Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Sometimes the weapon you use is whatever you have at hand. There was this skinny shepherd kid faced with doing combat against a well-armed, and armored, giant. What weapon did he use?
2. In hand-to-hand combat, ancient warriors sometimes used this ancestor of the brass knuckles.
3. This weapon evolved from being made of stone to one of bronze, then iron, then steel as metallurgy advanced. It was designed for close combat either by foot soldiers or mounted cavalry. It was also a favorite of Gimli in "The Lord of the Rings."
4. What weapon was developed to counter hardened steel used in armor in the Middle Ages?
5. Close combat produces a lot of casualties so weapons, such as the crossbow, were designed that would let the user be some distance away from the opponent. What is the proper term for the projectile fired from a crossbow?
6. The U.S. military uses Hellfire missiles. What weapon did the Byzantines have on their ships?
7. Not all weapons of war were inanimate. Hannibal, for instance, used this large animal to great advantage in the Second Punic War.
8. This old-style weapon was swung by a warrior; the idea being to slash or cut, rather than thrusting it directly at an enemy. What is it?
9. This relative of the mace had a ball, often spiked, attached by a chain to a handle. What is this weapon?
10. The invention of gunpowder changed the type of weapons used in warfare. Gunpowder itself was to be the weapon used in the "Gunpowder Plot." Who is the man associated with it?
Source: Author CmdrK
This quiz was reviewed by FunTrivia editor bloomsby
before going online.
Any errors found in FunTrivia content are routinely corrected through our feedback system.