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Gabion: Quiz


Question 1: In a military context, earth or sand-filled gabions are used to protect ________ crews from enemy fire.
SiegeNaval warfareArtilleryMilitary history

Question 2: In the medieval era, gabions were round cages with open tops and bottoms, made from wickerwork and filled with earth for use as military ________.
FortificationCity gateCastleDefensive wall

Question 3: Their strength and effectiveness may increase with time in some cases, as silt and ________ fill the interstitial voids and reinforce the structure.
EcosystemEcological successionVegetationFire ecology

Question 4: For dams or foundation ________, cylindrical metal structures are used.
ConstructionBuilding services engineeringStructural engineeringCivil engineering

Question 5: ________ designed a type of gabion called a Corbeille Leonard ("Leonard[o] basket") for the foundations of the San Marco Castle in Milan.
Italian Renaissance paintingMona LisaLeonardo da VinciLeonardo da Vinci's personal life

Question 6: These early military gabions were used to protect field ________ gunners.
ArtilleryMilitary historyNaval warfareSiege

Question 7: The wickerwork cylinders were light and could be carried relatively conveniently in the ________ train, particularly if they were made in several diameters to fit one inside another.
GunMilitary technology and equipmentAmmunitionBomb

Question 8: [2] They may be used to direct the force of a flow of ________ water around a vulnerable structure.
Hurricane KatrinaNetherlandsFlood controlFlood

Question 9: They are sometimes used to keep stones which may fall from a cutting or ________ from endangering traffic on a thoroughfare.
CliffSound (geography)Cape (geography)Headland

Question 10: The most common civil engineering use of gabions is to stabilize shorelines or slopes against ________.
River deltaMouth barDuneErosion


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