WONDER #2455: Who Invented the Umbrella?
Question 1 of 3
This Wonder was mostly about...
- the history and development of umbrellas over time.
- why you should carry an umbrella at all times.
- how umbrellas are made.
- Jonas Hanway and John MacDonald, who made umbrellas popular in England.
Question 2 of 3
The first umbrellas were used to block the __________.
Question 3 of 3
Which is the BEST evidence that umbrellas are not always what they seem?
- “In fact, umbrellas show up in many books and movies nowadays.”
- “Invented in the 19th Century, the umbrella gun has indeed been used by spies and assassins alike.”
- “Most European men didn’t carry umbrellas until the late-1700s.”
- “Most umbrellas used today aren’t weapons.”
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