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Venetian glass: Quiz


Question 1: This happened again when the ________ took Constantinople in 1453, supplying Venice with still more glassworkers.
Turkish peopleIstanbulOttoman EmpireTurkey

Question 2: The various raw materials that an artisan might add to a glass mixture are sodium (to make the glass surface opaque), nitrate and ________ (to eliminate bubbles) and coloring or opacifying substances.

Question 3: Murano’s reputation as a center for glassmaking was born when the ________, fearing fire and destruction to the city’s mostly wood buildings, ordered the destruction of all the foundries within the city in 1291.
History of the Republic of VeniceRepublic of VeniceVeniceItaly

Question 4: The other raw materials, called ________ or melting agents, soften at lower temperatures.
Magnetic fieldFluxEnergyMaxwell's equations

Question 5: ________ a type of caneworking, incalmo, enamel painted, engraving, gold engraving, lattimo, ribbed glass and submersion are just a few of the other techniques a glassmaker can employ.

Question 6: Venetian glass is a type of glass object made in Venice, ________, primarily on the island of Murano.

Question 7: When ________ was sacked by the Fourth Crusade in 1204, some fleeing artisans came to Venice.
Hagia SophiaConstantinopleByzantine EmpireByzantine navy

Question 8: The glass is made from ________ which becomes liquid at high temperatures.
Silicon dioxideAmethystOpalQuartz


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