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Question 1: [6] ________ allowed glass workers to produce vessels with considerably thinner walls, decreasing the amount of glass needed for each vessel.
Ceramic artStained glassMosaicGlassblowing

Question 2: Flux: This ingredient was used to lower the ________ of the silica to form glass.
Phase transitionLiquidMelting pointSolid

Question 3: This technique is related to the origin of glass as a substitute for ________.

Question 4: Roman glass relied on natron from Wadi El Natrun, and as a result it is thought that glass making workshops during the Roman period may have been confined to near-coastal regions of the eastern ________.
Mediterranean SeaIndian OceanAtlantic OceanPacific Ocean

Question 5: These techniques, which were to dominate the Roman glass working industry after the late first century AD, are discussed in detail on the ________ page.
Ceramic artGlassblowingMosaicStained glass

Question 6: Archaeological evidence for glass making during the Roman period is scarce, but by drawing comparisons with the later Islamic and ________ periods, it is clear that glass making was a significant industry.
Western Roman EmpireRoman EmpireByzantine IconoclasmByzantine Empire

Question 7: ________ was used primarily for the production of vessels, although mosaic tiles and window glass were also produced.
Cranberry glassGlassMACORBorosilicate glass

Question 8: (see also ________)
Roman glass production relied on the application of heat to fuse two primary ingredients: silica and soda.
GlassMACORBorosilicate glassCranberry glass

Question 9: Former: The major component of the glass is silica, which during the Roman period was ________ (quartz), which contains some alumina (typically 2.5%) and nearly 8% lime.

Question 10: Roman glass objects have been recovered across the ________ in domestic, industrial and funerary contexts.
Roman RepublicByzantine EmpireRoman EmpireWestern Roman Empire


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