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    Goldsmith's Art - Faberge Eggs amulyam quiz answers

    1 of 16:The Imperial Easter Eggs were created between 1885 and 1917 for which two Tsars of Russia?
    A) Alexander II and Alexander III (44%)
    B) Alexander III and Nicholas II (47%)
    C) Alexander I and Nicholas I (9%)
    Answer: B
    2 of 16:In 1885, Peter Carl Faberge created what is appropriately known as "The First Imperial Easter Egg". On the exterior this strongly resembled a real hen's egg of white enamel. Like all the eggs, it containes a "surprise". What is in the "First Egg"?
    A) A Sapphire Rabbit (41%)
    B) A Golden Hen (43%)
    C) A Platinum Double-headed Eagle (17%)
    Answer: B
    3 of 16:Another exquisite Imperial egg is known as the "Lilies-of-the-Valley Egg". It contains three delicately painted miniatures which spring from the egg when a hidden button is pressed. Who are the subjects of these?
    A) Czar Nicholas and His Two Eldest Daughters Olga and Tatiana (55%)
    B) The Czar and the Czarina's Mother and Father (27%)
    C) The Czar, Czarina and the Czarevitch Alexi (18%)
    Answer: A
    4 of 16:At Easter, 1891, the Czar presented his wife with the "Azova" Egg. It is made of a semiprecious stone known as heliotrope overlaid with gold scrolls in the rococo style. What is another more common name for the mineral heliotrope?
    A) Chrysoprase (24%)
    B) Bloodstone (47%)
    C) Chalcedony (28%)
    Answer: B
    5 of 16:The "Azova Egg" is named for its surprise, a fantastically detailed model of a ship in gold and platinum, precise down to the tiny windows made of diamonds, All in an egg less than four inches long. What does this model called?
    A) The New Imperial Yacht (26%)
    B) A Voyage Around the World Made by the Czarevitch (52%)
    C) The Newest Addition to the Russian Fleet (22%)
    Answer: B
    6 of 16:The "Renaissance Egg' is one of the few eggs made to be displayed on its side rather than standing on one end. It is also one of the few eggs modeled closely on a known prototype. In what museum will be found the original from which the idea was taken?
    A) The Green Vaults, Dresden (60%)
    B) The Louvre, Paris (30%)
    C) The Silver Museum, Florence (10%)
    Answer: A
    7 of 16:The first egg Czar Nicholas gave his mother after his father's death is named after its surprise, a miniature screen of ten panels depicting royal residences and two royal yachts of her native country. In what country was the Dowager Empress born?
    A) Denmark (47%)
    B) Sweden (35%)
    C) Russia (18%)
    Answer: A
    8 of 16:The Rose Trellis Egg is "one of the prettiest, most feminine in the entire range of the Imperial Easter Eggs". What color of translucent enamel forms the background for the decoration?
    A) Light Green (33%)
    B) Opalescent White (40%)
    C) Strawberry Red (27%)
    Answer: A
    9 of 16:About 1909, the Czar presented a rock crystal egg containing a gold model of "The Standart" to his wife. The egg is of an elegant lapis blue, white and crystal color scheme. What was "The Standardt"?
    A) The Imperial Family's Private Railroad Car (39%)
    B) The Czar's Championship Racehorse (32%)
    C) The Imperial Family's Favorite Yacht (29%)
    Answer: C
    10 of 16: The egg presented to Alexandra in 1911 was decorated with eighteen delicately painted panels: seven portraits of the Imperial couple and their five children ,This commemorates what Imperial anniversary?
    A) The Fifteenth Anniversary of Nicholas' Coronation (51%)
    B) Nicholas' Parents' Fiftieth Wedding Aniversary (32%)
    C) Nicholas and Alexandra's Twentieth Wedding Anniversary (17%)
    Answer: A
    11 of 16:All the Faberge Easter eggs contain a "surprise". The surprise in the "Pelican Egg" is a series of miniature paintings on ivory, what are their subjects?
    A) A Group of Orphans Adopted by the Dowager Czarina (18%)
    B) The Parents of the Dowager Czarina (27%)
    C) Charitable Institutions Patronized by the Dowager Czarina (56%)
    Answer: C
    12 of 16:Many times in these quizzes I've mentioned rose diamonds. They are Faberge's favorite form in which to use diamonds. What does rose diamond mean in the context which I've used it here?
    A) A Stone From a Specific Deposit in India (23%)
    B) A Dome Shaped Stone Cut With Triangular Facets Coming to a Point (57%)
    C) A Stone Cut to Resemble the Petals of a Rose (20%)
    Answer: B
    13 of 16:The "Imperial Clover Egg" is completely covered in a tangle of clover leaves and stalks, all interwoven with a gold ribbon set with faceted rubies. Which of the following is not true of this egg?
    A) It is the Third Egg in the Art Nouveau Style (37%)
    B) It is Transparent, Light May Be Seen Through the Diamond and Enamel Leaves (39%)
    C) Its Surprise is a Cameo Portrait of the Imperial Children (23%)
    Answer: C
    14 of 16:Czar Nicholas' gift to his mother, the Dowager Empress, in 1911 is one of the most original in concept. An orange tree with nephrite jade leaves and white enamel flowers.When the correct gem/orange is pressed the surprise is revealed, what is it?
    A) A Bird That Flaps Its Wings, Moves Its Beak, and Sings (48%)
    B) A Gold and Platinum Miniature of the Winter Palace (39%)
    C) Miniatures on Ivory of the Imperial Children (13%)
    Answer: A
    15 of 16:Nicolas presented his mother with one of the more overtly military eggs, the Napoleonic Egg. The surprise in this egg is a folding screen of six panels of elongated octagons painted by the talented Zuiev. What do the miniatures depict?
    A) Medals of Distinguished Russian Orders (19%)
    B) A Gold and Platinum Miniature of the Winter Palace (41%)
    C) Regiments of Which the Dowager Empress Was Honorary Colonel (41%)
    Answer: C
    16 of 16:In 1914 Empress Alexandra was presented with an egg which was Set with myriad stones; rubies, sapphires, diamonds,emeralds,it is called The Mosaic Egg, but might more accurately be compared to what sort of fine needle work?
    A) Crocheted Lace (19%)
    B) Petit-point Embroidery (55%)
    C) Drawn-work Lace (25%)
    Answer: B

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