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Question 1: Comb teeth have ________ qualities of their own, determined by their shape, length, and material.
OctavePerfect fourthHarmonicUnison

Question 2: Combs are among the oldest ________ found by archaeologists, having been discovered in very refined forms from settlements dating back to 5000 years ago in Persia.

Question 3: Specialized combs such as "________ combs" or "nit combs" can be used to remove macroscopic parasites and causing them damage by combing.

Question 4: In industry and craft, combs are used in separating cotton fibres from seeds and other debris (the cotton gin, a mechanized version of the comb, is one of the machines that ushered the ________).
Industrial RevolutionThomas HighsWilliam RadcliffeTextile manufacture during the Industrial Revolution

Question 5: Combs can be used for many purposes including: securing long hair in place; decorating the hair; matting sections of hair for ________; or keeping a kippah or skullcap in place.
DreadlocksRastafari movementAfrican diasporaPakistan

Question 6: A set of combs found on the 16th century ship ________
PortsmouthRoyal NavyMary RoseTudor dynasty

Question 7: Combs are also a favorite spot for ________ investigators to collect hair and dandruff samples that can be used in ascertaining dead or living people's identities, as well as their state of health, toxicological profiles, and so forth.
LawPoliceCommon lawSharia

Question 8: A comb with teeth fine enough to remove nits is sometimes called a "fine-toothed comb", as in the ________ usage "go over [something] with a fine-toothed comb", meaning 'search [something] closely and in detail'.

Question 9: A comb is used to distribute colours in ________ to make the swirling colour patterns in comb-marbled paper.
CalligraphyCollagePaper marblingCeramic art

Question 10: A comb with teeth of unequal length, capable of producing different notes when picked, eventually evolved into the thumb piano and ________.
DrumMusical boxSwitzerlandAutomaton


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