# Linen Purchase And Calculation Trivia Quiz

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Are you ready for this linen purchase and calculation trivia quiz? This comprehensive housekeeping quiz is on linen purchase and calculation. It is that you are a housekeeper you are very well situated to note when some linen should be replaced with new ones and what type suits what types of bed. Take up the quiz below and get to see just how much you know about linen purchases. All the best!

• 1.

### Which of the following would be needed when calculating the cost per use of a linen item?

• A.

Par level

• B.

Annual consumption rate

• C.

Number of lifespan launderings

• D.

Safety stock level

C. Number of lifespan launderings
Explanation
When calculating the cost per use of a linen item, the number of lifespan launderings would be needed. This refers to the number of times the linen item can be laundered and reused before it needs to be replaced. By determining the number of lifespan launderings, one can calculate the cost per use by dividing the total cost of the linen item by the number of times it can be laundered, providing insight into the cost efficiency and value of the item.

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• 2.

### Which of the following statements about linen purchases is true?

• A.

The lifespan of linen is measured in terms of how many times it can be laundered before becoming too worn to be suitable for guestroom use.

• B.

The laundry manager is responsible for placing new linen in use on an as-needed basis to maintain the par level for each line item.

• C.

Newly received linen orders should be stored in the main linen room with linens that are already in use.

• D.

Colored linen items are usually more expensive but have longer lifespans than white linen items.

A. The lifespan of linen is measured in terms of how many times it can be laundered before becoming too worn to be suitable for guestroom use.
Explanation
The correct answer is that the lifespan of linen is measured in terms of how many times it can be laundered before becoming too worn to be suitable for guestroom use. This statement implies that the durability and quality of linen are determined by the number of times it can be laundered without losing its suitability for guestroom use. This suggests that linen is a long-lasting and durable material that can withstand multiple washings before needing to be replaced.

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• 3.

### The cost per use of a linen item is determined by adding the purchase cost to the item’s lifespan laundering costs and then dividing that figure by the item’s:

• A.

Par level.

• B.

Annual consumption rate.

• C.

Number of lifespan launderings.

• D.

Safety stock level.

C. Number of lifespan launderings.
Explanation
The cost per use of a linen item is determined by adding the purchase cost to the item's lifespan laundering costs and then dividing that figure by the item's number of lifespan launderings. This means that the more times the item can be laundered and reused, the lower the cost per use will be. Therefore, the number of lifespan launderings directly affects the cost per use of the linen item.

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• 4.

### Calculate the cost per use of the following linen items: Towel Purchase Cost \$53 Life span laundering cost \$1350 Number of life span launderings 900 ***Answers should be written as 3.303 or 0.45

• A.

6.5

• B.

7.1

• C.

12.3

• D.

None of these

D. None of these
• 5.

### For items purchased by the housekeeping department, the recommendation as to which product to purchase, in what quantities, and from what vendor is generally made by:

• A.

The general manager

• B.

• C.

The executive housekeeper

• D.

The controller

C. The executive housekeeper
Explanation
The executive housekeeper is responsible for managing the housekeeping department, including purchasing items needed for daily operations. They have the knowledge and expertise to determine which products are needed, in what quantities, and from which vendor. The general manager may have input in the decision-making process, but the final recommendation is typically made by the executive housekeeper. The purchasing agent may assist in the procurement process, but they usually follow the recommendations of the executive housekeeper. The controller is responsible for financial matters and may not have the necessary knowledge or expertise in housekeeping products to make purchasing recommendations.

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• 6.

### Calculate the cost per use of the following linen items: Sheets Purchase Cost \$8 Life span laundering cost \$350 Number of life span launderings 700 ***Answers should be written as 2.50 or 0.45

• A.

0.51

• B.

0.39

• C.

0.47

• D.

0.98

A. 0.51
Explanation
The cost per use is calculated by dividing the total cost (purchase cost + laundering cost) by the number of life span launderings. In this case, the purchase cost is \$8 and the laundering cost is \$350, resulting in a total cost of \$358. The number of life span launderings is 700. Dividing \$358 by 700 gives a cost per use of approximately \$0.51.

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• 7.

### Calculate the cost per use of the following linen items: Napkins Purchase Cost \$2 Life span laundering cost \$90 Number of life span launderings 450 ***Answers should be written as 2.50 or 0.45

• A.

0.20

• B.

0.30

• C.

0.10

• D.

0.50

A. 0.20
Explanation
The cost per use of the napkins can be calculated by adding the purchase cost and the life span laundering cost, and then dividing it by the number of life span launderings. In this case, the purchase cost is \$2 and the life span laundering cost is \$90. The total cost is \$92. Dividing this by the number of life span launderings (450), we get a cost per use of approximately \$0.20.

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• 8.

### Calculate the cost per use of the following linen items: Wash Cloths Purchase Cost \$3 Life span laundering cost \$900 Number of life span launderings 900 ***Answers should be written as 2.50 or 0.45

• A.

5.00

• B.

1.00

• C.

2.00

• D.

3.00

B. 1.00
Explanation
The cost per use of the wash cloths can be calculated by dividing the total cost of laundering (\$900) by the number of life span launderings (900). This will give us the cost per laundering, which is \$1.00. Therefore, the cost per use of the wash cloths is \$1.00.

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• 9.

### Calculate the cost per use of the following linen items: Towel Purchase Cost \$7 Life span laundering cost \$1350 Number of life span launderings 900 ***Answers should be written as 2.50 or 0.45

• A.

1.4

• B.

4.3

• C.

1.51

• D.

Option 4

C. 1.51
Explanation
The cost per use of the towel can be calculated by adding the purchase cost and the total laundering cost, and then dividing it by the number of life span launderings. In this case, the purchase cost is \$7 and the total laundering cost is \$1350. The number of life span launderings is 900. Therefore, the cost per use can be calculated as (7 + 1350) / 900 = 1.51.

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• 10.

### Calculate the cost per use of the following linen items: Tablecloth Purchase Cost \$11 Life span laundering cost \$2240 Number of life span launderings 560 ***Answers should be written as 2.50 or 0.45

• A.

3.42

• B.

4.91

• C.

4.02

• D.

4.20

C. 4.02
Explanation
The cost per use is calculated by dividing the total cost of the item (purchase cost + laundering cost) by the number of life span launderings. In this case, the total cost of the item is \$11 + \$2240 = \$2251. Dividing this by 560 gives us a cost per use of approximately \$4.02.

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