Barbie Trivia Quiz

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Little-known facts about how Barbie was born

Can you score a perfect 10?

1. Who is the person credited in designing Barbie dolls along with help from engineer Jack Ryan?

  • Cathy Herman
  • Ruth Handler
  • Rose McRyan

2. Who was the company that originally made the Barbie dolls?

  • Mattel
  • Hasbro
  • Plymouth

3. The creator had an idea for an adult-figured doll. Her husband did not like the idea. However, on a trip to Germany in 1956, she discovered an adult figured doll. What was the doll’s name?

  • Bild Lilli
  • Silke Knaak
  • Lilli Marlene

4. Barbie debuts at the American International Toy Fair in New York. What was the date?

  • March 9, 1958
  • March 9, 1959
  • March 9, 1960

5. The first Barbie doll wore a black and white zebra striped swimsuit and signature topknot ponytail, and was available as in several hair colors. What is NOT a hair color?

  • Blonde
  • Brunette
  • Black

6. The first Barbie dolls were manufactured in what country?

  • Japan
  • China
  • Taiwan

7. Barbie was one of the first toys to have a marketing strategy based extensively on one media advertising, which has been copied widely by other toys. What is the media?

  • Internet
  • Television
  • Newspapers

8. What is Barbie’s full name?

  • Barbara Ann Handler
  • Barbara Millicent Roberts
  • Barbara Jean Martin

9. Barbie bought the rights to the German doll and the production stopped. What year was the purchase?

  • 1960
  • 1964
  • 1968

10. According to the maker, how many Barbies are sold a second?

  • 3 per second
  • 6 per second
  • 9 per second

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