Shirley here. Godly women are light and salt in our world. As March is Women’s
History Month, I thought it might be fun to offer a multiple choice quiz
to test your WHQ—women’s history quotient. The answers are provided
at the end of the quiz. Good luck!
(1) Who was the first licensed female watchmaker in the
(A) Greta Brinker
(B) Corrie Ten Boom
(C) Maria Van Dyke
(2) Who was the first pilot to ever fly for the Missionary Aviation
Fellowship—yes, the pilot was a woman!
(A) Amelia Earheart
(B) Elizabeth Greene
(C) Beryl Markham
(3) Who was the most prolific female hymn writer of all time? Hint:
She was blind from infancy.
(A) Katherine Anne Porter
(B) Fanny Crosby
(C) Katherine Lee Bates
(4) Who opened the first orphanage for African American children
in 1899 near Chicago:
(A) Jane Addams
(B) Amanda Smith
(C) Harriet Beecher Stowe
(5) Pastor Alexander Whitaker taught her to read the Bible and
speak English. When baptized she took the name Rebecca and
married an English widower named John Rolfe. Who was she?
(6) One of the fastest runners in the world, she won three Olympic
gold medals. Hard to believe she was crippled with polio when
she was a baby. Who was she?
(A) Babe Didrickson
(C) Wilma Rudolph
(D) Tamika Catchings Smith
(7) As a lighthouse keeper in Rhode Island, she saved more than a
dozen men from drowning during her amazing career. She
received many honors and awards, including a visit from
President Ulyssess Grant who came to thank her personally for
her dedication to the United States Lighthouse Service. Who
(A) Jane Austen
(B) Ida Lewis
(C) Louisa May Alcott
Answers: The correct answer for each question is letter B. You can
learn more about these amazing women and others like them in my latest
book, Courageous World Changers: 50 True Stories of Daring Women
Meet women who have used their God-given talents to live out their faith to the fullest. They come from a variety of backgrounds, eras, and ethnicities, but each one has answered the Lord’s call on their life in bold and innovative ways.
Children of all ages will be inspired by the stories of
- Corrie ten Boom—activist, author, and Holocaust survivor
- Laurie Hernandez—gymnast who won both gold and silver medals in her sport
- Florence Nightingale—health care reformer
- Madeline L’Engle—author of children’s literature
- Mother Teresa—missionary and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize
These inspiring profiles will captivate kids’ imaginations and encourage them to discover their own gifts and how they can use them to glorify God.
An award-winning writer and frequent conference speaker, Shirley Raye Redmond is the author of Courageous World Changers: 50 True Stories of Daring Women of God (Harvest House). She holds an M.A. in literature and has been married to her husband Bill for over forty years. They live in New Mexico where she is prayer chairman for her local Community Bible Study (CBS). Touch base at shirleyrayeredmond.com or Facebook.