Firearms & Ammo – Exam I

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Firearms & Ammo  Exam I - Quiz

Thanks for taking the North American Hunting Club's Certified Mentor Quiz! There are a total of 20 questions to test your knowledge in the field. To pass this quiz, you need to achieve a 90% or greater. You will have an opportunity to see the questions you got wrong following the quiz, and if you pass, you will be presented with a cerificate that you can print or share on Facebook. Good Luck! Bill Miller


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which is the correct order (from smallest to largest) for the most common shotgun gauge sizes in America?
    • A. 

      20, 16, 12, 10, 8, 4

    • B. 

      28, 20, 16, 12, 10

    • C. 

      32, 28, 20, 16, 12

    • D. 

      2, 4, 5, 6, 7 ½, 8, 9

  • 2. 
    What is the scale of measurement used for the weight of both the powder charge and bullets in metallic cartridges?
    • A. 

      Ounces

    • B. 

      Drams

    • C. 

      Grains

    • D. 

      Grams

  • 3. 
    Which cartridge has the flattest ballistic trajectory as available in factory loads?
    • A. 

      .30-06

    • B. 

      .45-70 Gov’t

    • C. 

      .300 WSM

    • D. 

      .257 Wthby. Mag.

  • 4. 
    What innovation provided the greatest improvement in firearms accuracy?
    • A. 

      Development of optical sighting systems

    • B. 

      Faster burning powders

    • C. 

      Development of smokeless powder

    • D. 

      Development of rifling

  • 5. 
    What is the Number One rule of Firearms Safety?
    • A. 

      Treat every firearm as if it is loaded

    • B. 

      Never point a gun at anything you do not intend to kill

    • C. 

      Carry your gun so that you can control muzzle direction at all times

    • D. 

      Always check for muzzle obstructions before shooting

  • 6. 
    Which shot sizes are most recommended for turkey hunting?
    • A. 

      #5, #6, #7

    • B. 

      #2, #8, #9

    • C. 

      BB, T, F

    • D. 

      #7 ½, #8, #12

  • 7. 
    Which is traditionally the most popular rifle cartridge in America based on ammunition and handloading supply sales?
    • A. 

      .25-06 Rem.

    • B. 

      .30-30 Win.

    • C. 

      6.5 Creedmore

    • D. 

      .30-06

  • 8. 
    What does the “AR” in AR-15 or AR-Platform rifle stand for?
    • A. 

      Assault rifle

    • B. 

      Attack rifle

    • C. 

      Armalite Rifle

    • D. 

      Artillery rifle

  • 9. 
    Every time you are handed a firearm, what’s the very first thing you do?
    • A. 

      Ask if it’s unloaded

    • B. 

      Ask what make and model it is

    • C. 

      Point in a safe direction and verify it is unloaded yourself

    • D. 

      Verify the caliber or gauge

  • 10. 
    Eye dominance is:
    • A. 

      A serious condition which you should have checked immediately by an optometrist

    • B. 

      The determination of which of your eyes is more focused and more useful – just like being right- or left- handed

    • C. 

      The fact that sight is the most important of the five senses

    • D. 

      The ability to shoot with either eye

  • 11. 
    What’s the most important consideration in loading a muzzleloading rifle?
    • A. 

      The length of the barrel and ramrod

    • B. 

      Whether the rifle is a flintlock, percussion or modern primer system

    • C. 

      Whether you are loading black powder or a substitute like Pyrodex

    • D. 

      Seating the projectile firmly against the powder charge with no air space in between.

  • 12. 
    In the rifle scope designation 2.5-10X44mm what does the last number mean?
    • A. 

      The scope has a 44mm ocular lens

    • B. 

      The scope has a 44mm objective lens

    • C. 

      The scope is 44 power in magnification

    • D. 

      You need to use 44mm mounting rings to hold the scope in place

  • 13. 
    What is the first step in cleaning any firearm?
    • A. 

      Disassemble the gun to its basic components

    • B. 

      Take off the safe and pull the trigger to assure it’s empty and decocked

    • C. 

      Visually inspect the gun to make sure it’s unloaded

    • D. 

      Run a lightly oiled patch down the barrel

  • 14. 
    When hunting in a glass and stalk situation, when do you load your gun?
    • A. 

      Load the magazine when leaving camp or vehicle, but only chamber a round when you’re ready to shoot

    • B. 

      Keep your gun loaded and a round up the spout at all times, but make sure the safety is on until you shoot.

    • C. 

      Make sure your gun is loaded at all times because you might have only a split second to shoot.

    • D. 

      Don’t load the magazine or chamber a round until it’s time to shoot

  • 15. 
    A muzzleloader is considered “unloaded” for transportation when:
    • A. 

      There is no powder and bullet in the gun

    • B. 

      When there is no charge in the flash pan, or no percussion cap or primer in place

    • C. 

      When it is enclosed completely in a carrying case

    • D. 

      When you have manually removed the powder and bullet without firing

  • 16. 
    What is the most desirable characteristic in bullets for shooting thin-skinned varmints like prairie dogs and woodchucks?
    • A. 

      Consistent mushrooming and deep penetration

    • B. 

      No deformation upon impact like full metal jacket military ammo

    • C. 

      All-lead cast bullets with no jacket at all

    • D. 

      Highly frangible so in essence they “explode” on impact

  • 17. 
    What gear should you never shoot without in the field or at the range?
    • A. 

      Gloves and good boots

    • B. 

      Safety glasses and hearing protection

    • C. 

      Targets and target stands

    • D. 

      Hat and sunglasses

  • 18. 
    What does “semi-automatic” mean referring to firearms operation?
    • A. 

      The gun will fire continuously as long as the trigger is held back

    • B. 

      It’s built to fire twice with each pull of the trigger

    • C. 

      It’s for military, police and home defense use only

    • D. 

      It will feed live rounds automatically from the magazine to the chamber, but will fire once and once only with each pull of the trigger

  • 19. 
    What type of bullets are not to be used in lever-action rifles with tubular magazines?
    • A. 

      Round nosed

    • B. 

      Flat tip

    • C. 

      Traditional spire points

    • D. 

      Soft-tipped spire points

  • 20. 
    What’s the last thing you should do before settling into an elevated stand?
    • A. 

      Check wind direction one more time

    • B. 

      Secure your safety harness in place

    • C. 

      Lift your empty firearm with action open from the ground on a secure rope, then load it

    • D. 

      Climb the ladder with all your gear, including your rifle, on your back

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