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Rate of fire: Quiz


Question 1: For manually-operated weapons such as bolt-action rifles or ________ pieces, the rate of fire is governed primarily by the training of the operator or crew, within some mechanical limitations.
SiegeMilitary historyArtilleryNaval warfare

Question 2: A small ________ unit armed with modern assault rifles and machine guns can generate more firepower than much larger units equipped with older weapons.
Ancient warfareMedieval warfareInfantryMilitary history

Question 3: A good past example of growth in rate of fire would be the enormous advantage of the ________, which provided accurate and steady fire.
Lee-EnfieldVickers machine gunLewis GunMaxim gun

Question 4: For weapons mounted on ________, no cooling device is necessary due to the outside air cooling the weapon as the aircraft is moving.
Double-deck aircraftBusiness jetAircraftWide-body aircraft

Question 5: Typical ________ have a cyclic rate of 500–800 RPM.
M14 rifleFN FALM16 rifleAssault rifle

Question 6: For artillery pieces, a gun on a towed mount can usually achieve a higher rate of fire than the same weapon mounted within the cramped confines of a ________ or self-propelled gun.
T-26 tankM1 AbramsT-34Tank

Question 7: For automatic weapons such as ________, the rate of fire is primarily a mechanical property.
M2 Browning machine gunFirearmAssault rifleMachine gun

Question 8: It is most often used when continuous fire is desired for long periods of time, as with artillery or ________.
Bren light machine gunMedium machine gunLewis GunHeavy machine gun

Question 9: Rate of fire is the frequency at which a specific ________ can fire or launch its projectiles.
Military historyWeaponIndustrial warfareArtillery

Question 10: Rate of fire may also be affected by ________ factors.
Sexual harassmentErgonomicsOccupational safety and healthFlextime

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