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Cowichan knitting: Quiz


Question 1: Cowichan knitting is an ________ art form, a combination of European textile techniques and Salish spinning and weaving methods.
WesternisationColonial mentalityCultureAcculturation

Question 2: Before European contact the ________ people, including the Cowichan, wove blankets, leggings, and tumplines out of mountain goat wool, dog hair, and other fibres.
Sḵwx̱wú7meshCoast SalishStó:lōDuwamish (tribe)

Question 3: Early materials for needles included whale bone, deer bone, telephone wire, ________ chopsticks,[11] and wood.

Question 4: [1] The wool was spun with a spindle and whorl, and the blankets were woven on a two-bar ________.
Power loomLancashire LoomWeavingLoom

Question 5: Sheep were introduced to ________ in the 1850s[1], providing a more plentiful source of wool.
Port Alberni, British ColumbiaVancouver IslandVictoria, British ColumbiaEsquimalt, British Columbia

Question 6: No archaeological or ethnographic evidence of ________ or knitting needles exists.
WeavingKnittingSpinning (textiles)Embroidery

Question 7: Cowichan knitting is a form of knitting developed by the Cowichan people of the West Coast of ________.
OntarioAlbertaCanadaBritish Columbia

Question 8: She probably began to teach knitting by the ________, and added patterns as she learned them from other Scottish settlers.
1890s1900s (decade)19th century1880s

Question 9: While "Cowichan" is the name of a specific First Nations group, the word “siwash” is borrowed from ________, an extinct trade language of the North American west coast.
Chinook JargonAlaskaVancouverPacific Northwest

Question 10: Colvin settled in Cowichan Station in ________, raised sheep, and hand-spun and dyed her own wool.


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