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First Term


Week 13







  1. A thread made by twisting or spinning fibres is (a.) fabric (b) fibre (c) warp (d) weft (e)yarn
  2. The thread which runs ;lengthwise in a woven fabric is (a) weft (b) selvedge (c) bias (d) warp.
  3. The thread that runs cross-wise in a woven fabric is………………(a)warp (b) weft (c) fabric (d) fibre
  4. The mill-finish edge of the fabric is (a)weft (b) warp (c) selvedge (d) bias
  5. The diagonal direction across the two grain lines, warp and weft, is called……………..True bias (b) bias (c) grain (d) fibre
  6. Which of the following fabrics is soft, springy to touch and retains body heat?Cotton (b) linen (c) viscose (d) wool (e) nylon
  7. Which of the following fibres will withstand creasing?Cotton (b) nylon (c) viscose (d) acetate (e) linen
  8. The tiny hair-like strands used for making fabrics are called …………………Fibres (b) textiles (c) fabrics (d) clothes (e) hairs
  9. Which of the following is very suitable for hot weather?Wool (b) silk (c) nylon (d) polyester (e)cotton
  10. Which of the following fibres will not withstand creasing?Linen (b) silk (c) rayon (d) cotton (e) acetate
  11. Which of the following does not absorb moisture readily?Cotton (b) linen (c) viscose (d) acetate (e) nylon Which of the following creases badly?Linen (b) silk (c) wool (d) nylon (e) polyester
  12. Which of the following felts or shrinks easily especially when treated with hot water? (a) cotton (b) nylon (c) wool (d) viscose (e) polyester.
  13. Which of the following can absorb moisture very well without appearing damp? (a) polyester (b) linen (c) cotton (d) silk (e) wool
  14. One of the following is weak when wet(a) Cotton (b) polyester (c) nylon (d) linen (e)silk
  15. Which of the following are regenerated cellulose fibres?Viscose and acetate (b) cotton and linen (c) silk and wool (d) nylon and cotton (e) silk and cotton
  16. One of the following is not a natural fibre. (a) cotton (b) silk (c) wool (d) linen (e) nylon.
  17. Which of the following is not true:(a) Flax plant   ➡  linen.(b) Sheep ➡ wool (c) Silk worm ➡ cotton(d) Silk worm ➡ silk(e) Cellulose ➡ acetate
  18. Which of the following is suitable for bed linen in Nigeria?(a) Wool B. silk C. cotton D. linen E. viscose
  19. Linen is suitable for A. kitchen linen B. blankets C. sweaters D. rugs E. carpets
  20. Many fibres can be twisted to form A. yarn B. fabric C. cloth D. fashion E. textiles
  21. Which of the following is made from petroleum? A. viscose B. nylon C. acetate D. rayon E. wool
  22. One of the following will burn in flame giving a smell of burning paper Cotton B. silk C. wool D. nylon E. polyester
  23. Which of the following smolders when burnt and gives the smell of burning hair or feather? A. cotton and linen B. wool and silk C. nylon and silk D. nylon and cotton E. polyester and cotton.
  24. The treatments given to fabrics after construction to improve their appearance are called fabric………………. A. grains B. finishes C. decorations D. neatening E. cleaning
  25. Which of the following is an easy care finishing? A. luster B. sheen C. mercerization D. glazing E. drip-dry.
  26. This can damage fabrics (a) ironing (b) water (c) dirt (d) starch (e) soap
  27. Substances which aid the removal of dirt from fabric articles are called laundry (a) agents (b) agencies (c) troughs (d) buckets (e) supports
  28. Which of the following is correct for ironing linen and cotton?Very hot iron (b) hot iron (c) moderately hot iron (d) cool iron (e) medium iron
  29. Wool should be washed with……………water(a) Boiling (b) very hot (c) hot (d) warm (e) cold
  30. Prolonged exposure of wool to direct heat or sunlight_____ (a) Strengthens it (b) brightens it (c) protects it (d) saves it (e) destroys it.
  31. ……..refers to the outline  of an object (A) Shape (B) Proportion (C) Line (D) Texture(El Form
  32. ________ refers to the form of a solid object. (a) Texture (b) Feeling (c) Form (d) Proportion (e) Shape
  33. The three- dimensional area that is to be designed is_________. (a) texture (b) shape (c) size (d) space (e) proportion
  34. The way the surface of a fabric looks and feels is (a) colour (b) filling (c) shape (d) space (e) texture
  35. _______ is the lightness or darkness of a colour. (a) Hue (b) Value (c) Tint (d) Harmony (e) Intensity
  36. Red, Yellow and Blue are _______ colours.  (a) Primary (b) secondary (c) tertiary (d) lower (e) no option
  37. Which of these lines add heights (a) Vertical (b) horizontal (c) diagonal (d) curved (e) wide
  38. Which of these are principles of design? (a) Proportion, balance and emphasis(b) Proportion, colour and line(c) Colour, line and balance(d) Emphasis, proportion and colour(e) Shape, line and form
  39. White colour symbolizes ________. (a) peace (b) harmony  (c) restlessness (d) turmoil (e) love
  40. Black colour usually symbolizes ______. (a) Mourning (b) Joy (c) Dancing (d) Favour (e) Good luck
  41. Those additional things we wear in order to supplement our clothes are called—– (a) dresses (b) garments (c) accessories (d) pins (e) scarves.
  42. The body outline or shape of a person is her —– (a) body (b) figure (c) style (d) dress (e) outfit.
  43. Different people have —– (a) the same figure (b) similar figures (c) one figure (d) different figure (e) like figures.
  44. Dark and cool colours make a person look —– (a) bigger (b) fatter(c) smaller (d) heavy (e) happy.
  45. Warm and light colours make a person ——- (a) smaller (b) unhappy (c) happy (d) warm (e) bigger.
  46. Slim figures look fuller in—— (a) dark colours (b) cool colours (c) light colours (d) black (e) brown.
  47. Which of the following make a short person appear taller?(a) horizontal lines (b) vertical lines (c) diagonal lines (d)curved lines (e)all of the above.
  48. Fat people should avoid —– (a) vertical lines (b) horizontal lines (c) cool colours (d) dark colour (e)tiny patterns.
  49. Figure faults includes the following ,except……………..(a) big bust (b) flat hip (c) broad shoulders (d) flat nose
  50. Someone with large or big bust should wear all except ………((A)open collars (B)straight lapel (C)very high neckline (D)vertical lines (E)tailor straight bodice.
  51.  A treadle  machine is operated with  ……..((A)motor (B)hand (C)foot (D)electric motor (E)two hands
  52. The  part of the sewing machine that raises and lowers the needle is ………(A)presser foot  (B)balance wheel (C)head (D)feed dog (E)bobbin
  53. Which of this regulates the tightness of the thread during stitching ……(A)bobbin (B)bobbin case (C)needle (D)tension discs (E)motion  screw
  54. Which of the following holds the threaded bobbin in position ready for sewing ……….((A)bobbin winder (B)bobbin (C)bobbin case (D)bobbin machine (E)bobbin spool
  55. The part of the sewing machine that sets the machine in motion is ………(A)Spool pin (B)balance wheel (C)stitch regulator (D)stop  motion screw (E)presser foot
  56. The thread that goes in the  lower part  to the machine is in the ………(A)throat  plate (B)needle (C)motor (D)bobbin  case  (E)spool pin
  57. The needle  controls the thread which  stitches the cloth from the ……..(A)side (B)top (C)bottom (D)bobbin (E)edge
  58. When loops appear on the upper surface  of the stitching , one of the following  is true  (A) upper  tension is too tight (B) upper tension is not tight   (C)lower tension is too tight (D)lower tension is not tight (E)both threads are right
  59. When both upper and lower thread are too tight the fabric becomes ………(A)smooth (B)wrinkled (C)tough (D) easy (E)free
  60.  Incorrect threading of machine can lead to constant (A)breaking of cloth (B)stitching (C)breaking of thread (D)noise (E)joining of thread



  1. Explain the following terms in textiles study:
    • Fibre
    • Yarn
    • Fabric
    • Warp
    • Weft
  2. Give five reasons for the study of textiles.
  3. State the two classes of fibres
  4. List four natural fibres.
  5. List four man-made fibres
  6. List two fabrics from each of the fibres mentioned.
  7. State any five characteristics or properties of each of the following:
    •  cotton
    •  wool
    •  viscose rayon
    •  nylon
  8. Give five factors to consider when laundering clothes
  9. Define the term laundering.
  10. List four laundry agents and their uses.
  11. State three laundry agents and uses.
  12. State three pieces of laundry equipment.
  13. Enumerate 5 figure faults that you have learnt.
  14. Outline briefly how your dressing speaks about your personality.
  15. State any three styles that are suitable for
    • tall and slender figure.
    • short and plump figure.
  16. State any three styles that are not suitable for:
    • figure with large bust
    • A figure with large hips.
  17. How can you determine if a machine is in a perfect condition?
  18. List eight ways of caring for the sewing machine.