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Caltrop: Quiz


Question 1: Caltrops serve to slow down the advance of ________, war elephants, and human troops.
HorseEquus (genus)DonkeyArabian horse

Question 2: Caltrops were collected by ________ troops as keepsakes.
Australian Light HorseHenry George ChauvelAustralian Mounted DivisionAnzac Mounted Division

Question 3: They were said to be particularly effective against the soft feet of ________.

Question 4: ________ quickly condemned the practice, seeing it as a hazard to humans and animals.
Direct actionEarth First!Earth Liberation FrontEco-terrorism

Question 5: In Britain, during the ________, large caltrop shaped objects made from reinforced concrete were used as anti-tank devices, although it seems that these were rare.
Collaboration with the Axis Powers during World War IISecond Sino-Japanese WarWorld War IISoviet occupations

Question 6: Iron caltrops were used as early as 331 BC at ________ according to Quintus Curtius (IV.13.36).
Alexander the GreatBattle of IssusBattle of GaugamelaWars of Alexander the Great

Question 7: They may be thought of as the ________ of antiquity, useful to shape the battlefield and force the enemy into certain paths and approaches, or to provide a passive defense as part of a defensive works system.
Trench warfareCluster bombBunkerLand mine

Question 8: [3] In more modern times, caltrops are used against wheeled vehicles with pneumatic ________.
AirbagParking brakeAutomobileTire

Question 9:
Caltrop, Booby trap and C? Chi tunnels are all:
Medieval weapons Area denial weapons Guerrilla warfare tactics Fortification

Question 10:
Caltrop, Naval mine and Booby trap are all:
Area denial weapons Roman fortifications Medieval weapons Fortification


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