In honor of National Women’s History Month, our final quiz focuses on a continent that is home to many prominent women who have demonstrated success in a myriad of ways. Australia not only has beautiful scenery and beaches, but also brilliant, independent women that have changed history.
Test your knowledge on Australian women by answering the following True and False questions:
- Catherine Helen Spence was a writer and Australia’s first female political
- Australia’s first female Olympians were Fanny Durack and Mina Wylie.
- Aviator Maude Bonney set the record for longest one-day flight by a woman in 1931.
- Ita Buttrose was the second female editor of a major Australian metropolitan newspaper, The Daily Telegraph.
- Quentin Bryce was Australia’s first female Governor-General in 2000.
- The Australian women’s swimming relay team were defending Gold medalists from the 2012 London Olympics and kept their title in the 2016 Rio Olympics.
- The second female war correspondent in World War II was Louise Mack.
- Australian Janine Allis stars on TEN’s television show, Shark Tank, and is a successful entrepreneur and founder of Boost Juice.
- Google Australia has never had a female CEO.
- According to Forbes, Gail Kelly is Australia’s most powerful woman in finance.
Sharon Schweitzer and Paola Guevara co-wrote this post. Sharon Schweitzer, J.D., is a cross-cultural trainer, modern manners expert, and the founder of Protocol & Etiquette Worldwide. In addition to her accreditation in intercultural management from the HOFSTEDE centre, she serves as a Chinese Ceremonial Dining Etiquette Specialist in the documentary series Confucius was a Foodie, on Nat Geo People. She is the resident etiquette expert on two popular lifestyle shows: ABC Tampa Bay’s Morning Blend and CBS Austin’s We Are Austin. She is regularly quoted by BBC Capital, Investor’s Business Daily, Fortune, and the National Business Journals. Her Amazon #1 Best Selling book in International Business, Access to Asia: Your Multicultural Business Guide, now in its third printing, was named to Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2015. She’s a winner of the British Airways International Trade Award at the 2016 Greater Austin Business Awards.
Paola Guevara is a Spring 2017 Cross-Cultural Communication intern with Protocol & Etiquette Worldwide. She’s lived in Mexico, France, and different states throughout the United States, including California, Florida, and Texas. She currently attends St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas studying International Business with a focus in French. Connect with her via Linkedin.
Answer Key: 1. T 2. T 3. T 4. F (first) 5. F (2008) 6. T 7. F (first) 8. T 9. F (Maile Carnegie) 10. T