Wednesday, 30 March 2022

Pencil Quiz: Learn More About Pencils

Pencil Quiz: Learn More About Pencils



1. International Pencil Day is celebrated on
31 March
30 March
20 March
21 March

2. Who is credited with registering the first patent for a pencil with an attached eraser?
Hymen L. Lipman
Crawford W. Long
Benjamin Franklin
Joseph Dixon

3. The core of the pencil often called lead, is made of
Bauxite
Coal
Charcoal
Graphite

4. Which one of the following is closely related to graphite and is a very precious element?
Platinum
Ruby
Diamond
Silver

5. Pencil is derived from the Latin word "penicillus". Do you know what it means?
To write
To draw
Little tail
Cylindrical pen

6. In the story Winnie-the-Pooh, Winnie gets a special pencil case as a gift in which some pencils are marked B, BH and BB. What does B stand for?
Black
Bear
Box
Best

7. Derwent Pencil Museum is home to one of the biggest colouring pencils in the world. Where is it located?
China
Japan
France
England

8. This Nobel Prize-winning author is said to have used more than 300 pencils to write his novel East of Eden. Who is he?
John Steinbeck
John M Coetzee
Toni Morrison
Octavio Paz

9. This famous children's writer used only pencils with yellow casings to write his books. Who is he?
Enid Blyton
R L Stine
Roald Dahl
David Walliams

10. He was a French painter, balloonist, and army officer who invented the modern pencil lead in 1795. Who is he?
Nicolas-Jacques Conte
Benjamin Franklin
Jean-Pierre Blanchard
Steve Fossett

11. This pencil, made by Eberhard Faber Pencil Company, is noted for its soft, dark graphite is the favourite of many famous personalities. It had the slogan "Half the Pressure, Twice the Speed". Name the pencil
Dixon Ticonderoga
Blackwing 602
Palomino Golden Bear
Black Diamond 2

12. A small pencil, often about three inches long, is associated with which one of the following sports?
Chess
Golf
Basketball
Tennis

13. Do you know what the metal part that holds the eraser to a pencil is called?
Jointer
Connector
Binder
Ferrule

14. "I Pencil" is an essay written in the first person from the point of view of a pencil. Do you know the author?
Leonard Read
Milton Friedman
Benjamin Franklin
Donald J. Boudreaux

15. Who is the largest maker of wood-encased pencils in the world?
Staedtler
Faber-Castell
Derwent
Cretacolor


For the curious kids, read the essay "I, Pencil" here

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