Uniforms

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Uniforms

When I think of school uniforms, as well as wondering who could possibly have envisioned the forest-green woollen tunic and golden-yellow skivvy I wore, I also think of the unofficial uniform that I was much happier in: jeans and a Holiday T-shirt.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Nurses’ uniforms of the 2000s are radically different to the uniforms of old. What is the contemporary variety known as? Find the answer in Te Ara
    • A. 

      Swaddles

    • B. 

      Spuds

    • C. 

      Scrubs

  • 2. 
    Nurses' uniforms often get ‘sexified’ when they become costumes to hire, as do maids' uniforms. The reality of the uniform of a housemaid in the early 1900s was what?  Find the answer in Te Ara
    • A. 

      White cap and apron and a short black dress

    • B. 

      Black trousers, a white shirt and a white apron

    • C. 

      White cap and apron and a long black dress

  • 3. 
    Also distinctive in their black and white garb, it could be said they wear it through force of habit.  Which uniform wearers am I referring to? Find the answer in Te Ara
    • A. 

      Newspaper boys

    • B. 

      Penguins

    • C. 

      Nuns

  • 4. 
    The Pirates of Whāngārei were a sports team who wore striking chevron-striped uniforms. Compare them to shark repellent wetsuits for surfers here and note the resemblance. In what sport did they compete? Find the answer in Te Ara
    • A. 

      Planking

    • B. 

      Marching

    • C. 

      Fly fishing

  • 5. 
    Land girls managed farms and did farm work while men were away fighting in the Second World War. They were issued a uniform that consisted of what? Find the answer in Te Ara
    • A. 

      A Swandri jacket

    • B. 

      A black woollen singlet

    • C. 

      Overalls

  • 6. 
    A friend of mine (who was a pilot) had stopped at the supermarket after his swim at the local pool, when the checkout operator asked him if he was a pilot. Surprised, he asked her how she knew, and she responded that she could tell from the goggle marks around his eyes. It's been some time since pilots were known for wearing goggles and leather aviation hats, but one aviatrix from New Zealand is well-known for sporting that look. What is her name? Find the answer in Te Ara
    • A. 

      Georgina Bolt

    • B. 

      Jean Batten

    • C. 

      Amelia Earhart

  • 7. 
    In my humble opinion, the some of the best uniforms for ladies of the skies were designed by Emilio Pucci for Braniff Airlines. Our own Air New Zealand has also had well-known fashion houses design for them. Who designed the 2013 Air New Zealand uniforms? Find the answer in Te Ara
    • A. 

      Tamsin Cooper

    • B. 

      Trelise Cooper

    • C. 

      Zambesi

  • 8. 
    While the Salvation Army is not part of the military, it has assumed in its outward appearance many features of an army, including uniforms. In the 1900s the hats of female officers in the Salvation Army were known as what? Find the answer in Te Ara
    • A. 

      Coal scuttle bonnets

    • B. 

      Lemon Squeezers

    • C. 

      Side caps

  • 9. 
    The New Zealand Police are another group easily recognised by their uniforms, except of course if they are undercover. Although women joined police ranks in 1941, they were not uniformed until when? Find the answer in Te Ara
    • A. 

      1946

    • B. 

      1949

    • C. 

      1952

  • 10. 
    Many New Zealanders' first taste of wearing a uniform is in Girl Guides or Scouts. What is the most junior of the Girl Guiding groups?  Find the answer in Te Ara
    • A. 

      Brownies

    • B. 

      Guides

    • C. 

      Pippins