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History Scotland quiz - Scottish women

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Test your knowledge of Scottish women over the centuries with our History Scotland quiz.

Q1. What was Mary Slessor’s job before she became a missionary?

Q2. For which constituency did Katharine, Duchess of Atholl, become MP in 1923?

Q3. Which Scottish writer wrote the autobiographical work Curriculum Vitae?

Q4. In which race did Liz McColgan win a silver medal at the Olympic games in Seoul?

Q5. Which Scottish actress starred in the 1970s TV comedy My Wife Next Door?

Q6. Name the woman whose face became famous in TV adverts for her family’s soup.

Q7. Which Scottish woman started a riot in 1637?

Q8. Which Scottish actress starred in the film From Here to Eternity?

Q9. In which century was St Margaret canonised?

Q10. Name the woman who attempted to ski to the North Pole unsupported in 1969?

HOW WELL DID YOU DO? CLICK HERE FOR THE SCOTTISH WOMEN QUIZ ANSWERS

Questions taken from The Scottish Quiz Book published by Waverley Publishing at £5.99 – a collection of 3,000 thematically arranged questions covering all aspects of Scotland’s life.

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cottish nurses on the Western Front in World War I

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he story of Dundee reformer Mary Lily Walker



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