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How well do you know gold, the noble metal?
#1 The chemical symbol for gold is derived from:
The German word "gelb".
The Latin word "aurum".
The French word "d'or".
An unknown source.
#2 A noble metal is one that:
Is only available to kings and queens.
Is resistant to oxidation.
Will not alloy readily with other metals.
Only hangs out with the "In Crowd".
#3 The proportion of gold to alloy is expressed in units called:
#4 Pure gold is called .999 fine or:
#5 The lowest karat of gold that can be sold in the USA is:
#6 Other than its role in jewelry and coinage, there is little practical use for gold.
#7 A single ounce of gold can be drawn into a wire ______ long.
Five hundred feet
#8 Gold's physical characteristics include the fact that:
It's the most malleable metal.
It's the most ductile metal.
It's the most nonreactive metal.
It's highly conductive, both thermally and electrically.
All of the above
#9 Gold's high malleability means that it can be hammered into a sheet so thin that:
Light passes through it.
Four million square feet weigh just one ounce.
It can be moved with a breath.
A single ounce can cover the Dome of St. Peter's Basilica.
A and C only
#10 Ingestion of gold can cause heavy metal poisoning.
#11 In contemporary jewelry, gold can be seen in these colors:
Yellow and white
Red and blue
Black, green, and purple
All of the above
#12 Gold bullion and some jewelry are sold by weight. What is the system of weights used for gold and other precious metals?
Avoirdupois ounces and pounds
Troy ounces and pounds
Karats and kilokarats
Milliliters and liters
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