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Quiz: Daring Women – Female Spies


1. The Gestapo reportedly considered this female spy the most dangerous of all Allied spies:
Natasha Fatale
Belle Boyd
Julia Child
Virginia Hall
Josephine Baker
Virginia Hall worked as an undercover agent in occupied France for the British Special Operations Executive (SOE) and later for the OSS. She was responsible for killing 150 German soldiers and capturing 500 others.

2. During the American Civil War, Belle Boyd was:
A double agent
A confederate spy
The "belle" of the ball
A battlefield nurse
A union spy
Isabella Marie Boyd, otherwise known as Belle Boyd was a confederate spy. She provided valuable intelligence to Confederate general Stonewall Jackson during the battle of Front Royal, Virginia.

3. Mata Hari was a double agent during:
The Napoleonic Wars
World War I
World War II
The Cold War
The Spanish Civil War
Mata Hari was a double agent for France and Germany during World War I.

4. Julia Child worked in the OSS as a:
Research assistant
Undercover agent
Head chef
Propaganda officer
Julia Child worked directly for the head of the OSS, William J. Donovan, as a top-secret researcher. Her job was to compile the research that came in from the field and dispatch it to Washington. Bon appétit!

5. Agent 355 was:
The cousin of Agent 99
A spy during the American Revolution
A Cold War double agent
Agent 355 was the code name given to a female spy during the American Revolution, who was part of the Culper Ring. Her real identity is still unknown.
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