What Do You Know About Tattoo?

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What Do You Know About Tattoo? - Quiz

Tattoo are inscriptions on body for different purposes. Take this quiz to see if you think you know everything about the body art. We're curious about what you'll know also.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    _______________ is a form of body modification where a design is made by inserting ink, dyes and pigments, either indelible or temporary, into the dermis layer of the skin to change the pigment

    • A.

      Tattoo

    • B.

      Inscription

    • C.

      Mark

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Tattoo
    Explanation
    Tattoo is the correct answer because it accurately describes the process of body modification where ink, dyes, and pigments are inserted into the dermis layer of the skin to change the pigment. Inscription and mark are not specific enough to encompass the entire process, therefore "All of the above" is not the correct answer.

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  • 2. 

    Tattoos fall into __________ broad categories

    • A.

      2

    • B.

      4

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      5

    Correct Answer
    C. 3
    Explanation
    Tattoos fall into three broad categories.

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  • 3. 

    The word tattoo  in the 18th century, is a loanword from the Polynesian word ____________

    • A.

      Tau

    • B.

      Tatte

    • C.

      Tatau

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Tatau
    Explanation
    In the 18th century, the word "tattoo" was borrowed from the Polynesian word "Tatau." This suggests that the practice of tattooing originated in the Polynesian culture and was later adopted by other societies. The word "Tau" and "Tatte" are not mentioned as loanwords from the Polynesian language, so they are not the correct answer. Therefore, the correct answer is "Tatau."

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  • 4. 

    Tatau means ___________

    • A.

      Write

    • B.

      Read

    • C.

      Design

    • D.

      Remove

    Correct Answer
    A. Write
  • 5. 

    The English word tattoo is derived from the Dutch word _____________.

    • A.

      Tautau

    • B.

      Tatoo

    • C.

      Taptoe

    • D.

      Toeoe

    Correct Answer
    C. Taptoe
    Explanation
    The English word "tattoo" is derived from the Dutch word "taptoe". The term "taptoe" originally referred to a signal played by drummers or buglers to signal the closing of taverns and the return of soldiers to their quarters. Over time, the term came to be associated with the act of tattooing, as it was common for soldiers to get tattoos while on leave. The word "taptoe" eventually evolved into "tattoo" in English, referring to the permanent marking of the skin.

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  • 6. 

    The word tattoo was brought to Europe by _________

    • A.

      Jane

    • B.

      Cook

    • C.

      John

    • D.

      Joshua

    Correct Answer
    B. Cook
    Explanation
    The word "tattoo" was brought to Europe by Cook.

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  • 7. 

    The American Academy of Dermatology distinguishes __________ types of tattoos

    • A.

      4

    • B.

      3

    • C.

      5

    • D.

      7

    Correct Answer
    C. 5
    Explanation
    The American Academy of Dermatology distinguishes 5 types of tattoos.

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  • 8. 

    In 2015, scientific re-assessment of the age of the two oldest known tattooed mummies, identified _________ as the oldest currently known example.

    • A.

      Otzi

    • B.

      Ötzi

    • C.

      All of the above

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Ötzi
    Explanation
    In 2015, a scientific re-assessment of the age of the two oldest known tattooed mummies determined that Ötzi is the oldest currently known example.

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  • 9. 

    Ötzi was dated to ________

    • A.

      20BC

    • B.

      3,000BC

    • C.

      3,250 BC

    • D.

      30BC

    Correct Answer
    C. 3,250 BC
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 3,250 BC. This date refers to the time period in which Ötzi, the well-preserved natural mummy of a man who lived during the Copper Age, was dated to. This date is significant because it provides insights into the history and lifestyle of humans during that time period.

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  • 10. 

    It is a myth that the modern revival of tattooing stems from Captain James Cook's _______ voyages to the South Pacific in the late 18th century.

    • A.

      3

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      4

    • D.

      5

    Correct Answer
    A. 3
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 3. The explanation for this answer is that the modern revival of tattooing is not actually derived from Captain James Cook's voyages to the South Pacific. This is a common misconception or myth. While Cook's voyages did expose Westerners to Polynesian tattooing practices, the revival of tattooing in the modern era can be attributed to various factors such as cultural shifts, artistic trends, and advancements in tattooing technology.

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