Weaponry

Question 1 of 16

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What was the name of the musket used by the British as Waterloo?

Select one of the following:

  • Mauser

  • Gatling

  • Chassepot

  • Brown Bess

Question 2 of 16

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What were the disadvantages of rifles used at the beginning of the period? TICK TWO

Select one or more of the following:

  • Prone to jamming

  • Slow loading time

  • Easy to bend

  • Very heavy

  • Smoky

Question 3 of 16

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/which part of the Dreyse was prone to breaking?

Select one of the following:

  • The barrel

  • The needle

  • The pan

  • The trigger

Question 4 of 16

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Which country used the Mauser rifle?

Select one of the following:

  • Prussia

  • Austria

  • Boers

  • Denmark

Question 5 of 16

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Which army, initially successful, was defeated by the use of Gatling guns in 1879?

Select one of the following:

  • Mahdi

  • Zulu

  • Masai

  • Native American

Question 6 of 16

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What was the name of the gun which could fire on armies on the reverse slope?

Select one of the following:

  • Howitzer

  • Mitrailleuse

  • Maxim

  • Benedek

Question 7 of 16

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Which German support weapon was one of the most effective weapons of WW2?

Select one of the following:

  • MP 10

  • Sten

  • Bren

  • MP 40

Question 8 of 16

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Which weapon caused the Prussian army to change their attack style at Gravelotte St Privat?

Select one of the following:

  • Carncano

  • Chassepot

  • Lebel

  • Mannlicher

Question 9 of 16

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In which famous battle of the American Civil War did the absence of the Confederate Cavalry help the Unionists achieve victory?

Select one of the following:

  • Chancellorsville

  • Fredericksburg

  • Chattanooga

  • Gettysburg

Question 10 of 16

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What kind of weapon was the WW1 'whippet'?

Select one of the following:

  • Rifle

  • Tank

  • Shell

  • Machine Gun

Question 11 of 16

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Who was the inventor of the percussion cap?

Select one of the following:

  • Whitworth

  • Widgeon

  • Forsyth

  • Remington

Question 12 of 16

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Which inventor had a 'face like a baboon', according to an ex-Top Gear presenter?

Select one of the following:

  • Whitworth

  • Forsyth

  • Naysmith

  • Gilchrist

Question 13 of 16

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Which type of soldier would normally fire a carbine?

Select one of the following:

  • Infantry

  • Artillery

  • Cavalry

Question 14 of 16

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Which general of the 18th century was a fan of the reverse slope tactic?

Select one of the following:

  • Cardigan

  • Radetsky

  • Napoleon

  • Wellington

Question 15 of 16

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Who developed the cylindro-conoidal bullet?

Select one of the following:

  • Winchester

  • Remington

  • Norton

  • Springfield

Question 16 of 16

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Who produced the rifle carried by the Unionist forces in the American Civil War?

Select one of the following:

  • Spencer

  • Springfield

  • Shelbyville

  • Thomas

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