Choose the correct option:
The existing dress codes in Europe were swept away by
(a) American Revolution
(b) French Revolution
(c) Russian Revolution
(d) The First World War
Answer: (b) French Revolution
The simplicity of clothing of ‘Sans-Culottes’ was meant to express
(a) the poverty among the common people
(b) the prosperity of textile industries
(c) the idea of equality
(d) none of the above
Answer: (c) the idea of equality
When did women in England start agitating for democratic rights?
Answer: (b) 1830s
Who was the first American dress reformer to launch loose tunics?
(a) Mrs Amelia Bloomer
(b) Martha Somerville
(c) Queen Victoria
(d) None of the above
Answer: (a) Mrs Amelia Bloomer
Which of the following events had an impact on the dressing style of women?
(a) Women working in industries during the First and Second World Wars.
(b) Gymnastics and games entered school curriculum for women.
(c) The Battle of Waterloo
(d) Both (a) and (b)
Answer: (d) Both (a) and (b)
To some Indians western clothes were a sign of
(c) Freedom from poverty
(d) both (a) and (b)
Answer: (d) both (a) and (b)
Wearing of which two things created misunderstanding and conflict between the British and the Indians?
(a) the wearing of turban and shoes
(b) the umbrella and gold ornaments
(c) the wearing of saris and dhotis
(d) The wearing of gowns and long skirts
Answer: (a) the wearing of turban and shoes
What was the idea of national dress as suggested by Rabindranath Tagore?
(a) Combination of Hindu and Muslim dress
(b) Combination of Indian and European dress
(c) Only Hindu dress
(d) Combination Hindu and Parsi dress
Answer: (a) Combination of Hindu and Muslim dress
In reaction to which measure of the British did the Swadeshi Movement begin?
(a) Partition of Bengal in 1905
(b) Surat split in 1907
(c) Starting of World War I in 1914
(d) Montague-Chelmsford Reforms of 1919
Answer: (a) Partition of Bengal in 1905
In which year did Gandhi adopt dhoti?
Answer: (c) 1921