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Turpentine: Quiz


Question 1: One of the earliest sources was the terebinth or turpentine tree (Pistacia terebinthus), a Mediterranean tree related to the ________.
PistachioCashewFolic acidUnited States

Question 2:
What is the chemical name of Turpentine (IUPAC)
Heptanoic acid
Not applicable

Question 3: Turpentine was a common medicine among seamen during the ________, and one of several products carried aboard Ferdinand Magellan's fleet in his first circumnavigation of the globe.
Age of DiscoveryPortuguese discoveriesSpanish EmpirePortuguese Empire

Question 4: The word turpentine derives (via French and ________) from the Greek word terebinthine, the name of a species of tree, the terebinth tree, from whose sap the spirit was originally distilled.
Roman EmpireOld LatinVulgar LatinLatin

Question 5: Turpentine has long been used as a solvent, mixed with ________ or with carnauba wax, to make fine furniture wax for use as a protective coating over oiled wood finishes (e.g., lemon oil).
Tracing paperButtonScissorsBeeswax

Question 6:
Turpentine, Resin and Asafoetida are all:
Terpenes and terpenoids Resins Hydrocarbon solvents Papermaking

Question 7: The two primary uses of turpentine in industry are as a ________ and as a source of materials for organic synthesis.

Question 8: Its vapor can irritate the skin and eyes, damage the lungs and respiratory system, as well as the ________ when inhaled, and cause renal failure when ingested, among other things.
White matterNeuronCentral nervous systemGrey matter

Question 9: Its industrial use as a solvent in industrialized nations has largely been replaced by the much cheaper turpentine substitutes distilled from ________.
Peak oilPetroleum industryPetroleumEnergy development

Question 10:
Turpentine, Flax and Paint are all:
Terpenes and terpenoids Painting materials Papermaking Resins


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