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Prominent Jewish Women in History

How much do you know about these prominent women in Jewish history?



Question 1. What is the name of the poem by Emma Lazarus that is inscribed on the Statue of Liberty?
 "The New Colossus"
 "The Test"
 "The New Prophet"
 "Welcome to America"

 

Question 2. Which one of the following women wrote about Jewish life on the American frontier in the early 20th century?
 Sarah Aaronsohn
 Isla Fischer
 Rachel Calof
 Golda Meir

 

Question 3. Which of these famous Jewish writers called their diary "Kitty"?
 Zivia Lubetkin
 Henrietta Szold
 Elizabeth Gertrude Stern
 Anne Frank

 

Question 4. Which one of the following women was an intrepid 18th-century business woman and mother of 12?
 Shira Hashasha
 Anna Ticho
 Glueckel of Hameln
 Mary Antin

 

Question 5. Who became queen of Persia?
 Dina
 Tamar
 Shoshana
 Esther

 

Question 6. Who is described in the Bible as Eshet Lapidot, the wife of Lapidot, or "woman of torches"?
 Deborah
 Rachel
 Sarah
 Elisheva

 

Question 7. Which famous Jewish actress played a young Bette Midler in the 1988 film Beaches?
 Sarah Silverman
 Mayim Bialik
 Fanny Brice
 Cynthia Ozick