Glass: 10 questions

  1. What is the name of the island in Venice famous for the production of glass? It was so important in the 15th century that glassmakers were forbidden on pain of death from leaving the island.
  2. According to the popular saying, what should people in glass houses refrain from doing?
  3. What is the first work in Philip Glass’s Portrait Trilogy?
  4. What is the chemical formula for silica, the primary constituent of the most common kind of glass?
  5. Which Elizabethan stately home in Derbyshire was frequently said to be “more glass than wall” due to its large windows, a novelty in the 16th century?
  6. Which Art Nouveau artist, born in Ay, France, in 1860, is famous for his glass art such as bottles and jewellery, though he also took on larger works such as the fittings, cross, screens and reredos at St. Matthew’s Church in Jersey?
  7. Who directed the 2019 superhero film Glass, a sequen to the 2005 film Unbreakable?
  8.  Which English league football team is nicknamed The Glaziers?
  9. Which chocolate brand famously had a glass and a half of milk in every bar?
  10. On which Beatles album is the 1968 song Glass Onion?

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  1. What is the name of the island in Venice famous for the production of glass? It was so important in the 15th century that glassmakers were forbidden on pain of death from leaving the island.
    A: Murano
  2. According to the popular saying, what should people in glass houses refrain from doing?
    A: Throwing stones
  3. What is the first work in Philip Glass’s Portrait Trilogy?
    A: Einstein on the Beach
  4. What is the chemical formula for silica, the primary constituent of the most common kind of glass?
    A: SiO2
  5. Which Elizabethan stately home in Derbyshire was frequently said to be “more glass than wall” due to its large windows, a novelty in the 16th century?
    A: Hardwick Hall
  6. Which Art Nouveau artist, born in Ay, France, in 1860, is famous for his glass art such as bottles and jewellery, though he also took on larger works such as the fittings, cross, screens and reredos at St. Matthew’s Church in Jersey?
    A: Rene Lalique
  7. Who directed the 2019 superhero film Glass, a sequen to the 2005 film Unbreakable?
    A: M. Night Shyalaman
  8.  Which English league football team is nicknamed The Glaziers?
    A: Crystal Palace
  9. Which chocolate brand famously had a glass and a half of milk in every bar?
    A: Cadbury’s Dairy Milk
  10. On which Beatles album is the 1968 song Glass Onion?
    A: The White Album

 

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