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Question 1: It has a long history of use for hardstone carving and jewellery, where it is usually cut as a cabochon, or into beads, and is also used for intaglio or cameo ________, where the bands make the image contrast with the ground.
British MuseumVictoria and Albert MuseumEngraved gemCarnelian

Question 2: [3] Use of sardonyx appears in the art of Minoan ________, notably from the archaeological recoveries at Knossos.

Question 3: The majority of carved items sold as 'onyx' today are this ________ material.
CarbonateBicarbonateCarbon dioxideCalcium carbonate

Question 4: The name has sometimes been used, incorrectly, to label other banded lapidary materials, such as banded calcite found in ________, Pakistan, and other places, and often carved, polished and sold.
PhilippinesMexicoUnited StatesNicaragua

Question 5: Some onyx is natural but much is produced by the staining of ________.

Question 6: [4] Onyx was used in ________ as early as the Second Dynasty to make bowls and other pottery items.

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