The Rifle Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through The Weapon, pages 3 to 33.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who trained Cornish McManus?
(a) John Byam
(b) John Waynewright
(c) Richard Allen Mesinger
(d) Joe Manton

2. Who built the rifle discussed in the novel?
(a) John Byam
(b) John Waynewright
(c) Cornish McManus
(d) Joe Manton

3. Why does Cornish McManus decide to sell his "sweet" rifle?
(a) He needs money so he can get married
(b) Because he knows he can make another one
(c) Because it's not accurate
(d) He needs money because he's an alcoholic

4. Most rifles of the American Revolutionary War period were .58 to .75 caliber. What caliber was Cornish McManus' "sweet" rifle?
(a) .58 caliber
(b) .40 caliber
(c) .66 caliber
(d) .75 caliber

5. After his apprenticeship is complete, Cornish McManus is referred to as what?
(a) Apprentice gunsmith
(b) Master gunsmith
(c) Journeyman gunsmith
(d) Rifle gunsmith

Short Answer Questions

1. How many "sweet" rifles was an average gunsmith likely to make in their career?

2. John Waynewright often complains that Cornish McManus is too what?

3. How much does John Byam pay Cornish McManus in exchange for the "sweet" rifle?

4. John Waynewright spends most of his time studying what aspect of rifle construction?

5. Who first buys the "sweet" rifle from Cornish McManus?

(see the answer key)

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