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Amethyst: Quiz


Question 1: In Greek mythology, ________, the god of intoxication,and wine, was pursuing a maiden named Amethystos, who refused his affections.
Trojan WarDionysusHeraApollo

Question 2:
What transport system is Amethyst served by?
monoclinic class 2/m
KuKLFT A-class aircraft designations
rhombohedral class 32
Trigonal Rhombohedral

Question 3: Up to 18th century amethyst was included in the cardinal, or most valuable, gemstones (along with ________, sapphire, ruby, and emerald).

Question 4: A huge geode, or "amethyst-grotto", from near Santa Cruz in southern ________ was exhibited at the Düsseldorf, Germany Exhibition of 1902.
PortugalMozambiqueBrazilEast Timor

Question 5: [6] Beads of amethyst were found in ________ graves in England.
FrisiansAnglo-SaxonsAnglesGermanic peoples

Question 6: Amethyst is a violet variety of quartz often used in ________.
BrassJewelleryBody piercingGold

Question 7: Amethyst is relatively common in Ontario, and in various locations throughout ________.
CanadaNewfoundland and LabradorNova ScotiaBritish Columbia

Question 8: More recent work has shown that amethyst's coloration is due to ferric ________ impurities.

Question 9: Many of the hollow agates of Brazil and ________ contain a crop of amethyst crystals in the interior.

Question 10: It is however still orders of magnitude lower than the highest grade sapphires or rubies (________ sapphire or "pigeon's blood" ruby).


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