Hunter Safety Practice Quiz

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Hunter Safety Practice Quiz

Most people frown upon hunting but in some states, it is legal to hunt a specific type of animals in a given season. Are you planning on going for a hunting trip this holiday with the family? Take up the quiz below and get to learn more about hunting safety while testing what you already know. All the best and remember to keep safe!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the percentage of federal excise tax placed on sporting arms, ammunition, and archery equipment?
    • A. 

      15%

    • B. 

      10%

    • C. 

      11%

    • D. 

      5%

  • 2. 
    Which Federal agency provides aid to state wildlife agencies for hunting-related projects?
    • A. 

      National Park Service

    • B. 

      US Fish and Wildlife Services

    • C. 

      Dept. of Natural Resources

    • D. 

      US Dept. of the Interior

  • 3. 
    Which type of bullet is recommended for rifles with tubular magazines?
    • A. 

      Pointed soft tip

    • B. 

      Rounded soft point

    • C. 

      Protected tip

    • D. 

      Full metal jacket

  • 4. 
    Modern ammunition varies depending on the type of firearm. Rifles and handguns use a __________, containing a single projectile (bullet).
    • A. 

      Shell

    • B. 

      Shotshell

    • C. 

      Cartridge

    • D. 

      Round

  • 5. 
    ___________ is the term used to designate bore diameter of a shotgun.
    • A. 

      Shot

    • B. 

      Wad

    • C. 

      Gauge

    • D. 

      Chamber

  • 6. 
    What is the three-dimensional spread of shot pellets called after they leave the barrel?
    • A. 

      Shot pattern

    • B. 

      Choke

    • C. 

      Shot-string

    • D. 

      Diameter spread

  • 7. 
    What most likely could cause a firearm to explode?
    • A. 

      A misfire

    • B. 

      Insufficient gunpowder

    • C. 

      Using the wrong choke for your quarry

    • D. 

      Using the wrong ammunition

  • 8. 
    When patterning a shotgun, the pellets within a 30-inch circle should be of a proper even density to ensure a clean kill. The pattern should contain a sufficient percentage of the load which should be at least ______%
    • A. 

      35

    • B. 

      45

    • C. 

      55

    • D. 

      65

  • 9. 
    The standard measurement of shooting accuracy is one minute of angle or (MOA) which is _______ of one degree, or approximately one inch at 100 yards.
    • A. 

      1/60

    • B. 

      1/10

    • C. 

      1/25

    • D. 

      1/360

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      10,000 BC

    • B. 

      6,000 BC

    • C. 

      3,000 BC

    • D. 

      1,000 BC

  • 11. 
    Eighty percent of all firearm incidents occur within what distance from the muzzle?
    • A. 

      10 yards

    • B. 

      15 yards

    • C. 

      20 yards

    • D. 

      25 yards

  • 12. 
    ____________ is an essential aspect of hunter safety. Only shoot when you know the target is a legal game and that no people, domestic animals, buildings, or equipment are in the zone of fire.
    • A. 

      Knowledge

    • B. 

      Self-control

    • C. 

      Coordination

    • D. 

      Marksmanship

  • 13. 
    Which of the following would NOT be a good location for a treestand?
    • A. 

      Downwind of the animal's expected route of travel

    • B. 

      At a height no higher than necessary

    • C. 

      On a fence line or near another landowner's property

    • D. 

      Adjacent to a well traveled trail

  • 14. 
    ______________ is the process of lining up the front and rear sights.
    • A. 

      Sighting in

    • B. 

      Sight alignment

    • C. 

      Zeroing

    • D. 

      Sight picture

  • 15. 
    Proper shotgun techniques will help you develop the rapid, fluid response you need to hit your target.   ________ is the best technique for the beginning student.
    • A. 

      Swing-through

    • B. 

      Sustained lead

    • C. 

      Snap-shooting

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 16. 
    How soon can black powder residue damage the barrel of a muzzleloader?
    • A. 

      Three days

    • B. 

      Overnight

    • C. 

      One week

    • D. 

      One month

  • 17. 
    What type of arrowhead is designed with spring arms attached to catch grass and leaves preventing the arrow loss; used for stump shooting and small game hunting?
    • A. 

      Bullet point

    • B. 

      Blunt point

    • C. 

      Judo point

    • D. 

      Mechanical

  • 18. 
    • A. 

      Read all range rules that apply to the type of shooting you will be doing

    • B. 

      If there is a range master, be sure to follow his or her instructions

    • C. 

      Always wear hearing and eye protection, even if you're watching others

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 19. 
    A zone-of-fire depends on many factors including the hunter's shooting ability, the game being hunted, the hunting environment, and the hunting strategy being used. For safety purposes, it's best to have no more than _______ hunters in a group.
    • A. 

      Three

    • B. 

      Four

    • C. 

      Five

    • D. 

      Six

  • 20. 
    Which of the following is not one of the four main causes of hunting incidents?
    • A. 

      Safety rule violations

    • B. 

      Lack of control and practice

    • C. 

      Mechanical failure

    • D. 

      Elevated tree stands

  • 21. 
    Which factor has a significant impact on a firearm's range?
    • A. 

      Your quarry

    • B. 

      Altitude

    • C. 

      Degree of angle

    • D. 

      Barrel thickness

  • 22. 
    When following bow shooter safety tips an archer (hunter) should:
    • A. 

      Make sure there is something to stop the arrow if you miss

    • B. 

      Shoot a minimum draw weight of 45 lbs (pounds)

    • C. 

      Only practice with blunt, bullet, or field type points

    • D. 

      Use a draw lock device

  • 23. 
    What affects the density of pellets when patterning your shotgun?
    • A. 

      The action that you use

    • B. 

      The gauge that you use

    • C. 

      The magazine that you use

    • D. 

      The choke that you use

  • 24. 
    Statistics show that more than ______ of the fatal firearm incidents reported each year occurred in the home.
    • A. 

      Half

    • B. 

      Two thirds

    • C. 

      One third

    • D. 

      One fourth

  • 25. 
    When you're in a remote or unfamiliar area a ___________ map and compass are a must.
    • A. 

      GPS

    • B. 

      Aerial

    • C. 

      Topographic

    • D. 

      GIS

  • 26. 
    What is the best way to purify water for drinking?
    • A. 

      Boiling

    • B. 

      Chemical purifiers

    • C. 

      Filter systems

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 27. 
    Unlike conservation, what does preservation emphasize?
    • A. 

      Carrying capacity

    • B. 

      Renewing natural resources

    • C. 

      Saving natural resources

    • D. 

      Management

  • 28. 
    What is the natural progression of wildlife in an area?
    • A. 

      Habitat improvement

    • B. 

      Succession

    • C. 

      Wildlife management

    • D. 

      Ecosystem progression

  • 29. 
    Which of the following is not a commonly used group to identify wildlife?
    • A. 

      Upland birds

    • B. 

      Waterfowl and wetland birds

    • C. 

      Small mammals

    • D. 

      Antlered animals

  • 30. 
    • A. 

      Washing the body and body cavity

    • B. 

      Covering the body or body parts with cheesecloth

    • C. 

      Hanging the deer at 40 degrees Fahrenheit up to 3 or 4 days

    • D. 

      Rubbing down the meat with black pepper

  • 31. 
    The amount of gunpowder in the cartridge or shotshell combined with the weight of the bullet or shot charge is called the:
    • A. 

      Slug

    • B. 

      Round

    • C. 

      Load

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 32. 
    Good marksmanship is built on _________ fundamentals.
    • A. 

      Three

    • B. 

      Four

    • C. 

      Six

    • D. 

      Ten

  • 33. 
    Safeties are located around the receiver of firearms. The purpose of the safety is intended to:
    • A. 

      Ensure that the firearm can never be fired

    • B. 

      Allow ease of operation, and can be accessed from either side of the firearm

    • C. 

      Block the action and prevent the firearm from being fired accidentally

    • D. 

      Prevent the action from being functioned until the shooter is ready

  • 34. 
    • A. 

      Chamber

    • B. 

      Breech

    • C. 

      Receiver

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 35. 
    ____________ is the optical bending of telescopic crosshairs in relation to the target.  
    • A. 

      Parallax

    • B. 

      Bullet drop or BDC

    • C. 

      Subtending

    • D. 

      Pull of gravity or POG

  • 36. 
    While using correct basic firing techniques, what other factor(s) can affect your accuracy while shooting a rifle?
    • A. 

      Wind

    • B. 

      Heat

    • C. 

      Parallax

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 37. 
    Which of the following is not one of the four fundamentals for an accurate rifle shot?
    • A. 

      Aim carefully, aligning your sights

    • B. 

      Take a deep breath and then release about half of it

    • C. 

      Squeeze the trigger slowly

    • D. 

      Wrapping the sling and or bracing before the shot

  • 38. 
    __________________ is the preferred shot angle for both firearm and bow on large game such as elk, deer, and bear.
    • A. 

      Quartering-away

    • B. 

      Head-on

    • C. 

      Broadside

    • D. 

      Quartering-toward

  • 39. 
    ________________ must be in balance in order to support wildlife.
    • A. 

      Habitats

    • B. 

      Edge effect

    • C. 

      Wildlife management

    • D. 

      Conservation

  • 40. 
    Some species are protected by law from being hunted because______________.
    • A. 

      They are predators for a pest species

    • B. 

      They are migrating

    • C. 

      Their habitat is gone

    • D. 

      Their numbers are small