Maine Women’s History Quiz Share Tweet Share Share Email Comments It's women's history month, time to find out how well you know your women's history. You'll probably do well if you're a faithful reader of the New England Historical Society. Here's the quiz: Welcome to your Women's History Quiz 1. She was called the bravest woman in America and awarded a medal for her heroics at sea. Who was she? Mary Patten, who, when she was 19 years old and pregnant, took command of a mutinous clipper ship crew for 50 days while her captain husband was sick with fever. Abigail Burgess, who kept the lighthouse light burning at for 21 days at Matinicus Rock Lighthouse. Belle Naish, who saved Theodate Pope’s life after the sinking of the Lusitania. Ida Lewis, who rescued as many as 36 people from Lime Rock Light Station.Hint2. This Native American woman was an entertainer who also wrote a dictionary of the Penobscot language. Who was she? Molly Spotted Elk Lucy Nicolar Buffy Sainte-Marie Marie-Mathilde de Saint-CastinHint3. One of the first snowbirds, this author popularized Florida as a winter tourist destination beginning in 1867. Who was she? Louisa May Alcott Tabitha Tenney Harriet Wilson Delia Bacon Harriet Beecher StoweHint4. Abigail Adams was NOT an eyewitness to one of these events. Which one was it? The Battle of Bunker Hill A female food riot of the American Revolution John Adams’ inauguration as president of the United States The scandalous low-cut dresses worn by Parisian women The inoculation of her children against smallpoxHint5. The Rhode Island School of Design was founded by a group of women with money left over from Rhode Island’s exhibition pavilion at the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition in 1872. The group was headed by: Katharine Gibbs Helen Metcalf Margaret Rudkin Abby Aldrich RockefellerHint6. Sybil Ludington has been called the female Paul Revere because she: Rode to New Hampshire to warn the British were on their way to seize the powder at Fort William and Mary. Rode at midnight to raise the militia to fight the British at Danbury, Conn. Rode to Braintree, Mass., to take a warning message to John Adams as Paul Revere rode to Concord to warn John Hancock and Sam Adams. Dressed as a man and joined the Continental Army, where she served as a messenger to George Washington.Hint7. She was one of the first two women to participate in a televised presidential debate. Who was she and who did she debate? Margaret Chase Smith debated Eleanor Roosevelt. Ella Grasso debated Kitty Dukakis. Jacqueline Kennedy debated Pat Nixon. Grace Coolidge debated Margaretta Cox.Hint8. Massachusetts Gov. John Endecott called her ‘a dangerous woman.’ Who was she and what did she do? Anne Hutchinson, who questioned the Puritan theocracy in Boston and was banished to Rhode Island. Elizabeth Poole, who sassed her husband during the lecture at Taunton, Mass., and was made to stand in irons for an hour with a sign that said, 'Disturber of the Publick Peace.’ Sister Corita Kent, who painted Ho Chi Minh’s profile on the Dorchester LNG tanks and was excommunicated from the Catholic Church. Lady Deborah Moody, an Anabaptist who left her large farm in Swampscott, Mass., for New Amsterdam after she was cast out of her church. Hint9. The daughter of this famous New Englander became the region’s first Catholic nun: Nathaniel Hawthorne Ethan Allen John Stark John SullivanHint10. What statement is NOT true about Lowell mill girl Sarah Bagley? She fought for the 10-hour workday and a safer work environment. She was born on a farm in Candia, N.H. She formed a chapter of the Industrial Workers of the World, or the Wobblies. She led a successful campaign to oust state Rep. William Schouler, no friend to mill girls, from office. She was probably the first female telegrapher. Hint11. While flying on the side, Amelia Earhart had a job in Boston. What was it? Social worker at the Denison settlement house. Waitress at the Parker House. Governess to Henry Cabot Lodge’s two boys. Telephone operator for New England Bell.Hint Related Items:Boston, puritans, American Revolution, Native American history, women's history, presidents, maritime history, military maneuvers, Danbury Conn., lighthouses Share Tweet Share Share Email Recommended for you Six New England Places To Learn About Irish History Champlain, the Irish Lake How John Adams Became A “Church going Animal” Click to comment Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.