General Shop Quiz #2

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 2055

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Knowledge Quizzes & Trivia

We've put together another test of your general woodworking knowledge.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    True or False: The terms “growth rings” and “grain” refer to the same anatomical feature of wood.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Why does the hook on the end of a tape measure move back and forth?
    • A. 

      To account for the thickness of a pencil mark

    • B. 

      To account for the thickness of the hook

    • C. 

      To account for making inside or outside measurements

    • D. 

      Both B and C

  • 3. 
    True or False: Increase band saw blade tension because its spring loses elasticity over time.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Which plane iron grinding angle is considered “normal” for most applications?
    • A. 

      48°

    • B. 

      25°

    • C. 

      35°

    • D. 

      30°

  • 5. 
    Who introduced Norm Abram to hand tools as a boy?
    • A. 

      His father

    • B. 

      His high school shop teacher

    • C. 

      His uncle

    • D. 

      His brother

  • 6. 
    True or false: Softwoods splotch when stained because the latewood is softer than the earlywood.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    How many loops will an average band saw blade make when you coil it up for storage?
    • A. 

      Two

    • B. 

      Four

    • C. 

      Five

    • D. 

      Three

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is the best lubricant for French polishing:
    • A. 

      Canola oil

    • B. 

      Mineral oil

    • C. 

      Denatured alcohol

    • D. 

      Tung oil

  • 9. 
    True or False: Purpleheart is an African hardwood.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Which of the following is not a spindle diameter option for shapers:
    • A. 

      3/4”

    • B. 

      1”

    • C. 

      5/8”

    • D. 

      1-1/4”

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