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Tudor haircare quiz

This will be a nice, easy quiz for those of you who watched Claire's video on Tudor haircare on Friday. If you haven't seen it yet, click here to view it now. Good luck with the quiz!

Tudor haircare

Q1) To which decade does commercial shampoo (as we know it today) in the USA date back?

1880s

1930s

1950s

1890s

Q2) Castile soap, which originates in the Castile region of Spain and which was imported into England in Tudor times, is traditionally based on which fat/oil?

Olive oil

Goose fat

Pig fat

Palm oil

Q3) What did Tudor people rely on to care for their hair on a daily basis?

A boar bristle brush

A vinegar rinse

Castile soap

A comb

Q4) How many combs were found in the wreck of the Mary Rose Ship, Henry VIII's flagship which sank in the Solent in 1545?

25

76

82

105

Q5) All but one of the Mary Rose combs were made of this type of wood....

Boxwood

Neem

Sandalwood

Peach wood

Q6) Why did some people add parsley seed oil to their combs?

It conditioned the hair

It scented the hair

It repelled lice

It stopped hair loss

Q7) Sir Hugh Plat (1608) recommened "oil of vitrioll" for colouring black hair a chestnut colour, what is it?

Hydrochloric acid

Citric acid

Acetic acid

Sulfuric acid

Q8) What was rhubarb recommended for?

Lightening the hair

Preventing baldness

Darkening the hair

Making straight hair curly

Q9) What was mixed with lead sulphur to colour the beard or hair chestnut in just half an hour?

Honey

"Dogsberrie"

Turmeric

Quicklime

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Tudor haircare quiz