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Question 1: From the mid-18th to the mid-19th centuries, a process called "carroting" was used in the making of ________ hats.
WeavingFeltTextile printingTextile

Question 2: Liquid mercury is a part of popular secondary reference electrode (called the calomel electrode) in ________ as an alternative to the standard hydrogen electrode.
Analytical chemistryChlorineInorganic chemistryElectrochemistry

Question 3: What does the following picture show?

  Mercury output in 2005
  The deep violet glow of a mercury vapor discharge in a germicidal lamp, whose spectrum is rich in invisible ultraviolet radiation.
  Amalgam filling

Question 4: [17][18] The ancient Greeks used mercury in ointments; the ________ and the Romans used it in cosmetics which sometimes deformed the face.
New KingdomAlexander the GreatAncient EgyptPtolemaic Kingdom

Question 5: Mercury, as ________, is widely used in the manufacture of mascara.
ThiomersalThiomersal controversyVaccineInfluenza vaccine

Question 6: Gaseous mercury is used in mercury-vapor lamps and some "neon sign" type advertising signs and ________.
Fluorescent lampCompact fluorescent lampIncandescent light bulbFlashtube

Question 7: The ________, a fertilizer and later petrochemical company, was found responsible for polluting the bay from 1932 — 1968.
AmmoniaJapanChissoMinamata disease

Question 8: ________ enacted a total ban on the use of mercury in the manufacturing and import/export of mercury products, effective January 1, 2008.
NorwayPolandGermanyUnited States

Question 9: For example, most thermometers now use pigmented ________ instead of mercury.

Question 10: [19] The Indian word for ________ is Rasavātam which means "the way of mercury".
Muhammad ibn Zakariya al-RaziGeberAlchemyIslamic Golden Age

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