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Ancient technology: Quiz


Question 1: Other Chinese discoveries and inventions from the Medieval period, according to Joseph Needham's research, include: ________ and movable type, phosphorescent paint, and the spinning wheel.
Woodblock printing in JapanWoodblock printingWoodcutTang Dynasty

Question 2: The villages used irrigation canals and ________ systems, making agriculture very efficient.
LeveeDrainageStorm drainInfrastructure

Question 3: This attribution, however, is refuted by the historian of ancient water-lifting devices Olseon in the same paper, who still credits, as well as most other scholars, ________ with the invention.

Question 4: ________ developed at an unprecedented speed during the 5th century BC, continuing up to and including the Roman period, and beyond.
AlexandriaAncient Greek technologyArchimedesAncient Greece

Question 5: ________ invented a basic steam engine and demonstrated knowledge of mechanic and pneumatic systems.
ArchimedesPtolemyHero of AlexandriaDiophantus

Question 6: The ________ show significant advances in science, technology, mathematics, and astronomy.
Song DynastyHistory of science and technology in ChinaTimeline of Chinese historyShen Kuo

Question 7: The use of perfumes demonstrates some knowledge of ________, particularly distillation and purification processes.
Periodic tableElectrochemistryInorganic chemistryChemistry

Question 8: The wheel, however, did not arrive until foreign invaders introduced the ________.
RathaAncient history2nd millennium BCChariot

Question 9: Greek architects were responsible for the first true domes, and were the first to explore the ________ and its relationship with geometry and architecture.
Mathematical constantGolden ratioSilver ratioPi

Question 10: Persian philosophers and inventors may have created the first batteries, sometimes known as the ________, in the Parthian or Sassanid eras.
Baghdad BatteryGoldSilverCopper


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