Class 8 Science Chapter 3 MCQ

Class 8 Science Chapter 3 MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) of Synthetic Fibres and Plastic. A full revision with question-answer and explanation in the form of MCQs based on latest CBSE Syllabus for new academic session 2020-2021.

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Class 8 Science Chapter 3 MCQ for 2020-2021

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Class 8 Science Chapter 3 MCQ for Exams

Class 8 Science Chapter 3 MCQ with complete explanation are given below. There more than 100 questions with answers based on Class 8 Science Chapter 3 NCERT Textbook. All the 20 sets of online tests are free to use again and again. If you feel revision, please visit to Important Questions or NCERT Solutions links given just below to each question.


In which of the following statement is or are incorrect?

[A]. Cotton fabrics do not wrinkle easily.
[B]. Teflon is used to make non-stick cookware.
[C]. Rayon is prepared by using wood pulp.
[D]. Nylon is used for making parachute and stockings.

Consider the following statement and choose the incorrect one:

[A]. Chemical name of natural polymer of cotton is cellulose.
[B]. Rayon is often regarded as artificial silk.
[C]. Terycot is made by mixing terylene and cotton.
[D]. None of the above

Boojho is writing some statements but he confused to know whether the statements are correct or not? Would you help him?

[A]. Rayon is often regarded as artificial silk.
[B]. Rayon is natural fibre prepared by chemical treatment.
[C]. Synthetic fibre are prepared by using petrochemicals.
[D]. All the fibres are different from texture generally, it means feel, appearance and shine.


In which of the following statement is or are incorrect?

[A]. Nylon was made in the year 1931.
[B]. Nylon developed in Netherlands and London.
[C]. Nylon is not attacked by moths and ordinary chemicals.
[D]. Nylon fibre have high abrasion resistance

Consider the following statements and choose the correct statement(s):

[A]. PET is a very familiar form of polymer.
[B]. PET can be made into a fibre or a plastic.
[C]. PET is replacing materials like glass.
[D]. All the above.

Identification of fibres by burning their threads

Cotton:Burns completely, leaving no residue.
Nylon:Burns slowly; fabric shrinks after exposure to flame, forms hard beads and gives off a smell of burning hair.
Wool and SilkBurns slowly, with a smell like that of burning hair but no beads are produced.
PolyesterResults are like nylon, except that black smoke is produced.
RayonBurns quickly with a smell of burning paper.
AcrylicBurns slowly with a sooty flame; fabric shrinks from flame, and forms black beads.


Leftover chemical substances obtained from petroleum products were treated with sulphuric acid to invent a new soap-like product known as detergent.

What is a polymer?

A long chain of molecules is called a polymer. It is made up of a large number of monomer molecules joined end to end to form a large molecule. There are many polymers that occur naturally, such as rubber, silk, wool and even cotton.

Which is the first man made synthetic polymer?

The first man-made synthetic fibre, nylon, was put into commercial production in 1939 by a team of scientists of the famous chemical company, E.I. Dupont de Nemours. Nylon derives its name from the first letter of ‘New York’ and first three letters of ‘London’, the two cities where it was simultaneously developed and marked.

What is Rayon?

Rayon is a type of synthetic (man-made) material that resembles silk in appearance.

What are the different forms of Terylene?

Terylene has wool-like texture, which is why it is often used to weave fabrics for making suits, trousers, etc. It is called terycot when blended with cotton, and terywool when mixed with wool.