A Guide to Women in Canadian History

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Test your knowledge of some notable firsts for women in Canadian history. Ten multiple-choice questions
based on the book 100 More Canadian Heroines: Famous and Forgotten Faces.

1. Who was the first woman in Canada to become a lawyer? 2. Who was the first Canadian woman to receive a university degree in architecture?

3. Who was the Canadian who became North America's first certified female sea captain?

4. Who was the first female Chinese-Canadian doctor? 5. Who was the Canadian athlete who brought home the first Olympic gold medal for a woman high jumper? 6. What was the first woman in Quebec to earn her living as a journalist?

Idola Saint-Jean
Was it Idola Saint-Jean(BAnQ/2688)???

7. Who was the first black woman to win a seat in a provincial legislature in Canada? 8. Who created Canada's first all-female orchestra? 9. Who was Canada's first prima ballerina?

ballet dancers
Female dancers in Boris Volkoff's Canadian Ballet production of "Sur les Pointes."
(MIKAN 4309918)
10. Who was elected as the first female chief in Canada under the Indian Act?

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For more info about women in Canadian history consult the books 100 Canadian Heroines: Famous and Forgotten Faces
and 100 More Canadian Heroines: Famous and Forgotten Faces.

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