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  1. 1. When was the miniskirt invented?

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    In the 1950s.
    In the late 18th century.
    In the 1970s.
    In the 1960s.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The 1960s!

    British designer Mary Quant and Parisian André Courrèges have both been credited with creating it.

    The 1960s!
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  2. 2. What did men wear to exercise in Ancient Greece?

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    A toga
    Nothing
    Greek armor
    A stola
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    They exercised naked!

    Exercising and sports were done in the nude. In fact, the word gymnasium derives from the Greek word for nudity, gymnos.

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  3. 3. When was the first time women wore pants in public?

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    During the Renaissance.
    After WWII.
    In the 1920s.
    In the mid-1800s.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Elizabeth Smith Miller was the first woman to wear pants in 1851.

    She was an advocate for women's rights and often fought for a dress reform. Her pants were inspired by Turkish trousers.

    Elizabeth Smith Miller was the first woman to wear pants in 1851.
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  4. 4. Where does the word "jeans" come from?

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    U.S.A.
    Italy
    France
    England
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The material was named after sailors from Genoa in Italy.

    They were known to wear clothes made from the denim material.

    The material was named after sailors from Genoa in Italy.
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  5. 5. When was the first issue of Vogue published?

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    1932
    1892
    1825
    1903
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The first issue of Vogue was published in1892 in the U.S.

    The first issue of Vogue was published in1892 in the U.S.
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  6. 6. The bikini is named after...

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    A Hollywood actress.
    A type of fabric.
    A Hawaiian word.
    An atoll.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The bikini made its first appearance four days after the United States started atomic testing at Bikini Atoll.

    French designer Louis Reard was the desginer behind it.

    The bikini made its first appearance four days after the United States started atomic testing at Bikini Atoll.
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  7. 7. Which countries rejected the bikini right after its debut?

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    Italy, Spain and the United States.
    Greece, Spain, and Italy.
    Spain, France, and Russia.
    Portugal, Spain, and the United States.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Italy and Spain prohibited bikinis until the 1950s.

    In the United States, they were frowned upon until the '60s.

    Italy and Spain prohibited bikinis until the 1950s.
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  8. 8. What size did Marilyn Monroe wear in the '60s?

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    Size 2
    Size 8
    Size 12
    Size 14
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    In 1960s sizing, Marilyn Monroe was a size 12.

    Sizing changes are attributed to a phenomenon called vanity sizing.

    In 1960s sizing, Marilyn Monroe was a size 12.
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  9. 9. Who is credited with creating the pencil skirt?

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    Coco Chanel
    Christian Dior
    Louis Vuitton
    Yves Saint Laurent
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Christian Dior designed the first pencil skirt in 1954.

    Christian Dior designed the first pencil skirt in 1954.
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  10. 10. What did it mean if a young woman wore light blue during the Renaissance?

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    That she was a married woman.
    That she was single and ready to mingle.
    That she was a widow.
    That she was an artist.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Light blue = a young marriageable woman.

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  11. 11. What color did prostitutes have to wear in Italy during the Renaissance?

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    Red
    Black
    Yellow
    Blue
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    In most Italian cities prostitutes were required to wear yellow.

    In most Italian cities prostitutes were required to wear yellow.
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  12. 12. How long did widows have to wear mourning clothes during the Victorian era?

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    The same amount of time they were married.
    One year.
    Until they remarried.
    Two years.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Victorian widows had to dress in black or dark clothes for two years!

    Victorian widows had to dress in black or dark clothes for two years!
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  13. 13. What is considered vintage clothing?

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    Something made between 20 and 100 years ago.
    Anything that looks retro.
    Something made before you were born.
    Something made at least a decade ago.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's only considered vintage if it was made at least 20 years ago!

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  14. 14. How much did a pair of Levi's jeans cost in the late 1800s?

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    $1.50
    50 cents
    $3
    $1.25
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    In 1885 a pair of Levi's would set you back $1.25.

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  15. 15. Who started the white wedding dress trend?

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    Queen Victoria
    Marie Antoinette
    Queen Elizabeth II
    Catherine the Great
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It was considered boring back then, but Queen Victoria wore white with an orange-blossom wreath on her head.

    It was considered boring back then, but Queen Victoria wore white with an orange-blossom wreath on her head.
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  16. 16. What is Ralph Lauren's real name?

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    Ralph Lifshitz
    Ralph Morgan
    Ralph Lauren
    Ralph Laurent
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    He was born Ralph Lifshitz.

    He was born Ralph Lifshitz.
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  17. 17. Which sneaker company has been around the longest?

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    Keds
    Converse
    Vans
    Adidas
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Converse was founded in 1908 by Marquis Mills Converse.

    Converse was founded in 1908 by Marquis Mills Converse.
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