• 1. 
    What are two of the great feats of civil engineering accomplished by the engineers of Ancient China?

  • The Pyramids and the Sphinx
  • The Taj Mahal and the Panama Canal
  • The Great Wall and the Grand Canal
  • Aqueducts and the Colosseum
  • 2. 
    What important invention did the Ancient Chinese invent before Johannes Gutenberg did in Europe?

  • Gunpowder
  • Printing Press
  • Silk material
  • Telescope
  • 3. 
    What are considered the four great inventions of the Ancient Chinese civilization?

  • Gunpowder, paper, printing, and the compass
  • Wheelbarrow, boat rudder, matches, and acupuncture
  • Printing, silk, kites, and fireworks
  • Compass, paper, telescope, and the cotton gin
  • 4. 
    What did ancient Chinese chemists discover when trying to find the Elixir of Immortality?

  • Silk
  • Gunpowder
  • A cure for the Black Plague
  • Paper
  • 5. 
    What important ingredient was used by the Ancient Chinese to make silk?

  • A special silk mineral found in mines throughout China
  • The leaves from the silk tree
  • The webs of silk spiders
  • The cocoons of silkworms
  • 6. 
    What was the main use of the compass when it was first invented?

  • To keep the army straight during battles
  • As a child`s game for the young emperor
  • For city planning
  • To help when lost in the woods
  • 7. 
    Which of the following was a use for gunpowder?

  • Bombs
  • Guns
  • Fireworks
  • All of the above
  • 8. 
    What invention allowed the Ancient Chinese to build huge ships well before the rest of the world?

  • Waterproof Lacquer
  • Silk Sails
  • Compass
  • Boat rudder
  • 9. 
    What invention did the Chinese keep secret from the rest of the world for hundreds of years?

  • The process for making gunpowder
  • The process for making paper
  • The process for making silk
  • The process for iron casting
  • 10. 
    How were kites first used by the Ancient Chinese?

  • As signal warnings for the army
  • A way to move things to the top of the Great Wall
  • As a toy for young children
  • A way to celebrate at festivals
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