Chanel and Her World Test | Final Test - Easy

Edmonde Charles-Roux
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why did Chanel take a job as a water dispenser?
(a) To earn money for singing lessons.
(b) To brush shoulders with high society.
(c) To earn money for fabrics and threads
(d) To pay for her sister's schooling.

2. What did Chanel introduce to her collections in 1932?
(a) Designer sunglasses.
(b) Rain jackets and umbrellas.
(c) Footwear.
(d) Jewelry made with real jewels.

3. In "Coco, a Kept Woman," which of the following is not described as one of the dominant designers in Paris fashion?
(a) Jacques Doucet.
(b) Jeanne Paquin.
(c) Paul Poiret.
(d) Charles Fredrick Worth.

4. To which commission was Boy Capel transferred by Clemenceau?
(a) The Franco-English wartime coal commission.
(b) The patent application commission.
(c) The naval ship building commission
(d) The Paris city protection commission.

5. Why did Sam Goldwyn want to use Chanel's fashions in his films?
(a) To help Chanel out when business was bad.
(b) To create a timeless look for his films.
(c) To capitalize on Chanel's fame.
(d) To attract women to the cinema.

6. The aristocrats and upper class of which country were served from Chanel's Biarritz shop?
(a) Spain.
(b) Germany.
(c) England.
(d) Portugal.

7. Who was Gabrielle Dorziat?
(a) A poet.
(b) A French diplomat's wife.
(c) An actress.
(d) Chanel's favorite assistant.

8. How did Boy Capel die?
(a) In an automobile accident.
(b) By a case of measles.
(c) In a hotel fire.
(d) From tuberculosis.

9. What fashion staple did Chanel introduce in her black period?
(a) Matching purse and shoes.
(b) Black high heels.
(c) The little black dress.
(d) Black satin gloves.

10. Simply put, for what did Chanel become famous?
(a) Simplicity.
(b) Her love life.
(c) Shocking the public.
(d) Being different.

11. Who was George Clemenceau?
(a) Chanel's main fashion industry rival in the 1910s.
(b) Boy Capel's business partner.
(c) France's President du Conceil.
(d) An investor in Chanel's shop.

12. What inspired Chanel's black period?
(a) 1920s Art Deco.
(b) Space and stars.
(c) Mourning for Boy Capel.
(d) A trip to the Black Forest.

13. Who arranged a job for Chanel at a shop?
(a) A former teacher.
(b) Her canonesses.
(c) A local merchant.
(d) Her uncle.

14. While living at the chateau, what did Chanel begin to develop a wardrobe specifically for?
(a) Going to the beach.
(b) Riding in an automobile.
(c) Playing tennis.
(d) Going to the racetrack.

15. How old was Chanel when her mother died?
(a) Fifteen years old.
(b) Eight years old.
(c) Twelve years old.
(d) Three years old.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did Chanel wear her collars which were unlike other women of the time?

2. After opening the shop in Biarritz, how many people did Chanel have in her employ?

3. Where did Chanel make her stage debut?

4. What variety of artist provided Chanel unexpected exposure?

5. What did nostalgics lament about the direction of post-war fashion?

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