What Is Your Antique IQ?

You might consider yourself a true savant when it comes to antiques by and large, but how well do you really know the world of antiques? Take these 12 questions and find out!
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What does the word antique mean?
Something rare in good condition
Anything that's old regardless of condition
Anything collectible despite its age
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In order for an item to be considered an antique in the US, how old must it be?
At least 20 years old
At least 100 years old
At least 10 years old
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Why might an antique collector reject an item made after 1830?
Craftsmanship suffered a decline after 1830
This was the beginning of the industrial age
Items made before 1830 are disappearing quickly
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What event was considered a catalyst that triggered a passion for collecting antiques?
The death of Shakespeare
The excavation of items from Pompeii
The finding of Egyptian artifacts
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What is one of the first factors considered to determine the selling price of an antique?
Age of the item
Quality of the item
Reproduction or original
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Why is it rare to encounter fake antique furniture?
It's easy to spot
There are few capable of making good reproductions
There are too many expert appraisers
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What is an important indicator of the age of an antique piece?
The finish
The type of wood
The color
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Which wood was a favorite choice for Queen Anne period furniture?
Cherry
Oak
Walnut
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Which wood was a favorite used to construct Chippendale furniture items?
Oak
Mahogany
Hard maple
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Which kind of wood was favored in colonial America to build furniture?
Walnut
Cherry
Oak
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What wood product was not used to build furniture pieces prior to the 20th century?
Pine
Wood veneer
Plywood
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What is the best procedure to handle antique photographs?
Latex gloves
Vinyl gloves
Cotton gloves
Result
Based on the results of this quiz, you are a bit of an antique disaster! While you may know a few things about the world of antiques, you’re not quite well versed in the differences that exist between vintage items and antique items. Fret not, with a little time, we think you’ll become an expert fast!

C+, Antique Disaster

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Based on the results of this quiz, you are truly antique awesome! While you might not have all the answers when it comes to antiques, you’re well on your way to antique mastery. We give it five years before you know everything and more when it comes to this form of collecting.

B+, Antique Awesome

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Based on the results of this quiz, you’ve got an amazing antique aptitude! You know antiques the way only a passionate collector ever could. From finishes, to wood types, and everything in between; you know what makes an antique valuable and what deems it worthless.

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1
What does the word antique mean?
Something rare in good condition
Anything that's old regardless of condition
Anything collectible despite its age
2
In order for an item to be considered an antique in the US, how old must it be?
At least 20 years old
At least 100 years old
At least 10 years old
3
Why might an antique collector reject an item made after 1830?
Craftsmanship suffered a decline after 1830
This was the beginning of the industrial age
Items made before 1830 are disappearing quickly
4
What event was considered a catalyst that triggered a passion for collecting antiques?
The death of Shakespeare
The excavation of items from Pompeii
The finding of Egyptian artifacts
5
What is one of the first factors considered to determine the selling price of an antique?
Age of the item
Quality of the item
Reproduction or original
6
Why is it rare to encounter fake antique furniture?
It's easy to spot
There are few capable of making good reproductions
There are too many expert appraisers
7
What is an important indicator of the age of an antique piece?
The finish
The type of wood
The color
8
Which wood was a favorite choice for Queen Anne period furniture?
Cherry
Oak
Walnut
9
Which wood was a favorite used to construct Chippendale furniture items?
Oak
Mahogany
Hard maple
10
Which kind of wood was favored in colonial America to build furniture?
Walnut
Cherry
Oak
11
What wood product was not used to build furniture pieces prior to the 20th century?
Pine
Wood veneer
Plywood
12
What is the best procedure to handle antique photographs?
Latex gloves
Vinyl gloves
Cotton gloves