Five questions about coats – Quick Quiz

Brrr! It’s winter in the northern hemisphere and you probably don’t want to go out without a coat. But how much do you know about coats? Try our quiz and find out.

  1. The trench coat was originally deployed in the trenches in the First World War. What style of coat did it substitute for, and why?
  2. The Hindi word khaki means what? And why was this relevant to coat design?
  3. What type of coat did Shylock wear in Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice?
  4. Which two well-known firms claim that they designed the basic format of the trench coat?
  5. In what era was the justacorps type of coat commonly worn?

Check your answers here!

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About Kay McMahon

Kay has been an expat for nearly 30 years. She set up the British Expat website back in early 2000, whilst living in London and missing the expat life. These days she spends much of her time lugging computers and cameras around the world. (Dave gets to deal with all the really heavy stuff.)

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