Geographical Dictation Continues: Online Version is Available Until November 10

Last Sunday, experts and enthusiasts of geography took part in the international educational campaign of the Russian Geographical Society "Geographical Dictation" for the eighth time at thousands of venues around the world. For the most adventurous, the science celebration continues: according to a good tradition, when the main version of the Dictation is over, the RGS holds the event online.

The online Dictation is already available on the website . You can give it a go and answer 40 completely new questions until 14:00 on November 10, Moscow time.

You don’t need to register to take the test, and the result is known immediately after completing all tasks. If you are not satisfied with you score, you can take the online Dictation an unlimited number of times.

The test includes two blocks of questions: 10 easy and 30 more difficult. You have 45 minutes to answer them. Please note that a participation certificate for the online Dictation is not provided.

This craft combines the art of painting and jewelry: metal items, mainly made of copper and silver, are decorated with painted enamel plates. Initially, this technique came to Russia from Byzantium and acquired new local forms and manifestations. In the 18th–19th centuries in Russia, this craft was used primarily for church needs, making crosses, icons, and Gospels. What is the name of the craft that has received the greatest fame in Rostov?

A) Palekh miniature;

B) Gorodets painting;

C) Finift;

D) Rakulka painting.

The author of the question: Sergey Kulichenkov

The correct answer is: Finift. The essence of this craft is the production of works of art with the help of vitreous powder, enamel on a metal base. The glass coating is durable and does not fade over time, the items have particularly bright and clean colors.

Even more interesting questions about Russia are in the online Dictation.