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Question 1: As the favorite medium for Greek and Roman sculptors and architects (see ________), marble has become a cultural symbol of tradition and refined taste.
ContrappostoClassical sculpturePolykleitosAncient Greece

Question 2: This metamorphic process causes a complete recrystallization of the original rock into an interlocking mosaic of ________, aragonite and/or dolomite crystals.
CalciteCarbonIkaiteCalcium carbonate

Question 3: Calcium carbonate can also be reduced under high heat to calcium oxide (also known as "lime"), which has many applications including being a primary component of many forms of ________.
Fly ashConcreteCementPortland cement

Question 4: Its extremely varied and colorful patterns make it a favorite decorative material, and it is often imitated in background patterns for ________, etc.
Computer monitorVideo cardFloppy diskUniversal Serial Bus

Question 5: Ground calcium carbonate is used in consumer products such as a ________, in toothpaste, and as an inert filler in pills.
E numberMilkFood chemistryFood additive

Question 6: Places named after the stone include Marblehead, Ohio; Marble Arch, London; the Sea of Marmara; India's Marble Rocks; and the towns of Marble, Minnesota; Marble, Colorado; and ________.
Roosevelt IslandWashington Heights, ManhattanHarlemMarble Hill, Manhattan

Question 7: Finely ground marble or calcium carbonate powder is a component in paper, and in consumer products such as toothpaste, plastics, and ________.
EpoxyVarnishPaintOxygen

Question 8: The temperatures and pressures necessary to form marble usually destroy any ________ and sedimentary textures present in the original rock.
PaleontologyFossilGeologyGeologic time scale

Question 9: The word "marble" derives from the ________ μάρμαρον (mármaron) or μάρμαρος (mármaros), "crystalline rock", "shining stone"[1], perhaps from the verb μαρμαίρω (marmaírō), "to flash, sparkle, gleam".
Ancient GreekAttic GreekDoric GreekAeolic Greek

Question 10: It is used in plastics because it imparts stiffness, impact strength, dimensional stability, and ________.
Thermal conductivityCopperAluminiumSilver
















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