Medieval ARMS And Armour Quiz#1

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Medieval ARMS And Armour Quiz#1

How much do you really know about medieval arms and armour? For more info please watch these youtubers videos!SkallagrimLindeybeigeScholaGladitoria Also note I'm not an expert in this field It's only a hobby to me.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How much did swords usually weigh?
    • A. 

      Swords weighed anywhere from 10-15 lbs each depending on the size and material.

    • B. 

      That light naw I read they were at least 60lbs at the lightest!

    • C. 

      On average most swords weighed in at around 2-3 lbs with larger swords sometimes weighing up to 4lbs.

    • D. 

      Swords you mean spears right?

  • 2. 
    True or False: While Japanese swords were very sharp and nimble European swords were heavy and dull so they could crush armour.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Rapiers were thin, light, swords designed only for the thrust and could break if used to cut, they were primarily used in civilian life.
    • A. 

      Yes they were all of the above.

    • B. 

      No, rapiers were thin and light but were invented to out maneuver the Easts favored weapon the Katana. Swords were illegal for regular peasants and farmers because kings feared revolt from an armed population.

    • C. 

      Yes but they were really only for show, guns quickly made swords of any kind obsolete to the public.

    • D. 

      No Rapiers were no thinner than other swords of the time, some were very thin others were not. They were exceptional at thrusting but some could be used to cut though the balance point prevented deep cuts and made the sword seem lighter than other swords though it was not. Civilians wore it for quite some time.

  • 4. 
    Katanas were superior to longswords due to the two-three months of folding the high quality steel was given in a forge. Not only that they were sharpened for so long they could cut through machine gun barrels in WW2.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Greatswords were often used like a spear one hand on the hilt and one on a dull portion of the blade.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    When fighting a fully armoured opponent a swordsman would...
    • A. 

      Cut through the weak plates on the shoulders.

    • B. 

      Lunge full force this could sometimes pierce the armour enough to kill the enemy.

    • C. 

      Hold the sword by the blade and either stab in the gaps or use the hilt like a mace with the blade as the handle.

    • D. 

      "End him rightly" and as directed by old medieval texts throw you're pommel at him and while he's distracted stab his eyes through the visor with your sword.

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      Strength

    • B. 

      Dexterity

    • C. 

      Endurance

    • D. 

      All of the above?

  • 9. 
    Crossbows shot farther than bows but were less accurate.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    How did knights get on to horses?
    • A. 

      They used a crane to hoist the knight into the saddle.

    • B. 

      They pulled themselves up?

    • C. 

      Armoured knights didn't use horses they used Narwhals armed with sub machine guns.

    • D. 

      Horses were trained to kneel to make it easier to mount.