Chinese Inventions

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  • 1. 
    What are the "Big Four" ancient Chinese inventions?
    • A. 

      Paper, printing, gunpowder, compass

    • B. 

      Chopsticks, acupuncture, silk, wheelbarrow

    • C. 

      Noodle, kites, tea, matches

  • 2. 
    Which of the following was a use for gunpowder?
    • A. 

      Fireworks

    • B. 

      Guns

    • C. 

      Bombs

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    How were kites first used by the Ancient Chinese?
    • A. 

      As a toy for young children

    • B. 

      A way to move things to the top of the Great Wall

    • C. 

      As signal warnings for the army

    • D. 

      A way to celebrate at festicals

  • 4. 
    What was the main use of the compass when it was first invented?
    • A. 

      As a child's game for the young emperor

    • B. 

      To keep the army straight during battles

    • C. 

      For city planning

    • D. 

      To help when lost in the woods

  • 5. 
    What important ingredient was used by the Ancient Chinese to make silk?
    • A. 

      The cocoons of silkworms

    • B. 

      The webs of silk spiders

    • C. 

      The leaves from the silk tree

    • D. 

      The roots of the silk plant