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Question 1: They were also often chosen for their shooting ability and sometimes carried lighter ________ than ordinary infantrymen.
Early Modern warfareFlintlockMusketMusketeer

Question 2: Orders were sent by bugle or whistle instead of ________ (since the sound of a bugle carries further and it is difficult to move fast when carrying a drum).
DrumNaqarehGoblet drumDaf

Question 3: Forces, mostly light, deployed to ________ within a 48 hour period to execute combat operations.
PanamaNicaraguaCosta RicaDominican Republic

Question 4: The concept of a skirmishing screen is a very old one and was already well-established by Greek and Roman times in the form, for example, of the Greek ________ and the Roman velites.
Phalanx formationPeltastAlexander the GreatXenophon

Question 5: Heavy infantry originally had heavier arms and more ________ than light infantry, but this distinction was lost as the use of armour declined and gunpowder weapons became standardized.
CuirassMail (armour)Plate armourArmour

Question 6: Unusually, light infantry officers sometimes carried muskets as well and their swords were lighter and curved ________; as opposed to the heavy, straighter swords of other infantry officers.
United States Marine CorpsSzablaSabreKilij

Question 7: Peltast equipment for example grew steadily heavier at the same time as ________ equipment grew lighter.
Phalanx formationAncient Greek warfareHopliteGreco-Persian Wars

Question 8: Light infantry often fought in close co-ordination with heavy infantry, where they could screen the heavy infantry from harassing fire, and the heavy infantry could intervene to protect the light infantry from attacks of enemy heavy infantry or ________.

Question 9: Some armies, including the British and French, converted whole ________ into light infantry.
RegimentDivision (military)Company (military unit)Corps

Question 10: Traditionally light infantry (or skirmishers) were soldiers whose job was to provide a skirmishing screen ahead of the main body of ________, harassing and delaying the enemy advance.
Medieval warfareMilitary historyWeaponInfantry

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