The Complete Firearms Knowledge Quiz

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The Complete Firearms Knowledge Quiz - Quiz

A thourough and detailed quiz testing the users small arms history comprehension, technical proficiency, and knowledge of 21st centruy ordnance. Quiz increases in difficulty as the user progresses.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The Avtomat Kalashnikova Model 47 was developed and finalized during the end of what conflict?

    • A.

      The Vietnam War

    • B.

      World War II

    • C.

      The Korean War

    Correct Answer
    B. World War II
    Explanation
    The Avtomat Kalashnikova Model 47, also known as the AK-47, was developed and finalized during World War II. This conflict provided the backdrop for the creation of this iconic assault rifle, which went on to become one of the most widely used firearms in history. The AK-47 was designed by Mikhail Kalashnikov, a Soviet soldier, and its development was influenced by the needs and experiences of soldiers during World War II. Therefore, World War II is the correct answer in this case.

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  • 2. 

    Globally speaking, what is one of the most popular pistol rounds in use by law enforcement and armed forces?

    • A.

      The .45 ACP

    • B.

      The .40 S&W

    • C.

      The 9x19mm Parabellum

    Correct Answer
    C. The 9x19mm Parabellum
    Explanation
    The 9x19mm Parabellum is one of the most popular pistol rounds in use by law enforcement and armed forces globally. It is commonly known as the 9mm and is widely used due to its reliability, effectiveness, and availability. The 9mm Parabellum offers a good balance between stopping power and controllability, making it suitable for a variety of applications. Its popularity can be attributed to its widespread use in military and law enforcement agencies, as well as its use in civilian self-defense.

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  • 3. 

    Anti-material rifles, such as the Denel NTW-20, are ideal for engaging what types of targets?

    • A.

      Soft-skinned/lightly armoured vehicles, and exposed communications equipment.

    • B.

      Medium/heavily armoured vehicles and concrete-encased fortified bunkers.

    • C.

      Infantry and supporting positions.

    Correct Answer
    A. Soft-skinned/lightly armoured vehicles, and exposed communications equipment.
    Explanation
    Anti-material rifles, such as the Denel NTW-20, are designed to engage soft-skinned or lightly armored targets, as well as exposed communications equipment. These rifles are specifically designed to penetrate and disable vehicles with limited armor protection, such as trucks, jeeps, or lightly armored personnel carriers. Additionally, they can be effective in targeting exposed communications equipment, which is crucial for disrupting enemy communication and command structures. These rifles are not typically used for engaging medium or heavily armored vehicles, concrete-encased fortified bunkers, or infantry and supporting positions.

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  • 4. 

    The GE M-134 is an electric minigun.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement is true. The GE M-134 is indeed an electric minigun. A minigun is a type of machine gun that is capable of firing a large number of rounds in a short amount of time. The GE M-134 is specifically an electrically-driven version of the minigun, meaning it is powered by an electric motor rather than being manually operated. This allows for a higher rate of fire and more efficient operation. Therefore, the correct answer is true.

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  • 5. 

    The M-16 is an assault rifle series chambered in the popular _____ NATO cartridge.

    Correct Answer
    5.56
    5.56mm
    556
    five point five six
    five fifty six
    five five six
    5.56x45
    556x45
    5.56x45mm
    Explanation
    The M-16 is chambered in the 5.56 NATO cartridge, which is commonly referred to as 5.56mm. Other variations of the answer, such as 556, five point five six, five fifty six, five five six, 5.56x45, 556x45, and 5.56x45mm, all represent the same cartridge.

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  • 6. 

    If you are armed with an FN P-90 equipped with an EOTech XPS3, you have a total of how many sight systems available to you?

    • A.

      2, one iron ight set and the EOTech XPS3.

    • B.

      3, two iron sight sets and the EOTech XPS3.

    • C.

      4, two iron sight sets, one side mounted Microdot sight, and the EOTech XPS3.

    • D.

      1, just the EOtech XPS3, because it is rail mounted, and therefore the P-90 is the triple rail version, which lacks adequate sighting systems as it is implied that the user is equipping the weapon with their own.

    Correct Answer
    B. 3, two iron sight sets and the EOTech XPS3.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 3, two iron sight sets and the EOTech XPS3. This is because the FN P-90 is equipped with two iron sight sets, in addition to the EOTech XPS3. The iron sight sets provide alternative sighting options, while the EOTech XPS3 is a specific sight system that can be used in conjunction with the iron sights. Therefore, the total number of sight systems available is three.

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  • 7. 

    TASER ECDs work by emitting what?

    • A.

      Pepper spray OOC capsules (Open On Contact capsules).

    • B.

      Mace spray OOC capsules (Open On Contact capsules).

    • C.

      An electric arc passing between two receptors.

    • D.

      An electric charge passing through penetrating prongs.

    Correct Answer
    D. An electric charge passing through penetrating prongs.
    Explanation
    TASER ECDs (Electronic Control Devices) work by emitting an electric charge passing through penetrating prongs. These prongs are shot from the device and attach to the target, delivering an electric shock that disrupts the target's neuromuscular system and temporarily incapacitates them. This electric charge is the mechanism by which TASER ECDs are able to immobilize and subdue a person.

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  • 8. 

    The H&K USP stands for what?

    • A.

      Universal Service Pistol

    • B.

      Universal Self-loading Pistol

    • C.

      Uniformed Service Pistol

    • D.

      Universal Security Pistol

    Correct Answer
    B. Universal Self-loading Pistol
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "universal Self-loading Pistol." The H&K USP is a popular handgun model manufactured by Heckler & Koch. It is known for its versatility and is widely used by military, law enforcement, and civilian shooters. The term "self-loading" refers to the pistol's ability to automatically load the next round into the chamber after each shot, making it a reliable and efficient firearm.

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  • 9. 

    The FN FAL was adopted by British and Canadian armed forces as the L11 and the C11, respectively.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The FN FAL was adopted by British and Canadian armed forces as the L1A1 and the C1A1, respectively.

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  • 10. 

    The M-40 series was originally known as what?

    • A.

      The McMillan 800.

    • B.

      The McMillan M-65.

    • C.

      The FN M-300.

    • D.

      The Winchester 6700.

    • E.

      The Remington 700.

    Correct Answer
    E. The Remington 700.
    Explanation
    The M-40 series was originally known as the Remington 700.

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  • 11. 

    Despite its region of origin and popularity, the IMI Uzi actually faired quite poorly over time in sandy conditions.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    While cheap, easy to produce, and moderately reliable in a variety of conditions, the Uzi was known to have issues in particularly sandy environments.

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  • 12. 

    Glock handguns are vailable in which calibres?

    • A.

      9mm, .45 ACP, and .40 S&W.

    • B.

      9mm, .45 ACP, .40 S&W, and .380 ACP.

    • C.

      9mm, .45 ACP, .40 S&W, .380 ACP, and .357 SIG.

    • D.

      9mm, .45 ACP, .40 S&W, .380 ACP, .357 SIG, and 10mm Auto.

    • E.

      9mm, .45 ACP, .40 S&W, .380 ACP, .357 SIG, 10mm Auto, and .45 GAP.

    Correct Answer
    E. 9mm, .45 ACP, .40 S&W, .380 ACP, .357 SIG, 10mm Auto, and .45 GAP.
    Explanation
    Glock handguns are available in a variety of calibers including 9mm, .45 ACP, .40 S&W, .380 ACP, .357 SIG, 10mm Auto, and .45 GAP.

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  • 13. 

    The H&K/CETME G-3 series uses what type of operating system?

    • A.

      A recoil system.

    • B.

      A blowback system

    • C.

      A roller-delayed blowback system.

    • D.

      A roller-advanced recoil system.

    • E.

      A delayed piston system.

    Correct Answer
    C. A roller-delayed blowback system.
    Explanation
    The H&K/CETME G-3 series uses a roller-delayed blowback system. This operating system utilizes rollers to delay the opening of the bolt during the firing process. As the bullet is fired, the pressure pushes the bolt rearward, and the rollers engage with the barrel extension, delaying the opening of the bolt until the pressure has decreased to a safe level. This design allows for reliable and accurate semi-automatic or fully automatic fire, making it a popular choice for firearms like the G-3 series.

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  • 14. 

    A fully automatic FN Five-seveN variant is known to exist.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    To the disappointment of firearms enthusiasts, the Five-seveN is only available in semi-automatic.

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  • 15. 

    The IMI Galil trigger system is based off of the trigger system of what previously designed weapon?

    • A.

      The AK-47.

    • B.

      The M-16.

    • C.

      The StG-44.

    • D.

      The M-1 Garand.

    • E.

      The M-14.

    Correct Answer
    D. The M-1 Garand.
    Explanation
    The IMI Galil trigger system is based off of the trigger system of the M-1 Garand.

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  • 16. 

    The FN M-249 has _____ feeding systems.

    Correct Answer
    two
    2
    Explanation
    The FN M-249 has two feeding systems. This means that the firearm is equipped with two different mechanisms for supplying ammunition to the gun. Having two feeding systems allows for increased reliability and flexibility in combat situations, as it provides a backup option in case one system fails or malfunctions.

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  • 17. 

    The Ruchnoy Pulemyot Kalashnikova is chambered in what cartridge?

    • A.

      7.62x45mm

    • B.

      7.62x39mm

    • C.

      7.62x54mm

    • D.

      7.62x51mm

    • E.

      7.62x29mm

    • F.

      7.62x59mm

    Correct Answer
    B. 7.62x39mm
    Explanation
    The Ruchnoy Pulemyot Kalashnikova is chambered in the 7.62x39mm cartridge.

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  • 18. 

    The PP-90M1 is considered to be a poorly designed weapon due to difficult assembly/re-assembly conditions, awkward fixed sights, and a notably foolishly designed charging handle located....

    • A.

      At the very front of the weapon, directly above the end of the barrel.

    • B.

      Inside the stock, requiring the user to remove the butt plate to charge the weapon.

    • C.

      As a chain-and-ring system located in the pistol grip.

    • D.

      In the handguard as a reverse-pump system.

    • E.

      Directly in front of the magazine as a long rubber tab.

    • F.

      On the rubber cheekrest, literally directly in the user's face.

    Correct Answer
    A. At the very front of the weapon, directly above the end of the barrel.
    Explanation
    The PP-90M1 is considered to be a poorly designed weapon because its charging handle is located at the very front of the weapon, directly above the end of the barrel. This placement makes it awkward and inconvenient for the user to charge the weapon, as they would have to reach forward and potentially obstruct their own line of sight. It also increases the risk of accidentally discharging the weapon while trying to charge it.

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  • 19. 

    What is +P?

    • A.

      Any ammunition smaller than .22LR.

    • B.

      Military code for hostiles using armour piercing ammunition.

    • C.

      Police standard ammunition.

    • D.

      An over-penetration rating system.

    • E.

      High penetration ammunition.

    • F.

      High pressure ammunition.

    Correct Answer
    F. High pressure ammunition.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "High pressure ammunition." This is because the symbol "+P" is used to indicate ammunition that has been loaded to higher pressure levels than standard ammunition. This results in increased velocity and energy, which can provide improved performance in certain firearms.

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  • 20. 

    Beck is totes a fag yo.

    • A.

      What, where did that come from? That was just uncalled for.

    • B.

      Totes.

    • C.

      Totes fo sho.

    • D.

      Only second to Fram.

    • E.

      Domo is too sexy for his shirt.

    Correct Answer
    E. Domo is too sexy for his shirt.
    Explanation
    Too damn sexy.

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