Colonial America - Women's Clothing
1. What was informal clothing called during colonial times?
e. Outer garments
2. What type of material was usually reserved for wealthy women in colonial times?
e. None of the above
3. About what age did a girl begin to dress like an adult woman?
a. 5 to 6 years old
b. 10 years old
c. 13 years old
d. 16 years old
e. 21 years old
4. What was the main undergarment worn by colonial women called?
5. What was the primary outer garment worn by colonial women called?
6. True or False: Clothing worn by colonial women would be considered uncomfortable, heavy, and impractical today.
7. What larger version of the cap had frilly edges and was sometimes called a bonnet?
d. Mob cap
8. Why did colonial women almost always wear hats outside?
a. Because they looked cool
b. Because it rained a lot
c. To keep the bugs out of their hair
d. To soak up the sweat
e. To protect their skin from the sun
9. What garment made with bones, wood, or metal was used to improve posture?
10. This article of clothing was like a skirt and was worn over the shift and under the gown.
About this quiz: All the questions on this quiz are based on information that can be found on the Colonial America - Women's Clothing page at /history/colonial_america/womens_clothing.php.
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