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  • 1. 

    Which of the following types of swords is used in Olympic fencing?

    • A. 

      Zweihander

    • B. 

      Bastard Sword

    • C. 

      Sabre

    • D. 

      Claymore

    Correct Answer
    C. Sabre
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Sabre. Sabre is one of the three types of swords used in Olympic fencing, along with foil and épée. It is a light and flexible sword with a curved blade, primarily used for cutting and thrusting. Sabre fencing is a fast-paced and dynamic discipline, focusing on quick attacks and counterattacks. It requires speed, agility, and precision to score points by hitting the opponent with the edge or point of the blade.

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  • 2. 

    Which assault rifle based on the AR-15 was widely used by U.S. forces in Vietnam?

    • A. 

      M9

    • B. 

      M67

    • C. 

      M4A1

    • D. 

      M16

    Correct Answer
    D. M16
    Explanation
    The M16 assault rifle, based on the AR-15, was widely used by U.S. forces in Vietnam. It became the standard issue rifle for the American military during the conflict, replacing the previous M14 rifle. The M16's lightweight design, high magazine capacity, and selective fire capability made it a popular choice among soldiers. However, it was also criticized for its initial reliability issues, which were later addressed and improved. Overall, the M16 played a significant role in the Vietnam War and became an iconic weapon of that era.

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  • 3. 

    Germany's StG 44 was one of the first instances of what kind of weapon?

    • A. 

      Shotgun

    • B. 

      Assault Rifle

    • C. 

      Revolver

    • D. 

      Musket

    Correct Answer
    B. Assault Rifle
    Explanation
    The StG 44, also known as the Sturmgewehr 44, was one of the first examples of an assault rifle. It was developed by Germany during World War II and was designed to bridge the gap between submachine guns and full-sized rifles. The StG 44 had a selective fire capability, allowing it to switch between semi-automatic and fully automatic firing modes. It utilized an intermediate cartridge, which provided a balance between the power of a rifle cartridge and the controllability of a pistol cartridge. Its design and features set the foundation for future assault rifles that are still used today.

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  • 4. 

    Which of the following weapons is a kind of dagger?

    • A. 

      Trident

    • B. 

      Arquebus

    • C. 

      Stiletto

    • D. 

      Katana

    Correct Answer
    C. Stiletto
    Explanation
    A stiletto is a type of dagger characterized by its long, slender blade and sharp point. It is designed for thrusting rather than cutting, making it an effective weapon for close combat. The other options, trident, arquebus, and katana, are not types of daggers. A trident is a three-pronged spear, an arquebus is an early musket, and a katana is a traditional Japanese sword. Therefore, the correct answer is stiletto.

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  • 5. 

    Which name was given to a line of missiles created by the Soviet Union in 1957?

    • A. 

      Stud

    • B. 

      Scud

    • C. 

      Shud

    • D. 

      Spud

    Correct Answer
    B. Scud
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Scud. The Scud was a line of missiles created by the Soviet Union in 1957. These missiles were surface-to-surface tactical ballistic missiles and were widely exported to other countries. They played a significant role in various conflicts and wars around the world.

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  • 6. 

    Bombards, howitzers, and mortars are all varieties of what kind of weapon?

    • A. 

      Cannons

    • B. 

      Machine Guns

    • C. 

      Swords

    • D. 

      Mines

    Correct Answer
    A. Cannons
    Explanation
    Bombards, howitzers, and mortars are all varieties of cannons. Cannons are large, heavy artillery weapons that use explosive force to propel projectiles over long distances. Bombards are early cannons used primarily for siege warfare, while howitzers and mortars are more advanced versions of cannons designed for indirect fire and high-angle trajectories. All three types of weapons are characterized by their ability to deliver powerful and destructive firepower, making them essential tools in military operations.

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  • 7. 

    Depth charges were designed to fight against what kind of vehicle?

    • A. 

      Helicopter

    • B. 

      Airplane

    • C. 

      Tank

    • D. 

      Submarine

    Correct Answer
    D. Submarine
    Explanation
    Depth charges were specifically designed to fight against submarines. These explosive devices were used by naval forces to attack and destroy enemy submarines during World War I and World War II. Depth charges were typically dropped from ships and exploded at a predetermined depth, creating a shockwave that could damage or sink submarines. They were an effective anti-submarine warfare weapon and played a significant role in naval battles at sea.

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  • 8. 

    What term is used for the part of a firearm that rests against a person's shoulder during firing?

    • A. 

      Trigger

    • B. 

      Stock

    • C. 

      Barrel

    • D. 

      Chamber

    Correct Answer
    B. Stock
    Explanation
    The term used for the part of a firearm that rests against a person's shoulder during firing is the stock. The stock is typically made of wood or synthetic materials and provides support and stability to the shooter while absorbing the recoil generated by the firearm. It is designed to fit against the shoulder and allows for better control and accuracy when aiming and firing the weapon.

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  • 9. 

    What term is used for the visible light that erupts from the muzzle of a gun when fired?

    • A. 

      Muzzle Flash

    • B. 

      Muzzle Burst

    • C. 

      Muzzle Spark

    • D. 

      Muzzle Pop

    Correct Answer
    A. Muzzle Flash
    Explanation
    The term used for the visible light that erupts from the muzzle of a gun when fired is "Muzzle Flash." This refers to the brief and intense burst of light that occurs as a result of the ignition of gunpowder and other propellants in the firearm. The muzzle flash is caused by the combustion of gases and particles expelled from the barrel, creating a bright and often blinding flash of light.

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  • 10. 

    The plastic explosive C-4 is also known by which of the following names?

    • A. 

      Composition B

    • B. 

      Composition A

    • C. 

      Composition C

    • D. 

      Composition D

    Correct Answer
    C. Composition C
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Composition C. C-4 is a type of plastic explosive that is commonly used in military and demolition applications. It is known as Composition C because it is made up of a mixture of plastic binder, RDX (cyclotrimethylenetrinitramine) explosive, and other ingredients. Composition C is highly stable and can be easily shaped and molded, making it an effective and versatile explosive.

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  • 11. 

    Which long spear was often used by mounted warriors during the medieval era?

    • A. 

      Phalanx

    • B. 

      Lance

    • C. 

      Flail

    • D. 

      Morning Star

    Correct Answer
    B. Lance
    Explanation
    During the medieval era, mounted warriors commonly used the lance as their weapon of choice. The lance was a long spear specifically designed for use on horseback. Its length and sturdy construction allowed the warriors to deliver powerful and accurate thrusts while charging at high speeds. The lance was an essential weapon for mounted knights and played a significant role in medieval warfare, making it the correct answer to the question.

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  • 12. 

    What name is given to the type of gun bolt that wraps around the breech of the barrel?

    • A. 

      Twist Bolt

    • B. 

      Telescoping Bolt

    • C. 

      Conch Bolt

    • D. 

      Spiral Bolt

    Correct Answer
    B. Telescoping Bolt
    Explanation
    A telescoping bolt is a type of gun bolt that wraps around the breech of the barrel. This type of bolt extends and retracts to lock and unlock the breech, providing a secure and efficient mechanism for loading and firing the firearm. The term "telescoping" refers to the bolt's ability to extend and retract like a telescope, allowing it to engage with the barrel and ensure proper alignment for firing.

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  • 13. 

    The first cone-shaped bullet was developed in which century?

    • A. 

      15th

    • B. 

      19th

    • C. 

      17th

    • D. 

      13th

    Correct Answer
    B. 19th
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 19th century. During the 19th century, advancements in firearms technology led to the development of cone-shaped bullets. These bullets, also known as Minié balls, were designed to be more accurate and have better range than previous bullet designs. The cone shape allowed for better aerodynamics and improved stability in flight. This innovation greatly impacted warfare and marked a significant advancement in bullet design.

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  • 14. 

    What term is used for a firearm that has both automatic and semi-automatic modes?

    • A. 

      Choice Fire

    • B. 

      Option Fire

    • C. 

      Selective Fire

    • D. 

      Toggle Fire

    Correct Answer
    C. Selective Fire
    Explanation
    Selective Fire is the term used for a firearm that has both automatic and semi-automatic modes. This means that the user can choose between firing a single shot at a time (semi-automatic) or continuously firing multiple shots with a single pull of the trigger (automatic). The term "Selective Fire" accurately describes the firearm's ability to select between these two firing modes based on the user's preference or the tactical situation.

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  • 15. 

    In the weapon known as an RPG, what does the "G" stand for?

    • A. 

      Ground

    • B. 

      Gun

    • C. 

      Grip

    • D. 

      Grenade

    Correct Answer
    D. Grenade
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Grenade" because in the weapon known as an RPG, the "G" stands for "Grenade". The RPG, or Rocket-Propelled Grenade, is a shoulder-launched anti-tank weapon that fires a rocket-propelled grenade. The "G" in RPG specifically refers to the type of projectile that is propelled by the weapon.

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