||In this quiz on female leaders, an impressive number of readers both men and women proved well versed in modern history, but somewhat less proficient in mathematics. Many messed up on dates. Those who came up with Lucy Burns as the suffragette of clue No. 2 werent far off the American-born Burns was a close colleague of Emmeline Pankhurst. But she was decades younger. Had Burns indeed been jailed for the cause at age 54 (in 1933), it would have been most odd: the 19th Amendment had given American women the vote 13 years earlier. Other contestants were misled by the quote A woman is like a tea bag... sometimes attributed to Nancy Reagan. Ah, but young Anne Francis Robbins, a.k.a. Nancy Davis, was an aspiring Hollywood starlet at the time U.N. delegate Eleanor Roosevelt was helping to draft the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948).
From the 28 correct entries, we chose these winners randomly: Yung-chang Chi 92, Mike Huntley, Terry McQuilkin 77, MM 79, Matt Swensson and John S. Jensen 75. Mr. Jensen kindly volunteered a few more notable leading ladies for our edification: dont overlook Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, former president of Iceland; and Helen Clark and Jennifer Shipley, New Zealands current and past prime ministers! Astute Last Worders, your Borders gift certificates are in the mail.
The correct answers to Worldly Women are listed below. If youre burned out on politics, unleash your propensity for pop culture on our Oh, Tommy! quiz.
1. Eleanor Roosevelt USA
2. Emmeline Pankhurst United Kingdom
3. Tansu Ciller Turkey
4. Margaret Thatcher United Kingdom
5. Golda Meir Israel
6. Gro Harlem Brundtland Norway
7. Mary Robinson Ireland
(extra credit: Mary McAleese)
8. Sadako Ogata Japan
9. Indira Gandhi India