The Ultimate Dryer Sheets Quiz
by Staff
Dryer sheets may prevent clothes from having static electricity, and soften your load of laundry. Did you know dryer sheets are also good to repel mice? Knowing what chemicals are contained in dryer sheets may be important information for your family. Take this quiz to add to your knowledge of dryer sheets.

What does static electricity do to clothes?

  • stick together
  • fade
  • shrink

What is an off-label purpose of dryer sheets?

  • keep insects away
  • keep rodents away
  • both answers

Who is credited with the discovery of treating material with fabric softener?

  • Thomas Edison
  • Bill Gates
  • Conrad J. Gaiser

While tumbling dry, why does a sock attach to a sweater?

  • opposites attract
  • Velcro
  • they match

What is the primary purpose of dryer sheets?

  • to prevent static electricity
  • to create static electricity
  • to add scent

What is a good conductor?

  • rubber
  • wood
  • water

Fabric sheets have what kind of electrical charge?

  • positive
  • negative
  • neutral

If something is cationic, what kind of electrical charge does it have?

  • positive
  • negative
  • neutral

What may be a determinant of a dryer sheet fragrance?

  • ability to survive high temperatures
  • customer opinion
  • marketing surveys

What chemicals must be listed on dryer sheets ingredients?

  • active disinfectants
  • hazardous ingredients
  • both answers

What toxic chemical may be present in dryer sheets?

  • ethanol
  • alpha-pinene
  • both answers

What kitchen staple is a green fabric softener?

  • vinegar
  • tennis balls
  • commercial fabric softener

Who regulates the claims for "natural" products?

  • federal government
  • state government
  • neither answer

A person who has allergies may prefer what type of dryer sheet?

  • fragrance-free
  • reusable
  • scented

What may a tennis ball be used for?

  • playing tennis
  • catch with your dog
  • alternative to a dryer sheet

What may be soaked into fabric squares to make homemade dryer sheets?

  • fabric softener
  • hair conditioner
  • both answers

What do the manufacturers of dryer balls claim?

  • reduce drying time
  • increase drying time
  • increase static electricity

What rodent may be put off by the fragrance of dryer sheets?

  • mice
  • voles
  • porcupines

Why are dryer sheets effective for dusting?

  • push away dust
  • attract dust
  • neither answer

Why are dryer sheets inappropriate to use on pets?

  • transfer harmful chemicals
  • too expensive
  • pets hate the fragrance