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Question 1: Most countries, except the ________, use a metric system for describing nail sizes.
AlaskaPhilippinesUnited StatesCanada

Question 2: The ________ does not mention this explanation and does state that the price per hundred was the source of the name.
Oxford English DictionaryAmerican and British English spelling differencesUnited KingdomJames Murray (lexicographer)

Question 3: In engineering, woodworking and ________, a nail is a pin-shaped, sharp object of hard metal or alloy used as a fastener.
Civil engineeringBuilding services engineeringConstructionStructural engineering

Question 4: Nails are typically driven into the workpiece by a hammer,a pneumatic nail gun, or a small ________ charge or primer.
NitrogenNitroglycerinOxygenExplosive material

Question 5: D is an abbreviation for denarius, a Roman coin similar to a penny; this was the abbreviation for a penny in the UK before ________.
MaltaPound sterlingCent (currency)Decimalisation

Question 6: Formerly wrought iron, today's nails are typically of an alloy of steel, often be dipped or coated to prevent ________ in harsh conditions or improve adhesion.
ChlorineAluminiumZincCorrosion

Question 7: A nail holds materials together by ________ in the axial direction and shear strength laterally.
Lift (force)Drag (physics)FrictionForce

Question 8: Nails go back at least to the ________ period.
Roman EmpireAncient RomeRoman RepublicClassical antiquity







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