History Of Firearms Identification

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Firearm Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz is a survey of the history of firearms identification.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What century is credited with the discovery of gunpowder ( i.e. Roger Bacon time period)?
    • A. 

      12th Century

    • B. 

      13th Century

    • C. 

      14th Century

    • D. 

      15th Century

    • E. 

      16th Century

  • 2. 
    In what century were both the Matchlock and Wheel lock introduced?
    • A. 

      13th Century

    • B. 

      14th Century

    • C. 

      15th Century

    • D. 

      16th Century

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 3. 
    Patrick Ferguson is credited with the creation of what type of firearm? (capticalize first letter of the answer to ensure correct grading)
  • 4. 
    Thomas Blanchard is credited with the invention of what?
    • A. 

      Screwdriver

    • B. 

      Chainsaw

    • C. 

      Laithe

    • D. 

      Metal Forging processes

    • E. 

      Broach

  • 5. 
    The inventor Eli Whitney's greatest contribution to firearms manufacture was what?
    • A. 

      Cotton Gin

    • B. 

      Interchangable Parts

    • C. 

      Blackpowder

    • D. 

      The Metallic Cartridge

    • E. 

      None, he made no significant contribution to firearms manufacture.

  • 6. 
    Who once said that a firearm was a "machine that throws balls"?
    • A. 

      Dan Wesson

    • B. 

      Horace Smith

    • C. 

      Samuel Colt

    • D. 

      Oliver Winchester

    • E. 

      William Ruger

  • 7. 
    Which manufacturer made the .45 caliber revolver named "The Peacemaker"?
    • A. 

      Smith & Wesson

    • B. 

      Sturm and Ruger

    • C. 

      Winchester

    • D. 

      Colt

    • E. 

      Glock

  • 8. 
    The Springfield Armory was founded at what location?
    • A. 

      New Haven, Conn.

    • B. 

      Springfield, Ill.

    • C. 

      Springfield, Mass.

    • D. 

      Worchester, Mass.

    • E. 

      Irvine, Cal.

  • 9. 
    Joshua Shaw was awarded a patent for what type of firearm ignition system?
    • A. 

      Flintlock

    • B. 

      Percussion Cap

    • C. 

      Pinfire

    • D. 

      Rimfire

    • E. 

      Snaphaunce

  • 10. 
    ___________ is the name of the cartridge which consists of a bullet with a hollow based filled with powder and primer.
    • A. 

      Flobert

    • B. 

      7.62 x 39

    • C. 

      Volcanic

    • D. 

      Morse

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 11. 
    AFTE was organized in what year?
    • A. 

      1835

    • B. 

      1907

    • C. 

      1969

    • D. 

      1995

    • E. 

      2001

  • 12. 
    The Bureau of Forensic Ballistics was extablish by four men NOT including?
    • A. 

      C.E. Waite

    • B. 

      Balthazard

    • C. 

      Fisher

    • D. 

      Goddard

    • E. 

      Gravelle

  • 13. 
    Gravelle's contribution to Firearms Identification and Examination was what?
    • A. 

      Firearms assembly and disassembly books

    • B. 

      Mechanical diagram of firearm function

    • C. 

      Use of comparison microscope for fired evidence comparison

    • D. 

      Use of tragectory and velocities to determine point of origin of fired bullet

    • E. 

      Use of stereoscope for the examination of fired evidence

  • 14. 
    What is the name of the event that occured on February 14th 1929?
    • A. 

      St. Valentine's Day

    • B. 

      St. Valentine's Day Massacre

    • C. 

      The Day the Earth Stood Still

    • D. 

      The Shot Heard Round the World

    • E. 

      The beginning of the end

  • 15. 
    Who became the Director of the Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory upon its inception at Northwestern University School of Law?
    • A. 

      Waite

    • B. 

      Fisher

    • C. 

      Goddard

    • D. 

      Einstein

    • E. 

      Gravelle

  • 16. 
    AFTE stands for what?
    • A. 

      Acculmination of Firearms Technicians Examine

    • B. 

      Association of Firearms Thoroughly Examined

    • C. 

      Association of Firearms and Toolmarks Examiners

    • D. 

      Associated Firearms and Toolmarks Examiners

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