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Synthetic fiber: Quiz


Question 1:
  • adding metallic properties to ________ for the purpose of fashion (usually made with composite plastic and metal foils)
    Dress codeWoolSilkClothing

Question 2: ________, the first synthetic fiber, made its debut in the United States as a replacement for silk, just in time for World War II rationing.

Question 3: Synthetic fibers are the result of extensive research by scientists to improve upon naturally occurring ________ and plant fibers.

Question 4: Before synthetic fibers were developed, artificially manufactured fibers were made from ________, which comes from plants.

Question 5: The first artificial fiber, known as artificial silk, became known as viscose around 1894, and finally ________ in 1924.

Question 6: In general, synthetic fibers are created by forcing, usually through ________, fiber forming materials through holes (called spinnerets) into the air, forming a thread.
Drawing (manufacturing)ExtrusionSolderingSheet metal

Question 7: Rayon and acetate are both artificial fibers, but not truly synthetic, being made from ________.
Plant stemWoodSeedFlowering plant

Question 8: Its novel use as a material for women's stockings overshadowed more practical uses, such as a replacement for the silk in parachutes and other ________ uses.
WarMilitaryMilitary scienceMilitary history

Question 9: A similar product known as ________ was discovered in 1865.
Acetic acidCellulose acetateCellulose triacetateNitrocellulose

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