Tuesday, September 8, 2009

I've always felt that I can't name enough famous women

I've always felt that I can't name enough famous women, so I researched them and here they are in the form of a "WISE" trivia game I made for EngFrosh:

Who was the first woman ever to be awarded the Nobel Prize only 2 years after it was founded and 5 years later won another Nobel Prize? Clue: She discovered the elements Radium and Polonium. She was also the first woman to receive a doctorate in Europe. Answer: Marie Curie

Who was the first woman to become United States Secretary of State. Clue: It was during Bill Clinton’s presidency. Answer: Madeleine Albright.

Was the first programmer recorded in history a man or a woman? Clue: Babbage was mentoring this person. Answer: It was a woman, Ada Lovelace

What American biologist was awarded Nobel Prize in 2004 for her work on the genetics of smell, proving that each cell in our nose can only smell one scent? Answer: Linda Buck from USA

Who was one of the first programmers of the Harvard Mark I computer and developed the first compiler for a computer programming language. Clue: A conference, celebrating women in computing, is named after her. WISE executives are attending it for the second time this year. Answer: Grace Hopper

Who is an Academy Award–nominated actress, television producer, literary critic and magazine publisher who is best known for her self-titled, multi-award winning talk show? Clue: Her talk show has become the highest-rated program of its kind in history. Answer: Oprah Winfrey

Who was the world's first female aircraft designer and first woman to graduate from electrical engineering at U of T? Clue: She worked as an aeronautical engineer during the Second World War and did much to make Canada a powerhouse of airplane construction. Answer: Elsie MacGill

What woman won the Nobel Prize in 2008 for discovering the HIV virus? Clue: She is a French virologist. Answer: Francoise Barre-Sinoussi

What woman won the Nobel Prize in 2007 in literature. Clue: She grew up in Africa but was prohibited to enter the country because of her views on the equality of races. Answer: Doris Lessing

Who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 and India's highest civilian honour for her humanitarian work. Clue: Her Missionaries of Charity continued to expand and at the time of her death it was operating 610 missions in 123 countries. Answer: Mother Teresa

Who is known as the mother of the atomic bomb by discovering nuclear fission? Clue: German version of Marie Curie. Answer: Lise Meitner

Who was the first female senator to represent the US state and the first American First Lady to run for public office? Answer: Hillary Clinton

Who was the first African woman to get a Nobel Prize, which was in 2004? Clue: She founded the Green Belt Movement, an environmental non-governmental organization focused on the planting of trees, environmental conservation, and women's rights. Answer: Wangari Maathai

Which woman is best known for her contributions to the understanding of the fine molecular structures of DNA? Clue: She was an English biophysicist, physicist, chemist, biologist. Answer: Rosalind Franklin


Mackenzie said...

Q: Which famous actress invented spread spectrum communications in the hopes of creating a secret, un-interceptable radio control system for missiles in World War II to defeat Hitler?

A: Hedy Lamarr