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Mini-Quiz: Controlling Static Cling

by Ron Kurtus (updated 30 May 2023)

Take this Mini-Quiz to check your understanding of the lesson material.

1. When would a nylon skirt tend to cling to a woman's skin?

If her skin was dry and the day had low humidity

If she had combed her hair with a plastic brush and charged her body

If the skirt had been washed with harsh chemicals

2. What method do most people use to reduce static cling in the dryer?

Most wash their clothes in vinegar

Most use softeners in the washer or dryer sheets in the dryer

Most people do not dry their clothes and wear them while still wet

3. What is a way to reduce static cling on clothes you wear?

Run a metal coat hanger over the item to draw off excess charges

Wear static-reduction sheets between the clothes and your skin

Only wear heavy all-wool clothes

If you got all three correct, you are on your way to becoming a Champion in Physics. If you had problems, you had better look over the material again.

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