Find out if you’re a Fabergénius here: This time with answers

Are you an expert in enameling? An authority on artistry? Find out the answers to our quiz below and then learn more with a visit to our Fabergé: A Brilliant Vision exhibit!

Faberge egg

1. What “surprise” was inside the Imperial Egg created by Fabergé?
a. Hen
b. Elephant
c. Clock pendant
d. Picture frame

2. Carl Fabergé was:
a. French
b. German
c. Russian (his ethnicity is Danish/French, but Carl Fabergé was born in Russia.)
d. British

3. Fabergé sold his items through:
a. Retail stores in Russia
b. Retail store in London
c. By mail order
d. All of the above

4. Where did Fabergé prefer to obtain his raw materials for his pieces?
a. China
b. France
c. Russia
d. South America

5. What do we call a Fabergé sold to deceive the buyer?
a. Fake
b. Fauxberge
c. Counterfeit
d. Phony

6. How many items did the Fabergé Company produce?
a. 150,000 (approximately)
b. Less than 1,000
c. 10,000
d. Approximately 1,000,000

7. Which of the following items did Fabergé make?
a. Obsidian Sea Lion
b. Gherkin (pickle) sent jar
c. Gum pot
d. All the above (all on display in our exhibit)

8. What does the “Bonbonniére” mean?
a. Egg
b. Cigarette Holder
c. Candy Box
d. Scent Bottle

9. Which of the following techniques were used by Fabergé?
a. Cloisonné
b. Enameling
c. Guilloché
d. All of the above

10. Who of the follow did NOT produce items for the Fabergé Company?
a. Workmasters
b. Contracted Artists
c. Women
d. Cartier

11. Fabergé’s Flower Studies were important to Russians because…
a. It reminded them of their childhood
b. Russia was a major exporter of lilies
c. It reminded them of the spring to come
d. It had important herbal qualities

12. Which of the following did Fabergé NOT produce items for?
a. The Imperial (Romanov) Family
b. The Russian Military during World War I
c. The Forbes Family (The Forbes family acquired Fabergé pieces several years after the house of Fabergé closed.)
d. The Nobel Family

13. Which modern toy represents Fabergé’s guilloché technique?
a. Etch-a-Sketch®
b. Lite Brite®
c. Spirograph ®
d. None of the above

14. On which holiday were the Imperial Eggs given to the Tsarina?
a. Christmas
b. Birthday
c. Thanksgiving
d. Easter

15. Which of the following did Fabergé produce?
a. Circus Hippo
b. Swinging Parrot
c. Sea Lion on a Rock
d. All of the above (and all on display in our exhibit)

16. What does a Vesta Case hold?
a. Cigarettes
b. Matches
c. Headache tablets
d. Bullets

17. What was the purpose of the bell push?
a. To ring for a servant
b. To light the furnace
c. To announce your presence
d. None of the above

18. Which famous movie star is in one of the Fabergé picture frames at HMNS?
a. Lucille Ball
b. Michael Jackson
c. Bill Gates
d. Liz Taylor (on display in our exhibit) 

19. Which of the follow Fabergé items could be found in an office?
a. Ruler
b. Pencil holder
c. Stamp holder
d. All of the above (all in our exhibit) 

20. Which of the following precious gems were used by Fabergé?
a. Diamonds
b. Sapphires
c. Rubies
d. All of the above

Are you a Fabergenius? Tell us how you did!

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About Amanda

Amanda is responsible for TEKS based curriculum development as well as leading the teams tasked with marketing, scheduling, and hosting field trips from the 53 area school districts that regularly visit the museum. She also helps create staff development classes for educators seeking to meet state requirements for their teacher or gifted and talented certifications. Amanda taught Texas and U.S. History for over seven years in Fort Bend ISD. Amanda has a degree in History from the University of Texas at Austin.

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