What are Synthetic Fibers? - Definition, Types, & Examples


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What is one primary difference between a synthetic and a natural fiber?

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1. Which of the following was one of the earliest artificial fibers and is made with something called regenerated fibers?

2. Which type of fiber is manufactured using a substance known as a precursor?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

To pass this quiz on synthetic fibers, you'll need to be familiar with different types of fibers. You can take the quiz at any time, and it can also be repeated.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will confirm your knowledge of the following:

  • Difference between synthetic and natural fibers
  • One of the earliest artificial fibers made with regenerated fibers
  • Fiber manufactured with a precursor
  • Definition of a polymer
  • Sources of substances used to make synthetic fibers

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about synthetic fibers
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding polymers
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the difference between synthetic and natural fibers and interpret it correctly

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