Sword Fencing - Level 2 Foil Practical Elements

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Sword Fencing - Level 2 Foil Practical Elements

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

Sample Question

A reprise is ..

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

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

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

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  • 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