WONDER #601: Who Invented the Zipper?

Question 1 of 3

What was the main idea of this Wonder?

  1. The zipper was invented by the B.F. Goodrich Company.
  2. Zippers replaced buttons on many items of clothing because they are better at holding fabrics together.
  3. Zippers are not popular in fashion today.
  4. Many people had a hand in inventing the zipper, and it did not become common on clothing until the 1900s.

Question 2 of 3

Who did NOT play a part in inventing the zipper, according to this Wonder?

  1. Gideon Sundback
  2. Benjamin Franklin
  3. Whitcomb Judson
  4. Elias Howe

Question 3 of 3

The B.F. Goodrich Company included zippers on a new type of _________ before they were used on pants.

  1. necktie
  2. dress
  3. rubber boots
  4. stockings

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