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 windowJane Byrne, opens a new windowLori Lightfoot, opens a new windowOprah Winfrey , opens a new windowA Chicago Public Library location is named for which famous pilot?Bessie Coleman, opens a new windowMae Jemison, opens a new windowAmelia Earhart, opens a new windowHarriet Quimby, opens a new windowThis 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 windowJane Addams, opens a new windowJulia Lathrop, opens a new windowFlorence Kelley, opens a new windowWhich author grew up in the Humboldt Park neighborhood?Sandra Cisneros, opens a new windowLorraine Hansberry, opens a new windowSara Paretsky, opens a new windowAudrey Niffenegger, opens a new windowWhat did Bertha Palmer NOT do?Oversee the creation of the Woman’s Building at the World’s Columbian ExpositionCollect art that is still in the Art Institute of ChicagoCreate the brownieServe as president of the Woman’s Christian Temperance UnionWhich woman is honored with a statue in one of Chicago’s parks?Harriet Monroe, opens a new windowGwendolyn Brooks, opens a new windowVivian Maier, 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?Cristalle Bowen, aka Psalm One, opens a new windowJoan HigginbothamMichelle Obama, opens a new windowDominique Canty What did inventor Josephine Cochrane present at the World’s Columbian Exposition?IncubatorVacuum cleanerIroning boardDishwasherWhich Chicagoan has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame?Frances McDormand, opens a new windowShonda Rhimes, opens a new windowJennifer Hudson, opens a new windowDaryl Hannah, opens a new windowCommentsThis 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.