Show what you know about these famous STEAM people.
DIRECTIONS: To answer the questions, pick the correct letter.
The answer key is at the foot of the page.
1. Sally Ride was an astrophysicist and _________________________ .
A. designed the Mars rover C. the first to see Haley's Comet
B. the first American woman in space D. designed the first space suit
2. Both French and American, the artist Edgar Degas became famous for his sculptures and paintings of _________________________ .
A. buildings C. ballerinas
B. seascapes D. flowers
3. Madame Marie Curie was a two-time Nobel prize winner who worked with her husband to _______________ .
A. create Microsoft
B. collect Impressionist paintings for France's most renowned art museums C. become famous scientists whose work led to the discovery of radioactivity
D. redefine ballet
4. This doctor-- and dancer-- was the first African American woman in space.
A. Phyllis Wheatley C. Billie Holiday
B. Mae Jemison D. Debbie Allen
5. Maria Tallchief, a member of the Osage Indian tribe, was _______________________ .
A. a conductor of the Boston Symphony C. a Nobel Prize winning physicist
B. America's first prima ballerina D. the first woman to fly a plane
6. Born in 1934 outside of London, Englishwoman Jane Goodall is known around the
world for her work with _________________________ .
A. oil painting C. chimpanzees
B. chemistry D. sculpture
7. What country was the birthplace and home of the famous painter, Frida Kahlo?
A. Mexico C. Paraguay
B. Brazil D. El Salvador
8. Margaret Mead was a famous _________________________ , a scientist who studies humans, past and present.
A. seismologist C. anthropologist
B. software engineer D. cartographer
9. This celebrated photographer became famous for images of America's Depression during the 1930s. One of her most famous photos was called
"Migrant Mother." Name the photographer.
A. Dorothea Lange C. Jeanne Ashe
B. Annie Leibowitz D. Dorothea Dix
10. Clara Barton was a ______________________ .
A. nurse C. founder of the American Red Cross
B. Maryland resident D. all of the above
11. She was the first African American to hold an international pilot's license.
A. Bessie Coleman C. Amelia Earhardt
B. Elizabeth Cady Stanton D. Judith Jamison
12. A gifted contralto, Marian Anderson was a legendary _________________________ .
A. cellist C. mechanical engineer
B. conductor D. opera singer
13. This native Marylander, considered America's first Black Man of Science,
wrote and published an almanac; designed and built an intricate clock; and, helped survey and design Washington, DC. He also played the violin.
A. Sidney Poitier C. Frederick Douglass
B. A. Phillip Randolph D. Benjamin Banneker
14. One of America's premier centers for the performing arts, this, located in Washington, DC, was named after this president of the United States.
A. President Abraham Lincoln C. President George Washington
B. President Lyndon B. Johnson D. President John F. Kennedy
15. A member of the Omaha tribe, Dr. Susan La Flesche Picotte was the first Native American woman to be a _________________________ .
A. university professor C. licensed medical doctor
B. a Ph.D. chemist D. mechanical engineer