Every day is Quiz Day, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday….

At this stage, we all know that the Nile is the longest river in the world, right? Time to shake things up a little. We have created this Badass Women quiz for you and your friends to try this weekend. Or just try it to test yourself!

Some of our team tried it this evening, and we can tell you it’s not easy. Our youngest ambassador, Iona, beat the socks off the rest of us with a score of 13. Can you beat it?

Answers are at the end, no cheating!

  1. Which suffragette stepped in front of King George V’s horse Anmer at the Epsom Derby on 4 June 1913 and suffered fatal injuries?
  2. In 1975, Junko Tabei became the first female to do what?
  3. What is the first name of President Higgins wife, our First Lady?
  4. In 1955, Rosa Parks became famous for refusing to give up her seat to a white passenger in which American state?
  5. American singer, songwriter, and actress Beyonce was born and raised in which city?
  6. Who was the first female African American to win an Oscar for an acting role?
  7. Who is generally regarded as the richest self-made woman in America?
  8. Some call her the Queen of Rock n’ Roll, who is best known for her work as the front-woman of Fleetwood Mac?
  9. Which former slave escaped and went on to rescue 70 enslaved people, using a network of activists and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad?
  10. Mother Teresa is known in the Catholic Church as Saint Teresa of where?
  11. Who was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean?
  12. How is entertainer Robyn Fenty better known?
  13. Nicole Kidman won the Best Actress Oscar for portraying which English writer in the 2002 film The Hours?
  14. What was the occupation of Grace O’Malley in the early 16th century?
  15. Who was the youngest of the famous Bronte sisters?
  16. Which female artist was famous for creating over 55 self-portraits?
  17. Dr. James A Barry was a famous pioneer of modern anti-natal medicine, and was the first to conduct a cesarean section in Africa. What did they discover about him upon his death?
  18. ‘Normal People’ has just taken the entire world by storm, but who wrote the original novel?
  19. Which artist has had the most number one singles of all time?
  20. Katie Taylor is one of Ireland most accomplished sports stars, In what town was she born?
  21. Name the Irish campaigner and journalist, who underwent a double lung transplant in 2017 and shared her story in the RTE documentary, Warrior.
  22. Who said “If you’re always trying to be normal, you’ll never know how amazing you can be”?
  23. Who said “Take criticism seriously, but not personally. If there is truth or merit in the criticism, try to learn from it. Otherwise, let it roll right off you.”
  24. Name the famous Irish crime reporter, who stood up to organised crime bosses despite threats, and was murdered at Newlands Cross in 1996
  25. How long was Queen Victoria Queen? 45, 53, 58 or 63 years
Team Shona fighting it out for the crown…



  1. Emily Davison
  2. Climb Mount Everest
  3. Sabina
  4. Alabama
  5. Houston, Texas
  6. Hattie McDaniel 1939, Gone With The Wind
  7. Oprah Winfrey
  8. Stevie Nicks
  9. Harriet Tubman
  10. Calcutta
  11. Amelia Earhart
  12. Rihanna
  13. Virginia Wolf
  14. Pirate, Grainuaile
  15. Anne
  16. Frida Khalo
  17. That he was born a woman
  18. Sally Rooney
  19. Mariah Carey
  20. Bray, Co Wicklow
  21. Orla Tinsley
  22. Maya Angelou
  23. Hillary Clinton
  24. Veronica Guerin
  25. 63

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