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Famous female leaders through history

3.3
(40 votes)
10 questions
English
Hard
1

Who was the youngest British monarch at the start of her reign?

Mary, Queen of Scots

Elizabeth I

Lady Jane Grey

Queen Elizabeth II

Hard  12% got this right

In 1542, Mary, Queen of Scots became queen at 6 days old.
2

Who was the Empress of China during the Zhou Dynasty from 690 to 705?

Wu Zetian

Jiang Qing

Tsai Ing-wen

Xiao Hunian

Hard  20% got this right

3

Which French heroine was burned at the stake for heresy when she was 19 years old?

Joan of Arc

Olympe de Gouges

Suzanne Voilquin

Théroigne de Méricourt

60% got this right

4

Which country elected President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as Africa's first female head of state?

Liberia

Ethiopia

Mozambique

South Africa

Hard  12% got this right

5

Who was the first female Nobel Prize winner?

Marie Curie

Bertha von Suttner

Jane Addams

Selma Lagerlöf

71% got this right

6

Who was the last active Pharoah of Ptolemaic Egypt, from 51 B.C. to 30 B.C.?

Cleopatra VII

Ashotep

Nefertiti

Tausret

72% got this right

7

Where did Catherine the Great die?

Hard  5% got this right

Catherine the Great died at the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia.
8

Where was Elizabeth II when her father passed away, making her queen of England?

Kenya

England

New Zealand

Scotland

Hard  30% got this right

9

Who was the first woman to be democratically elected as prime minister of a country?

Sirimavo Bandaranaike

Golda Meir

Indira Gandhi

Margaret Thatcher

Hard  6% got this right

Sirimavo Bandaranaike was elected prime minister of Ceylon present-day Sri Lanka) in 1960.
10

Who was the first woman elected president of a country?

Vigdís Finnbogadóttir

Chandrika Kumaratunga

Mary McAleese

Violeta Chamorro

Hard  33% got this right

Vigdís Finnbogadóttir won the election in Iceland in 1980.