ASVAB Question of the Week February 5, 2014

This week's ASVAB question involves paragraph comprehension - read the paragraph below, and then use the information to answer the question.


The most well-known objectives of alchemy were to change ordinary metals into gold or silver (noble metals) and developing an elixir to confer youth and longevity to anyone. One or both of these were said to be accomplished by using the philosopher's stone - a legendary substance first mentioned by the alchemist Zosimos of Panopolis in about 300 AD. Although both goals of alchemists were unsuccessful, the research of Robert Boyle - considered by many to be the father of modern chemistry - had undeniable roots in alchemical tradition.

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