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Why is the Statue of Liberty Green?

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  • Q1
    Why is the statue of Liberty green?
    Reaction of vinegar and salt
    Reaction of seagull poop and copper
    Reaction of air and copper forming copper oxide or verdigris
    Reaction of salt water and air
    30s
  • Q2
    When the pennies were washed in the vinegar and salt solution, what was left in the water aside from dirt and other impurities?
    carbon dioxide
    atomic crystals
    cooling water
    copper oxide
    30s
  • Q3
    What is copper oxide commonly called?
    Virginia
    Verdigris
    Vera Mae
    Vagabond
    30s
  • Q4
    What happens to a nail or screw left in the left over cleaning solution after a few days?
    It becomes gold plated
    It becomes bejeweled
    It becomes crystallized
    It becomes copper plated
    30s
  • Q5
    Who was the sculptor of the Statue of Liberty?
    Michaelangelo
    Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi
    Pablo Picasso
    Auguste Eiffel
    30s
  • Q6
    Name two things that the Statue of Liberty and our unrinsed pennies have in common.
    They are made of copper and both have verdigris on them.
    They are made of gold and have copper oxide on them
    They are made of iron and have verdigris on them.
    They are made of graham crackers and are chocolate coated.
    30s
  • Q7
    The bubbles that formed around the nail due to the reaction of the acid and the metal/oxides were
    nitrogen
    oxygen
    carbon dioxide
    hydrogen gas
    30s
  • Q8
    What other substance/acid could you use instead of vinegar combine with the salt to form the solution to shine the pennies?
    water
    koolaid
    apple juice
    lemon juice
    30s
  • Q9
    Predict what will most likely happen to the shiny pennies as time passes.
    They disintegrate into copper dust.
    They grow up to become nickels.
    Nothing. They stay shiny forever.
    They will turn dull and react to the air to form copper oxide.
    30s
  • Q10
    Verdigris is a type of___________________found on metal.
    Paint
    Patina
    Coating
    Covering
    30s
  • Q11
    What is the original name of Liberty Island?
    Lowbed Island
    Highbed Island
    Ellis Island
    Bedloe Island
    30s
  • Q12
    What is the natural weathering process called that caused the statue to turn green?
    growing old
    cracking up
    oxidation
    hydrogenation
    30s
  • Q13
    The statue has a crown with seven points, what are they meant to represent?
    The seven stars and planets nearest to Earth.
    The seven sisters and seven brothers of some Grimm fairy tale.
    The seven seas and the seven continents of the Earth.
    The seven feasts and seven dances that the kings and queens attended to celebrate freedom of the United States.
    30s
  • Q14
    The words Libertas and liberty mean
    freedom
    integrity
    slavery
    honor
    30s
  • Q15
    Give me your tired, your poor. Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free... were written by the poet
    Elizabeth Barrett Browning
    Emma Lazarus
    Maya Angelou
    Emily Dickinson
    30s

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