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Question 1: Egyptian blue is a synthetic blue ________ made up of a mixture of silica, lime, copper, and alkali.
ChromiumTitaniumCarbonPigment

Question 2:
Egyptian blue, Calcium carbonate and Calcium chloride are all:
Copper compounds Silicates Shades of blue Calcium compounds

Question 3: [3] There is no written information in ancient Egyptian texts about the manufacture of Egyptian blue in antiquity and was only first mentioned in Roman literature by ________ during the first century BC.
Classical antiquityDe architecturaRoman technologyVitruvius

Question 4: Finally, it was only at the beginning of the 19th century that there was a renewed interest in learning more about its manufacture when it was investigated by ________ in 1815 and others such as W.
George Biddell AiryChlorineWilliam Thomson, 1st Baron KelvinHumphry Davy

Question 5: ________ gives it the Greek term cyanos, which probably originally referred to lapis lazuli.
AristotleMuhammad ibn Zakariya al-RaziTheophrastusAvicenna

Question 6: It is a ________ used by Egyptians for thousands of years.
ChromiumPigmentBlueRed

Question 7:
Egyptian blue, Silica gel and Sodium silicate are all:
Copper compounds Calcium compounds Shades of blue Silicates

Question 8: The related ________ has been suggested as having Egyptian roots.
PurpleUltramarineHan purple and Han blueIndigo

Question 9: The term for it in the Egyptian language is hsbd, meaning both Egyptian blue and semi-precious ________ along with its imitations.
GarnetSodaliteLapis lazuliEmerald

Question 10: ________ describes in his work de architectura how it was produced by grinding sand, copper and natron and heating the mixture, shaped into small balls, in a furnace.
Roman RepublicRoman technologyVitruviusClassical antiquity







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