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Test your knowledge and see how much you know about leather!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is Leather?

    • A.

      A natural material

    • B.

      An album

    • C.

      A movie

    • D.

      A book

    Correct Answer
    A. A natural material
    Explanation
    Leather is a correct answer because it is indeed a natural material. It is made from the skin of animals, typically cows, and is processed through various methods to make it durable, flexible, and suitable for use in products like shoes, bags, and furniture. Leather has been used for centuries due to its strength and aesthetic appeal, making it a popular choice for many different applications.

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  • 2. 

    What is the raw material in the leather industry?

    • A.

      By-products of the food industry

    • B.

      By-products of the meat industry

    • C.

      By-products of the fishing industry

    • D.

      By-products of the computer industry

    Correct Answer
    B. By-products of the meat industry
    Explanation
    In the leather industry, the raw material used is by-products of the meat industry. This means that the leftover parts of animals that are not consumed as food, such as hides and skins, are utilized to produce leather. These by-products are processed and treated to create various leather products, including shoes, bags, and clothing. This ensures that the entire animal is utilized and reduces waste in the meat industry.

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  • 3. 

    How is Leather created?

    • A.

      From the tanning of hides

    • B.

      From skins of animals

    • C.

      Both

    • D.

      None

    Correct Answer
    C. Both
    Explanation
    The correct answer is both! It is the skins or hides of animals that are tanned.

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  • 4. 

    In history, animal hides were first seen used for ...

    • A.

      Protection from the elements

    • B.

      Making boats

    • C.

      Making battle armour

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Throught the course of history, animal hides were used for protection, the first boats (hides wrapped around a frame) and battle armour...not to mention many, many other things.

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  • 5. 

    What is Shearling?

    • A.

      Blanket with a soft pile

    • B.

      Lamb double face tanned with the hair intact

    • C.

      A kind of sharp knife used to trim hair

    • D.

      A company that makes plows in Scotland

    Correct Answer
    B. Lamb double face tanned with the hair intact
    Explanation
    Shearling refers to lamb double face that has been tanned with the hair intact. This means that both the suede side and the wool side of the lamb's skin are preserved during the tanning process. Shearling is known for its softness and warmth, making it a popular material for jackets, coats, and other winter apparel.

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  • 6. 

    How  are leather and shearling hides finished?

    • A.

      In sueded finish

    • B.

      In nappa finish

    • C.

      In reptile finish

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Their are hundreds of finshes for leather and new ones being invented avery day, but the most common finish is suede and nappa. Reptile finish is another decorative finish that can be embossed, painted or etchjed into the skins surface.

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  • 7. 

    The silkiest and most velvety type of ironed wool comes from... 

    • A.

      Nappa leather

    • B.

      New Zealand slink skins

    • C.

      Merino sheepskins

    • D.

      Embossed sheepskin

    Correct Answer
    C. Merino sheepskins
    Explanation
    By far the more revered lambswool comes from the Spanish Merino sheep. They are perfect for double face garments becasue the wool is so silky and feels like velvet against the body.

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  • 8. 

    There is a world wide shortage  of leather hides.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that there is a global scarcity of leather hides. This implies that the demand for leather hides exceeds the available supply, resulting in a shortage.

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  • 9. 

    One of the reasons lending to the world wide shortage of hides is a decrease in farming of ... 

    • A.

      Poultry

    • B.

      Livestock

    • C.

      Rice

    • D.

      Vegetables

    Correct Answer
    B. Livestock
    Explanation
    Livestock is the correct answer because hides are obtained from the skin of animals, particularly large mammals like cows, pigs, and sheep. If there is a decrease in farming of livestock, it would result in a shortage of hides worldwide. Livestock farming is a major source of hides for the leather industry, so a decrease in livestock farming would directly impact the availability of hides and contribute to the shortage.

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  • 10. 

    Other factor(s) leading to the world shortage of leather is...

    • A.

      Population explosion

    • B.

      Decrease in world wide tanneries

    • C.

      High demand for cheaper food sources

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The world shortage of leather can be attributed to various factors. Firstly, the population explosion has led to an increased demand for leather products, putting pressure on the availability of raw materials. Secondly, there has been a decrease in worldwide tanneries, which affects the production and supply of leather. Lastly, the high demand for cheaper food sources has also contributed to the shortage, as it diverts resources away from the leather industry. Thus, all of these factors combined have led to the world shortage of leather.

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