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Swords

written by: Phreekshow
 
For millennia swords have been used in combat though mostly only as a last resort. Today they have been relegated to ceremonial pieces. Still they remain in our folklore and our subconscious, taking us back to simpler and nobler times.

Question 1:


Approximately how long have swords been in existence?
4,000 years
2,500 years
7,000 years
9,000 years

Question 2:


The only true purpose of swords is to kill.
True
False

Question 3:


Swords were once made of bronze but later steel was discovered and was found the ideal material for sword making. Steel is made from an alloy of Iron and what other element?
Lead
Carbon
Bronze
Titanium

Question 4:


What do you call the process of heating and cooling of steel to strengthen it?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 5:


The army of the Roman Empire used a short bladed sword known as a Gladius. What European country did this type of sword originate in?
Greece
France
Germany
Spain

Question 6:


What is the handle of a sword called?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 7:


A large number of ancient swords are found in riverbeds.
True
False

Question 8:


A wide curved sword blade is designed for cutting through which material?
Cloth Armor
Flesh
Bone
Steel Armor

Question 9:


What was the name of King Arthur's famous mythical sword?


Question 10:


To make a sword designed for piercing armor you need the majority of the weight to be at what part of the sword?
Evenly distributed throthout the sword
At the blade
At the very tip of the sword
At the hilt

 


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