Quiz: Quiz: Fabulous Female Scientists
Quiz: Fabulous Female Scientists
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About This Quiz

Disproving the misguided stereotype that boys are naturally better at math and science than girls, women earn around half the science-related degrees in higher education. Since Hypatia, the ancient Egyptian mathematician, women have made groundbreaking contributions in math and science and are only now receiving proper recognition. Are you ready to test your knowledge of these brainy ladies?

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French math genius Emilie du Châtelet was mistress to which famous Enlightenment thinker?
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Around 50 percent of U.S. science and engineering graduate students are women. What percentage of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) jobs do they claim in the United States?
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Chemist Rosalind Franklin's photographs of what helped earn a Nobel Prize for James Watson, Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins?
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Austrian physicist Lise Meitner and her research assistant discovered what atomic reaction?
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Shirley Jackson, described by Time magazine as “perhaps the ultimate role model for women in science," pursued what science field?
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President Clinton appointed Shirley Jackson the first female head of what?
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Rita Levi-Montalcini, the oldest living Nobel laureate, received her Nobel Prize for studying what body part?
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How old was Rita Levi-Montalcini when she received her Nobel?
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Who won the 1903 Nobel Prize in physics for her work with radioactive materials?
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The daughter of which famous poet devised what is considered the first ever computer program?
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What primatologist has been described as "the woman who redefined man"?
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Out of the 102 Nobel Prizes in chemistry doled out between 1901 and 2010, how many went to women?
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Marie Curie and Maria Goeppert Mayer are the only women to win a Nobel in what?
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British astrophysicist Jocelyn Bell initially mistook her discovery of radio signals in outer space for what?
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In 2009, Elizabeth H. Blackburn and Carol Greider were awarded the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for discovering telomeres, which protect what from damage?
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Which of the following women hasn't received a Nobel Prize for her groundbreaking research?
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Who was the first black woman to earn a Ph.D. from MIT?
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Which branch of science attracts the lowest number of female college majors?
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