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For many years, the human race has been using soap for domestic and commercial purposes. Did you know that soap is made from a chemical process? Take up the quiz and let us see whether you know everything about soap.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What 2 main ingredients are needed to make soap?

    • A.

      Lye and Milk

    • B.

      Water and Triglycerides

    • C.

      Lye and Water

    • D.

      Fatty oils and Lye

    Correct Answer
    D. Fatty oils and Lye
    Explanation
    Fatty oils and lye are the two main ingredients needed to make soap. Fatty oils, such as vegetable oil or animal fat, provide the base for the soap and help to create a rich lather. Lye, also known as sodium hydroxide, is a strong alkaline substance that reacts with the fatty oils through a process called saponification. This chemical reaction transforms the oils into soap molecules. The combination of fatty oils and lye is essential in soap making as it allows for the formation of a solid bar of soap with cleansing properties.

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  • 2. 

    What is the process of soap-making called?

    • A.

      Soapification

    • B.

      Saponification

    • C.

      Sterilization

    • D.

      Salufication

    Correct Answer
    B. Saponification
    Explanation
    Saponification is the process of soap-making. It is a chemical reaction between a fat or oil and a strong alkali, such as sodium hydroxide or potassium hydroxide. During this reaction, the ester bonds in the fat or oil are broken down, resulting in the formation of glycerol and fatty acid salts, which are the main components of soap. Saponification is a common method used to produce soap on an industrial scale.

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  • 3. 

    Which company became the first major soap company in America?

    • A.

      Colgate & Company

    • B.

      Procter and Gamble

    • C.

      The Body Shop

    • D.

      The American Soap Company

    Correct Answer
    A. Colgate & Company
    Explanation
    Colgate & Company became the first major soap company in America.

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  • 4. 

    What are the 2 main processes that soap can be made?

    • A.

      Hot and Warm Process

    • B.

      Stirred and Shaken Process

    • C.

      Boiled and Freeze Process

    • D.

      Hot and Cold Process

    Correct Answer
    D. Hot and Cold Process
    Explanation
    Soap can be made using the hot and cold process. In the hot process, oils and fats are heated together with lye to initiate saponification. This mixture is then cooked for a period of time to complete the soap-making process. On the other hand, the cold process involves mixing oils and fats with lye, but without the need for heat. The mixture is left to cure and harden over a period of several weeks. Both processes result in the creation of soap, but the hot process requires heat and cooking, while the cold process does not.

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  • 5. 

    Which form of soap is more environmentally friendly?

    • A.

      Bar Soap

    • B.

      Liquid Soap

    • C.

      They are both environmentally friendly

    Correct Answer
    A. Bar Soap
    Explanation
    Bar soap is more environmentally friendly than liquid soap. This is because bar soap typically requires less packaging, resulting in less waste. Additionally, the production process of bar soap usually involves fewer chemicals and energy compared to liquid soap. Bar soap also tends to have a longer lifespan, as it is less likely to be overused or wasted. Overall, choosing bar soap over liquid soap can help reduce environmental impact and promote sustainability.

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  • 6. 

    Washing with soap reduces the incidence of diarrhoea risk by ___.

    • A.

      47%

    • B.

      24%

    • C.

      42%

    • D.

      25%

    Correct Answer
    A. 47%
    Explanation
    Washing with soap reduces the incidence of diarrhoea risk by 47%. This means that using soap while washing helps to decrease the likelihood of getting diarrhoea by almost half. Soap is effective in killing or removing harmful bacteria and viruses from the hands, which are common causes of diarrhoea. Regular handwashing with soap is a simple and effective way to prevent the spread of diarrhoeal diseases and maintain good hygiene.

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  • 7. 

    The simplest form of soap removes dirt, oil and grease. True or false?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Soap is a cleaning agent that works by breaking down the chemical bonds of dirt, oil, and grease, allowing them to be easily washed away with water. The simplest form of soap, known as "true soap," is made from natural fats or oils and an alkali. True soap effectively removes dirt, oil, and grease, making the statement true.

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  • 8. 

    The world produces _____________ lbs of soap every year.

    • A.

      10,000,000,000,000,000

    • B.

      1,000,000,000,000

    • C.

      100,000,000,000,000

    • D.

      10,000,000,000

    Correct Answer
    D. 10,000,000,000
  • 9. 

    Select the 5 major soap companies in 1890

    • A.

      Colgate

    • B.

      Morse Taylor

    • C.

      Larkin

    • D.

      Albert

    • E.

      Procter & Gamble

    • F.

      Bailey

    • G.

      Pears

    • H.

      Manhattan Soap

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Colgate
    B. Morse Taylor
    D. Albert
    F. Bailey
    G. Pears
    Explanation
    The answer includes the companies Colgate, Morse Taylor, Albert, Bailey, and Pears. These were the major soap companies in 1890.

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  • 10. 

    Can liquid soap dispensers contain harmful bacteria?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    Liquid soap dispensers can indeed contain harmful bacteria. This is because the moist and warm environment inside the dispenser provides an ideal breeding ground for bacteria to multiply. Additionally, if the dispenser is not cleaned and maintained regularly, bacteria can accumulate and contaminate the soap. When contaminated soap is dispensed onto hands, it can transfer the bacteria onto the skin, potentially leading to infections or other health issues. Therefore, it is important to clean and sanitize liquid soap dispensers regularly to prevent the growth and spread of harmful bacteria.

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