• 1. 
    What is silk made from?

  • Cocoons
  • A plant called flax
  • Very fine cotton
  • The fur of goats
  • 2. 
    Who first invented the process for making silk?

  • The wife of the Yellow Emperor
  • The silk dragon
  • Confucius
  • Marco Polo
  • 3. 
    What do silkworms eat?

  • Mulberry leaves
  • Silk
  • Rice
  • Bamboo
  • 4. 
    What was used to loosen the fibers so they could be made into long threads?

  • Hot water
  • They were shaken violently
  • Gunpowder
  • Very small needles
  • 5. 
    Who was allowed to wear silk for most of the history of Ancient China?

  • Peasants
  • Farmers
  • None of the above
  • Merchants
  • 6. 
    What was silk used to make?

  • All of the above
  • Clothing
  • Bowstrings
  • Fishing line
  • 7. 
    True or False: The Chinese wanted other countries to learn how to make silk and often trained foreigners on the process.

  • TRUE
  • 8. 
    Where did the monks who stole the first silkworm eggs hide the eggs?

  • In their ears
  • Under the saddles of their horses
  • In their walking sticks
  • Under their hoods
  • 9. 
    True or false: Silk cloth was considered very valuable in Ancient China and only the nobles were allowed to wear it.

  • TRUE
  • 10. 
    What was the Silk Road?

  • A road connecting the palaces of the emperor
  • A very smoothly paved road within the Forbidden City
  • A street in each town where only people wearing silk were allowed to walk
  • A trade route between China to Europe
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