Do You Know The Blunderbuss (Gun)?

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Do You Know The Blunderbuss (Gun)? - Quiz

I think this is a common enough gun that mostly everyone would have noticed in pirate movies. In light of that, how well do you know this gun?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Bluderbus was born of what language word?

    • A.

      Latin

    • B.

      Greek

    • C.

      Dutch

    • D.

      Spanish

    Correct Answer
    C. Dutch
    Explanation
    Blunderbus is a type of firearm that originated in the Netherlands during the 16th century. The term "blunderbus" is derived from the Dutch word "donderbus," which translates to "thunder pipe" in English. Therefore, it can be concluded that Blunderbus was born from the Dutch language word.

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  • 2. 

    What is it called in Dutch

    • A.

      Blonbus

    • B.

      Donbus

    • C.

      Blodybus

    • D.

      Donderbus

    Correct Answer
    D. Donderbus
    Explanation
    In Dutch, the correct term for "Donderbus" is "Donderbus." The other options, "Blonbus," "Donbus," and "Blodybus," are not valid terms in the Dutch language. Therefore, the correct answer is "Donderbus."

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  • 3. 

    What does the word Blunderbus interpretes to?

    • A.

      Thunder gun

    • B.

      Fire gun

    • C.

      Cloud gun

    • D.

      Laser gun

    Correct Answer
    A. Thunder gun
    Explanation
    The word "Blunderbus" is interpreted as a "Thunder gun" because historically, a blunderbuss was a type of firearm that had a wide muzzle, which produced a loud and thunderous sound when fired. The term "thunder gun" accurately captures the essence of the blunderbuss, emphasizing its loud and powerful nature.

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  • 4. 

    The gun came to prominence in what century?

    • A.

      15th

    • B.

      16th

    • C.

      17th

    • D.

      18th

    Correct Answer
    D. 18th
    Explanation
    The gun came to prominence in the 18th century. This means that during this century, guns became widely known and recognized for their importance and impact. It suggests that advancements in gun technology, manufacturing, and use occurred during this time, leading to their increased prominence in warfare, hunting, and self-defense.

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  • 5. 

    Blunderbus was more akin to what kind of guns?

    • A.

      Musket

    • B.

      Arquebus

    • C.

      Modern Shot gun

    • D.

      Carbine

    Correct Answer
    C. Modern Shot gun
    Explanation
    The term "Blunderbuss" refers to a type of firearm that was commonly used in the 17th and 18th centuries. It had a short barrel and a wide muzzle, which allowed it to fire a spread of shot rather than a single projectile. This design is more similar to a modern shotgun, which also fires a spread of shot, rather than a musket, arquebus, or carbine, which typically fire a single projectile. Therefore, the correct answer is "Modern Shot gun".

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  • 6. 

    What was the short form version of the blunderbuss known to be?

    • A.

      Butterfly

    • B.

      Lightning

    • C.

      Beast

    • D.

      Dragon

    Correct Answer
    D. Dragon
  • 7. 

    The blunderbuss existed in how many distinctly forms?

    • A.

      2

    • B.

      3

    • C.

      4

    • D.

      5

    Correct Answer
    A. 2
    Explanation
    The blunderbuss existed in two distinctly forms.

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  • 8. 

    How was the muzzle of the traditional blunderbuss shaped?

    • A.

      Dome shaped

    • B.

      Tube shaped

    • C.

      Bell shaped

    • D.

      Sperical

    Correct Answer
    C. Bell shaped
    Explanation
    The muzzle of the traditional blunderbuss was shaped like a bell. This shape allowed for a wider spread of shot when the gun was fired, making it more effective at close range. The bell-shaped muzzle also helped to reduce recoil and provided stability when aiming. Additionally, the wider opening made it easier to load and reload the blunderbuss with multiple projectiles, such as musket balls or shot. This design made the blunderbuss a popular choice for self-defense and close-quarters combat during the 17th and 18th centuries.

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  • 9. 

    What side of tbe gun was the cock set?

    • A.

      Top

    • B.

      Right

    • C.

      Left

    • D.

      Bottom

    Correct Answer
    B. Right
    Explanation
    The cock of a gun is typically set on the right side. This allows for easy access and manipulation of the cock mechanism by right-handed shooters. Placing the cock on the right side also ensures that it does not interfere with the shooter's line of sight or obstruct the ejection of spent casings.

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  • 10. 

    What was fitted underneath the barrel for ramming shot contents?

    • A.

      Gun powder

    • B.

      Spring

    • C.

      Trigger

    • D.

      Ramrod

    Correct Answer
    D. Ramrod
    Explanation
    A ramrod is a long rod that was used to push the shot contents, such as gunpowder and projectiles, down the barrel of a firearm. It was fitted underneath the barrel for the purpose of loading and ramming the ammunition. The ramrod was an essential tool in the process of preparing the firearm for firing, ensuring that the shot contents were properly positioned and compressed within the barrel.

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