Women of the Ancient World Quiz

Take the quiz to find out how much you know about the accomplishments of ancient women.

Quiz

Take the quiz to find out how much you know about the accomplishments of ancient women.

1. This powerful high priestess of the moon is the first recorded female name in history:

  • Aglaonike
  • En Hedu'Anna
  • Aganice

2. Called "the Vietnamese Joan of Arc," she held a sword in each hand as she led her troops against the Chinese:

  • Trieu Au
  • Trung Trac
  • Trung Nhi

3. She ruled ancient Egypt for longer than any other woman pharaoh:

  • Candace
  • Cleopatra VII
  • Hatshepsut

4. The patron saint of Paris, she is said to have used the power of prayer to save her city from the Huns:

  • St. Odilia
  • St. Adelaide
  • St. Genevieve

5. China's most famous female warrior, she fought as a man for more than ten years:

  • Fuhao
  • Wu Zetian
  • Hua Mu-Lan

6. This Greek lyric poet is sometimes called the "tenth muse:"

  • Sappho
  • Erinna
  • Praxilla

7. She used the bark of the mulberry tree to develop the first paper:

  • Hypatia
  • Shi Dun
  • Gargi

8. One of Japan's greatest writers, she is thought to be the first novelist in the world:

  • Izumi Shikibu
  • Murasaki Shikibu
  • Lady Sarashina

9. She may have ruled Egypt alone after the death of her husband, the pharaoh Akhnaten:

  • Nefertiti
  • Kiya
  • Cleopatra VII

10. In ancient times these woman warriors terrorized North Africa, Asia Minor, and the lands around the Black Sea:

  • Amazons
  • Ephesians
  • Sarmatians

Your Results:

1. This powerful high priestess of the moon is the first recorded female name in history:
En Hedu'Anna

2. Called "the Vietnamese Joan of Arc," she held a sword in each hand as she led her troops against the Chinese:
Trieu Au

3. She ruled ancient Egypt for longer than any other woman pharaoh:
Hatshepsut

4. The patron saint of Paris, she is said to have used the power of prayer to save her city from the Huns:
St. Genevieve

5. China's most famous female warrior, she fought as a man for more than ten years:
Hua Mu-Lan

6. This Greek lyric poet is sometimes called the "tenth muse:"
Sappho

7. She used the bark of the mulberry tree to develop the first paper:
Shi Dun

8. One of Japan's greatest writers, she is thought to be the first novelist in the world:
Murasaki Shikibu

9. She may have ruled Egypt alone after the death of her husband, the pharaoh Akhnaten:
Nefertiti

10. In ancient times these woman warriors terrorized North Africa, Asia Minor, and the lands around the Black Sea:
Amazons

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