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Question 1:
  • ________, a solvent for manufacture of spherical powder[22]
    Ethyl acetateEthanolAcetoneAcetic acid

Question 2: A major step forward was introduced when ________, a nitrocellulose-based material, was first introduced by Christian Friedrich Schönbein in 1846.
NitrocelluloseCorditeNitroglycerinSmokeless powder

Question 3: The basis of the term smokeless is that the ________ products are mainly gaseous, compared to around 55% solid products (mostly potassium carbonate, potassium sulfate, and potassium sulfide) for black powder.
CombustionOxygenInternal combustion engineFire

Question 4: [1] Despite its name smokeless powder is actually not completely ________-free[2] and does not take the form of a true powder (see granular material).

Question 5: The resultant syrup, combined with water and surfactants, can be heated and agitated in a pressurized container until the syrup forms an ________ of small spherical globules of the desired size.
EmulsionDosage formCream (pharmaceutical)Colloid

Question 6: The term guncotton was also used; although some references identify guncotton as a more extensively nitrated and refined product used in ________ and mine warheads prior to use of TNT.
SubmarineTorpedoBattleshipPeople's Liberation Army

Question 7: Burnt black powder leaves a thick, heavy ________ which is both hygroscopic and corrosive.

Question 8: Fred Olsen worked at Picatinny Arsenal experimenting with ways to salvage tons of single-base cannon powder manufactured for ________.
Western Front (World War I)World War IArmenian GenocideCaucasus Campaign

Question 9:

Question 10: ________ powder has the largest granules, up to thumb-sized cylinders with seven perforations (one central and the other six in a circle halfway to the outside of the cylinder's end faces).
CannonArtilleryCannon operationGunpowder


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