Female Writers and Performers Quiz

Test your knowledge of famous female writers and performers.

Quiz

Test your knowledge of famous female writers and performers.

1. Which of these singers was the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

  • Tina Turner
  • Janis Joplin
  • Aretha Franklin

2. Who was the first woman to win an Academy Award for best actress?

  • Janet Gaynor
  • Norma Shearer
  • Mary Pickford

3. Which of these women has not won eight Emmy Awards?

  • Mary Tyler Moore
  • Dinah Shore
  • Carol Burnett

4. What tragic singer's life did Diana Ross portray in the movie Lady Sings the Blues?

5. Who was the first woman awarded a Pulitzer prize for fiction?

  • Edith Wharton
  • Willa Cather
  • Pearl S. Buck

6. What multiple Grammy Award-winning singer was dubbed "the first lady of song"?

7. Who was the first female composer to win an Academy Award?

  • Barbra Streisand
  • Dolly Parton
  • Carly Simon

8. Which modern dance pioneer often danced in Greek tunics complemented by colored scarves?

9. Which female jazz singer was known as the "Empress of the Blues"?

  • Bessie Smith
  • Lena Horne
  • Ma Rainey

10. Which musician organized the popular, all-female summer music festival, Lilith Fair?

Your Results:

1. Which of these singers was the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?
Aretha Franklin

2. Who was the first woman to win an Academy Award for best actress?
Janet Gaynor

3. Which of these women has not won eight Emmy Awards?
Carol Burnett

4. What tragic singer's life did Diana Ross portray in the movie Lady Sings the Blues?
Billie Holiday

5. Who was the first woman awarded a Pulitzer prize for fiction?
Edith Wharton

6. What multiple Grammy Award-winning singer was dubbed "the first lady of song"?
Ella Fitzgerald

7. Who was the first female composer to win an Academy Award?
Barbra Streisand

8. Which modern dance pioneer often danced in Greek tunics complemented by colored scarves?
Isadora Duncan

9. Which female jazz singer was known as the "Empress of the Blues"?
Bessie Smith

10. Which musician organized the popular, all-female summer music festival, Lilith Fair?
Sarah McLachlan

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