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#1 2006-03-07 16:15:29

ganesh
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International Women's Day Quiz

Intenrational Women's Day Quiz.

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1.Name the mathematician who wrote a popular mathematical account of Pierre Simon Laplace's Mecanique Celeste which remained a classic for about a century?

2. Name the first woman in space.

3. Who was the first lady to conquer Mt. Everest?

4. Who was the first lady President of a nation?

5. Who was the first lady to be the Prime Minister of a country?

6. A writer of several mathematical texts, including one classic on calculus, she is more renowned today for a cubic curve known after her. Who is she?

7. The partial differentiation equation for the vibration of a uniform curved elastic plate is of fundamental importance and is known after her name. Who is she?

8. In 1903, she shared the Nobel Prize for Physics with two persons and iin 1911, she was again awarded the Nobel prize for Chemistry. Name the scientist.

9. She completed the Grand Slam (winning the Austrlian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and US Open in the same calendar year), only the third woman in tennis history to do so, and won the Olympic Gold medal too in the same year. Who is the sportsperson?

10. She founded a Roman Catholic congregation of sisters, the Missionaries of Charity, in 1950. She won the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize.
Her name at birth was Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu. Who is she?


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#2 2006-03-07 18:51:37

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Re: International Women's Day Quiz

10. Mother Teresa. She was a most incredible woman.


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#3 2006-03-07 19:33:12

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Cont'd...

11. Who wrote 'The Fountainhead' and 'The Atlas Shrugged'?

12.Who was known as 'Maid of Orleans'?

13. Who was known as 'Lady of the lamp'?

14. Which writer had the pen-name 'George Eliot'?

15. Who was the first woman President of the United Nations General Assembly?


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#4 2006-03-07 20:57:19

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"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  - Leon M. Lederman

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#5 2006-03-08 04:19:47

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Re: International Women's Day Quiz

Ooh, I'm not good at this kind of thing.


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It wanted to be normal.

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#6 2006-03-08 04:26:58

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Very good! This wasn't an easy quiz!
MathsIsFun got three correct, (the answer to 13 is wrong), mathsyperson got one correct! Eleven to be answered.
The answers will be posted in two or three days.


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#7 2006-03-08 04:53:10

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2. Valentina Tereschkova

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#8 2006-03-08 04:55:17

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13. Florence Nightingale

BTW, I thought Joan of Arc was not Maid of Orleans, but Made of Wood (sick joke, sorry)

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#9 2006-03-08 16:07:52

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Good, five answered! Well done, ashwil!


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#10 2006-03-09 02:53:52

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Re: International Women's Day Quiz

1. Mary Somerville

2. Valentina Tereshkova

3. Junko Tabei

4. María Estela Martínez de Perón

5. Sirimavo Bandaranaike

6. Maria Agnesi

7. Sophie Germain

8. Marie Curie

9. Steffi Graf

10. Mother Teresa

11. Ayn Rand

12. Joan of Arc

13. Florence Nightingale

14. Mary Ann Evans

15. Vijayalakshmi Pandit


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