More First Women on Jeopardy

Screen Shot 2015-04-28 at 4.45.02 PMA couple of weeks ago, Jeopardy included another First Women category in their show. Once again I have taken the names  used in their category and created a quiz.

Match the descriptions below (a through e) with the names (1 to 5). Answers appear at the bottom.

a. First Woman to win an Olympic Marathon (in 1984)

b. First Woman on the FBI’s most-wanted list (1968-1969)

c. First Woman in the United States to serve as a state governor (in 1924)

d. First African-American woman to win an Oscar for Leading Actress (in 2002)

e. First Woman (in fact, first person) to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel (in 1901)

1. Annie Taylor

2. Joan Benoit

3. Halle Berry

4. Ruth Taylor Ross

5. Ruth Eismann-Schier

Answers:

a-2 (she still holds some speed records); b-5 (for kidnapping an heiress); c-4 (in Wyoming); d-3 (for Monster’s Ball); e-1 (she was 43 at the time)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Women on Jeopardy

Screen Shot 2015-04-28 at 4.45.02 PMLast week, on Jeopardy, there was a category called Female Firsts. I didn’t record the full text of the questions, but I thought it might be fun to quiz the readers of this blog on the women included, but in a different format.

 

Match the descriptions below (a through e) with the names (1 to 5). Answers appear at the bottom.

a. First Woman to ride in the Kentucky Derby

b. First Woman to receive a Pulitzer in history (for Reveille in Washington, 1942)

c. First Woman to receive a bronze star

d. First Woman to receive the Fields Medal in Mathematics (hint: She was the subject of a post on this blog.)

e. First Woman to be Speaker of the House of Commons in England

  1. Betty Booothroyd
  2. Cordelia Cork
  3. Diane Crump
  4. Margaret Leech
  5. Miryam Mirzakhan

 

Answers: a-3; b-4; c-2; d-5; e-1