Read the packet provided concerning the Gunpowder Revolution. Read it carefully as it will serve as a transition from the Middle Ages to the Napoleonic Era, a time span of nearly 350 years! Once finished, complete the questions in complete to summarize important knowledge drawn from this packet.
Part I: Questions (4 points each)
1. How do historians believe gunpowder was discovered and what exactly is it?
2. What are the differences between a “hand cannon” and a “matchlock”?
3. What is “rifling” and what role did it play in the development of gunpowder weaponry?
4. What are the differences between a “matchlock” and a “flintlock”?