How Well Do You Know The History Of Pin Up Girls?

Pin up girls are an epic part of American culture. Whether you agree with what they did or not, you can't deny that they changed America's mindset about what sexiness is. Do you think you know their history?
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What year was the first pin up girl introduced on a calendar?
1900
1889
1920
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What was a "Gibson Girl?"
A dark haired voluptuous beauty
A blonde petite woman
An average looking girl
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What was the first magazine to feature pin up girls in 1912?
Vanity Fair
Cosmopolitan
Playboy
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What ushered in the use of pin up propaganda in 1917?
Madison avenue's love of sex appeal
The great depression
World War I
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The jazz age imparted women with a dose of _____________.
Rebellion
Happiness
Sadness
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Why were photos of the all American pin up girl used during World War II?
Sell war bonds
Boost soldier morale
Sell underwear
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What magazine featured a popular pin up feature called "Vargas Girls?"
GQ
Esquire
Men's Health
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Why did advertisers choose to keep using pin up girls after WWII?
They sold products well
They were easy to find
They were provocative
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What year did Hugh Hefner launch Playboy magazine?
1959
1960
1953
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Who was referred to as the "Queen of Pinups?"
Marilyn Monroe
Bettie Page
Jayne Mansfield
Result
Based on the results of this quiz, you are pin up pert! While you don't know everything there is to know about the history of pin up girls and their purpose, you have an amazing foundational knowledge on pin up girls. Well done!

C+, Pin Up Pert

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Based on the results of this quiz, you are pin up perky! Pin up girls served to boost morale to soldiers, sell products, and make advertising more provocative. You know all this and more. You scored near perfect marks on this tricky pin up girl quiz. Well done!

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Based on the results of this quiz, you are pin up perfect! There's no doubt in our minds that you know just about everything there is to know when it comes to the history of pin up girls. You got nearly every question right on this tricky quiz. Give yourself a pat on the back for being so smart!

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1
What year was the first pin up girl introduced on a calendar?
1900
1889
1920
2
What was a "Gibson Girl?"
A dark haired voluptuous beauty
A blonde petite woman
An average looking girl
3
What was the first magazine to feature pin up girls in 1912?
Vanity Fair
Cosmopolitan
Playboy
4
What ushered in the use of pin up propaganda in 1917?
Madison avenue's love of sex appeal
The great depression
World War I
5
The jazz age imparted women with a dose of _____________.
Rebellion
Happiness
Sadness
6
Why were photos of the all American pin up girl used during World War II?
Sell war bonds
Boost soldier morale
Sell underwear
7
What magazine featured a popular pin up feature called "Vargas Girls?"
GQ
Esquire
Men's Health
8
Why did advertisers choose to keep using pin up girls after WWII?
They sold products well
They were easy to find
They were provocative
9
What year did Hugh Hefner launch Playboy magazine?
1959
1960
1953
10
Who was referred to as the "Queen of Pinups?"
Marilyn Monroe
Bettie Page
Jayne Mansfield