Test Your Fiber Knowledge: What’s Your Class Ranking?

It’s time to head back to school! Should you be teaching the class or partying in the freshman dorm? Test your fiber knowledge with this 10-question true or false quiz.

1. This handsome gal produces protein fiber.

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2. Spain, Hispania in Latin, means “land of rabbits.”

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3. All moths eat wool.

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4. Micron count measures the diameter of fibers.

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5. Hemp fiber is weaker than cotton fiber.

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6. Sheep’s wool can be spun fresh off the sheep.

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7. Cotton felts if you “shock” it by immersing it in hot then cold water.

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8. Spider silk is too fine to use in textiles.

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9. Llama fiber keeps the wearer cooler than sheep’s wool.

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10. If a Merino sheep is not sheared, its dense fleece will keep growing and can endanger the life of the animal.

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