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1. What book was packaged with the 1965 "Slumber Party Barbie" set?
2. In 2006 Mattel issued the "Barbie And Tanner The Dog" set. In addition to Tanner the dog, a dog bone and dog toys, what neighborly accessory was included with this set?
3. What 2001 Barbie playset finds her working behind the counter as what the press has called "Minimum Wage Barbie"?
4. A 2003 "Happy Family" playset featured Barbie's friend Midge. The set made some parents very unhappy. Why?
5. Since Barbie was born in 1959, one of the ongoing complaints about her is that she's obsessed with beauty, glamour and fashion. So in 1973 when our girl became a doctor, critics were thrilled with her new career, right? Well, no, they still found fault with her chosen specialty. What kind of doctor did Barbie become?
6. In the early 80s, what did Barbie's critics take issue with when "Sun Gold Malibu Barbie" was introduced?
7. In 1964, Barbie's little sister, Skipper, entered the scene. She stayed relatively free of controversy until 1975 when "Growing Up Skipper" was introduced. What feature of this doll generated a lot of comments in the newspapers?
8. Barbie goes camping? A great way for girls to learn independence, real world skills and love of nature. What could the nit pickers find wrong with "Camping Barbie" in 1994?
9. Even as this quiz is being written, a new Barbie controversy has erupted. Concerned groups such as "Campaign For A Commercial-Free Childhood" have urged a famous organization for girls to cancel a sponsorship deal with Mattel which would have Barbie selling cookies among other activities. What organization is Barbie set to join?
10. The previously mentioned "Teen Talk Barbie" (1992) sparked probably the best known Barbie controversy. Which of these phrases was not one spoken by Barbie?
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