Answer True or False: Great Women Edition

Q 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.

Q 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.

Q 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.

Q 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.

Q 5. A force in the art world, Frida Kahlo was born in Coyoacán, a village on the outskirts of Mexico City.
  • True!
  • 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.

Q 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.
Q 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.

Q 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.

Q 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.

Q 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.

Q 11. Indira Gandhi became the fourth prime minister of India, and continued her role for 20 years.
  • False, she was the third prime minister of India.
  • False, she was the fifth prime minister of India.
  • True, but she stepped down due to public revolt.
  • True, but she continued her role only for 10 years.

Q 12. Emmeline Pankhurst founded the first Women’s Union for Nurses.
  • True. She founded a Union but for both nurses and doctors.
  • True. She was also the first nurse to become a doctor.
  • False, she founded the Women’s Social and Political Union.
  • False. She was a social and political journalist.

Q 13. Charlotte Brontë was an accomplished novelist, choosing strong female characters as her protagonists. She wrote five novels. True or false?
  • True, but only four were published in her lifetime.
  • True!
  • False, she wrote six novels.
  • False, she wrote just two novels.

Q 14. Jane Austen wrote the guide on how to be the perfect bachelorette.
  • False, she wrote the women’s guide to landing a husband.
  • False, she wrote mainly fiction.
  • True, and she also wrote the guide to being a perfect bachelor.
  • True, she also wrote a cookbook.

Q 15. Mary Cassatt was part of the Impressionist painters.
  • True, but she only gained recognition after her death.
  • False, she was the wife of an Impressionist painter.
  • False, she was the sister of an Impressionist painter.
  • True, but she only painted three paintings in total.

Q 16. Jane Goodall’s research of chimpanzees spanned for almost 40 years.
  • True, it spanned for almost 40 years.
  • False, it spanned for almost 60.
  • False, it spanned for only two decades due to lack of funding.
  • True, but it was stopped by the authorities in Africa.

Q 17. Florence Nightingale brought sanitary conditions to soldiers in wars. She invented the nursing profession!
  • True, and she was also the first female doctor.
  • True, she was also known as “The Lady With the Lamp”.
  • False, she was the inventor of the first cast used to heal broken bones.
  • False, she was the first female soldier.
  • False, she was the first female pharmacist.
  • True, and her son was the inventor of the stethoscope.

Q 18. Mary Wollstonecraft championed education and liberation of women with her book ‘A Vindication of the Rights of Woman’. Which statement below is FALSE about Mary?
  • She is the mother of author Mary Shelley.
  • She worked as a translator.
  • She earned her own livelihood.
  • She wrote a personal travel narrative.
  • She passed away 10 days after her second daughter was born.
  • She helped women from the mental asylum.

Q 19. Rita Moreno is still the only Latino to earn the coveted EGOT (which means she’s won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony). Which fact is FALSE about Rita?
  • She starred in West Side Story.
  • She appeared on Sesame Street.
  • She won the Peabody Award.
  • She was born in Puerto Rico.
  • She appeared on Broadway.
  • She is also a professional ice-skater.

Q 20. Ada Lovelace was the first woman to own a department store in London. True or False?
  • True, she also owned an equestrian centre.
  • False, she was the first female computer programmer.
  • False, she was the first female fashion designer.
  • True, but she was also a hat designer.
  • False, she was the first Victorian female painter.
  • True, and she owned a horse-carriage company.
Q21.Charlotte Brontë was an accomplished novelist, choosing strong female characters as her protagonists. How many novels did she write?

  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10

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