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Question 1: It was put on display in the ________ of London in 1851 and Paris Exhibition Universelle in 1855, but was usually kept in a bank vault.
1908 Summer Olympics1948 Summer OlympicsThe Great ExhibitionGreater London

Question 2: Evalyn Walsh McLean added her own narrative to the story behind the blue jewel, including that one of the owners was ________.
Peter I of RussiaNicholas II of RussiaCatherine II of RussiaAlexander I of Russia

Question 3: It is often pointed out that this date was almost exactly 20 years after the theft of the French Blue, just as the ________ for the crime had expired.
Statute of limitationsCriminal procedureAdversarial systemInquisitorial system

Question 4: The Parisian jewel merchant Simon Rosenau bought the Hope Diamond for 400,000 francs and resold it in 1910 to Pierre Cartier for 550,000 ________.
Congolese francComorian francCFA francFranc

Question 5: What does the following picture show?

  Computer reconstruction of the "French Blu" diamond, as cut by Pitan for King Louis XIV of France in 1673 (ca. 31 x 25 mm)
  Computer reconstruction of the "French Blu" diamond, as cut by Pitan for King Louis XIV of France in 1673 (ca. 31 x 25 mm)
  The cubic zirconia replica of the Tavernier Blue diamond created by Scott Sucher
  The Hope Diamond illuminated after rotating 1/4 turn and case lights turned on

Question 6: An early account of the Hope Diamond's "cursed origins" was a fanciful and anonymously written newspaper article in ________ on June 25, 1909.
The Sun (newspaper)The Sunday TimesRupert MurdochThe Times

Question 7:
Hope Diamond, Koh-i-Noor and Cullinan Diamond are all:
Jewellery in the collection of the Smithsonian Institution Named diamonds Curses Mysteries

Question 8: What does the following picture show?

  The Hope Diamond on display prior to the case illuminating the gem
  Gouache of the great Golden Fleece of king Louis XV of France, version 1 of 2008, painted by Pascal Monney (ca. 16 x 6 cms)
  Computer reconstruction of the "French Blu" diamond, as cut by Pitan for King Louis XIV of France in 1673 (ca. 31 x 25 mm)
  Tavernier's original sketch of "The Tavernier Blue".

Question 9: What does the following picture show?

  The Hope Diamond in the National Gem Collection with its setting.
  The cubic zirconia replica of the Tavernier Blue diamond created by Scott Sucher
  Lead cast of the "French Blue" diamond, discovered in 2007 at the Muséum national d'histoire naturelle by Farges (ca. 31 x 26 mm)
  Spectators gazing at the Hope Diamond, seen from the rear in its case at the National Gem Collection of the Smithsonian Institution.

Question 10: What does the following picture show?

  The Hope Diamond in its present state at the National Gem Collection without its setting.
  The Hope Diamond illuminated after rotating 1/4 turn and case lights turned on
  Tavernier's original sketch of "The Tavernier Blue".







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