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Carnelian: Quiz


Question 1:
What transport system is Carnelian served by?

Question 2: Carnelian was used widely during Roman times to make ________ for signet or seal rings for imprinting a seal with wax on correspondence or other important documents.
Victoria and Albert MuseumHardstone carvingJewelleryEngraved gem

Question 3: [6] According to Pliny the Elder, sard derives its name from the city of Sardis in ________, but it more likely comes from the Persian word sered, meaning yellowish-red.

Question 4: [2] Carnelian was recovered from ________ Minoan layers at Knossos on Crete in a form that demonstrated its use in decorative arts;[3] this use dates to approximately 1800 BC.
Ancient Near EastBronze Age BritainDeverel-Rimbury cultureBronze Age

Question 5: The word carnelian is derived from the ________ word caro, carnis meaning flesh, in reference to the flesh color sometimes exhibited.
Roman EmpireVulgar LatinOld LatinLatin

Question 6: Carnelian (also spelled cornelian) is a reddish-brown mineral which is commonly used as a semi-precious ________.

Question 7: The bow drill was used to drill holes into carnelian in ________ between 4th-5th millennium BCE.
NeolithicPrehistoric religionMehrgarh6th millennium BC

Question 8: (The difference is not rigidly defined, and the two names are often used interchangeably.) Both carnelian and sard are varieties of the silica mineral ________ colored by impurities of iron oxide.


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