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Ammonal: Quiz


Question 1: From early 1915 the British Army employed ammonal for their mines during World War I, starting with the Hawthorn Ridge mine during the ________.
Hundred Days OffensiveBattle of PasschendaeleWestern Front (World War I)Battle of the Somme

Question 2: Three of the mines used at the ________ which were exploded at the start of the Third Battle of Ypres contained 30,000 lbs (over 13.6 metric tons) of ammonal, a fourth contained 20,000 lbs (over 9 metric tons).
Battle of PasschendaeleBattle of MessinesBattle of the SommeBattle of Arras (1917)

Question 3: Ammonal is an explosive made up of ammonium nitrate, trinitrotoluene, and ________ powder.

Question 4: Typically, it is used for quarrying or ________ purposes.
MetallurgyMiningArchaeologyMining engineering

Question 5: Ammonal used for ________ purposes was generally contained within metal cans or rubberised bags to prevent moisture ingress problems.
CastleMining (military)SiegeFortification


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