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Flintlock: Quiz


Question 1: Their effective range was very short, and they were frequently used as an adjunct to the ________ or cutlass.
SwordMartial artsHistorical European martial artsFencing

Question 2: ________ is the process of cutting spiral grooves into the inside of the barrel.
RiflingFirearmCartridge (firearms)Internal ballistics

Question 3: The British army used ________ to load their weapons.
Cartridge (firearms)BulletInternal ballisticsPaper cartridge

Question 4: The gun is now in a "primed and ready" state, and this is how it would typically be carried while ________ or if going into battle.
RaccoonGray WolfRed FoxHunting

Question 5: The transition from flintlock to ________ was a slow one, even at that, since the percussion system was not widely used until around 1830.
Explosive materialPercussion capCartridge (firearms)Internal ballistics

Question 6: A cock tightly holding a sharp piece of ________ is rotated to half-cock, where the sear falls into a safety notch on the tumbler, preventing an accidental discharge.

Question 7: Terms such as: "lock, stock and barrel," "going off half-cocked" and "flash in the pan" remain current in the ________.
English languageAmerican EnglishCanadaSouth Africa

Question 8: Nonetheless, the Crespi System was experimented with by the British during the Napoleonic Wars, and percussion Halls guns saw service in the ________.
American Civil WarUnited StatesTennesseeBleeding Kansas

Question 9: Introduced about 1630, the flintlock rapidly replaced earlier firearm-ignition technologies, such as the matchlock and ________ mechanisms.
Hand cannonWheellockSnaplockSnaphance

Question 10: Although long superseded by other developments flintlock firearms have enjoyed some popularity with ________ shooting enthusiasts.
GunpowderCannonEnglandEarly Modern warfare

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