What Do You Know About Fencing? Trivia Quiz

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What do you know about fencing? Did you know that France is the country where fencing is the most popular? People get into fencing for a different reason, but the most common is stress relief and exercising too. Do you know the history of this sport and the tools used? Do take this quiz and get to see what you might learn about it.


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

    Correct Answer
    B. The renewal of an action made with a lunge by first returning to guard forwards or backwards
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the renewal of an action made with a lunge by first returning to guard forwards or backwards. This means that after executing a lunge, the fencer returns to their starting position before repeating the action. This allows them to reset and prepare for the next attack or defensive action.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. A two-foot to two-foot move forward, usually in the form of a preparation
    Explanation
    A jump is a two-foot to two-foot move forward, usually in the form of a preparation. This means that both feet leave the ground and land again simultaneously, with the intention of moving forward. The term "usually in the form of a preparation" suggests that the jump is often preceded by a preparatory movement or action.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    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
    Explanation
    A fleche is an attack in fencing where the fencer advances their sword arm and body while crossing their back leg in front of the front leg. This movement allows the fencer to cover a large distance quickly, catching the opponent off guard and creating a scoring opportunity.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. The areas of the target above and below a theoretical line midway through the target area
    Explanation
    The term "High/Low lines" refers to the areas of the target above and below a theoretical line that is located midway through the target area. This means that when considering the target area, the high line refers to the area above the theoretical line, while the low line refers to the area below it.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Engagement in quarte
    Explanation
    Engagement in quarte refers to the position of the fencer's non-sword arm side, covering the line in contact with the opponent's blade. In fencing, engagement is the action of placing one's blade against the opponent's blade to control their movements. Quarte is one of the four primary lines in fencing, and it refers to the position where the fencer's blade is angled diagonally downwards to the right. Therefore, engagement in quarte means that the fencer's non-sword arm side is positioned to cover the line of engagement in the quarte line.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Engagement in sixte
    Explanation
    Engagement in sixte refers to the position of the fencer's sword arm side while covering the line in contact with the opponent's blade. In fencing, the engagement is when the fencer's blade is in contact with the opponent's blade. Sixte is one of the eight basic positions in fencing, where the fencer's sword arm is extended diagonally upward and to the right. This position allows the fencer to control the opponent's blade and create opportunities for attack or defense.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. It can be used to cover the line
    C. It can be used as a preparation
    Explanation
    An engagement serves two purposes: It can be used to cover the line, which means it can be used to protect or defend a particular area or position. Additionally, an engagement can be used as a preparation, meaning it can be used to set the stage or make arrangements for a future action or event.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. An indirect action, made by either passing the blade under or over the opponent's blade
    Explanation
    A disengage in fencing refers to an indirect action where the fencer passes their blade either under or over the opponent's blade. This maneuver is used as a defensive tactic to break contact between the blades and avoid being hit by the opponent's attack. By skillfully maneuvering the blade, the fencer can create an opening for a counterattack or gain a tactical advantage in the bout.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. An indirect action which deceives a change of engagement
    Explanation
    A counter-disengage is an indirect action that aims to deceive the opponent into changing their engagement. This means that the fencer executes a movement that tricks the opponent into thinking they will engage in a certain way, but then quickly changes their action to catch the opponent off guard. It is a tactical maneuver used to gain an advantage in a fencing match by creating confusion and disrupting the opponent's attack or defense.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. A fluid motion, beginning with the disengage and following through the lunge with a gradual arm extension as the front foot is extended
    Explanation
    The correct answer states that an effective disengage with a lunge or step-lunge involves a fluid motion. It begins with the disengage, which is followed by a lunge. Additionally, it emphasizes the importance of a gradual arm extension as the front foot is extended. This explanation highlights the sequence of movements and the smoothness required for an effective disengage with a lunge or step-lunge.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. In the same line as it started, in sixte
    Explanation
    After performing a circular parry of sixte, the blade should end up in the same line as it started. This means that the parry is executed by moving the blade in a circular motion while keeping it aligned with the original line of attack. The purpose of this parry is to redirect the opponent's blade away from the target area while maintaining control and positioning for a counterattack. By ending in the same line, the fencer can quickly transition into a riposte or continue their offensive actions.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Directly below the original line, in Octave
    Explanation
    After a semi-circular parry from sixte, the blade should end up directly below the original line, in Octave. This means that the blade should move downwards in a circular motion, ending up in a position below the initial line of attack. The Octave position is achieved by bringing the blade across the body and below the original line, providing a strong defensive position against the opponent's attack.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Following a parry, an offensive action involving an attack with feint over or under an opponent's blade
    Explanation
    An indirect riposte is an offensive action that occurs after a parry. It involves using a feint to deceive the opponent and then launching an attack over or under their blade. This technique allows the fencer to take advantage of the opponent's defensive position and create an opportunity for a successful attack.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. A riposte following the successful parry of the opponent's riposte or counter-riposte
    Explanation
    A counter riposte is a fencing move that occurs after successfully parrying the opponent's riposte or counter-riposte. It is a quick and decisive action taken by the fencer to counterattack immediately after defending against the opponent's attack. This move requires precise timing and skill to effectively respond to the opponent's actions and gain the advantage in the bout.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. An attack comprising one or more feints
    Explanation
    A compound attack is an attack that involves one or more feints. Feints are deceptive movements or actions intended to distract or confuse the opponent. In a compound attack, these feints are used to create openings or opportunities for the attacker to strike. By using multiple feints, the attacker can increase the chances of catching the opponent off guard and successfully executing the attack.

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