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Falx: Quiz


Question 1: The time of the conquest of Dacia by ________ is the only known instance of the Roman army adapting personal equipment while on campaign; it seems likely that this was a response to this deadly weapon.
NervaMarcus AureliusHadrianTrajan

Question 2: It is a derivative of both the sword and the spear, having evolved from a spear to a ________ before becoming more drastically curved to facilitate a superior cutting action.
Pike (weapon)NaginataPole weaponMartial arts

Question 3: Falx is a ________ word originally meaning sickle, but was later used to mean any of a number of tools that had a curved blade that was sharp on the inside edge such as a scythe.
Roman EmpireOld LatinLatinVulgar Latin

Question 4: In Latin texts the weapon was described as an ensis falcatus (whence falcata) by ________ in Metamorphose or falx supina by Juvenal in Satiriae.
OvidHeroidesRoman EmpireMetamorphoses

Question 5: Falx was also used to mean a ________, particularly that of the Thracians and Dacians, and later a siege hook used by the Romans themselves.
ArtilleryIndustrial warfareMilitary historyWeapon


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