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01. What year was BlackBarbie introduced?
A. 1980
B. 1957
C. 1959
D. 1967

02. What is the value of a 1959 Barbie in mint condition today?
A. $ 3,000
B. $ 5,000
C. $ 8,000
D. $10,000

03. What is Barbie's full name?
A. Barbara Ann Roberts
B. Barbara Ann Robertson
c. Barbara Millicent Roberts

04. Who was Barbie named after?
A. Barbara Stanwyk
B. Barbara Handler
C. Barbara Babcock

05. What color were the first Black Barbie's wearing?
A. White
B. Blue
C. Red
D. Brown

06. In the early 1960's, Barbie took on the style and sophistication of the decade's most famous trendsetter - Jackie Kennedy. What was her haircut called?
A. Bubble cut
B. Bob cut
C. Page boy cut

07. In 1967, how did Mattel market the new & updated Mod Barbie with a "Twist 'n Turn" waist?
A. Name Mod Barbie contest for a chance to win Barbie prizes
B. Trade in your old Barbie for an all new Barbie
C. New Mod Barbie for $1.50 cereal box coupon

08. Who was the first black doll in the Barbie family of dolls?
A. Francie
B. Stacy
C. Christie

09. Who was the first celebrity to become a doll in the Barbie family?
A. Marilyn MonroeB. Twiggy
C. Cher

10. Who came first, Midge or Skipper?
A. Midge
B. Skipper
C. Both were introduced at the same time

11. In 1977, Barbie was given a new face, with long blonde hair and a big smile. What is this face design, that was used for over 20 years, called?
A. Angel
B. Superstar
C. Beauty Queen

12. Why was the Teacher Barbie doll recalled by Mattel in 1995?
A. Her outfit was too sexy for a teacher
B. The lenses on her glasses were dangerous if broken
C. She wasn't wearing panties

13. When did Mattel start making "collectible Barbies"?
A. 1986
B. 1980
C. 1974

14. What was the name of Barbie's 1986 rock band?
A. The Rockers
B. Barbie's All Star Rockers
C. Blue Rhapsody

15. The popular "Dolls of the World" series was produced from 1980 to 2000 - what was the first one issued?
A. French Barbie
B. Italian Barbie
C. Swiss Barbie

16. What famous Hollywood fashion designer created the "Jewel Essence Collection"?
A. Nicole Miller
B. Calvin Klein
C. Bob Mackie

17. The 1998 Limited Edition Sunflower Barbie was inspired by the work of what artist?
A. Vincent van Gogh
B. Claude Monet
C. Henri Matisse

18. What artist was commissioned in 1986 to paint a portrait of Barbie?
A. Francis Bacon
B. Thomas Kinkade
C. Andy Warhol

19. Why was the 1999 "Generation Girl" series controversial?
A. One doll had a nose ring and another had an ankle tattoo
B. The series include an unmarried pregnant Barbie
C. Both

20. What country condemned Barbie (which was already banned in this country) with this statement: "Jewish Barbie dolls, with their revealing clothes and shameful postures, accessories and tools are a symbol of decadence to the perverted West. Let us beware of her dangers and be careful."?
A. Pakistan
B. Saudi Arabia
C. Kuwait



01. C. 1980
02. D. $10,000
C. Barbara Millicent Roberts
04. B. Barbara Handler
05. C. Red
A. Bubble cut -
07. B. Trade in your old Barbie for an all new Barbie
08. A. Francie - She appeared in 1967 as Barbie's mod cousin. This doll is very rare. A more widely known Black Barbie was introduced in 1980.
09. B. Twiggy
A. Midge
B. Superstar
12. C. She wasn't wearing panties13. A. 1986
A. The Rockers
15. B. Italian Barbie
16. C. Bob Mackie
A. Vincent van Gogh
C. Andy Warhol
19. A. One doll had a nose ring and another had an ankle tattoo
20. B. Saudi Arabia

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