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Question 1: Modern mortars normally range in ________ from 60 mm (2.36 in) to 120 mm (4.72 in).
Caliber10 mm caliberCartridge (firearms)7 mm caliber

Question 2: The Germans also developed a series of trench mortars or Minenwerfer in calibers from 7.58 cm to 25 cm during ________, though these were rifled.
Western Front (World War I)Armenian GenocideWorld War ICaucasus Campaign

Question 3: A mortar can also be a launcher for ________, a hand-held or vehicle-mounted projector for smoke shells or flares, or a large grenade launcher.
FireworksHawaiiUnited StatesConsumer fireworks

Question 4: Prime Minister ________ was forced to move to Admiralty House while repairs were effected.
Winston ChurchillAusten ChamberlainHarold MacmillanJohn Major

Question 5: During the battle of Iwo Jima, the ________ used twelve 320 mm mortars against the American forces.
Shōwa periodImperial Japanese ArmyImperial General HeadquartersImperial Japanese Navy

Question 6: Conversely, a large example is the Soviet 2S4 M1975 Tyulpan (________ flower) 240 mm self-propelled mortar.
IranTulipNetherlandsFlowering plant

Question 7: These attributes contrast with the mortar's larger siblings; ________ and field guns, which fire at higher velocities, longer ranges, flatter arcs, and sometimes using direct fire.
Trench warfareArtilleryCannonHowitzer

Question 8: The chief advantage a mortar section has over an ________ battery is the flexibility of small numbers, mobility and the ability to engage targets in the defilade with plunging fires.
SiegeArtilleryMilitary historyNaval warfare

Question 9: A mortar is a muzzle-loading ________ weapon that fires shells at low velocities, short ranges, and high-arcing ballistic trajectories.
Indirect fireArtilleryField artilleryPredicted fire

Question 10: 81mm ________ mortar shell
Iran–Iraq War2006 Lebanon WarGaza WarWhite phosphorus


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