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Siege tower: Quiz


Question 1: Centuries after they were employed in Assyria, the use of the siege tower spread throughout the ________.
Indian OceanPacific OceanMediterranean SeaAtlantic Ocean

Question 2: Thus great wing ships correspond to the army's heavy chariots, little wing ships to light chariots, stomach strikers to battering rams, castle ships to mobile assault towers, and bridge ships to light ________.

Question 3: One of the oldest references to the mobile siege tower in ________ was ironically a written dialogue primarily discussing naval warfare.
History of the People's Republic of ChinaHistory of the Republic of ChinaHistory of ChinaTimeline of Chinese history

Question 4: The oldest known siege towers were used by the armies of the ________ in the 9th century BC, under Ashurnasirpal II (r.
Abbasid CaliphateNeo-Assyrian EmpireBabyloniaAkkadian Empire

Question 5: Additionally, although the rook in chess originally symbolized a ________, European adaptations of the game may have been influenced at least in part by siege towers.
2nd millennium BCRathaChariotAncient history

Question 6: However, the construction of a sloping talus at the base of a castle wall (as was common in ________ fortification[5]) could have reduced the effectiveness of this tactic to an extent.
First seven Ecumenical CouncilsCrusadesCounter-ReformationEast–West Schism

Question 7: Siege towers were used when the Avars laid siege unsuccessfully to ________ in 626, as the Chronicon Paschale recounts:
Byzantine navyConstantinopleHagia SophiaByzantine Empire

Question 8: Siege towers became vulnerable and obsolete with the development of large ________.
GunpowderCannon operationArtilleryCannon

Question 9: Troops could then rush onto the walls and into the ________ or city.
CastleFortificationHill fortKeep

Question 10: However, later constructions known as battery-towers took on a similar role in the gunpowder age; like siege-towers, these were built out of wood on site for mounting siege ________.
Naval warfareArtilleryMedieval warfareMilitary history


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