HSC Textiles & Design Multiple Choice Questions

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Hsc Textiles & Design Multiple Choice Questions
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  • 1. 
    Which of the following garments provides the best medium for self-expression?
    • A. 

      Aerobic leotard

    • B. 

      Business suit

    • C. 

      Hospital gown

    • D. 

      Police uniform

  • 2. 
    Which of the following techniques would be used to consistently reproduce an accurate image on a textile item/s?
    • A. 

      Applique

    • B. 

      Dyeing

    • C. 

      Hand embroidery

    • D. 

      Heat transfer printing

  • 3. 
    The following alternatives contain factors that could determine the success or failure of a designer. Which alternative contains only internal factors?
    • A. 

      Environmental, facilities, financial

    • B. 

      Expertise, facilities, financial

    • C. 

      Expertise, environmental, cultural

    • D. 

      Financial, environmental, cultural

  • 4. 
    Use the care label to answer this question. For which item of clothing would the care label be most suitable?
    • A. 

      Cotton sports shirt

    • B. 

      Lycra bike shorts

    • C. 

      Nylon swimsuit

    • D. 

      Wool jumper

  • 5. 
    Which of the following products indicates how the Australian Textiles, Clothing, Footwear and Allied Industries have satisfied changing consumer demands?
    • A. 

      Cotton tablecloths

    • B. 

      Sun-safe beach suits

    • C. 

      Dry clean-only jackets

    • D. 

      Viscose rayon business shirts

  • 6. 
    Which of the following best explains the meaning of the term product life cycle?
    • A. 

      The development of a product from idea to market introduction

    • B. 

      The durability of a product during use

    • C. 

      The popularity of a product from market introduction to redundancy

    • D. 

      The progression of a product from idea to production

  • 7. 
    Which of the following finishing techniques is most appropriate for a fabric to be used on the seats in a movie theatre?
    • A. 

      Mildewproof and calendered

    • B. 

      Non-pilling and water-repellent

    • C. 

      Sanforised and antistatic

    • D. 

      Soil-resistant and fire-retardant

  • 8. 
    Identify the most suitable fabric for use on outdoor furniture.
    • A. 

      Cotton fibre, carded yarn, twill weave fabric

    • B. 

      Nylon fibre, staple spun yarn, warp knit fabric

    • C. 

      Polyester fibre, filament yarn, plain weave fabric

    • D. 

      Viscose rayon fibre, filament yarn, satin weave fabric

  • 9. 
    Which one of the following structures makes wool suitable for dyeing?
    • A. 

      Amorphous structure

    • B. 

      Crystalline structure

    • C. 

      Hydrophobic structure

    • D. 

      Morphological structure

  • 10. 
    Which of the following would NOT assist in controlling potential environmental damage caused by the textile industry?
    • A. 

      Globalisation

    • B. 

      Government legislation

    • C. 

      Pollution control

    • D. 

      Recycling

  • 11. 
    Tariff reduction may determine the success or failure of contemporary designers. Tariff reduction is an example of which of the following factors?
    • A. 

      Expertise

    • B. 

      Political

    • C. 

      Social

    • D. 

      Technological

  • 12. 
    Which of the following fabrics would be the most appropriate choice for a beach towel?
    • A. 

      Cotton fibre, soft spun yarn, pile weave fabric

    • B. 

      Cotton fibre, filament yarn, twill weave fabric

    • C. 

      Viscose rayon fibre, soft spun yarn, plain weave fabric

    • D. 

      Polyester/cotton blend, filament yarn, pile weave fabric

  • 13. 
    The use of which of the following is a cultural influence seen in contemporary apparel and furnishings?
    • A. 

      Microfibre

    • B. 

      Knit fabric

    • C. 

      Embroidered textiles

    • D. 

      Heat transfer printing

  • 14. 
    Which of the following are the most important considerations to ensure the sustainability of textile resources?
    • A. 

      Target market, pollution, recycling

    • B. 

      Recycling, pollution, government legislation

    • C. 

      Latest design trends, government legislation, recycling

    • D. 

      Government legislation, latest design trends, globalisation

  • 15. 
    Which of the following fabrics requires a finishing process in order to become showerproof?
    • A. 

      Plain weave, carded cotton

    • B. 

      Plain weave, monofilament nylon

    • C. 

      Twill weave, multifilament polyester

    • D. 

      Brushed weft knit, staple spun polyester

  • 16. 
    Which of the following are all trends in Australian society that would influence contemporary designers?
    • A. 

      Pollution, multicultural society, gender equality

    • B. 

      Multicultural society, gender equality, climate change

    • C. 

      Climate change, two-income families, gender equality

    • D. 

      Gender equality, two-income families, multicultural society

  • 17. 
    Innovations such as computer aided design and computer aided manufacturing can provide several advantages. Which of the following would be advantages for the manufacturer?
    • A. 

      Increased productivity, reduction in staff levels, consistent quality

    • B. 

      Consistent quality, financial outlay for machinery, reduction in staff levels

    • C. 

      Financial outlay for machinery, increased productivity, consistent quality

    • D. 

      Increased productivity, industrial relations issues, reduction in staff levels

  • 18. 
    Which of the following are important aspects of marketing textile products?
    • A. 

      Personnel, product planning, price structure

    • B. 

      Price structure, promotion strategies, personnel

    • C. 

      Product planning, price structure, promotion strategies

    • D. 

      Place and distribution channels, product planning, personnel

  • 19. 
    What are bicomponent yarns?
    • A. 

      Two different yarns plied together

    • B. 

      Yarns consisting of two different natural fibres

    • C. 

      Yarns consisting of fibres of two different colours

    • D. 

      Yarns consisting of fibres made from two polymers extruded simultaneously

  • 20. 
    Large multicoloured graphic designs on mass-produced T-shirts are achieved by which of the following fabric decoration methods?
    • A. 

      Embroidery

    • B. 

      Resist dyeing

    • C. 

      Screen printing

    • D. 

      Roller printing

  • 21. 
    According to government legislation, which of the following textile items must be designed to reduce fire hazard?
    • A. 

      Bed linen

    • B. 

      Children’s sleepwear

    • C. 

      Lounge covers

    • D. 

      School uniforms

  • 22. 
    Which of the following is an example of functional design?
    • A. 

      Decorative embroidery

    • B. 

      False pocket

    • C. 

      Lace trim

    • D. 

      Velcro fastening

  • 23. 
    For which textile item would a cotton carded yarn, twill weave fabric be most suitable?
    • A. 

      Formal dress

    • B. 

      Hand towel

    • C. 

      Underwear

    • D. 

      Work overalls

  • 24. 
    Which of the following are all principles of dyeing?
    • A. 

      Absorption, wetting-out, abrasion

    • B. 

      Agitation, migration, fixation

    • C. 

      Decoration, absorption, fixation

    • D. 

      Migration, abrasion, wetting-out

  • 25. 
    Which of the following fabrics requires yarn dyeing to achieve the same colour design on both sides of the fabric?
    • A. 

      Woollen check

    • B. 

      Tie-dyed jersey

    • C. 

      Striped non-woven

    • D. 

      Cotton floral print

  • 26. 
    Which of the following properties of synthetic fabrics has been enhanced by the introduction of micro fibres?
    • A. 

      Abrasion resistance

    • B. 

      Dimensional stability

    • C. 

      Drapability

    • D. 

      Heat resistance

  • 27. 
    Which of the following defines a niche textile product? A textile product which
    • A. 

      Meets the needs of a specialised customer base.

    • B. 

      Is designed and manufactured overseas.

    • C. 

      Requires an increased skill level of workers for its manufacture.

    • D. 

      Copies an existing product.

  • 28. 
    Identify the most suitable fabric for lace curtains.
    • A. 

      Cotton fibre, monofilament yarn, double knit

    • B. 

      Polyester fibre, high twist yarn, sateen weave

    • C. 

      Polyester fibre, multifilament yarn, raschel knit

    • D. 

      Viscose rayon, staple spun yarn, Jacquard weave

  • 29. 
    Which of the following techniques would be used to reproduce a single large logo onto fine fabric for use as a promotional banner on the exterior of a multi-storey building?
    • A. 

      Block printing

    • B. 

      Computer-linked embroidery

    • C. 

      Digital imaging

    • D. 

      Roller printing

  • 30. 
    Which of the following are all features of the restructured Australian Textile, Clothing, Footwear and Allied Industries?
    • A. 

      Shrinking global markets and decreased exports

    • B. 

      Growth in local manufacture and decreased level of tariff protection

    • C. 

      Increased level of tariff protection and decreased skill level of workers

    • D. 

      Multi-skilled workers and decreased level of tariff protection

  • 31. 
    Which of the following are all external factors that determine the success or failure of designers?
    • A. 

      Economic, social and political

    • B. 

      Economic, social and financial

    • C. 

      Economic, facilities and financial

    • D. 

      Technological, ecological and expertise

  • 32. 
    Why have many Australian clothing companies chosen to manufacture garments offshore?
    • A. 

      To reduce pollution

    • B. 

      To meet changing consumer demands

    • C. 

      To access cheaper manufacturing costs

    • D. 

      To conform to legal requirements of the industry

  • 33. 
    What disadvantage can innovation bring for a textile manufacturer?
    • A. 

      Increased sales

    • B. 

      Increased capital outlay

    • C. 

      Reduced labour costs

    • D. 

      Reduced overheads

  • 34. 
    Which of the following fibres is the most difficult to dye?
    • A. 

      Cotton

    • B. 

      Nylon

    • C. 

      Polyester

    • D. 

      Viscose rayon

  • 35. 
    Which of the following are all examples of washable webs?
    • A. 

      Fusible webbing, denim and polyester wadding

    • B. 

      Denim, fusible webbing, non-woven interfacing

    • C. 

      Polyester wadding, wool felt and non-woven interfacing

    • D. 

      Non-woven interfacing, fusible webbing and polyester wadding

  • 36. 
    Printing of textiles differs from the dyeing of textiles. Which of the following applies to printing?
    • A. 

      A thicker paste is used, a chemical reaction is not required and the fabric is not fully immersed.

    • B. 

      A thinner paste is used, a chemical reaction is not required and the fabric is not fully immersed.

    • C. 

      A thicker paste is used, a chemical reaction is required and the fabric is fully immersed.

    • D. 

      A thinner paste is used, a chemical reaction is required and the fabric is fully immersed.

  • 37. 
    Which of the following fabrics would be produced using warp-knitting with multifilament yarns?
    • A. 

      Double knit

    • B. 

      Interlock

    • C. 

      Single knit jersey

    • D. 

      Tricot

  • 38. 
    Which of the following yarn and fabric structures would best maximise the heat retention of a microfibre blanket?
    • A. 

      A core spun yarn in a plain weave

    • B. 

      A textured, monofilament yarn in a warp knit

    • C. 

      A low twist level, staple spun yarn in a pile weave

    • D. 

      A high twist level, multifilament yarn in a weft knit

  • 39. 
    Over recent years many textiles manufacturers have become more environmentally aware. What is one consequence of this increasing awareness?
    • A. 

      Textile manufacturers can be accredited with an environmental certification that entitles them to government protection.

    • B. 

      Textile waste and used clothing are being recycled into innovative and improved products.

    • C. 

      Textile manufacturers are able to receive government subsidies because they produce environmentally friendly products.

    • D. 

      The textile industry is being restructured and this has led to an increase in the skill level of workers.

  • 40. 
    Which of the following is a principle of applying colour to yarns?
    • A. 

      Bleaching

    • B. 

      Digital imaging

    • C. 

      Immersion

    • D. 

      Warping

  • 41. 
    Which of the following textile properties are most desirable for Olympic swimwear?
    • A. 

      Absorption and reduced drag

    • B. 

      Comfort and durability

    • C. 

      Maximum stretch and durability

    • D. 

      Maximum stretch and reduced drag

  • 42. 
    For an Australian company, which of the following manufacturing strategies would be used when mass-producing low-cost textile products?
    • A. 

      Increase the level of tariff protection.

    • B. 

      Manufacture textile products overseas.

    • C. 

      Multiskill the workers.

    • D. 

      Provide a specialised textile product.

  • 43. 
    How have recent developments in knitting machines impacted on the production of fabric?
    • A. 

      By increasing the use of yarn

    • B. 

      By including stretch in the fabric

    • C. 

      By creating more job opportunities

    • D. 

      By increasing design possibilities for knit structures

  • 44. 
    Which of the following decorative techniques would most successfully achieve fabric layering on jeans?
    • A. 

      Applique

    • B. 

      Beading

    • C. 

      Gold foiling

    • D. 

      Stencilling

  • 45. 
    Technological advances in machinery have resulted in what disadvantage for the textile manufacturer?
    • A. 

      Reduced machine productivity

    • B. 

      Quick response to market trends

    • C. 

      Increased environmental sustainability

    • D. 

      Regular investment to update machinery

  • 46. 
    Designers could identify a target market for their products by analysing which of the following information?
    • A. 

      Language, geographic location, gender

    • B. 

      Available resources, language, expertise

    • C. 

      Socioeconomic status, geographic location, gender

    • D. 

      Available resources, expertise, socioeconomic status

  • 47. 
    Which of the following changing trends in society most influence interior designers?
    • A. 

      Consumer demands, technology, religion, government legislation

    • B. 

      Globalisation, consumer demands, technology, government legislation

    • C. 

      Religion, consumer demands, government legislation, war

    • D. 

      Technology, war, globalisation, religion

  • 48. 
    A plain-weave fabric made from a filament yarn offering breathability, water resistance and ultraviolet protection would suit which of the following textile car accessories?
    • A. 

      Exterior car cover

    • B. 

      Internal carpet

    • C. 

      Sheep-skin seat covers

    • D. 

      Steering-wheel cover

  • 49. 
    Which method of fabric decoration could produce a decorative design with a raised surface?
    • A. 

      Digital printing

    • B. 

      Hand embroidery

    • C. 

      Heat-transfer printing

    • D. 

      Yarn dyeing

  • 50. 
    Which cultural influences could impact on textile art forms?
    • A. 

      Tariffs, globalisation and religious practices

    • B. 

      Tariffs, geographic location and workers’ skills

    • C. 

      Religious practices, resource availability and globalisation

    • D. 

      Technological development, geographic location and religious practices

  • 51. 
    Which of the following roles best describes the work of a costume designer?
    • A. 

      Designing apparel for dance and theatre production

    • B. 

      Designing stage sets and props for theatre production

    • C. 

      Communicating production plans for props and makeup

    • D. 

      Communicating production specifications for non-apparel items

  • 52. 
    Which of the following is the most suitable fibre, yarn and fabric structure for a disposable surgical gown?
    • A. 

      Nylon, filament, tricot knit

    • B. 

      Polyester, filament, single knit

    • C. 

      Cotton, staple yarn, twill weave

    • D. 

      Rayon, staple yarn, needle-punched web

  • 53. 
    How could the product life cycle of a textile item be extended?
    • A. 

      Introduce a new product

    • B. 

      Increase the product price

    • C. 

      Decrease the product quality

    • D. 

      Modify and update the product

  • 54. 
    Which of the following apparel items requires properties of high absorbency, light weight and excellent strength?
    • A. 

      Business suit

    • B. 

      Football jersey

    • C. 

      Sleepwear

    • D. 

      Swimwear

  • 55. 
    Which is an example of a soil-resistant finish?
    • A. 

      Mercerisation

    • B. 

      Proban®

    • C. 

      Sanforisation

    • D. 

      Scotchgard TM

  • 56. 
    Which of the following has contributed to increased productivity, and a reduction in the number of textiles workers in the Australian textiles industry?
    • A. 

      Increased consumer awareness

    • B. 

      Computer-aided manufacturing

    • C. 

      Development of technical textiles

    • D. 

      Increased environmental sustainability

  • 57. 
    Which property makes cotton suitable for printing?
    • A. 

      Crystalline structure

    • B. 

      Dimensional stability

    • C. 

      Hydrophilic nature

    • D. 

      Hydrophobic nature

  • 58. 
    Australian textile companies are increasingly sourcing the production of yarn and fabric off-shore. Why has this restructuring of the industry occurred?
    • A. 

      Cost of manufacturing

    • B. 

      Changing consumer demands

    • C. 

      Development of an export market

    • D. 

      Demand for environmentally-friendly products

  • 59. 
    Which of the following designs uses buttons as an aesthetic feature?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 60. 
    Which fibre is most suitable for children’s clothing due to its high absorbency and comfort properties?
    • A. 

      Nylon

    • B. 

      Cotton

    • C. 

      Polyester

    • D. 

      Microfibre

  • 61. 
    The work of designers is influenced by the staff expertise, facilities and finance available. What are these factors best described as?
    • A. 

      Ecological factors

    • B. 

      External factors

    • C. 

      Internal factors

    • D. 

      Social factors

  • 62. 
    Which of the following has increased consumer demand for clothing produced from organic sources?
    • A. 

      Affordability

    • B. 

      Globalisation

    • C. 

      Environmental concern

    • D. 

      Government legislation

  • 63. 
    Which of the following have the greatest influence on the creative work of costume designers?
    • A. 

      Technology and globalisation

    • B. 

      Self-expression and pollution

    • C. 

      Climate change and globalisation

    • D. 

      Resources available and self-expression

  • 64. 
    Which of the following is an essential textile finish used in the production of theatre stage curtains?
    • A. 

      Fire-retardance

    • B. 

      Mercerisation

    • C. 

      Sanforisation

    • D. 

      Soil resistance

  • 65. 
    What is the most suitable fibre, yarn, and fabric structure for sports socks?
    • A. 

      Nylon, filament, single-knit

    • B. 

      Rayon, staple yarn, tricot knit

    • C. 

      Polyester, filament, double-knit

    • D. 

      Cotton, staple yarn, circular knit

  • 66. 
    A geometric graphic using six colours has been designed to be reproduced onto 500 fabric banners. Which type of printing procedure will give the quickest, most accurate, and most cost-effective result?
    • A. 

      Block

    • B. 

      Digital

    • C. 

      Roller

    • D. 

      Screen

  • 67. 
    There has been considerable research into and development of high performance textiles for active sportswear. On which of the following has this research and development had the greatest impact?
    • A. 

      Consumers and manufacturers

    • B. 

      Employees and the environment

    • C. 

      Environmental and economic concerns

    • D. 

      Political demands and consumer trends

  • 68. 
    In the first wash the colour from a green shirt bleeds onto a white pillowcase. Which step of the dyeing process has mostly contributed to this fault?
    • A. 

      Absorption

    • B. 

      Agitation

    • C. 

      Fixation

    • D. 

      Migration

  • 69. 
    A t-shirt with a designer logo displayed on it is an example of which aspect of marketing?
    • A. 

      Product planning

    • B. 

      Promotion strategy

    • C. 

      Product specification

    • D. 

      Place and distribution channels

  • 70. 
    Fashion designers use celebrities to successfully promote their designs. Of which external factor is this an example?
    • A. 

      Economic

    • B. 

      Political

    • C. 

      Social

    • D. 

      Technological

  • 71. 
    In response to changing consumer demands for improved sun protection, what features should fashion designers include in their designs?
    • A. 

      Body coverage and absorbency

    • B. 

      Light-resistant fabric and body coverage

    • C. 

      Ultra Protection Factor rated fabric and durability

    • D. 

      Ultra Protection Factor rated fabric and body coverage

  • 72. 
    Why would a textile garment manufacturer introduce a computer-linked sewing machine into its production operation?
    • A. 

      To improve garment construction and save time

    • B. 

      To improve garment construction and distribution channels

    • C. 

      To improve fabric performance and save time

    • D. 

      To improve fabric performance and distribution channels

  • 73. 
    Originally cotton singlets were worn as underwear. However, in contemporary society the cotton singlet may be worn as outerwear. This evolution in function is an example of
    • A. 

      Globalisation of design.

    • B. 

      Emerging textile technologies.

    • C. 

      Historical design development.

    • D. 

      Technological advances in manufacturing.

  • 74. 
    The impact of innovations and technological advances in machinery on garment manufacture has resulted in which of the following?
    • A. 

      Tariff protection

    • B. 

      Consistent quality

    • C. 

      Increased wastage

    • D. 

      Reduced consumer choice

  • 75. 
    Which method of fabric decoration could be used to produce a textured, multicoloured motif on a black canvas jacket?
    • A. 

      Heat setting

    • B. 

      Resist dyeing

    • C. 

      Digital imaging

    • D. 

      Machine embroidery

  • 76. 
    A nylon/elastomeric fibre, multifilament yarn and tricot warp knit structure would be the most suitable fabric to produce which of the following items?
    • A. 

      Business suits

    • B. 

      School uniforms

    • C. 

      Beach umbrellas

    • D. 

      Competitive swimwear

  • 77. 
    Textile products in the global marketplace have become more directly available and accessible to the consumer. Which of the following has made the greatest contribution to this?
    • A. 

      Internet shopping and improved distribution channels

    • B. 

      Off-shore manufacturing and increased credit card security

    • C. 

      Extended trading hours and automatic teller machines (ATM)

    • D. 

      International competition and Electronic Funds Transfer at Point of Sale (EFTPOS) facilities

  • 78. 
    Hand embroidery would be a suitable method of fabric decoration for which of the following end-uses?
    • A. 

      Beach towels, tents and cushions

    • B. 

      Cushions, christening gowns and wall hangings

    • C. 

      Fashion articles, corporate wear and wall hangings

    • D. 

      Hand towels, school uniforms and high-end fashion

  • 79. 
    A low cost, lightweight, dimensionally stable and absorbent fabric is required for cleaning cloths for the home. Which fabric structure is most appropriate for this end-use?
    • A. 

      Woven pile

    • B. 

      Knitted pile

    • C. 

      Non-woven washable web

    • D. 

      Thermally bonded non-woven

  • 80. 
    Denim jeans have been continually redesigned and modified to follow current fashion. This design modification is an example of
    • A. 

      Direct selling.

    • B. 

      A distribution channel.

    • C. 

      A promotional strategy.

    • D. 

      Extending product lifecycle.

  • 81. 
    Access to the internet has increased the worldwide distribution of textile products. What is this an example of?
    • A. 

      Globalisation

    • B. 

      Technical production

    • C. 

      Government legislation

    • D. 

      Off-shore mass production

  • 82. 
    Which of the following textile furnishings most requires a fire retardant finish?
    • A. 

      Cotton towelling bath mat

    • B. 

      Cotton velveteen theatre curtains

    • C. 

      Wool twill weave infants blanket

    • D. 

      Wool plain weave upholstered restaurant chairs

  • 83. 
    Which fibre, yarn and fabric structure would be most suitable for the production of a wet weather umbrella?
    • A. 

      Nylon, staple spun, warp knit

    • B. 

      Polyester, monofilament, weft knit

    • C. 

      Nylon, multifilament, plain weave

    • D. 

      Viscose rayon, high twist, twill weave

  • 84. 
    A 100% wool, black and white striped woven fabric is to have identical colour design on both sides of the fabric. What is the most suitable colouration technique to produce the striped design?
    • A. 

      Transfer printing

    • B. 

      Digital printing

    • C. 

      Piece dyeing

    • D. 

      Yarn dyeing

  • 85. 
    A costume designer requires manufacturing space and access to electronic banking to establish a new business. To which internal factors do these aspects of the business relate?
    • A. 

      Facilities and financial

    • B. 

      Financial and economic

    • C. 

      Economic and technological

    • D. 

      Technological and facilities

  • 86. 
    Contemporary swimwear designers attempt to cater for changing trends in society. Which of the following would be the most important in addressing these trends?
    • A. 

      Innovative design, lifestyle demands, manufacturing facilities and aesthetic design

    • B. 

      Innovative design, sun protection, environmental sustainability and lifestyle demands

    • C. 

      Environmental sustainability, sun protection, decorative techniques and technological development

    • D. 

      Environmental sustainability, economic considerations, manufacturing techniques and decorative techniques

  • 87. 
    • A. 

      There has been a decrease in employment opportunities.

    • B. 

      The Australian textile industry has been restructured.

    • C. 

      Tariffs and quotas have been reduced in Australia.

    • D. 

      Australian textile manufacturers have been receiving government subsidies.

  • 88. 
    • A. 

      Fabric secured onto a base fabric by embroidery stitches

    • B. 

      A surface decoration using the application of print paste

    • C. 

      The application of wax as a resist method to colour fabric

    • D. 

      A decorative design applied by the interlacing of different coloured yarns

  • 89. 
    Lightweight, high performance backpacks for mountain climbers are designed with specific consumer needs in mind. Which specific consumer group has been considered?
    • A. 

      Mass market

    • B. 

      Local market

    • C. 

      Target market

    • D. 

      Global market

  • 90. 
    Which of the following textile technologies is cost-effective, time efficient and enables apparel designers to transfer ideas into patterns?
    • A. 

      Computer-aided design

    • B. 

      Computerised laser cutting

    • C. 

      Computer-aided manufacture

    • D. 

      Computer seamless technology

  • 91. 
    An experiment that tests dye fixation on a 100% cotton woven fabric would examine which of the following properties?
    • A. 

      Wash fastness

    • B. 

      Water repellency

    • C. 

      Abrasion resistance

    • D. 

      Moisture absorption

  • 92. 
    Which of the following would be the most suitable fibre, yarn and fabric structure in the manufacture of school socks?
    • A. 

      Polyester fibre, plain weave

    • B. 

      Viscose staple spun yarn, weft rib knit

    • C. 

      Polyester and cotton core spun yarn, warp knit

    • D. 

      Cotton and nylon blended staple spun yarn, weft knit

  • 93. 
    In support of breast cancer research, Australian fashion designers have incorporated pink ribbon symbols into their clothing designs. Which factor has been the major influence on the success of these products?
    • A. 

      Ecological

    • B. 

      Economic

    • C. 

      Social

    • D. 

      Technological

  • 94. 
    A company producing chef uniforms wants to increase the availability of these uniforms in the marketplace. What aspects of marketing should be used?
    • A. 

      Ongoing television and radio advertising

    • B. 

      Effective place and distribution channels

    • C. 

      Appropriate promotion and price strategies

    • D. 

      Shopping centre and letterbox leaflet distribution

  • 95. 
    • A. 

      An environmental trend influencing designers

    • B. 

      Designers influencing an environmental trend

    • C. 

      Environmental factors affecting workers’ status

    • D. 

      A designer’s expertise affected by limited environmental resources

  • 96. 
    A method successfully used by Australian textile manufacturers to increase the export of locally-produced textile products to the global market is to
    • A. 

      Pay skilled textile workers in overseas countries.

    • B. 

      Utilise new technologies in product development.

    • C. 

      Utilise government assistance to promote off-shore production.

    • D. 

      Offer designer copies at an increased cost to improve competitiveness.

  • 97. 
    Less labour-intensive work is needed to produce man-made fibre for washable webs. This will impact the
    • A. 

      Consumer and society

    • B. 

      Environment

    • C. 

      Manufacturer

    • D. 

      Employee

  • 98. 
    Suitable end-uses for bicomponent yarns include.
    • A. 

      Football jersey, cushions, socks

    • B. 

      Pantyhose, socks, babies wear

    • C. 

      Business shirt, football jersey, lingerie

    • D. 

      Lingerie, cushions, socks

  • 99. 
    New technological developments in textiles have also meant that new decorative techniques have been developed. These techniques can be used to enhance the visual appeal of a design. This refers to which decorative technique.
    • A. 

      Applique

    • B. 

      Roller printing

    • C. 

      Digital image transfer

    • D. 

      Screen printing

  • 100. 
    A suitable finishing technique for a school uniform would be
    • A. 

      Proban

    • B. 

      Scotchguard

    • C. 

      Soil-resistant

    • D. 

      Mercerising