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 window Jane Byrne, opens a new window Oprah Winfrey , opens a new window Carol Moseley Braun, opens a new window A Chicago Public Library location is named for which famous pilot? Mae Jemison, opens a new window Amelia Earhart, opens a new window Harriet Quimby, opens a new window Bessie Coleman, opens a new window This Chicagoan co-founded Hull House in 1889 and was the first American woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. Ellen Gates Starr, opens a new window Florence Kelley, opens a new window Jane Addams, opens a new window Julia Lathrop, opens a new window Which author grew up in the Humboldt Park neighborhood? Sandra Cisneros, opens a new window Lorraine Hansberry, opens a new window Audrey Niffenegger, opens a new window Sara Paretsky, opens a new window What did Bertha Palmer NOT do? Serve as president of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union Collect art that is still in the Art Institute of Chicago Oversee the creation of the Woman’s Building at the World’s Columbian Exposition Create the brownie Which woman is honored with a statue in one of Chicago’s parks? Mavis Staples, opens a new window Harriet Monroe, opens a new window Vivian Maier, opens a new window Gwendolyn Brooks, opens a new window Which Whitney M. Young High School graduate created the “Let’s Move!” public health campaign to reduce childhood obesity? Dominique Canty Joan Higginbotham Michelle Obama, opens a new window Cristalle Bowen, aka Psalm One, opens a new window What did inventor Josephine Cochrane present at the World’s Columbian Exposition? Ironing board Incubator Dishwasher Vacuum cleaner Which Chicagoan has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame? Jennifer Hudson, opens a new window Frances McDormand, opens a new window Shonda Rhimes, opens a new window Daryl Hannah, opens a new window PhoneThis 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.