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5 Matching questions

  1. alchemy
  2. movable type
  3. vaccine
  4. canal lock
  5. compass
  1. a a gated chamber in a canal used to raise or lower the water level, still used today like in the Panama canal
  2. b a magnetic tool used for navigation at sea and enabled long distance travel, still used today
  3. c a combination of science, magic, and philosophy that was practiced in medieval times
  4. d individual characters made of wood or metal that can be arranged to create a job for printing and then used over again; helped spread learning; until recently, newspapers, magazines and books were printed this way
  5. e a substance used to immunize people against a disease; today we have vaccines for many diseases

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. a hard, white pottery; also called china; we call porcelain china and still use today
  2. methods to help people avoid getting sick; steamed clothes to disinfect
  3. travel in new areas
  4. to protect against disease by transmitting a disease causing agent to a person, stimulating the body's defensive reactions
  5. an invention of the Chinese that helped spread learning

5 True/False questions

  1. everyday objectsa new tool, device, or process created after scientific study and experimentation


  2. woodblock printingcharacters raised on wood; used to make playing cards


  3. discoveriessomething seen or learned about for the first time


  4. mass-produceto make similar items in quantity by using standardized designs and dividing labor among workers; allowed a greater number of products


  5. industrya business that manufactures a particular product