Paper Facts And Terminology

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  • 1. 
    Apply oil paint directly to paper for stable, permanent results.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    A watermark is made by applying water to the finished sheet.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    In traditional English paper measurements, a ream consists of 480 sheets.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    The familiar 22 x 30" watercolor sheet size is traditionally called:
    • A. 

      Imperial

    • B. 

      Emperor

    • C. 

      Atlas

    • D. 

      Royal

  • 5. 
    Paper that is 100% rag is:
    • A. 

      Made of all cotton fiber

    • B. 

      Made of all linen fiber

    • C. 

      Made of a combination of cotton and linen

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    Bond paper gets its name from the bonding process used in manufacture.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    The natural edge of a sheet of paper is called a:
    • A. 

      Torn Edge

    • B. 

      Feathered Edge

    • C. 

      Hackle Edge

    • D. 

      Deckle Edge

  • 8. 
    Sizing added to the paper pulp bath is:
    • A. 

      Internal sizing

    • B. 

      External sizing

    • C. 

      Pulp sizing

    • D. 

      Never used in modern papers

  • 9. 
    Watercolor paper with the smoothest surface is referred to as:
    • A. 

      Cold pressed

    • B. 

      Hot pressed

    • C. 

      Smooth pressed

    • D. 

      Permanent pressed

  • 10. 
    Sizing applied to paper sheets after forming is called:
    • A. 

      Top sizing

    • B. 

      Bottom sizing

    • C. 

      External sizing

    • D. 

      Late sizing