What you really need: How much do know about household goods?
Test your knowledge about common household goods, past and present.
What percentage of American households own at least one television?
- 93 percent
- 96 percent
- 99 percent
The best way to clean carpets quickly is to use a ____.
- steam cleaner
- broom and dust pan
Which company claims their first aid kits have been used since 1885?
- Johnson & Johnson
- Federal Emergency Management Agency
- Red Cross
What household items are most popular on a couples’ wedding registry?
- appliances and electronics
- fine china
During which decade did the refrigerator become an American household staple?
In 2008, how many American households owned a computer?
- 75 percent
- 80 percent
- 85 percent
Most modern families require a computer and ____.
- an Internet connection
- a flat-screen monitor
- a laser printer
What must-have yard tool did Edwin Beard Budding invent in 1830?
What is NOT an item that should be in a household’s basic emergency kit?
- map(s) of the area
- an extra set of clothing
How many American households have Internet access?
- 72 percent
- 82 percent
- 92 percent
According to one survey, most people in the U.S. would rather give up their dishwasher than part with what electronic device?
- game console
- MP3 player
What appliance did most Americans say would make thier mom’s life easier?
- coffee maker
If a person lives to be 65, how many years will he or she have spent watching television?
Which cleaning-related product should be a shopping list priority?
- glass cleaner
- rubber gloves
Which number below indicates the softest thread count for bed linens?
Which is NOT a way to use vinegar, a common household staple?
- Vinegar can kill pests like slugs, cockroaches and ants.
- Pour vinegar in the wash to clean towels with a mildew smell.
- Wipe vinegar on countertops, like marble, to disinfect surfaces.
Water heaters, a necessity in most households, use which instrument to heat water inside the tank?
- heat pipe
- dip tube
What appliance did only 32 percent of adults deem a necessity in 1996?
A basic household tool kit should include a _______.
- pair of pliers
- drill bit set
What other name is the spiral of a waiter’s corkscrew known by?