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Name the Gemstone

written by: Eve
 
This quiz checks your knowledge of colors and characteristics of different gemstones that have inspired and fascinated people since ancient times.

Question 1:


In 1935, the Brazilian government presented Eleanor Roosevelt with this gemstone, which is a form of the mineral beryl.
turquoise
aquamarine
sapphire
ruby

Question 2:


Complete the old joke about questionable stones: "Whether it's a _________ or a pink sapphire depends on whether you're the buyer or the seller."
diamond
malachite
amethyst
ruby

Question 3:


The name of this violet variety of quartz comes from Ancient Greek and means "not intoxicated".
amber
topaz
amethyst
onyx

Question 4:


Australia is the largest producer of this gemstone, which fluoresces under UV light and displays 'color play',
tiger's-eye
onyx
opal
jade

Question 5:


This gemstone originates as a soft, sticky tree resin and sometimes contains insects and other animal material.
Jasper
amber
pearl
zircon

Question 6:


What is the other name of bloodstone whose red spots were believed to be formed by the blood of Jesus Christ?
sapphire
malachite
heliotrope
amethyst

Question 7:


What kind of gem is "The Black Star of Queensland" which was discovered accidentally in the 1930s and was initially used as a door stop?
ruby
diamond
opal
sapphire

Question 8:


Known as "The Victory Stone", it was said to be Alexander the Great's favourite gemstone.
chrysoprase
emerald
diamond
jade

Question 9:


In ancient times this opaque jemstone was known as a 'rain-bringer'. Its name means "spotted or speckled stone".
jasper
onyx
ruby
emerald

Question 10:


What olive green gemstone was called "Evening Emerald" by Romans?
opal
agate
peridot
aquamarine

 


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