UK Famous Women Trivia Questions & Answers

1.What year was famous UK author Jane Austen born?

2.Mary Shelley, born in London, is famous for writing what best-selling novel?

3.Clara Butt was well-known for which talent?

4.What is the name of the award that was established in Princess Diana's honour after her death in 1997?

5.In which major war did Edith Cavell participate in as a British nurse?

6.In what year did famous nurse, writer and statistician Florence Nightingale die?

7.Margaret Thatcher, former UK Prime Minister, was the leader of which party?

8.Julie Andrews character in The Sound of Music was in training to be a nun, formally called a postulant, before joining the Von Trapp family as a nanny.

9.Author J.K. Rowling came up with the idea behind the Harry Potter series while taking a train trip. The train journey was from?

10.According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Agatha Christie is the best-selling novelist of all time. How many copies of her novels have sold worldwide?

11.The Bronte Sisters are famous UK writers. Which of these names is NOT the first name of any of the Bronte Sisters?

12.Twiggy, the famous UK supermodel known for her thin build, short hair and large eyes, was British Woman of the Year in the late 60s.

13.Which of these causes was Emmeline Pankhurst involved in during the late 1800s?

14.Elizabeth Barrett Browning, a famous poet, had many of her last poems published shortly after her death. Who saw to it these works were published?

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