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A Two-Ply History
Toilets & Toilet Paper
"The history of toilet paper "rolled" into one quiz."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
In the Roman empire, which of the following was most popularly used and is now replaced by modern toilet paper?
a stick with a wet sponge attached to it
printed pieces of paper with the emperor's name on them
specialized pieces of silk that were continually washed
a cloth much like that of a handkerchief
In many societies, why was it considered correct for people to use their left hand while using toilet paper?
when meeting or eating with others, you were to only use your right hand
left-handedness was considered an inferior complex
restrooms were situated so that the left hand was easier to use
as societies warred, the right hand was to be always occupied with a weapon
When Scott brand toilet paper was first introduced, it was considered a medical item for what reason?
it helped lower consumer embarrassment
only hospitals had used rolled toilet paper previously
the toilet paper was medicated with chemicals
its original purpose was for cleaning wounds
What was the most common item used in colonial America that is now replaced by modern toilet paper?
A major toilet paper shortage happened in 1970s' USA. How did this shortage come to be?
a late night host joked about a "shortage" and a rampage ensued
entire shipments of toilet paper were ruined because of the discovery that manufacturers were using dangerous chemicals
new reports of overall paper shortage sent the raging public to the stores
legislation over clear cutting scared manufacturers into leaking false information to the public
What special feature did the Old Farmer's Almanac have that made it distinguishable as a source of toilet paper?
a hole in the corner to hang it from the outhouse door for easy access
soft page surface for extra comfort
perforated edges to tear it from the binding
easily disintegrated in water
In 1935, what did Northern Tissue advertise their toilet paper as to get more people to buy it?
"Safe for Septic Systems"
"Now comes in two-ply"
"Colored and Patterned"
What new feature did Charmin toilet paper have beginning in 1932?
four-roll economy pack
two-ply and three-ply toilet paper, the latter a failure
sheets layered with lotion
toilet paper with a selection of numerous designs
Why was Kimberly-Clark awarded with an award of excellence by the U.S. government?
for keeping levels of pollution lower by introducing septic safe toilet paper
U.S. tanks were disguised with toilet paper in the Gulf War
a consumer awards committee believed they had adequately supplied the population
for heroic effort in supplying soldiers in World War II
In 1996, there was a "Toilet Paper Tax" in the U.S. By how much did the cost of each roll of toilet paper increase?
one half of a cent
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Compiled Jun 30 13