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The superstitious Chinese wanted a way to frighten evil spirits and bring good luck. They took their invention of gunpowder and made small rockets. Since then, fireworks became much more elaborate and "pyrotechnitians" or fire-works makers, got a place in Chinese society.

  1. 1. What is the name of someone who makes fireworks?
    1. a. Powderologist
    2. b. Pyrotechnitian
    3. c. Rocket scientists
  2. 2. What did the Chinese also invent?
    1. a. Space ships
    2. b. Dishwashers
    3. c. Gunpowder
  3. 3. What did the Chinese want to do?
    1. a. Celebrate Halloween
    2. b. Invite evil spirits
    3. c. Frighten evil spirits