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Quiz about Try Your Hat Lady
Quiz about Try Your Hat Lady

Try Your Hat, Lady Trivia Quiz


Lady has entered a hat shop and is trying on various different kinds of hats. Can you identify which ones Lady is trying out?

A multiple-choice quiz by Joepetz. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
Joepetz
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
378,927
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
8 / 10
Plays
737
Awards
Top 35% Quiz
Last 3 plays: Guest 97 (8/10), Guest 175 (3/10), Guest 76 (8/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. Lady enters the hat shop and immediately takes a liking to a tight fitting red felt hat with a purple ribbon tied around it. She calls for the shop clerk who tells her that this hat was invented in 1908 in France and its name is the French word for bell. What hat is Lady interested in? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Since it is cold out, Lady decides that she should look at a hat that will keep her warm. She picks out a blue fur hat with flaps that cover the ears. She calls it a trooper hat and the clerk informs her that that is only one name for the hat. He prefers what term, which comes from the Russian word for ears? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Lady next searches the hat shop for something she can wear in a warm climate on her upcoming trip to Petra in Jordan. The clerk shows her something that looks like a headdress and casually mentions this type of hat is popular in Jordan because it protects the wearer from sunburn and sand. Which type of hat is this, that is usually made from cotton? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Lady fancies herself a modern-day Jackie Kennedy, so she is naturally interested in this hat, popularized by the former first lady in the 1960s. The hat itself was invented in the 1930s and made from different materials but were mostly solid in colors. Which hat is the sales clerk looking to make a sale on here? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Lady suddenly remembers that her husband Earl needs a hat because he is playing Napoleon at a reenactment of the Battle of Waterloo. Clerk shows her two hats. Should Lady purchase the bicorne or tricorne?

Answer: (One Word)
Question 6 of 10
6. Lady laughs when she sees the next hat the clerk shows her. It reminds of her of a dunce cap, but it is soft and the point is folded over to the front. The clerk explains that, although the hat looks silly, the Phrygian cap is actually quite the catch in popular culture. Which of the following fictional characters is NOT someone the clerk would list as a wearer of the Phrygian cap? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. The next hat Lady sees resembles a Panama hat, but isn't. The clerk explains that it is a traditional hat made in Andalusia, Spain and is wide-brimmed. He also tells Lady that it is Zorro's favorite hat. What kind of hat is Lady contemplating buying here? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. The clerk shows Lady another Spanish hat. This one is symbolic of the bullfight and is black and has two bumps on either side that resemble bull horns. Which hat is Lady considering here? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Lady eyes up a lovely black hard felt hat and immediately wants it. However, she immediately rejects it when she discovers it is popular among the working class men of Britain. It is also quite popular with Bolivian women. Which hat is Lady not in love with? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. For the last hat of the day, Lady asks the clerk if he has any toques for her to try on. He replies that he does not, believing she is asking about a chef's hat. Lady explains that she is Canadian and in Canada a toque refers to which kind of hat? Hint



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1. Lady enters the hat shop and immediately takes a liking to a tight fitting red felt hat with a purple ribbon tied around it. She calls for the shop clerk who tells her that this hat was invented in 1908 in France and its name is the French word for bell. What hat is Lady interested in?

Answer: Cloche

The cloche was invented by Caroline Reboux, a famous French fashion designer. Cloche hats were very popular in the 1920s worldwide but went out of fashion by the end of the 1930s. It makes a small and short lived comeback every few decades.

Lady decides the cloche is too outdated for her fashion-consciousness and does not purchase it.
2. Since it is cold out, Lady decides that she should look at a hat that will keep her warm. She picks out a blue fur hat with flaps that cover the ears. She calls it a trooper hat and the clerk informs her that that is only one name for the hat. He prefers what term, which comes from the Russian word for ears?

Answer: Ushanka

The ushankas were traditionally made from rabbit fur but are generally now made with artificial fur. The ear flaps can be worn to cover the ears, up on the head if ear protection is not necessary or sometimes wrapped around the chin. The ushanksa is a popular hat in Russia and other former Soviet republics, especially during wartime. Nowadays, ushankas are issued to soldiers in a variety of countries including the U.S. and Canada.

It's fashionable and practical, so Lady buys this one.
3. Lady next searches the hat shop for something she can wear in a warm climate on her upcoming trip to Petra in Jordan. The clerk shows her something that looks like a headdress and casually mentions this type of hat is popular in Jordan because it protects the wearer from sunburn and sand. Which type of hat is this, that is usually made from cotton?

Answer: Keffiyeh

The keffiyeh resembles a headdress or a turban in appearance. Its origins are unknown but they certainly were around in ancient Mesopotamia according to artwork excavated in Iraq. The keffiyeh is traditional associated with Muslims as a religious garment. However, the keffiyeh is worn by people of all religions in the Middle East because it keeps away the sun and sand.

Lady decides to forgo this one because she is afraid it will ruin her new hairstyle.
4. Lady fancies herself a modern-day Jackie Kennedy, so she is naturally interested in this hat, popularized by the former first lady in the 1960s. The hat itself was invented in the 1930s and made from different materials but were mostly solid in colors. Which hat is the sales clerk looking to make a sale on here?

Answer: Pillbox

The pillbox has its origins in the military where it was commonly worn with a chin strap and was a little taller than the ones Jackie Kennedy wore. It was used originally by the Roman army.

Jackie Kennedy was wearing one of her signature pink pillboxes when John Kennedy was assassinated. Because of that instance, pillboxes quickly fell out of fashion as they were seen to be bad luck. This does not deter Lady from buying it, however.
5. Lady suddenly remembers that her husband Earl needs a hat because he is playing Napoleon at a reenactment of the Battle of Waterloo. Clerk shows her two hats. Should Lady purchase the bicorne or tricorne?

Answer: Bicorne

Napoleon wore a bicorne not a tricorne. Bicornes are hats with two corners or points, usually facing left and right. A tricorne has three, two in the back sides and one in the center front.

Napoleon is often depicted wearing a bicorne, but the hat was common amongst French generals at the time, not specific to Napoleon. They were worn until the start World War I.

Tricornes, although popular throughout Europe the same time as the bicorne, was mostly worn by colonial Americans and those in the U.S. Navy. It was common to see tricornes laced with gold or silver edging or have a feather stuck in it. Nowadays, both of these hats are worn mostly for ceremonial or historical purposes.

Lady, not knowing her history, buys both the bicorne and tricorne with the intent to return the incorrect hat.
6. Lady laughs when she sees the next hat the clerk shows her. It reminds of her of a dunce cap, but it is soft and the point is folded over to the front. The clerk explains that, although the hat looks silly, the Phrygian cap is actually quite the catch in popular culture. Which of the following fictional characters is NOT someone the clerk would list as a wearer of the Phrygian cap?

Answer: Indiana Jones

Indiana Jones wears a fedora, not a Phrygian cap.

The Phrygian cap is considered a symbol of heroism and liberty in some cultures, which would explain why Link (who is often called a hero) wears one. It is said that Brutus and the other conspirators who killed Julius Caesar wore one after the assassination, but that is unlikely. Nevertheless, some revolutionary groups wear the caps as homage. The cap was popular among the lower classes in Paris leading up to the French Revolution.

Lady, who thought of herself as a princess, decided the Phrygian cap would be too tacky for her to wear.
7. The next hat Lady sees resembles a Panama hat, but isn't. The clerk explains that it is a traditional hat made in Andalusia, Spain and is wide-brimmed. He also tells Lady that it is Zorro's favorite hat. What kind of hat is Lady contemplating buying here?

Answer: Sombrero cordobes

The sombrero cordobes should not be confused with the traditional sombrero from Mexico. The sombrero cordobes simply means the hat originated in the city of Cordoba. The hat is traditionally black or some other dark color but is sometimes tan or white.

Lady initially passed on this one but after finding out the Beatles would wear a sombrero cordobes when they visited Spain, she just had to have one.
8. The clerk shows Lady another Spanish hat. This one is symbolic of the bullfight and is black and has two bumps on either side that resemble bull horns. Which hat is Lady considering here?

Answer: Montera

Monteras are traditionally worn by matadors, both male and female, while in the ring. It is usually made of sheepskin with the inside lined with velvet and the image of a saint for protection. The top of the montera is often customized for each matador. The montera first became part of the matador's outfit, called el traje de luces or suit of lights, in 1835 by Francisco Montes.

Lady, although appreciative of Spanish culture, finds bullfights too gruesome and passes on the montera.
9. Lady eyes up a lovely black hard felt hat and immediately wants it. However, she immediately rejects it when she discovers it is popular among the working class men of Britain. It is also quite popular with Bolivian women. Which hat is Lady not in love with?

Answer: All of these

In addition, the hat is sometimes called a bob hat or a billycock. The bowler was created in 1849 and quickly became a symbol among Britain's working class and soldiers. Bowlers were popular in the American Wild West, even more so than the traditional cowboy hat.

It is sometimes called the hat that won the west. It is also popular among South American women because British railway workers would give them to the local women as gifts in the 1920s.
10. For the last hat of the day, Lady asks the clerk if he has any toques for her to try on. He replies that he does not, believing she is asking about a chef's hat. Lady explains that she is Canadian and in Canada a toque refers to which kind of hat?

Answer: Knit cap

The knit cap or toque was originally used by fisherman as protection from the cold. They also may have originated in the Andes for the same reason. Today, knit caps are extremely popular in both the winter for practical reasons and in warmer months for fashion.

The chef's hat, also called a toque, originally referred to a tall hat without a brim. They didn't become associated with chefs until the 18th century when Marie-Antoine Careme, considered by some to be the first celebrity chef, wore one.

Lady does not buy either toque at this hat shop, not liking the styles of the knit cap and the store not having the other in stock.
Source: Author Joepetz

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