The Ultimate RooseveltBrowning Hunting Club Quiz

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The Ultimate RooseveltBrowning Hunting Club Quiz
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About This Quiz

Is there an old rifle or shotgun that your great-grandfather owned somewhere in the basement collecting dust? Have you been yearning to take it down and put it to use on your next hunt? For your own safety, and as a great way to connect with others who have the same idea, you may want to check out the RooseveltBrowning Hunting Club. Take our quiz to learn more about the club and see whether you should join its ranks.
What does the RooseveltBrowning Classic Firearms Hunting Club classify as a classic rifle?
patented before 1920
patented before 1910
The club defines classic rifles and shotguns as those that were patented before 1910 or are authentic reproductions of those classics.
patented before 1900

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Are there any other requirements of the club for a classic gun to qualify?
The classic weapon must use breach-loaded rimmed metallic cartridges.
The classic weapon must use only center fire cartridges.
Both of the above answers are additional requirements of the club.
Classic firearms must use only center fire, breech-loaded, rimmed metallic cartridges.

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When were telescopic sights first used on rifles?
1880
A scope is a refractor telescope that is mounted on a rifle to improve shooting accuracy. The first scope that actually worked was made by August Fiedler (Stronsdorf) in 1880.
1896
1912

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Why does the club carry the name Roosevelt?
in honor of President Theodore Roosevelt
The RooseveltBrowning Hunting Club began as a way to recognize and honor former president Theodore Roosevelt's contributions to conservation, hunting and sportsmanship. Roosevelt won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1906.
in honor of President Franklin D. Roosevelt
in honor of George Roosevelt the clubs founder

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How did Roosevelt become interested in hunting and conservation?
Roosevelt started hunting after his wife died in 1884.
Roosevelt bought a ranch in the Badlands of Dakota in 1884 to try to improve his poor health.
Both of the above answers are correct facts about why Roosevelt became interested in hunting and conservation.
According to nobelprize.com, the future 26th president of the United States spent two years in the West following the death of his beloved wife in 1884. During his time in the Dakota Territory, Roosevelt saw the value of outdoor life, becoming dedicated to big game hunting and conservation.

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When did Roosevelt say, "There can be no greater issue than that of conservation in this country"?
1910
1912
Roosevelt spoke the words, "There can be no greater issue than that of conservation in this country" during his Confession of Faith Speech at the Progressive National Convention in Chicago, IL on August 6, 1912.
1914

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What did Roosevelt do on behalf of conservation during his term as president?
He created and passed into law the Scenery Preservation Act of 1903.
He set aside huge quantities of Federal land for nature preserves and national parks.
Roosevelt is considered the United States first conservation President. Deeply committed to conserving natural resources, Roosevelt set aside more Federal land for nature preserves and national parks than the combined total of all his predecessors.
He created and passed into law the Nature Preserve Act of 1902.

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At what daily rate was land preserved during Roosevelt’s presidency?
66,000 acres a day
72,000 acres a day
84,000 acres a day
During his term, land was preserved at a rate of 84,000 acres (33,994 hectares) a day. He also promoted the Newlands Reclamation Act of 1902 to boost federal construction of dams for irrigating small farms.

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What was the total amount of land that was set aside for parks and preserves by Theodore Roosevelt?
230 million
Roosevelt placed 230 million acres (360,000 mi² or 930,000 km²) under federal protection as national forests or national parks.
250 million
283 million

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Who was John M. Browning?
a famed biologist and conservation activist
an American gun designer
Browning was a prominent gun designer who held 128 gun patents. He made his first firearm at age 13 in his father's gun shop, and was awarded his first patent on October 7, 1879 at the age of 24.
an American pianist

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In what year did John M. Browning die?
1912
1918
1926
Browning died in 1926, but some of his designs are still being produced even today. He was working on a new gun design in his shop when he died of heart failure.

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What type of gun was it that earned Browning his first patent?
a lever action shotgun
a breech-loading, single-shot rifle
Browning was awarded his first patent in 1879, U.S. Patent 220,271, for his Winchester 1885 breech-loading, single-shot rifle.
a Model 71 lever action rifle

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In what year did Browning engineer his first automatic pistol?
1911
Other patents included the automatic pistol in 1911, the machine gun in 1917 and the automatic rifle in 1918.
1915
1919

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What is the name of the term that applies to lawful and ethical hunting in a sportsmanlike manner?
Trap Free
No Ambush
Fair Chase
The Boone and Crockett Club defines the term "fair chase" as involving lawful and ethical hunting in a sportsmanlike way.

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To what kind of game does fair chase apply?
free-ranging, native, and wild North American big game
Fair chase rules apply to free-ranging, native, and wild North American big game that is to be pursued in a way that does not give improper advantage to a hunter. Specifically it means without unfair aid of technology or in canned hunts; essentially trophy hunts where an animal is kept in a confined area, such as a fenced-in field, to increase the likelihood of a kill.
all wildlife in North America including water foul and land fowl
both of the above

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When was Theodore Roosevelt observed following the ideals of fair chase?
in a 1902, bear-hunting expedition
Theodore Roosevelt practiced fair chase during a 1902 bear-hunting trip to Mississippi, when he refused to shoot a small black cub that hunting dogs had cornered.
in a 1906, moose-hunting expedition
in a 1904, buffalo-hunting expedition

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Who started the Boone and Crockett Club in 1887?
North Carolinian Richard Henderson a prominent judge
Daniel Boone’s youngest son Clint Boone
Theodore Roosevelt
The Boone and Crockett Club was founded by Theodore Roosevelt in 1887. It was the Boone and Crockett club that first instituted fair chase principles to their members and the general public.

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What is the RooseveltBrowning Hunting Club's stated purpose?
to further conservation of precious big game hunting resources
to promote the principal of fair chase hunting around the globe
to keep records of trophy big game animals that have been take by members
The club's motto is "keeping records of trophy big game animals that have been taken by members using a classic firearm and cartridge.” The animal must also have been pursued under the principles of fair chase.

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Who developed the classic Boone and Crockett scoring method that is also used by the RooseveltBrowning Classic Firearms Hunting Club?
Clint Boone
Prentiss Gray
According to the Boone and Crockett Club, Prentiss Gray developed the scoring format during the 1920s and it was designed for animals from North America. All animals from other geographic areas are scored using the Safari Club International's methodology.
John James Audubon

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What is the cost of a lifetime benefactor membership in the RooseveltBrowning Classic Firearms Hunting Club?
750
1000
A $1,000 contribution gives a benefactor lifetime membership, a certificate of appreciation, a club manual, a plaque and special recognition.
1500

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