Female Leaders by DrnovsekZorkoF


In honour of Julia Gillard, I present a quiz about other female leaders. Mostly this is 20th century history, with a few more far-flung questions to keep it interesting!


Answer the questions below to the best of your ability without using outside resources. Outside references include (but certainly are not limited to) searching for an answer on the internet, looking at maps, using a calculator, or asking a friend (or foe) if they know the answer. Basically, you are relying on your brain (and maybe a pencil and paper).

For each correct answer, you will receive 15 points. You must also mark 5 questions as "money" questions. For each money question that you answer correctly, you will receive bonus points equal to the percent of players who answered incorrectly. (That is, if 25% of players got a question right, its money bonus would be worth 75 points.) You still don't get any points for a wrong answer, though, so try to select the hardest questions you think you have answered correctly. (Note: You can't use outside resources to help pick your money questions either.)

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Question 1

Anne Hidalgo is a French Socialist politician who currently holds what office?

Question 2

In 1997, who became the first person to succeed another woman as elected head of state, when she won the election to replace outgoing President Mary Robinson?

Question 3

The first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Margaret Thatcher was elected following a vote of no confidence - which passed by one vote - against which Labour leader?

Question 4

With a reign spanning 1478 - 1458 BC, who was the longest-ruling female pharaoh of Egyptian descent?

Question 5

In 1984, Indira Gandhi was assassinated by two of her bodyguards, who were acting in retribution for what military operation that targeted Sikhs?

Question 6

In the early 19th century, Ching Shih, known as Madame Ching, made a name for herself in what line of work?

Question 7

The record for the most female heads of state is held by which country, largely because it elects two Captains Regent every six months?

Question 8

From 1994 until 2000, mother and daughter Sirimavo Bandaranaike and Chandrika Kumaratunga were the Prime Minister and President, respectively, of which country?

Question 9

"Like all Brazilians, I am deeply saddened by our loss." These words of Dilma Rousseff followed what event of 8th July 2014?

Question 10

Following a narrow win in 1980, Vigdís Finnbogadóttir was re-elected three times - winning at least 94% of the vote in each instance - as the President of which Nordic nation?

Question 11

In 1969, who became the first female leader of a country NOT to be related to a previous (male) leader?

Question 12

From 4ABY to 18ABY, the position of Chief of State of the New Republic was held continuously by one of two women, one a senator from Chandrila and the other from Alderaan. Name BOTH. (Legends canon.)