Sword Fencing - Level 2 Foil Practical Elements

15 Questions
Sword Fencing - Level 2 Foil Practical Elements

A quiz related specifically to the level 2 foil BFA programme of study (practical elements)

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A reprise is ..
    • A. 

      The renewal of an action after being parried by replacing the point on the target in the line of the original action

    • B. 

      The renewal of an action made with a lunge by first returning to guard forwards or backwards

    • C. 

      The renewal of an action after being parried by replacing the point on the target in a different line to the original action

  • 2. 
    As opposed to a Balestra, a jump is ..
    • A. 

      A one-foot to two-foot move forward, usually in the form of a preparation

    • B. 

      A step forward, usually in the form of a preparation

    • C. 

      A two-foot to two-foot move forward, usually in the form of a preparation

  • 3. 
    A fleche is ..
    • A. 

      An attack delivered with an advancement of the sword arm and body

    • B. 

      An attack delivered with an advancement of the sword arm and body in which the attacker's back leg crosses in front of the front leg

    • C. 

      An attack delivered with an advancement of the body only in which the attacker's back leg crosses in front of the front leg

  • 4. 
    What is meant by the terms "High/Low lines"?
    • A. 

      The areas of the target above and below a theoretical line midway through the target area

    • B. 

      The areas of the whole body above and below a theoretical line midway through the body

    • C. 

      Theoretical lines that can be drawn from the front foot to the rear foot of each fencer when they are fencing

  • 5. 
    What is the name of the engagement on the fencer's non-sword arm side, covering the line in contact with the opponent's blade?
    • A. 

      Engagement in quarte

    • B. 

      Engagement in sixte

    • C. 

      Engagement in septime

  • 6. 
    What is the name of the engagement on the fencer's sword arm side, covering the line in contact with the opponent's blade?
    • A. 

      Engagement in quarte

    • B. 

      Engagement in sixte

    • C. 

      Engagement in seconde

  • 7. 
    Which two purposes does an engagement serve? (Choose 2)
    • A. 

      It can be used to cover the line

    • B. 

      It is used to assert oneself over an opponent

    • C. 

      It can be used as a preparation

    • D. 

      It establishes right of way

    • E. 

      It is used to deflect an opponent's attack

  • 8. 
    What is a disengage?
    • A. 

      A breaking of contact between the blades

    • B. 

      A specifically defensive action, made by either passing the blade under or over the opponent's blade

    • C. 

      An indirect action, made by either passing the blade under or over the opponent's blade

  • 9. 
    What is a counter-disengage?
    • A. 

      An direct action which deceives a change of engagement

    • B. 

      An indirect action which deceives a change of engagement

    • C. 

      A replacement of the blade against an opponent's when he/she has broken blade contact

  • 10. 
    What are the attributes of an effective disengage with a lunge or step-lunge?
    • A. 

      A fluid motion, beginning with the disengage and following through the lunge with a gradual arm extension as the front foot is extended

    • B. 

      A broken motion, beginning firstly with the disengage, secondly with arm extension, and thirdly by the extension of the front foot into a lunge

    • C. 

      A fluid motion, beginning with the extension of the arm, followed by the disengage and the lunge

  • 11. 
    Where should the blade point end up after a circular parry of sixte?
    • A. 

      Below the line, in Octave

    • B. 

      Across the line, in Quarte

    • C. 

      In the same line as it started, in sixte

  • 12. 
    Where should the blade point end up after a semi-circular parry from sixte?
    • A. 

      In the same line, in Sixte

    • B. 

      Directly below the original line, in Octave

    • C. 

      Across the line, in Quarte

  • 13. 
    What is an indirect riposte?
    • A. 

      Following a parry, an offensive action involving an attack with feint over or under an opponent's blade

    • B. 

      Following a parry, an offensive action involving an attack towards the opponent's open line

    • C. 

      An offensive action involving an attack with feint over or under an opponent's blade

  • 14. 
    What is a counter riposte?
    • A. 

      A riposte following the successful parry of the opponent's riposte

    • B. 

      A riposte following the successful parry of the opponent's riposte or counter-riposte

    • C. 

      A riposte following the successful parry of the opponent's riposte

  • 15. 
    A compound attack is ..
    • A. 

      An attack comprising two or more feints

    • B. 

      An attack comprising one or more feints

    • C. 

      An attack involving more two or more actions