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Quiz: Which woman politician worked in a Greek eatery?

Last updated on: March 8, 2013 14:52 IST

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Which country has declared a national holiday on Women's Day?
1) Russia
2) USA
3) France

 
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--- year was designated as 'International Women's Year' by the United Nations.
1) 1978
2) 1975
3) 1782

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Which lady head of state was known as the Iron Lady?
1) Margaret Thatcher
2) Pratibha Patil
3) Soong Ching-ling

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Image: Former President Pratibha Patil and former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher
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Who was the first ever woman premier (head of government)?
1) Sirimavo Bandaranaike (Sri Lanka)
2) Indira Gandhi (India)
3) Agatha Barbara (Malta)

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Image: (left) Sirimavo Bandaranaike and Indira Gandhi
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Who was India's first woman photo journalist?
1) Madhu Trehan
2) Homai Vyarawala
3) J Bhagyalakshmi

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Of the monarchies, there are reigning queens in 3 countries. They are United Kindom, The Netherlands and -------
1) Poland
2) Equador
3) Denmark

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Image: A pedestrian passes a painted image of Britain's Queen Elizabeth outside Windsor Castle in Windsor, southern England
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Who was the first Indian-origin woman astronaut in space?
1) Kalpana Chawla
2) Sunita Williams
3) Tessy Thomas

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Image: India-origin astronauts Kalpana Chawla and Sunita Williams
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This woman has been on a hunger strike since 2000 demanding that the Indian government repeal Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 (AFSPA)
1) Medha Patkar
2) Aruna Roy
3) Irom Sharmila

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Image: Women activists Irom Sharmila, Medha Patkar and Aruna Roy

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Which rock band faced arrest for opposition against Russian President Vladimir Putin?
1) Pussycat Dolls
2) Pussy Riot
3) The Pussy Babes

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Image: An protester wears a mask in support of members of a female punk band during a rally against Putin in Moscow
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The One Billion Rising campaign for women's rights is the brainchild of...
1) Eva Longoria
2) Eve Ensler
3) Eva Mendes

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This woman entered the Guinness Book of World Records as the First Billionaire Author?
1) J K Rowling
2) Agatha Christie
3) Stephenie Meyer

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Image: Authors J K Rowling, Agatha Christie and Stephenie Meyer
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What is the name of Oprah Winfrey's channel?
1) OWN
2) Times NOW
3) WON

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Image: Oprah Winfrey speaks to the media in Sun Valley, Idaho
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This woman politician worked in a Greek restaurant in her younger days to make ends meet
1) Angela Merkel
2) Julia Gillard
3) Sonia Gandhi

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Image: Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Australian PM Julia Gillard, German Chancellor Angela Merkel
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The first Indian woman to win an Olympic medal is...
1) Mary Kom
2) Karnam Malleswari
3) P T Usha

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Which woman politician studied at Delhi's Lady Shri Ram College?
1) Benazir Bhutto
2) Sheikh Hasina
3) Aung San Suu Kyi

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This Indian author won the prestigious Man Booker Prize for Fiction for her first novel in 1998.
1) Kiran Desai
2) Arundhati Roy
3) Jhumpa Lahiri

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Iconic Indian American entrepreneur Indra Nooyi is the chief executive officer of which multinational company?
1) PepsiCo
2) Coca-Cola Company
3) Bajaj Auto

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What's West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's favourite hobby?
1) Singing Rabindra sangeet
2) Painting
3) Cooking fish curry

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Image: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee
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This Roman Catholic religious congregation was founded by Mother Teresa for welfare purposes
1) Child Rights and You
2) Christian Welfare Organisation
3) Missionaries of Charity

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Image: An artisan works on a statue of Mother Teresa in Kolkata
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What is Oscar-winner Kathryn Bigelow's latest film?
1) Lincoln
2) Zero Dark Thirty
3) Argo


Image: Director and producer Kathryn Bigelow in Hollywood, California
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