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Important Dates - History of War and Guns

written by: shimonbentzvi
 
A very difficult quiz on the history of guns and war.

Question 1:


He said: "If you want to make a lot of money, invent something that will enable Europeans to cut each other's throats."
Thomas Alva Edison
James Puckle
Leonardo Da Vinci
Hiram Maxim

Question 2:


In World War I, the machine gun combined with this invention was responsible for most of the battle casualties.
James Puckle's invention
Alfred Nobel's invention
James Glidden's invention
Samuel Colt's invention

Question 3:


Where was the assault rifle invented?
in Russia
in Italy
in Mexico
in Germany

Question 4:


Which of the following was invented by Hiram Maxim?
The automatic pistol
The assault rifle
The sniper rifle
The silencer

Question 5:


He was responsible for the invention of the caterpillar tractor, which was the basis of the tank.
James Puckle
James B. Hill
Samuel Browning
John Deere

Question 6:


The operational jet fighter was invented during this war.
The Korean War
The Spanish Revolution
World War I
World War II

Question 7:


When was the first automatic revolver produced?
Between 1901 and 1903
Between 1889 and 1891
Between 1961 and 1963
Between 1923 and 1924

Question 8:


In what year was the first mass produced multishot pistol patented?
1835
1879
1912
1862

Question 9:


When was a telescopic sight first put on a rifle?
1931
1880
1789
1939

Question 10:


Why is the Borchardt pistol of 1893 considered an important invention?
It was the first pistol to have an effective range of over 60 yards.
It was the first pistol approved for use by the Swiss Guard to help guard the Pope.
It was the first pistol to have a separate ammo magazine.
It was the first pistol that was not made of metal.

Question 11:


Although it looks a lot like the World War II bazooka, the US Army Javelin anti-armor weapon has this advantage over other weapons of its type.
It is only 50% the weight of similar weapons.
It leaves no "heat trail."
It uses much cheaper munitions.
It is about 50% the cost of similar weapons.

Question 12:


Which is the odd one out?
SWORDS
Predator
Dragon
TALON

 


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