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Question 1: ________ often show rugs and carpets, patterned but with red often the main background colour, laid on the steps to a throne, or on a dais where rulers or sacred figures are placed.
Ushak carpetLotto carpetOriental carpets in Renaissance paintingPersian carpet

Question 2: The earliest known reference to walking a red carpet in literature is in the play Agamemnon by ________, written in 458 BC.
SophoclesAncient GreeceAeschylusHomer

Question 3: A red ________ is traditionally used to mark the route taken by heads of state on ceremonial and formal occasions, and has in recent decades been extended to use by VIPs and celebrities at formal events.
Rug makingCarpetNavajo rugPersian carpet

Question 4: [1] A red carpet was likewise used for the arrival of George W. Bush on his arrival via ________ to Tanzania.
United States Air Force89th Airlift WingAir Force OneBarksdale Air Force Base

Question 5: A red carpet was rolled out to a river to welcome the arrival of United States president ________ in 1821.
James MadisonAlexander HamiltonThomas JeffersonJames Monroe

Question 6: [2] In 1902, The New York Central Railroad used plush crimson carpets to direct people as they boarded their ________ passenger train.
AmtrakPennsylvania Railroad20th Century LimitedLake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway

Question 7: More generally "red carpet treatment" and "rolling out the red carpet", refer to any special efforts made in the interests of ________.
Hospitality serviceCouchSurfingHostelHospitality







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