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Necktie Quiz

The necktie is over 2,000 years old. What else do you know about the popular fashion accessory?

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The necktie is over 2,000 years old. What else do you know about the popular fashion accessory?

1. How did the tuxedo get its name?

  • Its designer, Albert Tuxedo
  • The village where it was first worn, Tuxedo Park, N.Y.
  • The French word for penguin

2. Television game show host Regis Philbin popularized what type of ties?

  • Ties in solid colors that matched his shirt
  • Bow ties
  • Striped ties

3. Where was the bolo tie invented?

  • Texas
  • Arizona
  • Mexico

4. How did the bow tie get its name?

  • It was first worn in the bow of a boat in 1792
  • From its originator, George Ryan "Beau" Brummell
  • A type of French cravat called a "jabot"

5. What is an "old school tie?"

  • A tie in the colors of a particular school
  • Slang for an old fashioned tie
  • A plaid tie worn by schoolteachers in Victorian England

6. What army wore the earliest known versions of the necktie?

  • Queen Victoria's imperial guards
  • The army of the first Chinese emperor, Shih Huang Ti
  • The Roman Legion

7. How many ties are sold in the United States each year?

  • 1 million
  • 50 million
  • More than 100 million

8. Around 1660, King Louis XIV of France admired neck cloths worn by soldiers from what country?

  • Spain
  • Italy
  • Croatia

9. Cowboys often wore what type of neckwear?

  • Lace cravat
  • Bandanna
  • String tie

10. Who was George Ryan "Beau" Brummell?

  • Father of the modern business look
  • A rancher who invented the bolo tie
  • An early 1960s rock musician who invented the hippie

1. How did the tuxedo get its name?
The village where it was first worn, Tuxedo Park, N.Y.

2. Television game show host Regis Philbin popularized what type of ties?
Ties in solid colors that matched his shirt

3. Where was the bolo tie invented?
Arizona

4. How did the bow tie get its name?
A type of French cravat called a "jabot"

5. What is an "old school tie?"
A tie in the colors of a particular school

6. What army wore the earliest known versions of the necktie?
The army of the first Chinese emperor, Shih Huang Ti

7. How many ties are sold in the United States each year?
More than 100 million

8. Around 1660, King Louis XIV of France admired neck cloths worn by soldiers from what country?
Croatia

9. Cowboys often wore what type of neckwear?
Bandanna

10. Who was George Ryan "Beau" Brummell?
Father of the modern business look

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