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This woman was the first American to win the Nobel Peace Prize for her work with immigrants and the poor. Ironically, she had to leave medical school, due to illness.
a) Jane Addams
b) Gwendolyn Brooks
c) Mahalia Jackson
d) Jennie Ward

This woman loved reading and began writing poems at an early age. She was named our state poet in 1968.
a) Gwendolyn Brooks
b) Oprah Winfrey
c) Ada Kepley
d) Dr. Mae Jemison

This lady was a famous historian and the first female president of a coed university, The University of Chicago.
a) Hanna Holborn Gray
b) Jane Addams
c) Mary Harris Thompson
d) Ada H. Kepley

This famous cartoonist wrote for “The New Yorker” magazine for 25 years before dying in a strange airplane crash in 1949.
a) Helen Hokinson
b) Hanna Holborn Gray
c) Jackie Joyner-Kersee
d) Mahalia Jackson

Born in 1889, this famous female, along with her brother, were high trapeze artists with the Ringling Brothers’ Show.
a) Jennie Ward
b) Oprah Winfrey
c) Mrs. Landreth
d) Dr. Mae Jemison

One of our country’s best-known and popular gospel singers who was also a leader in the civil rights movement.
a) Mahalia Jackson
b) Michael Jackson
c) Oprah Winfrey
d) Michael Jordan

This famous talk show host also owns her own production company. (Remember, the production company is her name, spelled backwards!)
a) Oprah Winfrey
b) Wendy Williams
c) Jennie Ward
d) Mahalia Jackson

The first black woman in space (aboard the space shuttle Endeavour).
a) Dr. Mae Jemison
b) Jackie Joyner-Kersee
c) Jane Addams
d) Gwendolyn Brooks

The first female surgeon in the United States.
a) Mary Harris Thompson
b) Dr. Mae Jemison
c) Ada H. Kepley
d) Helen Hokinson

The first female lawyer in the United States.
a) Ada H. Kepley
b) Mahalia Jackson
c) Hanna Holborn Gray
d) Oprah Winfrey

The “greatest woman athlete of the second half of the 20th century.” She won Olympic gold TWICE in the heptathlon.
a) Jackie Joyner-Kersee
b) Mrs. Landreth
c) Mrs. Brubaker
d) Oprah Winfrey

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