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Alchemy and chemistry in medieval Islam: Quiz

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Question 1: These fields were described by Masudi in the 10th century, and by ________ in the 13th century, who described the output of those oil wells as hundreds of shiploads.
Niccolò and Maffeo PoloMongol EmpireSilk RoadMarco Polo

Question 2: [6] The ________ of corpuscularianism, where all physical bodies possess an inner and outer layer of minute particles or corpuscles, also has its origins in the work of Jabir.
ElectronAtomic orbitalBohr modelAtomic theory

Question 3: Islamic philosophers also made great contributions to alchemical ________.
MysticismThe AllHermeticismGod

Question 4: [78][79] ________ was known to Arab chemists, and was described many times.
Potassium nitratePotassium hydroxidePotassium chloratePotassium chloride

Question 5: Silica glass and Quartz glass, a clear, colourless, high-purity glass, was invented by ________ (810-887), who was the first to produce glass from sand and stones such as quartz.
MoroccoAviation historyAl-AndalusAbbas Ibn Firnas

Question 6: The words elixir, alembic and ________ are of Arabic origin.
AlcoholAlkaneEthanolAldehyde

Question 7: In his Kitab al-Durra al-Maknuna (The Book of the Hidden Pearl), Jabir described the first recipes for the ________ of artificial pearls and for the purification of pearls that were discoloured from the sea or from grease.
ManufacturingBiotechnologyEngineeringTechnology

Question 8: Seven fusible metals: gold, silver, ________, iron, tin, lead, mercury.
CopperPlatinumRhodiumPalladium

Question 9: [76] In another manuscript from the 10th century there is a full description of gunpowder and its use in ________.
ArtilleryCannon operationEnglish cannonCannon

Question 10: He also stated that opaque materials absorb ________.
TemperatureHeatInternal energyEnergy







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