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Greeks used to call the magical stones, which had the power of attracting iron objects, by the name ______.


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A
Magnetite
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B
Magnet
Correct Answer
C
Lodestone
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D
Iron bar

Solution

The correct option is C Lodestone
A lodestone is a naturally magnetised piece of the mineral magnetite. They are naturally-occurring magnets, which can attract iron. The property of magnetism was first discovered in antiquity through lodestones. Pieces of lodestone, suspended so they could turn, were the first magnetic compasses, and their importance to early navigation is indicated by the name lodestone.

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