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The Ultimate Cleaning Fine Metals with Lemon Juice Quiz
by Staff
You probably don't use your fine metals too often and, when you take them out for special occasions, you want them to look clean and shiny. The problem is that metals become tarnished after sitting unused for a while. Take this quiz to see how lemon juice can help you keep your metals looking in pristine condition.

What type of silver is silverware and silver jewelry usually made from?

  • sterling silver
  • pure silver
  • Britannia silver

What causes silver to tarnish?

  • exposure to nitrogen
  • exposure to oxygen
  • exposure to water

To clean your sterling silver, mix lemon juice, ______ and water together and soak the silver in them.

  • dry milk
  • salt
  • baking soda

How long should you soak your silver in the lemon juice mix for?

  • 5 minutes
  • 1 hour
  • overnight

If you don't have time to soak your silver, how can you do a quick silver polish?

  • Dip the silver in olive oil.
  • Pour lemon juice on the silver.
  • Rub lemon rind on the silver.

What is the trick for cleaning brass or copper objects?

  • lemon and salt
  • lemon and sugar
  • lemon and paprika

Where are brass and copper found in the house?

  • in fixtures
  • in pipes
  • both of the above

What happens to copper and brass when they tarnish?

  • They become brittle.
  • They turn green.
  • They crack.

What is mixed with lemon juice to clean brass or copper?

  • baking soda
  • milk
  • salt

Another cleaning paste for copper or brass includes lemon juice, salt and yellow cornmeal. How does this mixture work?

  • It burns off the tarnish.
  • It melts off the tarnish.
  • It scratches off the tarnish.