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Question 1: The first Islamic opaque glazes can be found as blue-painted ware in ________, dating to around the 8th century.
IraqBaghdadIran–Iraq WarBasra

Question 2: The Iron Pagoda, built in 1049 CE in Kaifeng, ________, of glazed bricks is an example.
Religion in ChinaProvince (China)ChinaTime in China

Question 3: Glazing is functionally important for earthenware vessels, which would otherwise be unsuitable for holding liquids due to ________.
Permeability (earth sciences)PorosityWater contentHydraulic conductivity

Question 4: Glaze is a layer or coating of a vitreous substance which has been fired to fuse to a ________ object to color, decorate, strengthen or waterproof it.
CeramicSolidCeramic materialsCeramic engineering

Question 5: During the ________ of Japan, high-fired, hard-bodied Sue ware was decorated with greenish natural ash glazes.
Yamato periodAsuka periodKofun periodHistory of Japan

Question 6: To prevent the glazed article sticking to the ________ during firing either a small part of the item is left unglazed or special refractory supports, kiln spurs, are used as supports which are removed and discarded after the firing.
CharcoalKilnCement kilnOxygen

Question 7: From between the eighth century, the use of glazed ceramics was prevalent in ________ and Islamic pottery, usually assuming the form of elaborate pottery.
Islamic artIslamic Golden AgeMuslim worldMuslim history

Question 8: Glaze is also used on functional and decorative stoneware and ________.
Soft-paste porcelainPotteryPorcelainChinese ceramics

Question 9: The three colored glazes of the ________ were frequently used for a period, but were gradually phased out; the precise colors and compositions of the glazes have not been recovered.
Han DynastyTang DynastySong DynastyMing Dynasty

Question 10: Glazes may also enhance an underlying design or texture which may be either the "natural" texture of the ________ or an inscribed, carved or painted design.
SandClaySoilSoil liquefaction


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