numbered entry;
Sara Mae Berman
In 1967, she became the first woman to run the Boston Marathon as a numbered entry. During her run, race official Jock Semple attempted to stop Switzer and grab her official bib; however, he was shoved to the ground by Switzer's boyfriend, Thomas Miller, who was running with her, and she completed the race. It was not until 1972 that women were allowed to run the Boston Marathon officially.
Who was the first female fighter pilot?
Komako Kimura - Japanese
Sabiha Gökçen - Turkish
Harriet Quimby - American
Anna Leska-Daab - Polish
Sabiha Gökçen was a Turkish aviator. She was the first Turkish female combat pilot, aged 23. According to some sources, including Guinness World Records, she was also the world's first female fighter pilot, being enrolled in the Military Aviation Academy in Eskisehir in 1936.
How did Amelia Earhart die?
plane crash over the Pacific Ocean
plane crash over the Adriatic Sea
plane crash over the Atlantic Ocean
car racing accident
Amelia Mary Earhart was an American aviation pioneer and the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. In 1937 she tried to fly around the world, but after 40 days the contact with her aircraft was lost. Most likely she crashed somewhere over the Marshall Islands.
Which film contains the scene in which Marilyn Monroe's white dress is blown upwards by a passing train?
All About Eve
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
The Seven Year Itch
Some Like It Hot
The Seven Year Itch is a 1955 American romantic comedy film in which Marilyn Monroe starred as a woman who becomes the object of her married neighbor's sexual fantasies. The scene became one of the most famous of her career. The shoot lasted for several hours and attracted a crowd of nearly 2,000 spectators, including professional photographers.
Who won the first Women's World Chess Championship?
Vera Menchik was a British-Czechoslovak-Russian chess player who gained renown as the world's first women's chess champion. She successfully defended her title six times in every other championship held during her lifetime, losing only one game, while winning 78 and drawing four games.
Who was the modern world's first female head of government?
Sirima Bandaranaike became the Sri Lanka National Party's leader, after her husband was assassinated by a Buddhist monk who opposed his advocacy of Western medicine over traditional cures. She led her party to win the July 1960 elections and became prime minister, the first female head of government in the world. During her political career, she served as prime minister three times.
Who was the first immigrant to arrive at Ellis Island?
Mary Todd Lincoln
Ellis Island served as the United States' busiest immigrant inspection station from 1892 until 1954. Over 12 million immigrants passed through it during that time period. It has been estimated that close to 40 percent of all current U.S. citizens can trace at least one of their ancestors to Ellis Island.
"Women have the right to mount the scaffold, they must also have the right to mount the speaker's rostrum". Whose quote is that?
Olympe de Gouges
Olympe de Gouges was a French activist, feminist, playwright, and the author of the Declaration of the Rights of Woman and the Female Citizen. She was executed by guillotine during the Reign of Terror for attacking the regime of the Revolutionary government and for her association with the Girondists.