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All Dolled Up: The Barbie Quiz
by Staff
Much more than a simple toy, Barbie is the inspirational career woman who teaches girls they can do anything — while showing off a figure that's pure fantasy. Take our quiz to test your knowledge of Barbie's history, triumphs and controversies.

What year did Barbie first hit store shelves?

  • 1949
  • 1959
  • 1969

How many Barbie dolls did Mattel sell during the first year of the doll's release?

  • 100,000
  • 200,000
  • 300,000

What did the first Barbie dolls wear?

  • swimsuit
  • ball gown
  • blue jeans

True or false: The earliest Barbie dolls all had blond hair.

  • true
  • false

What is Barbie's last name?

  • Roberts
  • Carson
  • Handler

What was unique about Barbie's eyes when she was first introduced?

  • They could open and close.
  • They gazed to the side.
  • They were free of makeup.

What was the name of Barbie's 1986 band?

  • Barbie and the Dolls
  • Barbie and the Rockers
  • Barbie and the Misfits

Which of the following is NOT one of Barbie's sisters?

  • Skipper
  • Stacie
  • Midge

What year did Barbie and Ken break up?

  • 1961
  • 1979
  • 2004

True or false: Barbie was inspired by a risque gentlemen's doll from Europe.

  • true
  • false

What was the name of Barbie's friend who used a wheelchair?

  • Skipper
  • Becky
  • Francie

True or false: Barbie went to the moon before Neil Armstrong.

  • true
  • false

How many careers has Barbie had since her release?

  • around 50
  • around 100
  • more than 180

How many Barbie dolls would you need to make it into the "Guinness Book of World Records"?

  • 1,000
  • 15,000
  • 150,000

What is the best-selling Barbie doll of all time?

  • the original teen fashion model Barbie
  • Doctor Barbie
  • Totally Hair Barbie

What was the name of Barbie's dog, which came with its very own magnetic pooper-scooper for easy cleanup?

  • Rocker
  • Tanner
  • Scout

Where can you find a Barbie-themed cafe?

  • Taipei, Taiwan
  • Tokyo
  • New York City

True or false: A mint-condition 1959 Barbie sold at auction for more than $27,000 in 2006.

  • true
  • false

What type of animal was Barbie's first pet?

  • horse
  • cat
  • bird

True or false: Barbie graced the cover of the "Sports Illustrated" swimsuit issue in 2014.

  • true
  • false

When did Mattel introduce the Ken doll?

  • 1959
  • 1961
  • 1969

Who did Barbie date after splitting with Ken in 2004?

  • Blaine
  • Luke
  • Clark

Why was the Midge doll pulled from stores in 2002?

  • She was pregnant.
  • People considered her appearance racially offensive.
  • She was inspired by a mass murderer.

When did Barbie first get bendable legs?

  • 1964
  • 1974
  • 1984

True or false: If Barbie were a real person, her measurements would be around the same as those of the average American woman.

  • true
  • false

How old is the average Barbie collector?

  • 4 years old
  • 8 years old
  • 40 years old

When did Barbie get her belly button?

  • 1959
  • 2000
  • 2015

True or false: There has never been a Barbie with tattoos.

  • true
  • false

What feature did Barbie finally get in 2015?

  • eyes that open and close
  • adjustable ankles
  • a bendable waist

How many Barbie dolls has Mattel sold since 1959?

  • 100 million
  • 500 million
  • 1 billion