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Question 1: Borosilicate, or "boro" as it is often referred to, is used extensively in the glass blowing process ________, which involves using a burner torch to melt and form glass, using a variety of metal and graphite tools.
Float glassLampworkingGlass productionGlassblowing

Question 2: Most astronomical ________ glass mirror components are made of borosilicate glass because of its low coefficient of expansion with heat.
Reflecting telescopeOptical telescopeCassegrain reflectorNewtonian telescope

Question 3: New ________ techniques led to artistic applications such as contemporary glass marbles.
GlassblowingFloat glassLampworkingGlass production

Question 4: Borosilicate glass is created by adding boron to the traditional glassmaker's ________ of silicate sand, soda, and ground lime.
FritCopperIslamic potteryCobalt

Question 5: It is also used in the processing of high-level ________, where the waste is immobilised in the glass through a process known as vitrification (contrast with Synroc).
Nuclear fission productIntegral Fast ReactorRadioactive wasteLong-lived fission product

Question 6: Specialty marijuana and ________ pipes are made from borosilicate glass.
Tobacco productsTobacco smokingTobaccoNicotiana

Question 7: Borrowing from the welding trade, burners combining oxygen with ________ were required.
PetroleumNatural gasEnergy developmentCoal

Question 8: Borosilicate glass is a type of ________ with the main glass-forming constituents silica and boron oxide.
MACORCranberry glassW E S TurnerGlass

Question 9: While more resistant to ________ than other types of glass, borosilicate glass can still crack or shatter when subject to rapid or uneven temperature variations.
CorrosionFractureThermal shockCreep (deformation)

Question 10: Borosilicate is commonly used in the glassblowing form of lampworking and the artists create a range of products ranging from ________, kitchenware, to sculpture as well as for artistic glass tobacco pipes.
BrassBody piercingJewelleryGold

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