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Question 1: Signatories of the ________ have renounced such shells.
Biological warfareNuclear weaponChemical warfareChemical Weapons Convention

Question 2: Like ________, an artillery shell may be used to scatter smaller submunitions, including anti-personnel grenades, anti-tank top-attack munitions, and landmines.
Bosnia and HerzegovinaCluster bombAzerbaijanInternational Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement

Question 3: Shells are usually large calibre projectiles fired by artillery, ________ (including tanks), and warships.
Armoured fighting vehicleTank classificationSelf-propelled gunArmoured warfare

Question 4: The main types are bursting (those filled with white ________ WP and a small HE bursting charge are best known) and base ejection (delivering three or four smoke canisters, or material impregnated with white phosphorus).

Question 5: Aerial ________ bursts are created by shells.
FireworksHawaiiUnited StatesConsumer fireworks

Question 6: Once outside the barrel, the sabot is stripped off by a combination of ________ and aerodynamic force, giving the shot low drag in flight.
Centrifugal force (rotating reference frame)Centrifugal forceReactive centrifugal forceFictitious force

Question 7: The APCR projectile is a core of a high-density hard material such as ________ surrounded by a full-bore shell of a lighter material (e.g.
Tungsten carbideTitaniumPlutoniumCarbon

Question 8: By this time shells usually ________, but bronze, lead, brass and even glass were tried.
Cast ironSteelAlloy steelWrought iron

Question 9: HEAT shells are a type of ________ used to defeat armoured vehicles.
TungstenShaped chargeTantalumAluminium

Question 10: British APDS ordnance for their QF 6 pdr and 17 pdr ________ was fielded in March 1944.
Korean WarAnti-tank warfareAnti-tank rifleT-34

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