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The Ultimate Glue Quiz
by Staff
These days there are a range of glues available. Different glues are better for specific materials and purposes. Choosing the right glue will help a quick fix last longer. See how much you know about different glues by taking this quiz.

What sort of materials is PVA glue good for?

  • impermeable
  • porous
  • rubber

Which of the following is a characteristic of an epoxy?

  • They are not water resistant.
  • They are very strong.
  • They are cheap.

Cyanoacrylate is a multi-purpose glue which is commonly known as:

  • hard glue
  • flexi-glue
  • super glue

What is the problem with contact cement?

  • It has a short-shelf life.
  • It cannot be repositioned once surfaces make contact.
  • It takes a long time to dry.

To what temperature can glue gun adhesive be heated?

  • 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38C)
  • 150 degrees Fahrenheit
  • 200 degrees Fahrenheit

Which type of glue is very similar to yellow glue?

  • white glue
  • household cement
  • epoxy

Why is plastic resin glue not recommended for use on outdoor furniture?

  • It is not water resistant.
  • It is not waterproof.
  • It melts in the sun.

What affects the time it takes for resorcinol glue to dry?

  • the amount of glue applied
  • the type of materials that have been glued
  • the area temperature

When selecting a silicone rubber adhesive to use on glass or ceramics, what do you need to look for?

  • a quality rating
  • a silicone adhesive specifically for glass and china
  • a silicone that is water resistant

Where would you use steel epoxy glue?

  • patching up gutters
  • gluing a wooden chair together
  • binding a book

Steel putty is a metal putty that consists of two putties of different consistencies that are _____ together.

  • stuck
  • mixed
  • kneaded

What advantage does plastic metal cement offer?

  • strength
  • moisture resistance
  • extreme temperature endurance

Why may it be difficult to glue plastics?

  • They do not stick well.
  • Adhesives can dissolve plastics.
  • Plastics become brittle when glued.

Model cement is used for gluing plastics. What color is model cement when dry?

  • grey
  • clear
  • yellow

How is acrylic solvent applied to plastics?

  • in spray form
  • with a brush
  • with a syringe