National Geographic : 2013 Sep
HannaH Tak, nGM STaff. arT: Marc JOHnS; aMerican TObaccO (Peck card); nGM arT (MaSk). nGM MaPS ✂cUTHere Women and discovery for centuries female explorers got to pursue their ambitions only in disguise or against fierce resistance. if they somehow succeeded, society often ignored them or, worse, treated them as superwomen, because that was a way, egyptian feminist Huda Shaarawi wrote, “to avoid recognizing the capabilities of all women.” With that in mind, this quiz celebrates ordinary women doing extraordinary things. This quiz is the fifth of seven to run in 2013 to celebrate national Geographic’s 125th anniversary. The next quiz will appear in October. eXPLo re 1. WHO WAS THE FIRST WOMAN TO CIRCUMNAVIGATE THE EARTH? A. Krystyna Chojnowska-Liskiewicz B. Naomi James C. Tania Aebi D. Jeanne Baret WHICH IS THE BEST KNOWN AMONG THE FOSSILS, SHIPWRECKS, AND ARTIFACTS S U E HENDRICKSON HAS DISCOVERED AROUND THE WORLD? A. The keel of the Santa María, lost on Christ- mas Day, 1492 B. “Sue,” a Tyrannosaurus rex C. A fossilized giant squid D. An ancient tree-dwelling horse- shoe crab trapped in amber AFTER RETIRING FROM HER NURS- ING CAREER SOME YEARS AGO, BARBARA HILLARY DECIDED TO TRAVEL. AT THE AGE OF 79 SHE BECAME THE FIRST BLACK WOMAN TO DO WHAT? A. Dive to the Titanic B. Visit both the North and South Poles C. Summit Everest D. Swim the English Channel THE NEW YORK TIMES NAMED HER ONE OF THE LEADING WOMEN EXPLORERS IN THE WORLD. WHO WAS SHE? A. Annie Edson Tay- lor B. Harriet Chalmers Adams C. Nellie Bly D. Amelia Earhart IN 1910 A CIGA- RETTE COMPANY FEATURED MISS ANNIE SMITH PECK 5. 6. 4. 2. 3. ON ITS TRADING CARD SERIES OF “THE WORLD’S GREATEST EXPLORERS.” WHO WAS SHE? A. The first per- son to bring back a living electric eel from South America B. A solo traveler down the length of the Amazon C. A pioneer- ing mountain climber D. A biologist tracking jaguars solo at night MISSY MAZZOLI’S 2012 OPERA SONG FROM THE UPROAR IS BASED ON THE LIFE OF WHICH FEMALE EXPLORER IN AFRICA? A. Isabelle Eberhardt B. Mary Kingsley C. Mary Leakey D. Delia Akeley AFRICA NEXT | EXplorErs Quiz find anSWerS On PaGe 29.