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1. Construction of the Amber Room began in 1701. Originally it was planned to install the room at Charlottenburg Palace, which was the residence of which monarch, who was the first king of Prussia (and officially King in Prussia, not of Prussia)?
2. The Amber Room was instead installed at Berlin City Palace. However, it was there only a short time before it was given to which Russian monarch?
3. It took ten years to install the Amber Room at the Catherine Palace in Russia. How much amber was used to construct the new room?
4. What technique of decorative art was used for the walls of the Amber Room?
5. At the beginning of the German invasion of the Soviet Union during WWII, experts discussed the possibility of disassembling the Amber Room. Why did the Russians decide to abandon the project?
6. What did the Russian curators of the Amber Room decide to do to protect it during the German invasion of Russia?
7. Some of the design features of the Amber Room included statues of children and what other figure?
8. At what castle did the Germans reassemble the Amber Room at the end of 1941?
9. The completion of the Amber Room reconstruction project initiated by the Soviet government in 1979 coincided with what event in 2003?
10. The Amber Room has been called the Eighth Wonder of the World.
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