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Everything and More -- Hotel Linens
"Here is everything you ever wanted to know about hotel linens, and then some! I thought this Housekeeping Science class was going to be boring, but it's actually pretty neat! Enjoy the quiz! :o)"
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Which of these is not one of the three things that are the most important when purchasing linens for your hotel?
There are two main types of weaves when referring to linens. One is plain, what is the other one?
A sheet with a thread count of 180 is better than a sheet with a thread count of 130.
The abrasion test for linens (done in a laboratory with sand paper) tests how much a sheet can be rubbed before:
the sheet looks worn.
the threads start to separate.
the sheet tears.
the sheet begins to hold sand granules.
What kind of table linen would you expect to find in the Café Victoria, the restaurant in Toronto's Le Royal Meridien King Edward hotel? (Hint: The "King Eddy" is a very high-class hotel, whose clientele has included, in the past, Rudyard Kipling and the Beatles.)
A circular iron for pressing linens is called a what?
In the past, hotels, particularly high-end hotels, used beautifully coloured towels adorned with extravagant logos. What problem instigated the trend towards the plain white towels we see today?
Expense of adding the logo
Allergic reactions to the dyes
Expense of adding the colour
Which of these is a reason high-end hotel restaurants purchase large-sized (24" x 24") napery?
More intricate folds
More room for pleasing designs
Cheaper to launder
The Rule of Thumb for bed sheets is that each bed should have at least _____ sets.
In which room would you find huck linen?
Which of the following is NOT one of the four main characteristics to consider when purchasing blankets?
Which type of fabric is illegal to use in hotel guestrooms in Canada?
The pillow test: Extend your arm and balance the pillow across your forearm. If the ends of the pillow stay straight out, the pillow:
is too rigid; it needs to be restuffed.
is in good shape.
is too old; it needs to be replaced.
I'm lying! That's not at all how you test a pillow!
Many hotels offer types of pillows other than the ones already on the bed.
Which of the following statements about synthetic fabrics is false?
They are not as absorbent as natural fabrics.
They retain colour better than natural fabrics.
They are softer than natural fabrics.
They can be used directly from the dryer without ironing.
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Compiled Jun 28 12