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14 Quiz Questions on UK Famous Women

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What year was famous UK author Jane Austen born ... ?

 1770
 1750
 1775
 1781

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Mary Shelley, born in London, is famous for writing what best-selling novel ... ?

 Frankenstein
 Dracula
 Pride and Prejudice
 Jane Eyre

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In which major war did Edith Cavell participate in as a British nurse ... ?

 Korean War
 World War Two
 Americas Revolutionary War
 World War One

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Clara Butt was well-known for which talent ... ?

 Sewing
 Harp-playing
 Writing
 Singing

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In what year did famous nurse, writer and statistician Florence Nightingale die ... ?

 1910
 1889
 1901
 1893

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What is the name of the award that was established in Princess Dianas honor after her death in 1997 ... ?

 Devotion to Causes Memorial Award
 Diana Memorial Award
 Princess of Wales Achievement Award
 Princess Diana’s Legacy Award

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Margaret Thatcher, former UK Prime Minister, was leader of which party ... ?

 Labour Party
 Conservative Party
 English Democrats

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Julie Andrews character in The Sound of Music was in training to be a nun, formally called a postulant, before joining the Von Trapp family as a nanny.

 True
 False

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The Bronte Sisters are famous UK writers. Which of these names is NOT the first name of any of the Bronte Sisters ... ?

 Sarah
 Emily
 Anne
 Charlotte

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Elizabeth Barrett Browning, a famous poet, had many of her last poems published shortly after her death. Who saw to it these works were published ... ?

 G.B. Hunter, her close friend
 Robert Browning, her husband
 Edward Barrett, her son
 Mary Barrett, her sister

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Author J.K. Rowling came up with the idea behind the Harry Potter series while taking a train trip. The train journey was from ... ?

 Manchester to London
 Moscow to Madrid
 Cairo to Istanbul
 Edinburgh to London

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Twiggy, the famous UK supermodel known for her thin build, short hair and large eyes, was British Woman of the Year in the late 60s.

 True
 False

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According to Guinness Book of World Records, Agatha Christie is the best-selling novelist of all time. How many copies of her novels have sold worldwide ... ?

 100 Million
 Three Billion
 Two Billion
 Four Billion

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Which of these causes was Emmeline Pankhurst involved in during the late 1800s ... ?

 Civil rights
 Labor reform
 Womens suffrage
 The temperance movement

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