1. What nationality was Catherine the Great?
  2. Which novelist wrote Emma and Mansfield Park?
  3. Andrée de Jongh, known as Dédée, was 24 years old when she set up the Comet Line and was later awarded the George Medal by King George VI. What was the Comet Line?
  4. In what field did Sarah Siddons achieve fame in the 18th century?
  5. Which singer was known as the Swedish Nightingale?
  6. What did Harriet Beecher Stowe do to help the lot of black slaves in America?
  7. With what slogan are Emmelin Pankhurst and her daughters associated?
  8. In which country was Israeli leader Golda Meir born?
  9. Who was nicknamed 'The Iron Lady'?
  10. The Nobel Peace Prize was awared to two Irish women in 1976. Mared Corrigan was one; who was the other?
  11. What was Nancy Reagan's occupation before she devoted herself to help in her husbands political career?
  12. Which dancer, a soloist with Diaghilev's ballet Russe, formed a London company which became, in 1957, The Royal Ballet?
  13. Which 19th century English woman campaigned for prison reform?
  14. Which of the Brontë sisters wrote The Tenant of Wildfell Hall?
  15. Which famous opera singer left her husband for Greek shipping magnet Asistotle Onassis, who in turn left her to marry Jaqueline Kennedy?
  16. In which film did Elizabeth Taylor achieve child stardom in 1944?
  17. Joan Armatrading has achieved worldwide success as a vocalist and guitarist, where was she born?
  18. In the last 9 years of her life, Sarah Burnhardt suffered from a physical disability, although she continued to act. What was the disability?
  19. Who was the legendary 19th-century pioneer of women's rights in the British medical profession, in which she qualified and was eventually finally allowed to practice as a doctor and after whom a very famous women's hospital in London was named?
  20. Which young woman stabbed Jean Paul Marat, one of the leaders of the French Revolution, in his bath?
  21. Gladys Aylward became famous for her missionary work in China. Who portrayed her in the film Inn of the Sixth Happiness?
  22. Which American state is named for Queen Elizabeth I?
  23. Who was the only person to win Nobel prizes for physics and chemistry?
  24. What is Mother Teresa's given name?
  25. Name the woman who was elected President of the Philippines after Ferdinand Marcos fled?



  1. German
  2. Jane Austen
  3. An escaped route through Nazi occupied Europe, which ran from Brussels to The Pyrenees, that helped Allied forces escape to freedom.
  4. Acting
  5. Jenny Lind
  6. She wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin
  7. "Votes for Women"
  8. Russia
  9. Margaret Thatcher
  10. Betty Williams
  11. Film Actress
  12. Ninette De Valois
  13. Elizabeth Fry
  14. Anne
  15. Marie Callas
  16. National Velvet
  17. West Indies
  18. She had a leg amputated
  19. Elizabeth Garrett Anderson
  20. Charlotte Corday
  21. Ingrid Bergman
  22. Virginia
  23. Madame Curie
  24. Agnes
  25. Corazon Aquino