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 57% chieftainschieftains1549respected warriorsrespected warriors2994Vikings of NorwayVikings of Norway2032nobodynobody8961Norway 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 59% SpartansSpartans2627RomansRomans1226TurksTurks745MacedoniansMacedonians6657ancient 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: Rafehaverage 67% United States of America United States of America 3065India India 349People's Republic of China People's Republic of China 10519North Korea North Korea 1538military 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: Cleohard 44% it would be uselessit would be useless3357explosiveexplosive534armor-piercingarmor-piercing5329similar in its properties to a lead bulletsimilar in its properties to a lead bullet2828guns 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 crossbowmen4724heavy cavalryheavy cavalry1163swordsmenswordsmen2156pikemenpikemen2234historic 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 42% bowbow2591crossbowcrossbow5577slingsling4194composite bowcomposite bow617Middle 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 50% catapultcatapult3802ballistaballista1707siege towersiege tower791trebuchettrebuchet6477history 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.orgaverage 64% crossbowcrossbow2016catapultcatapult1922ballistaballista11093trebuchettrebuchet2198ancient 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 67% GermansGermans6786SovietsSoviets22760JapaneseJapanese2597AmericansAmericans1612tanks 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 Pierrickhard 45% GermansGermans6617BritishBritish1834AmericansAmericans2373SovietsSoviets8905World War II riddles » Play weapons quiz and see all the questions.