Quiz: 87% of People Can't Name These Simple Household Items! Can You?
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87% of People Can't Name These Simple Household Items! Can You?
By: Jody Mabry

About This Quiz

Sometimes it's the common household item that we just can't think of the name for. Have you ever used "Doo-hickie," "Thing-a-ma-jig," or "Whatcha-ma-call-it?" Well, then this is the quiz for you! See how many of these household tools you can name from their image.

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Which garage tool is shown in this image?

This is a large metal hammer, designed to drive stakes into the ground. The head of a sledge hammer is symmetrical.

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What household item is this?

The bread knife will greatly help you when you're trying to cut a loaf of bread. Its serrated edges allow it to cut such even slices.

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What is the name of this item?

A faulty or rusted can opener is quite frustrating when trying to cook or eat canned goods. There are few functional alternatives for this gadget though; so make sure to have one on hand.

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The name of this tool is ____________.

Henry Phillips invented the Phillips head screwdriver in the late 1920s. Don't get it confused with the vodka drink that's also named the screwdriver!

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What is the name of this garden tool?

Use these when you want to protect the delicate skin on your hands when laboring in the garden. Gardening gloves are an essential tool for your gardening adventures.

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Which of the following items is seen here?

Need to whip up a pastry? How about a dozen muffins or the crust for a chicken pot pie? The spatula is your go-to gadget. This versatile tool makes mixing dough easy with its non-stick qualities.

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What is this kitchen tool?

Ladles makes serving soup so much easier than using a regular spoon. They come in different materials, such as plastic, wood, and stainless steel. Opt for the stainless steel ladle if you want something that won't melt in your hot soup!

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Which of these objects matches the picture?

Have you ever been so excited to eat those fresh out of the oven cookies that you grabbed the baking sheet from the oven with your bare hand? Ouch! Please, put your mitts on first.

This tool is the combination of a socket wrench and a box wrench, making it a more ergonomic choice than the box wrench. It is a good tool to use in tight places, like an engine compartment.

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This household item is known as a/an _______________.

Casseroles are a great dinner to make when you want to just 'throw it in the oven.' Some examples of casseroles are hamburger, Mexican, breakfast and cheesy chicken Alfredo. Yum!

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Which of the following names corresponds​ to the image?

How is this knife different from other kitchen knives? It's large, with a super-sharp, flat, wide blade. Use it for chopping veggies, melons, meat, or anything else that needs a sharp blade.

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What is this kitchen tool?

Salad tongs make serving your salad less messy and more well-mannered than using a dinner fork (or hands). They come in a variety of materials, such as bamboo, plastic, and steel.

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What is this item called?

Used primarily to toss hay around, the pitchfork has a long handle with several long spikes that grab material, like cut grass or hay. Watch your toes when stabbing this baby toward the ground.

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This common garden tool is called a ____________.

Used to water plants in a larger area or garden, a sprinkler connects to the hose and shoots streams of water out and up to cover the area in need of a drink.

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The item seen in the image is a/an ___________.

Want to protect your kitchen table from those disappointing rings that casserole dishes make? Thank goodness you have the trivet. Put your hot dish on one of these and say goodbye to those ugly marks.

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This object's name is ___________.

A water nozzle attaches to the end of a hose to control the flow of the water spray. The threaded end screws onto the hose to make a watertight seal. The handle is used to control the spray.

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What is the name of this commonly used item?

Cutting boards come in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors and materials. Interestingly shaped ones make great gifts for those who like to cook.

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This item is known as a/an ______________.

What does it mean to be "as tough as nails"? This is a saying describing how mentally, emotionally and/or physically strong or determined a person is. Try breaking or bending a nail and you'll understand the saying!

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The name of the object seen in the picture is ____________.

If messes while cooking really bother you, you'll get a lot of use out of the splatter guard. They come in different shapes and sizes; one style looks like a funnel, others look like a large, round fly swatter.

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Which of the following names matches this item?

The stock pot is named for exactly what it cooks; soup stock. Make sure to have hours, or even most of the day, available before you make stock, as it takes a while.

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The proper name of this object is _____________.

Used for tying up plants to support stakes, twine is an essential gardening tool. Whether you are securing your start-up plants or reinforcing your fence, twine is key for your garden.

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______________ is the name of the item shown in the picture.

Thermometers can be used in many other places in addition to the kitchen. Oral, car and outdoor temperature gauges are some that we use to check for health, safety and curiosity.

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What was the name given to this household item?

Measuring cups are a unit of measurement used for baking and cooking. Did you know that most countries do not use this same unit? Cups are most commonly used in the United States. Other countries use ounces to measure.

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What is the correct name of this object?

Broiler pans are made of steel and have a porcelain coating on them to keep your food from sticking. Watch out; these get hot! They can withstand extremely hot temperatures.

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This object is called a/an _______________.

This tool is versatile and easy to use; just hold it in your hand and click a button to blend ingredients together. Be aware that this is different than a hand mixer, which is used more for beating eggs and making batters.

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Which kitchen tool is shown in this image?

How is a kitchen scale useful? Have you ever copied a recipe exactly from the cookbook and had it come out not-so-scrumptious? That's where the scale comes in handy. Rather than measuring your ingredients with cups, you can weigh them to get the most accurate measurement.

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What is the name of this item?

Large and triangular, this rake is perfect for yards or areas with a lot of trees, particularly in the fall. What's not to enjoy about raking huge piles of leaves and jumping in them?

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The name of this tool is ____________.

What could you use a floor jack for? It has many uses and is especially handy for car repair work. This tool can get your car partially off the ground, giving you room to work underneath it, or to do jobs like changing the tires.

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Which of the following items is seen here?

Pry bars are not only the tool of choice for burglars, but are also great for separating materials. They come in different lengths and levels of thickness, so you can pry apart big and little items.

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Which of these objects matches the picture?

The advantage of a socket wrench is that different sizes of sockets can be attached to it, giving you multiple tools in one! They often come in packs with a socket wrench and multiple sockets of varying sizes.

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This tool was called a hex key until 1910, when it began to be known by its current name. William Allen created it; however, there were many other inventors and patents for similar tools around the same time.

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Which of the following names corresponds​ to the image?

As its name implies, this knife is utilitarian. It could be used to cut boxes, shingles, tar paper and much more. Its convenient and safe retractable blade makes it a good tool to carry in your pocket.

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This household item is known as a/an _______________.

This wide knife is commonly used for working with drywall and spackling. It could also be used by artists and craftsmen for handiwork.

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This hacksaw can cut nearly any material. It is a staple for any plumber, mechanic or handyman.

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Which garage tool is shown in this image?

The classic tool of the sheriff’s prisoner work crew, the pickaxe is great for mining or digging ore from the earth. It generally has a metal head and a wooden handle.

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What is this item called?

This file has smaller, tighter machined cuts to aid in filing metal. It is used in a unidirectional motion.

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What household item is this?

This tool is used for measuring. A tape measure comes in a multitude of lengths and has increments of inches and/or centimeters.

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The item seen in the image is a/an ___________.

Snips are scissors for sheet metal. Watch those fingers; these babies can cut through some seriously tough material.

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This object's name is ___________.

A combination square is good for measuring a 90- or 45-degree angle. Generally used by carpenters, this tool has a metal rule that can slide and be locked in multiple positions.

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What is the name of this commonly used item?

This tool is used primarily by plumbers. It is adjustable in size by the knurled knob on the side, and gets a great grip on pipes.

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What is the name of this garden tool?

The weed whacker is a great tool for cutting down grass or brush, especially in hard-to-reach places or steep hills that mowers cannot access. Generally gas powered, the spinning head has a tough string that cuts weeds, brush and grass efficiently.

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This common garden tool is called a ____________.

Toothed garden rakes are an aggressive style of rake, best for moving sand on the golf course or larger material like rocks. Not ideal for leaves, the toothed garden rake has a long handle and metal rake end.

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This item is known as a/an ______________.

Use this gardening product when you want to enhance the growth of your plants, indoors or outdoors. With many different variations and strengths, fertilizer can make or break your garden’s production yields.

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The name of the object seen in the picture is ____________.

This tiller consists of a long handle at one end and several rotating digging wheels or spikes that break apart the earth. Some versions may also have a fixed set of prongs that dig and a T-handle on the other end to twist the earth apart.

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Which of the following names matches this item?

The classic tool for cutting wood or chopping down trees, the axe has a sharp metal head that slices into the wood like a knife into butter. The other end is a wooden or fiberglass handle that the user grips and swings. Make sure you spread your feet apart and practice basic safety when using this tool.

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The proper name of this object is _____________.

A hose is a great tool for getting precious water to your plants. Coming in variable lengths, it can also be used for clean-up jobs or keeping your puppy entertained!

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______________ is the name of the item shown in the picture.

This tool is great for recycling everyday items into usable plant food. The compost bin is an ideal way to let science take its natural course and recycle food waste into fertilizer.

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What was the name given to this household item?

The lawnmower is certainly the best tool for managing the length of the grass in your yard, ball field or farm. Generally gas powered, the lawnmower can be a simple single blade that you walk behind or a set of multiple spinning cutting blades that the user rides atop of.

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What is the correct name of this object?

One end is sharp to drive into the soi; the other is blunt, for hammering. The wooden stake is great for securing weed barriers or underlayment, or for supporting young plants.

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What is the name of this item?

These are a must if you are trying to protect your feet for work all day in the garden or on the farm. Mud boots are water resistant, heavily treaded and come up close to the knees.

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