How Pencils Are Made...

9 Questions | Total Attempts: 101

SettingsSettingsSettings
How Pencils Are Made... - Quiz

You use pencils nearly every day. . . But how much do we actually know about them? Take this quiz to test your pencil knowledge!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A pencil will write in :
    • A. 

      Zero gravity

    • B. 

      Underwater

    • C. 

      Upside down

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    A typical pencil can write a line :
    • A. 

      35 miles long

    • B. 

      3 miles long

    • C. 

      500 feet long

  • 3. 
    At present date, if stabbed by a pencil the chance of getting lead poisening is :
    • A. 

      85%

    • B. 

      25%

    • C. 

      0%

  • 4. 
    According to Discover magazine, Therry des Estwaux invented the first mechanical pencil sharpener. In what year was this invention made?
    • A. 

      1942

    • B. 

      1847

    • C. 

      1897

    • D. 

      1902

  • 5. 
    Before the eraser was invented, what did people use to erase their pencil markings?
    • A. 

      Bread crumbs

    • B. 

      Their fingers

    • C. 

      They didn't

    • D. 

      Hay

  • 6. 
    In 2004, pencil factors in China turned out :
    • A. 

      1 billion pencils

    • B. 

      100 million pencils

    • C. 

      10 billion pencils

    • D. 

      100 billion pencils

  • 7. 
    Pencil manufacturer's expect pencils shape and sales to remain relatively fixed through what year?
    • A. 

      2010

    • B. 

      2040

    • C. 

      2050

    • D. 

      2020

  • 8. 
    The author John Steinbeck (who wrote : "The Grapes of Wrath") used cedar pencils. Every day he used as many as :
    • A. 

      60

    • B. 

      13

    • C. 

      6

    • D. 

      34

  • 9. 
    About how old is a tree, when major pencil manufacturer's fell it and use it to make pencils?
    • A. 

      8 years

    • B. 

      20 years

    • C. 

      17 years

    • D. 

      14 years

Related Topics
Back to Top Back to top