Furniture History Trivia Quiz!

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Furniture History Trivia Quiz!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The toxic substance produced by black walnuts that interferes with the development of other nearby plants is called:
    • A. 

      Arsenic

    • B. 

      Cyanide

    • C. 

      Weed-killer

    • D. 

      Juglone

  • 2. 
    Windsor style chairs originated in which country?  
    • A. 

      United States/colonial United States

    • B. 

      England

    • C. 

      Australia

    • D. 

      Germany

  • 3. 
    The traditional wood used for making longbow medieval weapons is:
    • A. 

      Yew

    • B. 

      Poplar

    • C. 

      Oak

    • D. 

      Acacia

  • 4. 
    Fill in the blank: “Under the spreading ___ tree, the village smithy stands…”
    • A. 

      Cherry

    • B. 

      Maple

    • C. 

      Willow

    • D. 

      Chestnut

  • 5. 
    A 600-year-old juniper tree can produce sound timber.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    A spokeshave was originally used for:
    • A. 

      Shaping wheel spokes

    • B. 

      Turning dowels

    • C. 

      Shaving edges of planed boards

    • D. 

      Chairmaking

  • 7. 
    Sack back, fan back and continuous arm are examples of:  
    • A. 

      Football positions

    • B. 

      Styles of boxes

    • C. 

      Methods of running a band saw

    • D. 

      Styles of Windsor chairs

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is NOT a style of furniture?
    • A. 

      Federal

    • B. 

      Rococo

    • C. 

      Shaker

    • D. 

      Acadian

  • 9. 
    The inventor of the crosshead screw design was:
    • A. 

      Miles Davis

    • B. 

      Henry Phillips

    • C. 

      Scott Phillips

    • D. 

      Philip II of Macedon

  • 10. 
    The title of Charles Eastlake’s famous design book was:
    • A. 

      “How to Build Furniture and Make It Look Good”

    • B. 

      “Furniture Frills and Furbelows: A Treatise Against”

    • C. 

      “Hints on Household Taste”

    • D. 

      “The Design Workshop”