Women’s History Month Quiz: 40 Inspiring Questions

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Women’s History Month Special: 22 Trivia quiz questions from the headlines of 2022 on historical female leaders and current achievements in politics, sports, arts, entertainment, and more, plus video quizzes on last year’s notable women in news, sports, and entertainment. Take the 2022 Women’s History Month quiz (Don’t miss: Even more International Women’s History trivia below)!

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2022 Notable Women in the News Quiz

Women’s History Month Special: 22 General knowledge questions about 2022’s most fascinating women to make news headlines. Click “Start Quiz.”

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1. Ketanji Brown Jackson is the first what?

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2. Why was WNBA player Brittney Griner arrested and detained in Russia?

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3. Who was the first woman to serve as the US Secretary of State?

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4. Who is the first woman to win both directing and writing Academy Awards?

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5. Who is the first openly LGBTQ actor to win an Oscar?

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6. Élisabeth Borne became France’s second female prime minister in 2022. Who was the first?

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7. Why does Grammy-winning artist India Arie want to #DeleteSpotify?

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8. Karine Jean-Pierre is the first White House Press Secretary to be what?

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9. Who authored The Handmaid’s Tale?

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10. Jennifer Hudson won which awards during her career?

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11. Why did pop star Lizzo change the opening lyrics for “GRRRLS”?

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12. Which 90s house anthem was prominently sampled in Beyoncé’s 2022 single “Break My Soul”?

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13. Why won’t Pat Benatar perform her song “Hit Me with Your Best Shot” at live shows?

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14. Why is Serena Williams stepping away from tennis after the US Open?

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15. Taylor Swift describes what as “the story of 13 sleepless nights”?

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16. Which leader had the shortest tenure of any British prime minister?

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17. Who is this Oscar-nominated Marilyn Monroe?

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18. In Oct. 2022, Madonna kind of announced she was “gay.” How?

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19. Why did actress Selma Blair leave 2022’s “Dancing with the Stars”?

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20. Who was Anna May Wong?

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21. Who was Mahsa Amini?

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22. Where is Queen Elizabeth’s final resting place?

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Women’s History Month 2022 special: 20 Notable Women in the News (video & PowerPoint)

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Women in the News Quiz Questions List

  • Why does Grammy-winning artist India Arie want to #DeleteSpotify?

    Photo: Texas A&M University-Commerce Marketing Communications Photography, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
    Because of Joe Rogan’s Covid-19 misinformation.
    Because Joe Rogan rarely interviews women.
    Because of Joe Rogan’s racial slurs.
    Because of Joe Rogan’s salary.

    Ketanji Brown Jackson is the first what?

    Photo: White House, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
    Supreme Court justice without Juris Doctor from Harvard or Yale.
    Black female justice in the US Supreme Court.
    Supreme Court justice without an Ivy League degree.
    Supreme Court justice confirmed without a single vote from the Senate minority party.

    Why was WNBA player Brittney Griner arrested and detained in Russia?

    Photo: Lorie Shaull, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
    Customs Service found hashish oil in her luggage.
    She posted anti-war slogans on Twitter.
    She is suspected of working for the CIA.
    She tested positive for illegal substances while competing.

    Who was the first woman to serve as the US Secretary of State?

    Photo: United States Department of State, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
    Janet Reno.
    Madeleine Albright.
    Hillary Clinton.
    Condoleezza Rice.

    Who is the first openly LGBTQ actor to win an Oscar?

    Screenshot: 94th Academy Awards / ABC
    John Gielgud.
    Kevin Spacey.
    Ariana DeBose.
    Tilda Swinton.

    Who is the first woman to win both directing and writing Academy Awards?

    Screenshot: 94th Academy Awards / ABC
    Jane Campion.
    Kathryn Bigelow.
    Chloé Zhao.
    Sofia Coppola.

    Karine Jean-Pierre is the first White House Press Secretary to be what?

    Photo: Erin Scott, The White House, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
    Black.
    Openly Gay.
    Black and openly gay.
    Black and under 40.

    Élisabeth Borne became France’s second female prime minister in 2022. Who was the first?

    Screenshot: France 24
    Élisabeth Guigou.
    Yvette Roudy.
    Patricia Adam.
    Édith Cresson.

    Who authored The Handmaid's Tale?

    Image: The Handmaid’s Tale book cover
    Virginia Woolf.
    Margaret Atwood.
    George Orwell.
    George Eliot.

    Jennifer Hudson won which awards during her career?

    Screenshot: Late Show with Stephen Colbert / CBS
    Oscar.
    Oscar and Grammy.
    Oscar, Grammy, and Emmy.
    Oscar, Grammy, Emmy, and Tony.

    Why did pop star Lizzo change the opening lyrics for "GRRRLS"?

    Screenshot: Saturday Night Live / NBC
    To replace the word Russia.
    To fix grammar mistakes.
    To replace derogatory language.
    To replace a violent phrase.

    Which 90s house anthem was prominently sampled in Beyoncé's 2022 single "Break My Soul"?

    Screenshot: Be Alive / 94th Academy Awards / Beyoncé on YouTube
    Show Me Love by Robin S.
    Luv 4 Luv by Robin S.
    Show Me Love by Robyn.
    Rhythm is a Dancer by Snap!

    Why won't Pat Benatar perform her song "Hit Me with Your Best Shot" at live shows?

    Screenshot: CBS Sunday Morning
    Out of respect for the #MeToo movement.
    Out of respect for the Black Lives Matter movement.
    Out of respect for Americans hurt in the Jan. 6 Capitol riots.
    Out of respect for American families affected by mass shootings.

    Why is Serena Williams stepping away from tennis after the US Open?

    Screenshot: WTA on YouTube
    To start a new medical career.
    To focus on her wellness.
    To run for a political office.
    To focus on having a second child.

    Taylor Swift describes what as "the story of 13 sleepless nights"?

    Screenshot: MTV's Video Music Awards 2022
    Her repeated award wins.
    Her relationship with Jake Gyllenhaal.
    Her 10th studio album, “Midnights.”
    Her project “All Too Well: The Short Film.”

    Which leader had the shortest tenure of any British prime minister?

    Photo: Picture by Simon Dawson / No 10 Downing Street, OGL 3, via Wikimedia Commons
    George Canning.
    Liz Truss.
    Boris Johnson.
    Gordon Brown.

    Where is Queen Elizabeth's final resting place?

    Screenshot: BBC - YouTube
    Windsor Castle.
    Westminster Hall.
    Buckingham Palace.
    London Tower.

    Who is this Oscar-nominated Marilyn Monroe?

    Screenshot: Blonde / Netflix
    Kim Kardashian.
    Michelle Williams.
    Ana de Armas.
    Marilyn Monroe.

    In Oct. 2022, Madonna kind of announced she was "gay." How?

    Screenshot: madonna (@madonna) on TikTok
    On Oprah.
    In a song.
    On Twitter.
    On TikTok.

    Who was Mahsa Amini?

    Image: Reuters on YouTube
    The 22-year-old killed by Iran’s morality police.
    The 17-year-old shot by Afghanistan’s Taliban.
    The 17-year-old Palestinian arrested by the IDF.
    The 16-year-old killed by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards.

    Why did actress Selma Blair leave 2022's "Dancing with the Stars"?

    Screenshot: Dancing With The Stars / Disney+ on YouTube
    Health concerns related to MS.
    Harassment allegations.
    Failing to do the cha-cha-cha.
    Scheduling conflicts.

    Who was Anna May Wong?

    Image: Anna May Wong Quarter (usmint.gov)
    The first Chinese American CEO.
    The first Chinese American spy.
    The first Chinese American Olympic champion.
    The first Chinese American movie star.

Women in Sports Quiz Questions List

  • Why was Serena Williams forced to retire from her first-round match at Wimbledon 2021 tournament?

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    Injuries suffered when she slipped on wet grass.
    Mental stress.
    Faulty drug test.
    Financial dispute.

    Why didn't American sprinting star Sha’Carri Richardson participate in the Tokyo Olympics?

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    She tested positive for marijuana.
    She tested positive for steroids.
    She injured her ankle.
    She tested positive for COVID-19.

    Who is this Barbie supposed to be?

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    Naomi Osaka.
    Serena Williams.
    Venus Williams.
    Coco Gauff.

    Why was this European women’s beach handball team fined?

    Photo: Norwegian Handball Federation / Instagram
    They wore bikini tops for a game.
    They wore shorts for a game.
    Some teammates wore the wrong colored uniform.
    They didn’t wear their team hats for a game.

    What is Simone Biles’s Olympic sport?

    Photo: Agência Brasil Fotografias, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
    Figure skating.
    Tennis.
    Swimming.
    Gymnastics.

    Who is the youngest person ever to win an Olympic gold medal?

    Screenshot: Tokyo 2020 via Eurosport on Youtube
    Momiji Nishiya in 2021.
    Rayssa Leal in 2021.
    Marjorie Gestring in 1936.
    Dimitros Loundras in 1896.

    Who is the first female swimmer to claim seven medals at one Olympics?

    Screenshot: Tokyo 2020 on Eurosport
    United State’s Katie Ledecky.
    Australia’s Emma McKeon.
    Australia’s Ariarne Titmus.
    Japan’s Yui Ohashi.

    Which women’s world record did Yulimar Rojas break in the Tokyo 2020 Games?

    Screenshot: Tokyo 2020 on Eurosport
    Mixed 4x400 meter relay.
    200-meter breaststroke.
    Women's 87kg weightlifting.
    Triple jump.

    Which country took the top 3 spots at the Tokyo 2020 women’s 100-meter final?

    Screenshot: Tokyo 2020 on Eurosport
    Kenya.
    Guyana.
    Jamaica.
    Barbados.

    What is Chicago Sky?

    Screenshot: WNBA on YouTube
    The 2021 WNBA Finals champion.
    A professional baseball team.
    The team with the longest playoff streak in the NWSL.
    Chicago’s tallest building.

Women in Entertainment Quiz Questions List

  • In what year was American actress Betty White born?

    Screenshot: SNL on Youtube

     

    1910
    1922
    1934
    1946

    What’s Kim Kardashian's net worth?

    Photo: Nicole Alexander, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
    $1.8 billion
    $1 billion
    $780 million
    $78 million

    What record did China-born Chloé Zhao break at the 2021 Oscars?

    Screenshot: The 2021 Academy Awards Telecast / ABC
    First woman of color to win best director.
    First Asian to win best director.
    Youngest person to win best director.
    First woman to win best director.

    When was Billie Eilish born?

    Image: British Vogue cover, June 2021
    The year of the September 11 Attacks.
    The year of Bill Clinton's Monica Lewinsky scandal.
    The year Mark Zuckerberg created Facebook.
    The year Barack Obama was elected president.

    Which 1999 movies broke Mena Suvari’s career?

    Screenshot: DreamWorks Pictures
    American Pie, and American Beauty.
    American Psycho, and American Beauty.
    American Sniper, and American Beauty.
    American Gigolo, and American Pie.

    How old is Beyoncé?

    Screenshot: Beyoncé on YouTube.
    34.
    41.
    48.
    55.

    What does Demi Lovato explore in Peacock's "Unidentified with Demi Lovato"?

    Screenshot: Unidentified with Demi Lovato / Peacock
    Sexuality.
    Traditional music.
    A serial killer.
    UFOs.

    How did Adele's album "30" change Spotify?

    Screenshot: CBS Mornings
    Spotify shut down on the day “30” was released.
    Spotify started charging extra for Adele recordings.
    Spotify has removed the shuffle button from album pages.
    Spotify has limited the number of times an album can be played.

    Who is the American Music Awards' most-awarded artist ever?

    Screenshot: American Music Awards / ABC
    Michael Jackson.
    Whitney Houston.
    Taylor Swift.
    Kenny Rogers.

    In Barbados, what’s Rihanna’s honorific?

    Screenshot: AFP News Agency on YouTube
    The Right Excellent.
    Her Excellence.
    The Honorius.
    The Highly Excellent.

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