If you have learned the important things about the use of the sewing machine you will be able to make a perfect score in the following contest. Read each statement and copy on your paper the answer which is correct. There is only one answer which is correct for each problem. Copy the statement following the Roman numeral in each problem and then add the one statement out of the three given below which you think is correct.

I. In order to treadle smoothly:

1. Press on the treadle with an even pressure of the heels and toes.

2. Press harder with the toes.

3. Press harder with the heels.

II. The general order for threading the upper thread is:

1. Spool pin, take-up, tension, thread guide, needle. 2. Spool pin, thread guide, tension, take-up, thread guide, needle. 3. 'Spool pin, tension, thread guide, needle.

III. The lower thread should be drawn up before beginning to stitch because otherwise:

1. It may break the needle.

2. It may cause the stitch to be too short. 3. It may cause the stitch to knot or tangle.

IV. To turn a square corner in machine stitching you should:

Leave the needle down, raise the presser foot, turn the material, lower the presser foot.

2. Leave the needle up, raise presser foot, turn material and lower presser foot.

3. Leave the needle down, turn material and continue stitching.

V. To remove the work from the machine:

1. Pull the work toward you before breaking the threads.

2. Pull the work straight back under the presser foot.

3. Pull the work to the right.

VI The tension should be properly adjusted because otherwise:

1. The stitch is too long.

2. The stitching will be crooked.

3. The stitching will not be alike on both sides.

VII. Tension should be judged by examining:

1. Both sides of the stitch.

2. The under side only.

3. The ease with which the thread pulls.

VIII. If the needle breaks it may be caused by:

1. Pulling the material.

2. Having the stitch too long.

3. Winding the bobbin too full.

IX. If the upper thread breaks it may be caused by:

1. A stitch that is too short. 2. Incorrect threading of the machine. 3. Failure to oil the machine.

X. The stitch is formed:

1. By pushing the needle in and out through the cloth as in hand sewing. 2. By looping the upper thread around the lower thread and pulling both threads tight. 3. By pushing the needle up and down through the cloth.

To score your paper give each correct answer 5, so that if you have a perfect paper your score is 50.