The Rifle Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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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. How much does John Byam pay Cornish McManus in exchange for the "sweet" rifle?
(a) Two thousand dollars
(b) A year's worth of cured hides
(c) Two hundred guineas
(d) Six hundredweight of flour

2. What does Cornish McManus use to put the final finish and shine on his "sweet" rifle?
(a) Shellac
(b) Parkerizing
(c) Laquer
(d) Beeswax

3. Why does Cornish McManus choose a small caliber for his "sweet" rifle?
(a) As a protest against John Wainwright
(b) He doesn't know what he's doing
(c) He only has a small barrel mandrel
(d) In his experience, the smaller caliber is more accurate than the larger calibers

4. What is the name of the hand tool that Cornish McManus used to cut the barrel channel into the stock of his "sweet" rifle?
(a) A rifling saw
(b) A burr
(c) A mold
(d) A bore punch

5. Cornish McManus establishes a gunsmith shop near what major city?
(a) Salt Lake City
(b) Willow
(c) New York
(d) Philadelphia

Short Answer Questions

1. How much force does it take on the trigger to fire that "sweet" rifle that Cornish McManus builds?

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

3. What does Cornish McManus use to polish the bore of his "sweet" rifle?

4. Why was curly maple so prized for gun-stocks?

5. Most rifles of the American Revolutionary War period were .58 to .75 caliber. What caliber was Cornish McManus' "sweet" rifle?

(see the answer key)

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