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Cranberry glass: Quiz


Question 1: The most famous period of cranberry glass production was in 19th century Britain during the ________.
EnglandVictorian eraWalesGeorgian era

Question 2: Some historians feel a form of this glass was first made in the late ________.
Byzantine EmpireRoman RepublicWestern Roman EmpireRoman Empire

Question 3: The gold chloride is made by dissolving gold in a solution of nitric acid and hydrochloric acid (________).
PlatinumAqua regiaChlorineChromium

Question 4: Cranberry glass creations were most popular as a table display, often holding confectioneries or ________.
FruitFlowerFlowering plantSeed

Question 5: ________, in the form of stannic chloride, is sometimes added in tiny amounts as a reducing agent.

Question 6: The finished, hardened glass is a type of ________, a solid phase (gold) dispersed inside another solid phase (glass).
ColloidLiquidPlasma (physics)Superfluid

Question 7: The craft was then lost and rediscovered in the 17th century by either Johann Kunckel in ________ or by the Florentine glassmaker Antonio Neri in Italy.
PragueCzech RepublicBohemiaMoravia

Question 8: Chemist and winner of the 1925 ________ Richard Adolf Zsigmondy was able to understand and explain that small colloids of gold were responsible for the red colour.
Rudolph A. MarcusElias James CoreyNobel Prize in ChemistryFrederick Sanger

Question 9: This legend is almost certainly not true, as the gold must be dissolved in ________ (a mixture of hydrochloric and nitric acids) before being added to the molten glass.
ChromiumChlorineAqua regiaPlatinum


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