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Hat Quiz I

  1. Which historical figure would you most associate with the stovepipe hat?

  2. Which sort of cap would you associate with fictional private detective Sherlock Holmes?
  3. What name is given to the designing and manufacture of hats?
  4. What name is given to the traditional Scottish bonnet worn by men that derives its name from the hero of a 1790 Robert Burns poem?
  5. Oddjob uses his razor-edged bowler hat as a weapon in which 1964 James Bond movie?
  6. Which hat is named after the city that produced the dye, made from crimson berries, to colour the hat?
  7. Which British Prime Minister regularly wore a type of Homburg hat, which became associated with his name?
  8. What name is given to the traditional ceremonial head-dress of bishops?
  9. What is the Spanish word for hat?
  10. "Mad as a hatter" is a phrase believed to come from men suffering from dementia symptoms due to working with what product used in 19th-century hat manufacturing?


  1. Abraham Lincoln

  2. A deerstalker cap
  3. Millinery
  4. A tam o' shanter
  5. Goldfinger
  6. Fez
  7. Anthony Eden
  8. Mitre
  9. Sombrero
  10. Mercury

Hat Quiz II

  1. What kind of hat did Humphrey Bogart wear in the film Casablanca?
  2. Which headwear gets its name from the a battle in the Crimean War?
  3. Which tall, furry hat of the Brigade of Guards' full-dress uniform is sometimes mistakenly identified as a busby?
  4. Which hat is also known as the 'Boss of the Plains'?
  5. What's the name of the brimless cap, usually made of cloth, worn by male Jews?
  6. The campaign hat is most commonly associated with which organization?
  7. What's the name of the Russian hat with its characteristic earflaps? It derives its name from the Russian word for 'ears'.
  8. Which sort of hat is associated with Che Guevara?
  9. What hat derives its name from the stage adaptation of a George du Maurier 1894 novel?
  10. Which hat do you associate with barbershop quartets?


  1. Fedora
  2. Balaclava
  3. Bearskin
  4. Stetson
  5. A kippah or yarmulke
  6. The Mounties or the Royal Canadian Mounted Police
  7. Ushanka
  8. Beret
  9. Trilby
  10. Boater

Hat Trivia III

  1. What name is given to the act of tipping one's hat as a cultural expression of respect or acknowledgement between two people?
  2. Who wrote the lyrics: "In your Easter bonnet with all the frills upon it, you'll be the grandest lady in the Easter parade"?

  3. Which band said, "there's fewer more distressing sights than that of an Englishman in a baseball cap", in their song Time for Heroes?
  4. Which lady's hat popular in the 1920s gets its name from its shape, which is the French word for "bell"?
  5. Jacqueline Kennedy, First Lady of the United States from 1961 to 1963, was well known for wearing which sort of hat? She was wearing a pink one on the day of her husband President John F. Kennedy's assassination.
  6. What sort of helmet, also known as the safari helmet, is associated with European explorers and travellers in the warm climates of Africa and Southeast Asia?
  7. Who would normally wear a toque blanche?
  8. What four letter name is given to the cap with a flat circular top and a peak most commonly associated with French police and military uniforms, with versions worn by American Civil War soldiers?
  9. What's the name of the hat widely associated with Napoleon Bonaparte and worn by European and American military officers of the same era?
  10. Panama hats are made and originated in which South American country?
  11. A classic chef's hat has how many folds?


  1. Doffing
  2. Irving Berlin
  3. The Libertines

  4. Cloche hat
  5. Pillbox hat
  6. Pith helmet
  7. A chef (toque is actually an Arabic word for hat.)
  8. Kepi
  9. Bicorne or bicorn
  10. Ecuador
  11. 100 (which are said to symbolize the number of ways a chef can prepare or cook an egg)

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