Quiz – 207

1) This Jewish immigrant from Poland founded a cosmetics empire, later using her wealth to become a patron of the arts.

2) This civil rights activist was instrumental in both the integration of the Little Rock School District and the crisis that ensued, later writing a National Book Award-winning memoir.

3) With Theresa May’s promotion this week, the UK will have had two women prime ministers. But which of the three other so-called “great offices of state” has never been held by a woman?

4) The 2015 general election saw a record number of women MPs elected to Parliament – although the number was still only 191 out of 650 or 29%. Which country most resembles the UK in terms of the proportion of women MPs?

5) In May last year, Rachel Treweek achieved what distinction as a Church of England clergywoman?

6) Name the first woman to be TUC general secretary. She has held the post since 2013.

7) Who is the founder and joint chief executive of Bet 365, a company she built up from what she called “a small chain of pretty rubbish betting shops” into one of the world’s largest online betting sites?  According to Forbes, she has a personal fortune of £1.65bn.

8) Who was the former Harry Potter star was said to be worth £35.3m by the celebrity magazine, making her the fifth richest British celebrity, behind Adele, Robert Pattinson, Daniel Radcliffe and One Direction?

9) Who is the first woman conductor of a large orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony, appointed in 2007?

10) Who introduced America to French cooking in her books and television series from 1963 through the 1990’s?


(1) Helena Rubinstein (2) Daisy Bates (3) Chancellor of the Exchequer (4) Afghanistan (5) Sit in the House of Lords (6) Frances O’Grady (7) Denise Coates (8) Emma  Watson (9) Marion Alsop (10) Julia Child

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