How Well Do You Know Modern Weapons?

By: Annette

How Well Do You Know Modern Weapons?
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About This Quiz

Modern weapons are more precise and remarkable than ever before in human history. In this quiz we're going to test your knowledge of the weapons that the military - and everyday Americans - swear by.
Beretta is a privately held firearms manufacturer based in what country?
German
Italian
Beretta is a privately held Italian firearms manufacturer. Their guns are used by both military and civilians.
American

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What is the proper name for a Luger?
P08 Titan
Pistole Parabellum
In the U.S. we know of it as just the Luger, but the proper name is the Pistole Parabellum. The P08 Luger is one of the most popular firearms in the military.
The Finger

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What's the firing range of a Glock 18?
25 yards
35 yards
55 yards
A Glock 18 has an amazing 55-yard firing range. Both the Glock 18 and the Glock 17 are popular weapons in the military.

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What type of gun is the M16A4?
Rifle
The M16A4 is a popular rifle, used by both military and civilians. It is the fourth generation of the M16 series weapon system.
Shotgun
Machine gun

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How many weapons fall under the category of M16A2?
1
2
In terms of military use, there are two weapons that are called M16A2. The first is a rifle, of course, and the other a mine.
3

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Who developed the AK-47?
Germany
Russia
The AK-47 was developed in the Soviet Union by Mikhail Kalashnikov. It's also known as the Kalashnikov.
Italy

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Which is the modernized variant of the AK-47?
AK-2
AKM
The AKM is a modernized variant of the AK-47. It is a 7.62mm assault rifle.
AKX

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What is the RPG-7?
Grenade launcher
The RPG-7 is a grenade launcher. It is also anti-tank and rocket-propelled.
Assault rifle
Handgun

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When was the pistol created?
14th century
16th century
The pistol was created in the 16th century. It is a type of handgun with a chamber integral with the barrel.
18th century

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Where was the M1918 Browning Automatic Rifle created?
U.S.
The M1918 Browning Automatic Rifle was created in the U.S., but is now used around the world. It was designed in 1917.
France
Britain

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What's the Browning Automatic 5 usually called?
Auto-5
A-5
Either
The Browning Automatic 5 is often referred to as the Auto-5 or A-5. It was designed by John Browning.

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Which of these was developed in Japan?
Type 4 Semi-Automatic Rifle
Type 5 Semi-Automatic Rifle
Both
In essence, the Type 4 and the Type 5 are one and the same. It is a semi-automatic rifle that was developed in Japan to copy the American M1 Garand.

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True or False: The military uses automatic shotguns.
True
It's absolutely true that automatic shotguns are used in the military. They provide tremendous firepower, although they have a limited range.
False

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Which is true about the SRS99D Sniper Rifle?
It's gas-operated
It's semi-automatic
Both
The SRS99D Sniper Rifle is both gas-operated and semi-automatic. It fires APFSDS from a 4-round magazine.

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How many rounds/minute do you get from the SVD Dragunov sniper rifle?
10
20
30
The SVD Dragunov gives you 30 rounds per minute. The effective firing range is 875 yards.

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Who uses the M40 rifle?
Marines
The M40 rifle is used by the Marines. Variations of it include the M40, M40A1, M40A3 and M40A5.
Army
Navy

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The AW50 sniper rifle is ________.
Anti-material
The AW50 sniper rifle is a good example of an anti-material rifle, or AMR. It was designed by Accuracy International.
Anti-personnel
Anti-enclosure

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The Type 97 sniper rifle is based on the ______ rifle.
Type B
Type 38
The Type 97 sniper rifle is based on the Type 38 rifle. It is a Japanese bolt-action rifle.
Type 87

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What does SRS stand for?
Sharp Return System
Stealth Recon Scout
SRS stands for Stealth Recon Scout. The SRS rifle is manufactured by the Utah-based company known as Desert Tech.
Systematic Rifle Shot

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Where was the FAMAS created?
France
The FAMAS is a bullpup-styled assault rifle. It's manufactured in France by MAS.
Russia
USA

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What is the effective firing range of an M203 grenade launcher?
30 yards
100 yards
160 yards
The effective firing range of an M203 grenade launcher is 160 yards. The maximum firing range is 437 yards.

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Which of these emits more smoke?
Smoke grenade
The smoke grenade is often used by the military. It emits a tremendous about of smoke, far greater than a smoke bomb.
Smoke bomb
Flare

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When was the Mk 2 grenade introduced?
1918
The Mk 2 grenade was first introduced in 1918. It is a fragmentation type anti-personnel hand grenade.
1937
1978

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True or False: A flashbang is a deadly weapon.
True
False
It's false that a flashbang is a deadly weapon. It's otherwise known as a stun grenade, and it's meant to disorient the enemy.

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What is officially the United States rifle?
M1
M5
M14
The M14 is officially the United States Rifle. It replaced the M1 Garand Rifle by 1961.

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True or False: The M1 Garand was used during Vietnam.
True
It's true that the M1 Garand was still in limited use during Vietnam. It was used extensively during WWII and the Korean War.
False

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What was almost America's battle rifle?
M56
LAR
FM FAL
FM FAL was very nearly America's battle rifle. It stands for the Fabrique Nationale Fusil Automatique Leger.

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The FN F2000 is used by _______.
Civilians
Military
Both
The FN F2000 is used by both civilians and the military. It is a bullpup assault rifle.

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The Walther WA 2000 was designed in response to ______.
9-11
Columbine Shootings
1972 Munich Olympics Massacre
The famous Walther WA 2000 was designed in response to the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre. It's an incredibly rare and exceptional firearm.

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The Walther P38 was the service pistol of _______.
The Allied forces
The Soviets during the Cold War
Wehrmacht
The Walther P38 was designed to be the service pistol of the Wehrmacht at the beginning of WWII. It was intended to replace the costly Luger P08.

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The Remington 870 is most commonly used for ______.
Military infantry
Sport shooting
The Remington 870 is most commonly used by the public for sport shooting. It is a pump-action shotgun manufactured by Remington Arms Company.
Sniper shooting

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The Remington 700 series comes with a ______ magazine.
3-round
4-round
5-round
All of the above
The Remington 700 series can come with a 3-, 4- or 5-round magazine. All Remington Model 700s are based on the same centerfire bolt action.

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The Bushmaster ACR is also known as the ______.
Regulator
XL
Masada
The Bushmaster ACR is also known as the Masada. ACR stands for adaptive combat rifle.

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How many shots do you get with a Smith & Wesson Model 29?
6
The Smith & Wesson Model 29 is a 6-shot, double-action revolver. This is pretty much as classic as an S&W revolver gets.
7
8

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What is the official United States Machine Gun?
M60
The M60 is the official United States Machine Gun. M60 is a family of American general-purpose machine guns.
M80
M100

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