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Women have been making a mark on history since the beginning of time. If you want to be inspired by these great women to make your own mark in the world, play this true and false quiz and show us how much you know about these amazing women. Let’s begin!
1. Madonna has pushed boundaries and redefined women’s roles in the music industry for decades. After countless studio albums, her most recent is called: Madame X. True or False?
- False, her most recent album was American Life.
- True, it was released in 2018.
- False, her most recent album was Hard Candy.
- True, and it was released in 2019.
2. Diana, Princess of Wales, used to be a pre-school assistant. True or False?
- False, she was a nurse.
- True, she also owned a stationery shop.
- False, she was the daughter of a tea merchant.
- True, she was also initially a home-schooled child.
3. The Oprah Winfrey Show has brought to light so many social, cultural and political issues, making Oprah into a millionaire! True or False?
- True, but it’s her book club that has made her the most money.
- False, she used to be a millionaire but now she gives most of her money to charity.
- False, she is actually a billionaire.
- True, she was a millionaire but when her show ended, she went bankrupt.
4. Ella Fitzgerald was the first African American to win a Grammy, making music history.
- False, she never won a Grammy.
- True, she made history, but not with a Grammy but by singing in the White House.
- True, she made history in 1958 with the win.
- False, she was the second African American woman to win a Grammy.
5. A force in the art world, Frida Kahlo was born in Coyoacán, a village on the outskirts of Mexico City.
- True, she was born in Mexico City but in a village called Bacalar.
- False, she was born in Spain.
- False, she was born in Portugal.
6. Sally Ride was the first American woman to travel to space on the shuttle Challenger in 1983.
- True, she was the first American woman in space, but the third in space overall.
- False, she was a astrophysicist who never went to space.
- False, she was a mathematician helping astronauts get into space.
- True, but the shuttle was called Apollo 13.
7. Marie Curie founded the new science of radioactivity. Her discoveries launched effective cures for cancer.
- False, she invented penicillin.
- True, and she was also the first woman to win a Nobel Prize.
- True, but she did not win a Nobel Prize.
- False, she invented a cure for the measles.
8. Possibly the greatest actress of all time. Meryl Streep is deeply involved with the National Women’s History Museum.
- False, she is not interested in history.
- True, she is their spokeswoman.
- True, but she quit being their spokeswoman after a dispute.
- False, she is involved with the National Geographic Society.
9. Queen Elizabeth I was a mighty force, asserting herself in European commerce, arts and politics. She reigned for 45 years. True or False?
- True, but she reigned for only 22 years.
- True, she was also the daughter of King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn.
- True, but she stepped down after thirty years, due to falling ill.
- False, she reigned only for as long as her parents were alive.
10. Hedy Lamarr, the actress from the Golden Age of Hollywood, co-invented a radio signalling device to confuse enemies during WWII.
- False, she invented the earliest form of the floppy disk.
- False, she invented the first hand-held mixer.
- True, and it’s still a crucial part of how we communicate today.
- True, but it is no longer used today.