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Gun powder

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In 156 BC, Emperor Wu Di of the Han Dynasty paid researches to look for the fountain of eternal life. Gunpowder, a substance that would end many lives, was invented instead. At first, this compound was used for bombs. Then the Chinese figured out that it was better contained inside a tube and shot out. The first bullet was born.

  1. 1. What did his scientists find instead?
    1. a. Gunpowder
    2. b. Saltpeter
    3. c. Bombs
  2. 2. When did Emperor Wu Di start looking for eternal life?
    1. a. 156 AD
    2. b. 156 BC
    3. c. 200 BC
  3. 3. What did Emperor Wu Di want to find?
    1. a. The cure for cancer
    2. b. Eternal life
    3. c. Eternal youth