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Bascinet: Quiz


Question 1: The bascinet was a ________ European open-faced military helmet, typically fitted with an aventail and hinged visor.
High Middle AgesEarly Middle AgesLate Middle AgesMiddle Ages

Question 2: While no known chin straps were used, the bascinet was often prevented from being lifted off the wearer's head by tying or strapping the camail to the surcoat or ________.
CuirassArmourMail (armour)Plate armour

Question 3: The liner was made of ________ or a linen blend cloth stuffed with wool or horsehair.

Question 4: The basic design was intended to direct blows from ________ downward and away from the skull and face of the wearer.
Military historyArtilleryWeaponIndustrial warfare

Question 5: Contemporary illustrations show nearly every ________ and man-at-arms wearing one of a few variants of the basic hounskull helmet.

Question 6: In ________ a more bulbous version also appeared in the beginning of the 15th century.

Question 7: The early versions sometimes had a neck defence of ________ called a camail or aventail, while later versions (at the end of the 14th century) often protected the neck with a separate but attached plate assembly, the gorget.
United KingdomMailRoyal MailPostal history

Question 8: By the middle of the 14th century, most ________ discarded the great helm altogether in favor of a fully visored bascinet.


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