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(See How to Vacuum Your Home to Reduce Allergens to find the answers.)

  1. True or false: Carpets should be the first things you vacuum in your home.
    A. True
    B. False
  2. Besides vacuuming, what is the best way to remove dust from household surfaces?
    A. Wipe it off with your hands.
    B. Use a feather duster.
    C. Use an electrostatic dust cloth.
    D. Dust on household surfaces is best left alone so that you don't stir it into the air.
  3. Which of the following is not included in a typical top-to-bottom vacuuming routine?
    A. Bookshelves and knick-knack shelves
    B. The spaces above cabinets
    C. Lampshades
    D. All are included in a top-to-bottom vacuuming routine.
  4. What should be the first step when you want to make sure your vacuum cleaner is functioning at its best?
    A. Use slow movements while moving the vacuum cleaner back and forth.
    B. Check to make sure that the bag or dust collection bin isn't full.
    C. Dust surrounding household surfaces.
    D. Remove debris from your vacuuming path.
  5. Which of the following statements is true?
    A. When vacuuming, you should push down firmly on the vacuum cleaner in order to ensure that you are getting as much dirt out as possible.
    B. When vacuuming, you should not press down hard because this will mat down the carpet pile and keep it from releasing dirt.
    C. When vacuuming, you should not press down hard because you may break the vacuum cleaner.
    D. When vacuuming, you should push down firmly because this will help you get exercise while you clean.
  6. Which of the following is not a component of dust?
    A. Pollen
    B. Dirt
    C. Dust mites
    D. They are all components.
  7. How often should you vacuum?
    A. Twice a month
    B. At least once a week
    C. Twice a day
    D. Once a month
  8. Which of the following statements is true?
    A. Vacuum cleaners with bags should never be used by allergy and asthma sufferers.
    B. HEPA filters are only helpful in air purifiers, but not in vacuum cleaners.
    C. Wearing a mask offers significant protection when emptying the dust bin of a vacuum cleaner.
    D. A vacuum cleaner's style really doesn't matter.
  9. True or false: Working carpet fibers in both directions is one way to ensure that you do an exceptionally thorough vacuuming job.
    A. True
    B. False
  10. True or false: Baseboards collect a minimal amount of dust and it's irrelevant if you vacuum them or not.
    A. True
    B. False

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