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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    When is National Umbrella Day celebrated? 

    • A.

      February 1

    • B.

      February 5

    • C.

      February 10

    • D.

      February 20

    Correct Answer
    C. February 10
    Explanation
    National Umbrella Day is celebrated on February 10th. This day is dedicated to the appreciation of umbrellas and their importance in protecting us from rain and sun. It is a day to recognize the usefulness and versatility of umbrellas in our daily lives.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following movies featured an umbrella as a prop?

    • A.

      Saving Mr. Banks

    • B.

      Mary Poppins

    • C.

      The Disaster Artist

    • D.

      House of Gucci

    Correct Answer
    B. Mary Poppins
    Explanation
    Mary Poppins is the correct answer because the movie prominently features an umbrella as a prop. In the film, Mary Poppins uses her magical umbrella to fly and perform various other extraordinary feats. The umbrella becomes an iconic symbol of the character and plays a significant role in the story's magical elements.

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  • 3. 

    What is the slang word for an umbrella?

    • A.

      Shades 

    • B.

      Cram 

    • C.

      Brella

    • D.

      Brolly 

    Correct Answer
    D. Brolly 
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Brolly". "Brolly" is a slang term used to refer to an umbrella. It is derived from the word "umbrella" and is commonly used in British English.

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  • 4. 

    Who obtained a patent for the first “working folding umbrella”?

    • A.

      Bradford E. Phillips

    • B.

      Richard Arkwright

    • C.

      Trevor Baylis

    • D.

      Henry Shrapnel

    Correct Answer
    A. Bradford E. Phillips
    Explanation
    Bradford E. Phillips obtained a patent for the first "working folding umbrella."

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  • 5. 

    When did Hans Haupt’s portable umbrellas hit the market?

    • A.

      1872

    • B.

      1910

    • C.

      1915

    • D.

      1928

    Correct Answer
    D. 1928
    Explanation
    Hans Haupt's portable umbrellas hit the market in 1928.

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  • 6. 

    The word umbrella comes from the Latin word "umbra." What does it mean?

    • A.

      Protection

    • B.

      Darkness

    • C.

      Shadow

    • D.

      Waterproof

    Correct Answer
    C. Shadow
    Explanation
    The word "umbrella" is derived from the Latin word "umbra," which means "shadow." This suggests that the original purpose of an umbrella was to provide shade or protection from the sun. Over time, the meaning of the word has evolved to refer to a portable device used for protection against rain or sunlight. However, the root meaning of "shadow" still remains in the word "umbrella."

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  • 7. 

    Who was the first man to publically carry an umbrella? 

    • A.

      James Smith

    • B.

      Jonas Hanway

    • C.

      John Quincy Adams

    • D.

      Dan Schulman

    Correct Answer
    B. Jonas Hanway
    Explanation
    Jonas Hanway is considered to be the first man to publicly carry an umbrella. He was an English philanthropist who popularized the use of umbrellas for men in the 18th century. At that time, umbrellas were primarily used by women, and it was considered unusual for men to carry them. Hanway's decision to carry an umbrella in public faced criticism and ridicule initially, but eventually, his practice gained acceptance and became more widespread. His actions played a significant role in breaking the social stigma and establishing the umbrella as a practical accessory for men as well.

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  • 8. 

    When did Rihanna release her hit song "Umbrella"? 

    • A.

      March 29, 2007

    • B.

      June 2, 2008

    • C.

      September 12, 2009

    • D.

      October 21, 2010

    Correct Answer
    A. March 29, 2007
    Explanation
    Rihanna released her hit song "Umbrella" on March 29, 2007.

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  • 9. 

    When did the earliest umbrella shops open?

    • A.

      1830

    • B.

      1850

    • C.

      1880

    • D.

      1900

    Correct Answer
    A. 1830
    Explanation
    The earliest umbrella shops opened in 1830.

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  • 10. 

    Which country is believed to have invented umbrella?

    • A.

      China

    • B.

      Spain 

    • C.

      South Korea

    • D.

      Argentina

    Correct Answer
    A. China
    Explanation
    China is believed to have invented the umbrella. The use of umbrellas can be traced back to ancient China, where they were initially used as protection from the sun rather than rain. The first waterproof umbrellas were developed during the Song Dynasty in China. These early umbrellas were made of silk and oil-treated paper. Over time, the design and materials of umbrellas evolved, but the concept of using a portable device to shield oneself from the elements originated in China.

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