Weapons questions This is a list of recently added questions about weapons. Play weapons quiz and see all the questions. Who among Vikings wore horned helmets?Nobody. Popular culture picture of a Viking wearing horned helmet developed in 19th century inspired by archaeological findings that originated from Bronze Age much earlier to Vikings' times.Created by: smyruhard 46% chieftainschieftains1196respected warriorsrespected warriors2354Vikings of NorwayVikings of Norway1536nobodynobody4501Norway riddles » Who used the sarissa (a type of weapon) in their combat formations?Macedonians. The sarissa is a type of long spear (about 4–7 metres or 13–23 ft in length) first introduced by Phillip II of Macedonia in Macedonian phalanx formations. It was usually composed of two lengths and was joined by a central bronze tube only before a battle. The tight formation of the phalanx created a "wall of pikes", and the pike was so long that there were fully five rows of them projecting in front of the front rank of men.Created by: Roy Zhuhard 58% SpartansSpartans1368RomansRomans632TurksTurks428MacedoniansMacedonians3432ancient Greece riddles » Which country has the largest army?People's Republic of China . China has a population of 1,354,040,000 according to an official estimate at the end of December 2014. In theory, all Chinese men are required to serve a term of military service if called upon in the People’s Liberation Army, but there are enough volunteers that there has never been a need to call on conscripts. Created by: Rafaaverage 61% United States of America United States of America 1644India India 208People's Republic of China People's Republic of China 4201North Korea North Korea 831military riddles » If a gun bullet was made of gold, what properties would it have?Armor-piercing. The density of gold is 19,320 kg/m3, which is higher than of uranium (18,800) and much higher than of lead (11,340). The armor-piercing ammo is made of uranium for its high density - golden bullets would work for this purpose even better.Created by: Cleovery hard 38% it would be uselessit would be useless1794explosiveexplosive354armor-piercingarmor-piercing2440similar in its properties to a lead bulletsimilar in its properties to a lead bullet1758metals riddles » Who typically used a pavise, the largest medieval shield?Archers and crossbowmen. A pavise was too heavy to be used in direct combat. It was primarily used as a shelter by archers and crossbowmen, particularly during sieges. It was often deployed in the ground with a spike attached to the bottom. The name "pavise" comes from the city of Pavia in Italy.Created by: globalquiz.orghard 45% archers and crossbowmenarchers and crossbowmen2558heavy cavalryheavy cavalry619swordsmenswordsmen1309pikemenpikemen1171historic weapons riddles » Which of projectile weapons required the least skills to operate?Crossbow. A bow required a considerable degree of lifetime training, physical strength and expertise to operate with any degree of efficiency. In contrast, the crossbow was the first projectile weapon to be simple, cheap and physically-undemanding enough to be operated by large numbers of conscript soldiers.Created by: globalquiz.orghard 45% bowbow1662crossbowcrossbow3753slingsling2484composite bowcomposite bow391Middle Ages riddles » How is this siege weapon called?Trebuchet. The counterweight trebuchet appeared in both Christian and Muslim lands around the Mediterranean in the 12th century. It could fling projectiles weighing up to 350 pounds (160 kg). The trebuchet's technical constructions were lost at the beginning of the 16th century. In 1984, the French engineer Renaud Beffeyte made the first modern reconstruction of a trebuchet, based on documents from 1324.Created by: globalquiz.orghard 43% catapultcatapult2685ballistaballista1154siege towersiege tower592trebuchettrebuchet3473history riddles » How is this ancient missile weapon called?Ballista resembles a large crossbow, but it relies on different mechanics. Ballista uses two levers with torsion springs made of twisted skeins instead of a prod (the bow part of a modern crossbow).Created by: globalquiz.orghard 55% crossbowcrossbow1637catapultcatapult1592ballistaballista6190trebuchettrebuchet1666ancient Rome riddles » Which army used anti-tank dogs during the WW2?Soviets. Anti-tank dogs were taught to carry explosives to tanks. The original idea was for a dog to release the bomb and return to the operator, but it was unsuccessful and replaced by an impact detonation procedure. The U.S. military trained anti-tank dogs in 1943 for use against fortifications, but never deployed them.Created by: globalquiz.orgaverage 62% GermansGermans4958SovietsSoviets13478JapaneseJapanese1957AmericansAmericans1193tanks riddles » Which army used diesel engines in their tanks during the WW2?Soviets. Most of the nations at the time used lighter and more efficient petrol engines, often coming from the aviation industry. Soviets however decided to mass-produce diesel engines. There were several reasons: diesel fuel was less flammable and therefore safer, Soviet Union had the huge aluminium forge capacity, and they didn't have large diesel-consuming fleet.Created by: Kate Pierrickvery hard 37% GermansGermans4119BritishBritish1136AmericansAmericans1419SovietsSoviets4000World War II riddles » Play weapons quiz and see all the questions.