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Section I Pages 24

10 marks
Attempt Questions 110
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Reading time 5minutes Section II Pages 58
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Attempt Questions 1113
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Section III Pages 912

16 marks
Attempt BOTH Question14 and Question 15
Allow about 30minutes for this section

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Section I

10 marks
Attempt Questions 110
Allow about 15minutes for this section

Use the multiple-choice answer sheet for Questions110.

1 Appliqu is a method of fabric decoration in which

(A) additional fabric is attached onto another fabric.


(B) a squeegee is used to spread paint across a screen.
(C) needle and thread are used to create a raised surface.
(D) fabric is folded into an even pattern and stitched in place.

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2 Which of the following is most likely to have been designed to be worn for selfexpression?
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(A) A ski jacket
(B) A school uniform
(C) A rock group t-shirt
(D) A high visibility vest
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3 A designer wants to promote a range of formal dresses to a large number of young


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Which of the following strategies would be most effective?

(A) Conducting a door-to-door campaign


(B) Displaying the product in fashion shows
(C) Providing free samples at red-carpet events
(D) Posting product information on social media

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4 China has a large silk production industry and a vast number of mulberry trees to feed
the silkworms.

Based on the above information, which of the following is most likely to have contributed
to the success of the industry?

(A) Worker status


(B) Religious practices
(C) Resources available
(D) Technological developments

5 Which of the following best describes a niche-produced textile item?

(A) It is economical.

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(B) It caters to specific needs.
(C) It has a short product life cycle.
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(D) It appeals to the general public.

6 A designer has decided to use organic cotton instead of conventional cotton in a range of
baby wear.
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Which of the following factors is most likely to have led to this decision?

(A) Ease of washing


(B) Lower material costs
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(C) Availability of facilities


(D) Environmental considerations

7 For which of the following end uses would a cotton fibre, staple yarn, weft knit fabric be
most suitable?

(A) Backpacks
(B) Denim jeans
(C) School jerseys
(D) Thermal underwear

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8 Why is heat applied in the process of printing textiles?

(A) To assist with fixation of pigment


(B) To encourage migration of pigment
(C) To achieve exhaustion of colour particles
(D) To ensure even penetration of colour particles

9 Which fibre, yarn and fabric combination would be most suitable for a rain umbrella?

Fibre Yarn Fabric

(A) Nylon Staple Twill weave

(B) Nylon Filament Plain weave

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(C) Polyester Staple Warp knit

(D) Polyester Filament


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10 The diagram shows a fabric structure.


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Which of the following is the most suitable end use for fabric with this structure?

(A) Tea towel


(B) School hat
(C) Work shorts
(D) Evening wear

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Section II

24 marks
Attempt Questions 1113
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Answer the questions in the spaces provided. These spaces provide guidance for the expected
length of response.

Question 11 Australian Textile, Clothing, Footwear and Allied Industries


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(a) Outline how ONE piece of legislation affects the textile industry. 2



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(b) Use an example to show how consumer demand can lead to an increased variety 3
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(c) Use an example to explain how the recycling of textile items can benefit the 3
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Question 12 Design (8marks)

(a) Explain how government decisions and the availability of financial resources 4
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(b) Explain how a designer you have studied expresses their inspirations in their 4
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Question 13 Properties and Performance of Textiles (8marks)

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(b) How can the properties of washable webs enhance the performance of textile 5
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Section III

16 marks
Attempt BOTH Question14 and Question15
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Answer the questions in the spaces provided. These spaces provide guidance for the expected
length of response.

Question 14 Design (8marks)

Analyse how religious practices and workers skills and status have influenced the development
of a textile production method or textile art form.

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Question 15 Properties and Performance of Textiles (8marks)

Name a finishing innovation and analyse its impact on fabric performance and the consumer.

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