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?Lori Lightfoot, opens a new windowOprah Winfrey , opens a new windowCarol Moseley Braun, opens a new windowJane Byrne, opens a new windowA Chicago Public Library location is named for which famous pilot?Bessie Coleman, opens a new windowMae Jemison, opens a new windowHarriet Quimby, opens a new windowAmelia Earhart, opens a new windowThis Chicagoan co-founded Hull House in 1889 and was the first American woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize.Florence Kelley, opens a new windowJulia Lathrop, opens a new windowJane Addams, opens a new windowEllen Gates Starr, opens a new windowWhich author grew up in the Humboldt Park neighborhood?Sara Paretsky, opens a new windowLorraine Hansberry, opens a new windowSandra Cisneros, opens a new windowAudrey Niffenegger, opens a new windowWhat did Bertha Palmer NOT do?Serve as president of the Woman’s Christian Temperance UnionOversee the creation of the Woman’s Building at the World’s Columbian ExpositionCreate the brownieCollect art that is still in the Art Institute of ChicagoWhich woman is honored with a statue in one of Chicago’s parks?Vivian Maier, opens a new windowGwendolyn Brooks, opens a new windowHarriet Monroe, opens a new windowMavis Staples, opens a new windowWhich Whitney M. Young High School graduate created the “Let’s Move!” public health campaign to reduce childhood obesity?Michelle Obama, opens a new windowCristalle Bowen, aka Psalm One, opens a new windowDominique Canty Joan HigginbothamWhat did inventor Josephine Cochrane present at the World’s Columbian Exposition?DishwasherIroning boardIncubatorVacuum cleanerWhich Chicagoan has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame?Frances McDormand, opens a new windowJennifer Hudson, opens a new windowDaryl Hannah, opens a new windowShonda Rhimes, opens a new windowPhoneThis 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.