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Sealing wax: Quiz


Question 1: The earliest such wax was uncoloured, somewhat later the wax was coloured red with ________.
Rust (color)Persimmon (color)VermilionCoral (color)

Question 2: In the ________ sealing wax was typically made of beeswax and "Venice turpentine", a greenish-yellow resinous extract of the European Larch tree.
Early Middle AgesMiddle AgesHigh Middle AgesLate Middle Ages

Question 3: (Before sealing wax, the Romans used ________ for this purpose.)
RoadConcreteBitumenAsphalt concrete

Question 4: The proportion of chalk varied; coarser grades are used to seal ________ and preserves, finer grades for documents.
RieslingVin jauneWine from the United KingdomWine bottle

Question 5: Wax is used to verify something such as a document is unopened, to verify the sender's identity, for example with a ________, and as decoration.
Engraved gemSeal (emblem)ChinaSeal (East Asia)

Question 6: Wax was used to seal letters close and later (from about the 16th century) ________.
MailPaper sizeUnited States Postal ServiceEnvelope

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