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Question 1: Because of this, black powder which uses saltpeter can be stored unsealed and remain viable for centuries provided no liquid ________ is ever introduced.
EarthWater resourcesWaterOxygen

Question 2: What does the following picture show?

  Early Chinese rocket
  A picture of a 15th century Granadian cannon from the book Al-izz wal rifa'a.
  Cannons forged in 1667 AD at the Fortín de La Galera, Nueva Esparta, Venezuela.

Question 3: What does the following picture show?

  A 17th century Tanjore Nayak kingdom's forge-welded iron cannon, at Thanjavur's eastern entrance (India).
  Early Chinese rocket
  Early Chinese rocket
  A picture of a 15th century Granadian cannon from the book Al-izz wal rifa'a.

Question 4: Modern firearms do not use the traditional gunpowder (black powder) described in this article, but instead use ________.
Smokeless powderCorditeBallistiteNitroglycerin

Question 5: What does the following picture show?

  Cannons forged in 1667 AD at the Fortín de La Galera, Nueva Esparta, Venezuela.
  A picture of a 15th century Granadian cannon from the book Al-izz wal rifa'a.
  Early Chinese rocket

Question 6: What does the following picture show?

  Black powder for muzzleloading rifles and pistols in FFFG granulation size. Coin (diameter 24 mm) for comparison.
  A picture of a 15th century Granadian cannon from the book Al-izz wal rifa'a.
  The Sultani Cannon, a very heavy bronze muzzle-loading cannon of type used by Ottoman Empire in the siege of Constantinople, 1453 AD.
  The Sultani Cannon, a very heavy bronze muzzle-loading cannon of type used by Ottoman Empire in the siege of Constantinople, 1453 AD.

Question 7: [26] Similarly, the refusal of their ________ forces to use firearms contributed to the Safavid rout at Chaldiran in 1514.
QizilbashMashhadTwelverShia Islam

Question 8: During the Renaissance, two European schools of pyrotechnic thought emerged, one in Italy and the other at Nürnberg, ________.
GermanyGreecePolandNetherlands

Question 9: [47] Firearms known as top-o-tufak also existed in the ________ of India by as early as 1366 AD.
Western Chalukya EmpireWestern Ganga DynastyVijayanagara EmpireHoysala Empire

Question 10: This company became Nobel Industries Limited; and in 1926 became a founding member of ________.
Imperial TobaccoImperial Chemical IndustriesTate & LyleGKN







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