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cbmare
06-10-2009, 02:07 PM
Identify the invention. (e.g., A device for winding and unwinding fishing line. Answer: Fishing reel.)

1. The use of this white substance to season and preserve food.

2. Fabric made from fine threads produced by certain insect larvae.

3. A device found in most churches and used to summon people.

4. Substance used in fireworks and bombs.

5. It replaced clay tablets and other mediums of writing.

6. Its invention promoted the production of books.

7. The medicinal practice of inserting needles for therapeutic purposes.
8. Its invention greatly aided navigation.

9. Grain first cultivated and now the main diet of many Chinese.

10. Type of fraction where the denominator is a power of 10.

11. Hand-held stringed weapon used for both warfare and hunting.

12. Its use promoted commercial transactions and trade.

13. Type of furnace used for the smelting of iron.

14. Watertight compartments built into ships.

15. Use of this resinous substance as a varnish.


Glory87
06-10-2009, 03:46 PM
Off the top of my head

1. The use of this white substance to season and preserve food.
Salt?

2. Fabric made from fine threads produced by certain insect larvae.
Silk

3. A device found in most churches and used to summon people.
Church bell

4. Substance used in fireworks and bombs.
Gun powder

5. It replaced clay tablets and other mediums of writing.
paper

6. Its invention promoted the production of books.
printing press

7. The medicinal practice of inserting needles for therapeutic purposes.
Acupuncture

8. Its invention greatly aided navigation.
Compass

9. Grain first cultivated and now the main diet of many Chinese.
Rice

10. Type of fraction where the denominator is a power of 10.
ugh math question

11. Hand-held stringed weapon used for both warfare and hunting.
Bow

12. Its use promoted commercial transactions and trade.
Abacus

13. Type of furnace used for the smelting of iron.
Forge?

14. Watertight compartments built into ships.
?

15. Use of this resinous substance as a varnish.
Pitch?

Operator265
06-10-2009, 03:51 PM
12. Paper Money

13. Blast Furnace


cbmare
06-10-2009, 07:18 PM
Pretty good! The answers are:

1. Salt
2. Silk
3. Bell
4. Gunpowder
5. Paper
6. Printing - it was not a press with movable type but the stationary type
7. Acupuncture
8. Compass
9. Rice (or millet)
10. Decimal Fraction
11. Crossbow
12. Paper Currency (Bank Notes)
13. Blast Furnace
14. Bulkhead (Partitions)
15. Lacquer