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Lapis lazuli: Quiz


Question 1: It was also ground and processed to make the pigment ultramarine for tempera paint and, more rarely, ________.
Oil paintOil paintingCastor oilLinseed oil

Question 2: The main component of lapis lazuli is lazurite (25% to 40%), a feldspathoid silicate mineral composed of sodium, ________, silicon, oxygen, sulfur, and chloride.

Question 3: The finest color is intense blue, lightly dusted with small flecks of golden ________.

Question 4: the Siwa Oasis in the Western Libyan desert), and lapis beads at neolithic burials in Mehrgarh, the ________, and even as far from Afghanistan as Mauritania.
CaucasusAsiaGeorgia (country)Europe

Question 5: Lapis was the ________ for 'stone' and lazuli the genitive form of the Medieval Latin lazulum, which is from the Arabic لازورد lāzaward, which is ultimately from the Persian لاژورد lāzhward, the name of a place where lapis lazuli was mined.
Roman EmpireLatinVulgar LatinOld Latin

Question 6: In addition to the Afghan deposits, lapis has been extracted for many years in the ________ near Ovalle, Chile, where the deep blue stones compete in quality with those from Afghanistan.
Gran ChacoAndesPhysical geographyGeography

Question 7: Lapis lazuli is a rock, not a ________: whereas a mineral has only one constituent, lapis lazuli is formed from more than one mineral.

Question 8: [4] Most lapis lazuli also contains ________ (white), sodalite (blue), and pyrite (metallic yellow).
AragoniteCalcium carbonateCalciteCarbon


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