Quiz: Famous Chicago Women by SarahD May 25, 2020 Julia Lathrop, Jane Addams, and Mary McDowellLori LightfootJane ByrneLorraine HansberrySandra CisnerosShonda RhimesBessie ColemanMavis StaplesSara ParetskyGwendolyn Brooks How much do you know about famous women in Chicago history? Test your knowledge with this quiz, brought to you by bloggers Allyson, Betsy, Chloe, Felicia, Johanna, Michelle, Sarah and Sarah D. Who was Chicago’s first female mayor?Carol Moseley Braun, opens a new windowLori Lightfoot, opens a new windowOprah Winfrey , opens a new windowJane Byrne, opens a new windowA Chicago Public Library location is named for which famous pilot?Bessie Coleman, opens a new windowAmelia Earhart, opens a new windowHarriet Quimby, opens a new windowMae Jemison, opens a new windowThis Chicagoan co-founded Hull House in 1889 and was the first American woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize.Jane Addams, opens a new windowEllen Gates Starr, opens a new windowFlorence Kelley, opens a new windowJulia Lathrop, opens a new windowWhich author grew up in the Humboldt Park neighborhood?Audrey Niffenegger, opens a new windowSara Paretsky, opens a new windowSandra Cisneros, opens a new windowLorraine Hansberry, opens a new windowWhat did Bertha Palmer NOT do?Collect art that is still in the Art Institute of ChicagoServe as president of the Woman’s Christian Temperance UnionCreate the brownieOversee the creation of the Woman’s Building at the World’s Columbian ExpositionWhich woman is honored with a statue in one of Chicago’s parks?Mavis Staples, opens a new windowGwendolyn Brooks, opens a new windowHarriet Monroe, opens a new windowVivian Maier, opens a new windowWhich Whitney M. Young High School graduate created the “Let’s Move!” public health campaign to reduce childhood obesity?Joan HigginbothamCristalle Bowen, aka Psalm One, opens a new windowMichelle Obama, opens a new windowDominique Canty What did inventor Josephine Cochrane present at the World’s Columbian Exposition?DishwasherIncubatorVacuum cleanerIroning boardWhich Chicagoan has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame?Frances McDormand, opens a new windowDaryl Hannah, opens a new windowJennifer Hudson, opens a new windowShonda Rhimes, opens a new windowNameThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. Close Can you tell me more about this webform submission? The contents of this webform are sent to library staff via email. We recommend that you do not submit confidential information (like your library card number, passwords or credit card information). If you need to share confidential information with library staff, we suggest that you use other channels of communication, such as the telephone.Visit our Privacy Statement, opens in a new window, opens a new window to learn more about how your personal information is handled and protected. This information will be submitted via email. Learn More about sending data over email.