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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which is the first paint coat to apply?

    • A.

      Undercoat

    • B.

      Primer

    • C.

      Gloss

    Correct Answer
    B. Primer
    Explanation
    The first paint coat to apply is the primer. Primer is a preparatory coat that is applied before the actual paint to ensure better adhesion, durability, and coverage. It helps to create a smooth surface, seals the surface, and provides a good base for the topcoat. Applying a primer helps the paint to adhere better and prevents it from peeling or chipping. It also helps to hide any imperfections on the surface and enhances the overall finish of the paint job. Therefore, applying a primer is essential before applying the topcoat or any other paint.

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  • 2. 

    What is the American name for a plain wallpaper used to smooth out walls?

    • A.

      Lining paper

    • B.

      Blankstock

    • C.

      Backing paper

    Correct Answer
    B. Blankstock
    Explanation
    Blankstock is the American name for a plain wallpaper used to smooth out walls. This type of wallpaper is typically used as a base layer before applying decorative wallpaper or paint. It is called blankstock because it provides a blank canvas for further wall treatments, allowing for a smooth and even surface.

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  • 3. 

    Which two colors mixed together make orange?

    • A.

      Red and Brown

    • B.

      Yellow and Red

    • C.

      Brown and Yellow

    Correct Answer
    B. Yellow and Red
    Explanation
    Yellow and red are the two colors that mix together to make orange. When these two colors are combined, they create a new color that is a combination of their pigments. Yellow is a primary color, and red is a secondary color. Mixing these two colors in equal amounts results in the creation of orange.

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  • 4. 

    What is the standard length of a roll of British wallpaper?

    • A.

      33 feet

    • B.

      35 feet

    • C.

      28 feet

    Correct Answer
    A. 33 feet
    Explanation
    The standard length of a roll of British wallpaper is 33 feet.

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  • 5. 

    What is a rad roller used for?

    • A.

      Painting the wall behind radiators

    • B.

      Painting the backs of radiators

    • C.

      Painting the front of radiators

    Correct Answer
    A. Painting the wall behind radiators
    Explanation
    A rad roller is used for painting the wall behind radiators. This tool is specifically designed to reach the narrow and tight spaces between the wall and the radiator, allowing for efficient and easy painting without having to move or remove the radiator itself. It ensures a smooth and even coat of paint on the wall, enhancing the overall appearance of the room.

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  • 6. 

    Who invented the Shabby Chic style?

    • A.

      Laura Ashley

    • B.

      Rachel Ashwell

    • C.

      Gail McCauley

    Correct Answer
    B. Rachel Ashwell
    Explanation
    Rachel Ashwell is credited with inventing the Shabby Chic style. She popularized this interior design trend in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Shabby Chic is characterized by its vintage and distressed look, incorporating pastel colors, floral patterns, and antique furniture. Ashwell's unique approach to decorating and her use of recycled and repurposed materials helped define the Shabby Chic aesthetic. Her influence and success in creating this style have made her synonymous with the Shabby Chic movement.

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  • 7. 

    To what do strings, treads and risers belong?

    • A.

      Scaffolding

    • B.

      Staircase

    • C.

      Baseboards

    Correct Answer
    B. Staircase
    Explanation
    Strings, treads, and risers are all components of a staircase. The strings are the vertical supports on either side of the staircase, the treads are the horizontal steps that you walk on, and the risers are the vertical boards that connect the treads. Therefore, the correct answer is "Staircase."

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  • 8. 

    What is the British equilalent of the American 'drop cover'?

    • A.

      Wallpaper length

    • B.

      Paint container lid

    • C.

      Dust sheet

    Correct Answer
    C. Dust sheet
    Explanation
    The British equivalent of the American 'drop cover' is a dust sheet. A dust sheet is a large sheet of fabric or plastic that is used to cover furniture, floors, or other surfaces to protect them from dust, dirt, or paint splatters during renovation or painting work. It serves the same purpose as a drop cover, which is to provide a protective barrier and prevent any damage or mess from occurring.

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  • 9. 

    In interior decorating which color is considered cold?

    • A.

      Green

    • B.

      Blue

    • C.

      White

    Correct Answer
    B. Blue
    Explanation
    Blue is considered a cold color in interior decorating. This is because blue is often associated with coolness, calmness, and tranquility. It has a calming effect on the mind and can create a sense of serenity in a space. Blue is commonly used in bedrooms and bathrooms to promote relaxation and restfulness. Additionally, blue can visually create the illusion of expanding a space, making it a popular choice for smaller rooms.

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  • 10. 

    Which kind of roller can be made of plastic, wood, rubber or metal?

    • A.

      Exterior wall roller

    • B.

      Seam roller

    • C.

      Ceiling roller

    Correct Answer
    B. Seam roller
    Explanation
    A seam roller can be made of plastic, wood, rubber or metal because it is a tool used for smoothing and pressing seams in various materials such as wallpaper, fabric, or flooring. The choice of material for the roller depends on the specific application and the desired level of durability and flexibility. Plastic, wood, rubber, or metal can all be suitable materials for a seam roller, providing different levels of hardness and smoothness for different types of seams.

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  • 11. 

    Who hosts the TV program 'Grand Designs'?

    • A.

      David Oliver

    • B.

      Kelly S. King

    • C.

      Kevin McCloud

    Correct Answer
    C. Kevin McCloud
    Explanation
    Kevin McCloud hosts the TV program 'Grand Designs'.

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  • 12. 

    What does 'faux' mean?

    • A.

      Real

    • B.

      Imitation

    • C.

      Smooth

    Correct Answer
    B. Imitation
    Explanation
    The word "faux" means imitation. It is often used to describe something that is made to look like or imitate something else, but is not genuine or real. In this context, "faux" is the opposite of "real" and "smooth" does not accurately describe the meaning of the word.

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  • 13. 

    What is the Americal equivalent for the British word 'filler'?

    • A.

      Mastic

    • B.

      Spackle

    • C.

      Alabastine

    • D.

      Grout

    Correct Answer
    B. Spackle
    Explanation
    The American equivalent for the British word 'filler' is spackle. Spackle is a paste-like substance used to fill cracks and holes in walls before painting. It is commonly used in the United States for the same purpose as filler in Britain.

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  • 14. 

    What is sheetrock?

    • A.

      Plasterboard

    • B.

      Slabbing

    • C.

      Plywood

    Correct Answer
    A. Plasterboard
    Explanation
    Sheetrock is a type of building material that is commonly used for interior walls and ceilings. It is made of gypsum plaster sandwiched between two layers of paper. Plasterboard is another term for sheetrock, so the correct answer is "Plasterboard". Slabbing refers to the process of applying plaster or joint compound to the surface of sheetrock, while plywood is a different type of building material made from layers of wood veneer.

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  • 15. 

    What is the British equivalent of the American 'latex paint'?

    • A.

      Rubber paint

    • B.

      Emulsion

    • C.

      Gloss paint

    Correct Answer
    B. Emulsion
    Explanation
    The British equivalent of the American 'latex paint' is emulsion. Emulsion paint is a water-based paint that contains acrylic or vinyl resins. It is commonly used for interior walls and ceilings and provides a smooth, durable, and washable finish. The term 'emulsion' is often used interchangeably with 'latex' in the UK to refer to this type of paint. Rubber paint, on the other hand, is a type of paint that contains rubber or rubber-like substances and is used for waterproofing or sealing surfaces. Gloss paint is a different type of paint that provides a shiny and reflective finish.

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  • 16. 

    Which paint dries quickest?

    • A.

      Gloss

    • B.

      Latex

    • C.

      Undercoat

    Correct Answer
    B. Latex
    Explanation
    Latex paint dries the quickest compared to gloss and undercoat. Latex paint is water-based, which allows it to dry faster than oil-based paints like gloss and undercoat. Additionally, latex paint has a lower VOC (volatile organic compounds) content, which also contributes to its quicker drying time.

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  • 17. 

    What is Bonneye Manning well known for?

    • A.

      Shabby Chic

    • B.

      Brown Bagging

    • C.

      Decoupage

    Correct Answer
    B. Brown Bagging
    Explanation
    Bonneye Manning is well known for brown bagging. This term refers to the practice of using brown paper bags as a decorative element in various crafts and DIY projects. It involves tearing or cutting the bags into different shapes and sizes, and then using them to create textured backgrounds, collages, or other artistic designs. Brown bagging has gained popularity in the crafting community due to its simplicity and rustic charm. Bonneye Manning has likely become renowned for her expertise and creativity in this particular craft technique.

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  • 18. 

    What does Grisaille mean?

    • A.

      Rough

    • B.

      Central

    • C.

      Shadow

    Correct Answer
    C. Shadow
    Explanation
    Grisaille is a term used in art to describe a painting technique where the artwork is created entirely in shades of gray or a monochromatic palette, typically using shades of gray to imitate the effect of sculpture or relief. In this context, "shadow" is the best description for Grisaille as it refers to the use of shadows and highlights to create depth and form in the painting.

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  • 19. 

    What color is Verdigris?

    • A.

      Green

    • B.

      Blue

    • C.

      Yellow

    Correct Answer
    A. Green
    Explanation
    Verdigris is a blue-green pigment that forms on copper or brass surfaces due to oxidation. It is commonly associated with statues and architectural elements. Therefore, the correct answer is green, as it accurately describes the color of verdigris.

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  • 20. 

    Where does casein come from?

    • A.

      Trees

    • B.

      Milk

    • C.

      Minerals

    Correct Answer
    B. Milk
    Explanation
    Casein is a type of protein that is found in milk. It is the main protein present in milk and is responsible for its white color. Casein is derived from milk during the cheese-making process, where it is separated from the liquid portion of milk and used to make cheese. Therefore, the correct answer is milk.

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  • 21. 

    What is a shaving hook?

    • A.

      A triangular scraper

    • B.

      A ladder hook for holding a paint kettle

    • C.

      A blade for planing wood

    Correct Answer
    A. A triangular scraper
    Explanation
    A shaving hook is a triangular scraper that is used for removing paint or varnish from surfaces. It has a sharp edge that allows it to effectively scrape away the unwanted material. This tool is commonly used in woodworking and painting projects to prepare surfaces for refinishing or to remove old finishes. The triangular shape of the hook provides stability and control while scraping, making it a versatile tool for various applications.

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  • 22. 

    What is the caustic soap, used to remove grease and dirt from paintwork, called?

    • A.

      Acid soap

    • B.

      Sugar soap

    • C.

      Abrasive soap

    Correct Answer
    B. Sugar soap
    Explanation
    Sugar soap is a caustic soap used to remove grease and dirt from paintwork. It is called sugar soap because it is made by combining sodium carbonate, water, and sugar. The sugar acts as a surfactant, helping to break down and remove the grease and dirt from the surface. Sugar soap is commonly used in household cleaning and preparation for painting or wallpapering. It is effective in removing stubborn stains and residue without damaging the paintwork.

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  • 23. 

    What is Turpentine Substitute (Turps Sub) used for?

    • A.

      To thin out oil paints

    • B.

      To wash down greasy walls

    • C.

      To light your barbeque

    Correct Answer
    A. To thin out oil paints
    Explanation
    Turpentine Substitute, also known as Turps Sub, is commonly used to thin out oil paints. It helps to improve the consistency and flow of the paint, making it easier to apply and work with. By adding small amounts of Turps Sub to the paint, artists can achieve desired transparency and create different effects. It also helps in cleaning brushes and other painting tools after use.

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  • 24. 

    Where was designer Laura Ashley born?

    • A.

      Wales

    • B.

      England

    • C.

      Scotland

    Correct Answer
    A. Wales
    Explanation
    Laura Ashley was born in Wales.

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  • 25. 

    Where was Shabby Chic creator Rachel Ashwell born?

    • A.

      Australia

    • B.

      USA

    • C.

      Great Britain

    Correct Answer
    C. Great Britain
    Explanation
    Rachel Ashwell, the creator of Shabby Chic, was born in Great Britain. This information suggests that she is from the United Kingdom.

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  • 26. 

    Where did the Bauhaus style originate?

    • A.

      Austria

    • B.

      Belgium

    • C.

      Germany

    Correct Answer
    C. Germany
    Explanation
    The Bauhaus style originated in Germany. The Bauhaus was a renowned art school that operated from 1919 to 1933. It sought to combine fine arts, crafts, and technology to create a new modern aesthetic. The school's emphasis on simplicity, functionality, and the use of new materials greatly influenced architecture, design, and art movements around the world. Germany was the birthplace of this influential style, making it the correct answer.

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  • 27. 

    What is the color of Zinc Chromate pigment?

    • A.

      Bright pink

    • B.

      Bright yellow

    • C.

      Bright green

    Correct Answer
    B. Bright yellow
    Explanation
    Zinc Chromate pigment is known for its bright yellow color. It is a popular pigment used in various industries, including paints, coatings, and plastics. The bright yellow color of Zinc Chromate is highly valued for its vibrant and eye-catching appearance. This pigment is often used for its excellent corrosion resistance properties and is commonly used in applications where protection against rust and corrosion is required.

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  • 28. 

    What is the heraldic name for red?

    • A.

      Sable

    • B.

      Or

    • C.

      Gules

    Correct Answer
    C. Gules
    Explanation
    Gules is the heraldic name for red. In heraldry, colors are represented by specific names, and gules is the term used to describe the color red. It is one of the basic colors used in heraldry, along with other colors such as azure (blue), vert (green), and sable (black). The term gules helps to distinguish and accurately describe the color red in the context of heraldry and coat of arms design.

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  • 29. 

    What is the heraldic name for blue?

    • A.

      Argent

    • B.

      Azure

    • C.

      Gules

    Correct Answer
    B. Azure
    Explanation
    Azure is the heraldic name for blue. In heraldry, colors are represented by specific names, and azure specifically refers to the color blue. This term is commonly used in the description and depiction of coats of arms and other heraldic symbols.

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  • 30. 

    What is the heraldic name for green?

    • A.

      Vert

    • B.

      Vair

    • C.

      Tenne

    Correct Answer
    A. Vert
    Explanation
    Vert is the heraldic name for green. In heraldry, colors have specific names, and vert is the term used to describe the color green. This term is derived from the French word for green, and it is commonly used in heraldic designs to represent nature, fertility, and abundance.

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  • 31. 

    What year was the Art Deco style started?

    • A.

      1925

    • B.

      1935

    • C.

      1945

    Correct Answer
    A. 1925
    Explanation
    The Art Deco style started in 1925. This style emerged in the 1920s and 1930s and was characterized by its sleek, geometric designs and luxurious materials. It was influenced by various art movements, including Cubism and Futurism, as well as the industrial advancements of the time. The Art Deco style was popular in architecture, interior design, fashion, and the decorative arts, and it represented a shift towards modernism and a departure from the ornate and elaborate styles of the past.

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  • 32. 

    When was the Art Nouveau style period?

    • A.

      1900 - 1924

    • B.

      1896 - 1910

    • C.

      1910 - 1919

    Correct Answer
    B. 1896 - 1910
    Explanation
    The Art Nouveau style period was from 1896 to 1910. This style emerged as a reaction against the industrialization of the late 19th century, emphasizing intricate designs and organic forms inspired by nature. It was characterized by its use of curving lines, floral motifs, and decorative details. The period saw the influence of Art Nouveau in various art forms such as architecture, furniture, jewelry, and graphic design. It was a significant movement in the history of art and design, bridging the gap between traditional craftsmanship and modern industrial production.

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  • 33. 

    Mixing blue and yellow produces which color?

    • A.

      Green

    • B.

      Magenta

    • C.

      Violet

    Correct Answer
    A. Green
    Explanation
    Mixing blue and yellow produces green. This is because blue and yellow are primary colors, and when combined, they create the secondary color green. This can be observed in various contexts, such as mixing paint, where blue and yellow pigments blend together to form a green hue. Additionally, this color combination is also seen in nature, for example, when blue skies blend with yellow sunlight to create a green appearance in foliage.

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  • 34. 

    Which of these was NOT a brother of designer Robert Adam?

    • A.

      John

    • B.

      Edward

    • C.

      James

    Correct Answer
    B. Edward
    Explanation
    Edward was not a brother of designer Robert Adam.

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  • 35. 

    Which is the most common type of abrasive used in decorating?

    • A.

      Pumice stone

    • B.

      Sandpaper

    • C.

      Emery cloth

    Correct Answer
    B. Sandpaper
    Explanation
    Sandpaper is the most common type of abrasive used in decorating. It is a versatile tool that is used to smooth and polish surfaces, remove old paint or varnish, and prepare surfaces for painting or staining. Sandpaper consists of a paper or cloth backing with abrasive particles bonded to it. The abrasive particles are usually made of aluminum oxide, garnet, or silicon carbide, which provide varying levels of coarseness for different applications. Sandpaper is widely available and comes in different grit sizes, allowing users to achieve the desired level of smoothness or roughness on the surface being worked on.

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  • 36. 

    How many Orders are there in Classical Architecture?

    • A.

      3

    • B.

      5

    • C.

      7

    Correct Answer
    B. 5
    Explanation
    In Classical Architecture, there are five orders: Doric, Ionic, Corinthian, Tuscan, and Composite. Each order has its own distinctive characteristics and proportions, such as the column design and capital ornamentation. These orders were developed by ancient Greek and Roman architects and have been widely used in architectural designs throughout history.

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  • 37. 

    Which is the main color in malachite?

    • A.

      Green

    • B.

      Blue

    • C.

      Gray

    Correct Answer
    A. Green
    Explanation
    Malachite is a green-colored mineral. It is known for its vibrant green hue, which is caused by the presence of copper in its composition. The mineral is often used as a decorative stone due to its striking green color. Therefore, the correct answer is green.

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  • 38. 

    Who designed the Franklin Gothic typeface?

    • A.

      Benjamin Franklin

    • B.

      Stanley Morison

    • C.

      Morris Fuller Benton

    Correct Answer
    C. Morris Fuller Benton
    Explanation
    Morris Fuller Benton designed the Franklin Gothic typeface.

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  • 39. 

    When buying wallpaper, how do you check that the rolls are the same shade?

    • A.

      Compare the rolls in daylight

    • B.

      Ensure that the batch numbers are identical

    • C.

      There is no need to check

    Correct Answer
    B. Ensure that the batch numbers are identical
    Explanation
    To check if the rolls of wallpaper are the same shade, it is important to ensure that the batch numbers are identical. Batch numbers indicate that the rolls were produced in the same manufacturing run, ensuring consistency in color and shade. By comparing the batch numbers, you can be confident that the rolls will match and provide a cohesive look when applied to the walls.

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  • 40. 

    Which is the best paint remover for an intricate moulding?

    • A.

      Heat gun

    • B.

      Chemical stripper

    • C.

      Blow torch

    Correct Answer
    B. Chemical stripper
    Explanation
    A chemical stripper is the best paint remover for an intricate moulding because it is specifically designed to dissolve and remove paint without damaging the underlying surface. It can effectively penetrate into the small crevices and intricate details of the moulding, making it easier to remove multiple layers of paint. In contrast, a heat gun or blow torch may generate excessive heat that could potentially damage or warp the delicate moulding. Therefore, a chemical stripper is the safest and most effective option for removing paint from an intricate moulding.

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  • 41. 

    What is the usual for wallpaper to come up in bubbles?

    • A.

      Soaked too long

    • B.

      Not soaked long enough

    • C.

      Uneven pasting

    Correct Answer
    B. Not soaked long enough
    Explanation
    When wallpaper is not soaked long enough before pasting, it can cause the wallpaper to come up in bubbles. Insufficient soaking time prevents the wallpaper from properly expanding and relaxing, resulting in trapped air pockets that form bubbles when the wallpaper is applied to the wall.

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  • 42. 

    Mixing which two colors produces purple?

    • A.

      Green and brown

    • B.

      Blue and red

    • C.

      Black and blue

    Correct Answer
    B. Blue and red
    Explanation
    Mixing blue and red colors produces purple. Blue is a primary color, and red is a secondary color. When these two colors are mixed together, they create the color purple. This is because blue contains the primary color blue and the secondary color red contains blue as well. Therefore, when blue and red are combined, they result in the color purple.

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  • 43. 

    Which of the following is not an ingredient of Encaustic paint?

    • A.

      Beeswax

    • B.

      Caustic soda

    • C.

      Powdered pigment

    Correct Answer
    B. Caustic soda
    Explanation
    Caustic soda is not an ingredient of Encaustic paint. Encaustic paint is made by combining beeswax and powdered pigments. Caustic soda, also known as sodium hydroxide, is not used in the creation of Encaustic paint. It is a strong alkaline substance that is commonly used in the production of soap and detergents, but it is not a component of Encaustic paint.

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  • 44. 

    Which of the following woods is not recommended for liming?

    • A.

      Oak

    • B.

      Redwood

    • C.

      Ash

    Correct Answer
    B. Redwood
    Explanation
    Redwood is not recommended for liming because it contains high levels of tannins which can react with the lime and cause discoloration or staining. Liming is a process of applying lime to wood surfaces to lighten the color and create a whitewashed effect. However, using redwood for liming can result in undesirable outcomes due to the chemical composition of the wood. Oak and Ash, on the other hand, are commonly used for liming as they do not have the same issues with tannins.

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  • 45. 

    Which of these will NOT prevent resin from bleeding out of wood?

    • A.

      Patent Knotting

    • B.

      French Polish

    • C.

      Oil-based Primer

    Correct Answer
    C. Oil-based Primer
    Explanation
    An oil-based primer will not prevent resin from bleeding out of wood. Resin bleeding occurs when the natural oils in the wood migrate to the surface, causing discoloration and a sticky residue. While patent knotting and French polish can help seal the wood and prevent resin bleeding, an oil-based primer does not have the same sealing properties and therefore will not effectively prevent resin from bleeding out of the wood.

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  • 46. 

    What is the heraldic term for black?

    • A.

      Noir

    • B.

      Sable

    • C.

      Schwarz

    Correct Answer
    B. Sable
    Explanation
    Sable is the heraldic term for black. In heraldry, colors are represented by specific terms, and sable refers to the color black. It is one of the basic colors used in heraldry to describe the tinctures or color patterns on a coat of arms. The term sable is derived from the fur of the sable, a small mammal known for its black fur. Therefore, sable is the correct answer to the question.

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  • 47. 

    What is the American word for the British word 'architrave'.

    • A.

      Trim

    • B.

      Beading

    • C.

      Quadrant

    • D.

      Baseboard

    Correct Answer
    A. Trim
    Explanation
    The American word for the British word 'architrave' is 'trim'.

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