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#8026 2024-04-05 15:19:01

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#9747. Name the pioneering English pilot who was the first woman to fly solo from London to Australia (born 1 July 1903 – disappeared 5 January 1941).

Flying solo or with her husband, Jim Mollison, she set many long-distance records during the 1930s. In 1933, Katharine Hepburn's character in the film Christopher Strong was inspired by her.

#9748. Name the American aviation pioneer (born July 24, 1897; declared dead January 5, 1939). On July 2, 1937, she disappeared over the Pacific Ocean while attempting to become the first female pilot to circumnavigate the world. During her life, she embraced celebrity culture and women's rights, and since her disappearance has become a cultural icon.


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#8027 2024-04-06 13:49:34

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#9749. Name the Egyptian aviator (October 29, 1907 – 2002). She was the first Egyptian woman as well as the first woman from the Arab world and Africa to earn a pilot's license.

#9750. Name the Turkish aviator (22 March 1913 – 22 March 2001) . During her flight career, she flew around 8,000 hours and participated in 32 different military operations. She was the world's first female fighter pilot, aged 23. As an orphan, she was one of the nine children adopted by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk.


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#8028 2024-04-07 22:59:39

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#9751. Name the American pilot and business executive (May 11, 1906 – August 9, 1980) . She pioneered women's aviation as one of the most prominent racing pilots of her generation. She set numerous records and was the first woman to break the sound barrier on 18 May 1953. She (along with Nancy Love) was the wartime head of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) (1943–1944), which employed about 1000 civilian American women in a non-combat role to ferry planes from factories to port cities. She was later a sponsor of the Mercury 13 women astronaut program.

#9752. Name the pioneering pilot, the first woman to do a parachute jump in South Africa and the first female airline captain of scheduled passenger services (1 March 1922 – 7 January 2004).


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#8029 2024-04-09 14:27:20

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#9753. Name the Russian engineer, member of the State Duma, and former Soviet cosmonaut (born 6 March 1937). She was the first woman in space, having flown a solo mission on Vostok 6 on 16 June 1963. She orbited the Earth 48 times, spent almost three days in space, is the only woman to have been on a solo space mission and is the last surviving Vostok programme cosmonaut. She was the youngest woman to fly in space until 2023 when Anastatia Mayers flew on Galactic 02 at the age of 18.

#9754. Name the the first female pilot to fly solo across the Pacific Ocean, which she did in May 1963  (April 6, 1926 – February 21, 2018).


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#8030 2024-04-10 15:42:52

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#9755. Name the American pilot (November 22, 1925 – September 30, 2014) and the first woman to fly solo around the world. She flew a single engine Cessna 180 (registered N1538C) christened the Spirit of Columbus and nicknamed "Charlie."

#9756. Name the  American aviator, famous for her 1964 solo flight around the world, (August 3, 1936 – February 17, 1965) in which she became the second woman to complete the trip, by following the equatorial route attempted in 1937 by Amelia Earhart. (Jerrie Mock set off the same week on a different route, and finished before Smith did.) In doing so she also became the first woman to fly a twin-engine aircraft around the world, and the first woman to fly the Pacific Ocean from west to east in a twin-engine plane.


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#8031 2024-04-11 21:55:54

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#9757. Name the retired Canadian airline pilot (born July 13, 1947), who was the first woman in North America to be hired as a First Officer for a Canadian airline and the first woman member of the Canadian Air Line Pilots Association, International.

#9758. Name the American airline pilot and the first woman captain of a scheduled U.S. airline (October 30, 1939 – July 3, 2020).

In 1973, she was the first woman pilot to be hired by a scheduled U.S. airline since Helen Richey was hired as a co-pilot in 1934.


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#8032 2024-04-12 15:00:58

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#9759. Name the Canadian retired commercial airline pilot  (born 1954). She was the first Canadian woman pilot to fly for Air Canada, the second woman to fly for a Canadian commercial airline, the first Canadian female captain of a Boeing 767 and the first Canadian female captain of a Boeing 777.

#9760.  Name the Russian former aviator and Soviet cosmonaut who flew aboard Soyuz T-7 in 1982, becoming the second woman in space  (born 8 August 1948). On her 1984 Soyuz T-12 mission she became the first woman to fly to space twice, and the first woman to perform a spacewalk.


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#8033 2024-04-13 15:34:59

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#9761. Name the Nepal's first woman pilot (born 17 October 1965). She obtained her aviation license from Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal on 29 March 1991 under license number 119. She is also the first Nepali female pilot of the Boeing jet.

#9762. Name the retired NASA astronaut and United States Air Force (USAF) colonel (born 19 November 1956). A former flight instructor and test pilot, Collins was the first woman to pilot the Space Shuttle and the first to command a Space Shuttle mission.


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#8034 2024-04-14 14:36:17

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#9763. What does the term Zymology mean?

#9764. What does the term Veterinary pathology mean?


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#8035 2024-04-15 15:48:25

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#9765. Name the professional pilot in Kenya, the largest economy in the East African Community. She was the first female on the African continent to become certified as a Captain of the Boeing 787 "Dreamliner" aircraft. She flies for Kenya Airways, the national airline of Kenya.

#9766. Name the Australian hot air balloonist. She has won the FAI Women's World Hot Air Balloon Championship twice, in 2014 and 2016.


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#8036 2024-04-16 15:28:27

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#9767. Name the  Bolognese jurist who lectured at the University of Bologna from about 1239 (1209 – 2 November 1261). She is thought to be the first woman to have taught at a university.

#9768. Name the English benefactor and school founder in Gloucestershire (1300s – 13 March 1385). In 1384 she obtained a royal licence for a chantry school that today is called this school. The school is said to be the first founded by a lay person, the first founded by a woman and the first to offer free education to anyone.


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Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge - Stephen William Hawking.

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#8037 2024-04-17 14:46:28

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#9769. Name the  Catalan Dominican nun and intellectual child prodigy (16 February 1594 – 26 June 1653).

#9770. Name the Venetian philosopher of noble descent (5 June 1646 – 26 July 1684) who in 1678 became one of the first women to receive an academic degree from a university and the first to receive a Doctor of Philosophy degree.


It appears to me that if one wants to make progress in mathematics, one should study the masters and not the pupils. - Niels Henrik Abel.

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#8038 2024-04-18 15:16:16

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#9771. Name the  Italian physicist and academic (29 October 1711 – 20 February 1778).  She was the first woman to have a doctorate in science, and the second woman in the world to earn the Doctor of Philosophy degree.

#9772. Name the first woman in the British Empire to receive a Bachelor's degree (22 February 1855 – 18 May 1916). She formally enrolled in Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada in 1874 and graduated with a degree of Bachelor of Science and English Literature on 25 May 1875.


It appears to me that if one wants to make progress in mathematics, one should study the masters and not the pupils. - Niels Henrik Abel.

Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge - Stephen William Hawking.

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#8039 2024-04-19 15:06:33

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#9773. Name the Polish historian and the first woman awarded a Doctorate of Philosophy at the University of Zurich (in 1875) (1851–1937).

#9774. Name the Ecuadorian obstetrician and the first female university professor in Ecuador (1842 - 1914).


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#8040 2024-04-20 14:18:11

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#9775. Name the American PhD psychologist who was a university professor and the first woman president of Wilson College (1864–1947).

#9776. Name the American educator (February 17, 1887 - September 9, 1973). In May 1935, she became president of Southeastern Oklahoma State Teachers College, becoming the first woman to lead a state college or university in the United States.


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#8041 2024-04-21 14:19:47

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#9777. Name the Canadian-American businesswoman who was the first female CEO in the United States (1846–1934). She was CEO of Bissell, known for its carpet sweepers and vacuum cleaners.

#9778. Name the American businesswoman and teacher  (July 15, 1864 – December 15, 1934). In 1903, she became both the first African American woman to charter a bank and the first African American woman to serve as a bank president.


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#8042 2024-04-22 15:02:14

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#9779. Name the  Polish and American businesswoman, art collector, and philanthropist (December 25, 1872 – April 1, 1965). A cosmetics entrepreneur, she was the founder, which made her one of the world's richest women.

#9780. Name the American businesswoman and inventor (November 4, 1916 – April 27, 2002). She is best known for inventing the Barbie doll in 1959, and being co-founder of toy manufacturer Mattel with her husband Elliot, as well as serving as the company's first president from 1945 to 1975.


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#8043 2024-04-23 14:06:02

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#9781. Name the American newspaper publisher (June 16, 1917 – July 17, 2001). She led her family's newspaper, The Washington Post, from 1963 to 1991. She presided over the paper as it reported on the Watergate scandal, which eventually led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon. She was the first 20th century female publisher of a major American newspaper and the first woman elected to the board of the Associated Press.

#9782. Name the American heiress to the fortune of Walmart as daughter (born October 7, 1949).  In September 2016, she owned over $11 billion in Walmart shares. As of November 2023, Walton has a net worth of $71 billion, making her the 17th richest person and the second-richest woman in the world according to Bloomberg Billionaires Index, after Françoise Bettencourt Meyers.


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#8044 2024-04-24 15:06:02

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#9783. Name the Canadian-American executive, non-profit leader, and prominent women's-issues supporter based in New York City (born 1959). In April 2014, she became president and CEO of Grameen America, a nonprofit microfinance organization founded by Nobel Peace Prize winner, Muhammad Yunus. From 1999 until 2012, she served as the first female CEO and chairman of Avon Products, Inc., a multi-level marketing company. She was also the first woman to serve as Chairman of the Cosmetic, Toiletry & Fragrance Association, and Chairman of the World Federation of Direct Selling Associations.

#9784. Name the American businesswoman and politician, known primarily for her tenure as chief executive officer (CEO) of Hewlett-Packard (HP) from 1999 to 2005 (born September 6, 1954). She was the first woman to lead a Fortune Top-20 company.


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#8045 2024-04-25 14:44:27

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#9785. Name the American retail businesswoman, writer, and television personality (born August 3, 1941). She gained success through a variety of business ventures, encompassing publishing, broadcasting, merchandising and e-commerce.

#9786. Name the American businesswoman who has been the chair and chief executive officer (CEO) of General Motors since January 15, 2014 (born December 24, 1961). She is the first female CEO of a 'Big Three' automaker.


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#8046 2024-04-26 15:24:01

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#9787. Name the  American socialite, media personality, and businesswoman (born August 10, 1997). She starred in the E! reality television series Keeping Up with the Kardashians from 2007 to 2021 and then the Hulu reality television series The Kardashians from 2022. She is the founder and owner of cosmetic company Kylie Cosmetics. She is the fifth-most-followed person on Instagram.

#9788. Name the American railroad executive (born c. 1970). In January 2021, she became the first woman chief executive of a Class I railroad succeeding Carl Ice at BNSF Railway.


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#8047 2024-04-27 14:29:30

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#9789. Name the  educator, suffragette, and social worker who became the first woman senator of the Philippines in 1947 and the first woman member of the Executive Board of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 1950. (December 19, 1896 – July 31, 1989).

#9790. Name the  American diplomat and political scientist who played a major role in the foreign policy of the Ronald Reagan administration (November 19, 1926 – December 7, 2006). An ardent anticommunist, she was a longtime Democrat who became a neoconservative and switched to the Republican Party in 1985. After serving as Ronald Reagan's foreign policy adviser in his 1980 presidential campaign, she became the first woman to serve as United States Ambassador to the United Nations.


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#8048 2024-04-28 15:08:10

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#9791. Name the Nigerian-American economist, who has been serving as the Director-General of the World Trade Organization since March 2021 (born 13 June 1954). Notably, she is the first woman and first African to lead the World Trade Organization as Director-General. She was previously on the boards of Danone, Standard Chartered Bank, MINDS: Mandela Institute for Development Studies, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, One Campaign, GAVI: Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization, Rockefeller Foundation, R4D: Results for Development, ARC: African Risk Capacity and Earthshot Prize plus others.

#9792. Name the  Ethiopian radio and television journalist (1941–2021). After joining the External Service of the Voice of Ethiopia in 1962, she was Ethiopia's first female radio newscaster and producer. In 1964, when Ethiopian Television began broadcasting, she became Ethiopia's first woman television journalist.


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#8049 2024-04-29 14:40:36

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#9793. Name the American writer, journalist, and editor (born June 25, 1948). She was the first woman assistant national editor at The Baltimore Sun and the first woman editorial page editor at the Winston-Salem Journal.

#9794. Name the English editor, historian, commentator and writer with a focus on theology, Catholic and Anglican ecumenism, church history, and religion and politics (born 7 June 1959). She was the first female editor of The Tablet in the newspaper's 176-year history. In 2017 she published the book The Keys and the Kingdom: The British and the Papacy from John Paul II to Francis.


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#8050 2024-04-30 14:15:29

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#9795. Name the Austro-Bohemian noblewoman, pacifist and novelist (9 June 1843 – 21 June 1914) . In 1905, she became the second female Nobel laureate (after Marie Curie in 1903), the first woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, and the first Austrian and Czech laureate.

#9796. Name the Swedish writer. She published her first novel, Gösta Berling's Saga, at the age of 33 (20 November 1858 – 16 March 1940) . She was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, which she was awarded in 1909. Additionally, she was the first woman to be granted a membership in the Swedish Academy in 1914.


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