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The Ultimate Warm Wet Wool Quiz
by Staff
Have you ever seen sheep standing in the rain or snow and wondered why they don't run inside? Are they just really stupid animals? There is something about sheep's wool that seems to keep them comfortable in wet conditions. Take our quiz to learn about what happens to wool when it gets wet.

What material is the outer layer of a sheep made of?

  • cotton
  • fur
  • wool

How many sheep are there in the U.S.?

  • 6.1 million
  • 61 million
  • 610 million

The joke is that in New Zealand sheep outnumber people by how much?

  • 2 to 1
  • 20 to 1
  • 200 to 1

How many people live in New Zealand?

  • 4.5 million
  • 5.5 million
  • 6.5 million

How many sheep are there in New Zealand?

  • 3.4 million
  • 34 million
  • 340 million

What is the actual ratio of sheep to people in New Zealand?

  • three to one
  • five to one
  • eight to one

If the United States were to have the same proportion as New Zealand, how many sheep would there be?

  • 2.4 million
  • 2.4 billion
  • 2.4 trillion

How many pounds of wool are produced in the United States?

  • 25 million pounds
  • 35 million pounds
  • 45 million pounds

During which months is most wool shorn?

  • spring
  • summer
  • winter

How much wool does the average American sheep produce?

  • 8 ounces
  • 8 pounds
  • 8 kilograms

What is the maximum amount of wool you should expect from one sheep?

  • 10 pounds
  • 20 pounds
  • 30 pounds

To which of these is wool resistant?

  • earth
  • wind
  • fire

Which of these statements best explains why wool is resistant to fire?

  • Individual wool fibers each contain moisture.
  • The molecular structure of wool compliments and bonds to fire.
  • Scientists have not yet determined what causes wool to be resistant to fire.

The texture of wool is considered which of these?

  • stiff
  • brittle
  • flexible

How many times can you bend wool without it breaking?

  • 10,000 times
  • 20,000 times
  • 30,000 times

How many times can you bend cotton without it breaking?

  • 3,000 times
  • 30,000 times
  • 300,000 times

When wet, wool can be stretched by what percentage?

  • 30 percent
  • 50 percent
  • 80 percent

When did humans domesticate sheep?

  • 80 B.C.
  • 800 B.C.
  • 8000 B.C.

What do you call a material that soaks up water without feeling wet?

  • hydroscopic insulator
  • hygroscopic insulator
  • horoscopic insulator

What percentage of its weight, in moisture, can wool soak up?

  • 20 percent
  • 30 percent
  • 40 percent