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Mother's Day Trivia

A man takes a photo of a Mothers Day's message from listed company Proctor and Gamble, Friday, May 7, 2010.
A man takes a photo of a Mothers Day's message from listed company Proctor and Gamble, Friday, May 7, 2010.
(AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Mother is a multitasker who strives to fulfill the needs of those blessed enough to be in her care. She seeks to oblige us with thoughtful deliberation, as she lends a helping hand to family, friends, co-workers, and neighbors. She is usually eager and earnest, although her to-do-list never appears complete. As a result, we must take time to remind her that she is remarkable, and we are grateful.

While preparing to celebrate the mothers in your life, take a few minutes and see if you can figure out which famous multitasking mothers fit the following descriptions:

1. While living in New York, this African American opened her home and arms to many unwanted children often born to drug addicted and/or AIDS infected mothers. Pres. Ronald Reagan acknowledged her heroic efforts in his 1985 State of the Union Address.

2. This Catholic nun started The Missionaries of Charity to care for those who the Bible characterizes as the " least of these." Although she was a tireless caregiver to many, she never birthed any children of her own. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979, and Pres. Reagan gave her the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1985.

3. She became pregnant by the power of the Holy Spirit and birthed the Savior - Jesus Christ.

4. She refused to relinquish her bus seat to a white passenger. As a result, she was arrested in 1955, and the incident sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Later, she became known as the "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement."

5. She worked for the Good Year Tire & Rubber Company located in Gadsden, Alabama. Throughout almost 20 years of employment with the company, she was consistently denied pay raises and other benefits, although she maintained a strong work record.
She became an advocate for equal pay for women. As a result of her persistent advocacy, Pres. Obama signed a bill named in her honor in 2009.

6. This pink haired mother is co-founder of the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN).

7. She was 1 of 2 women who organized and convened the first public meeting for women's suffrage in 1848. She authored the controversial Woman's Bible; a book stating her opinions about how Judeo-Christianity was used to adversely affect the welfare of women.

8. She co-founded Habitat for Humanity. She later spearheaded it's subdivision - Women Build. It helps female volunteers learn construction skills, while enriching the lives of others.

9. After her daughter was killed in an hit-and-run by a drunk driver, she founded Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD).

10. You get half of your DNA from her.

1. Mother Clara Hale 2. Mother Teresa 3. Virgin Mary 4. Rosa Parks 5. Lilly Ledbetter 6. Jan Crouch

7. Elizabeth Cady Stanton 8. Linda Fuller 9. Candy Lightner 10. Your Mother 


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