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Question 1: ________ is also used, because as a softer metal, etching times are shorter; however, that softness also leads to faster degradation of the image in the press.

Question 2: The 17th century was the great age of etching, with ________, Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione and many other masters.
RembrandtDutch Golden Age paintingWillem DrostSelf-portrait

Question 3: Invented by ________ in about 1788; from 1880–1950 a photo-mechanical ("line-block") variant was the dominant form of commercial printing for images.
George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron ByronDescriptive Catalogue (1809)William BlakePercy Bysshe Shelley

Question 4: The waxy resist prevents the ________ from biting the parts of the plate which have been covered.
Acid–base reactionOxygenAcid dissociation constantAcid

Question 5: As an intaglio method of printmaking it is, along with ________, the most important technique for old master prints, and remains widely used today.

Question 6: A waxy acid-resist, known as a ground, is applied to a metal plate, most often ________ or zinc but steel plate is another medium with different qualities.

Question 7: This was referenced in a ________ cartoon where a man tells a woman in a building lobby: "You wait here and I'll bring the etchings down".
James ThurberThe New YorkerA Thurber CarnivalMy World and Welcome to It

Question 8: Etching is also used in the manufacturing of printed circuit boards and semiconductor devices (see ________ ), on glass, and in the preparation of metallic specimens for microscopic observation.
NitrogenChlorineEtching (microfabrication)Silicon

Question 9: Printing the plate is done by covering the surface with ________, then rubbing the ink off the surface with tarlatan cloth or newsprint, leaving ink in the roughened areas and lines.
PenInkIron gall inkWriting

Question 10: The plate is then put through a high-pressure ________ together with a sheet of paper (often moistened to soften it).
Johannes GutenbergPrinting pressBookMovable type


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