Engineering Concepts Trebuchet Quiz



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Engineering Concepts

Trebuchet Quiz

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  1. What is a trebuchet?

  1. siege engine

  2. gravity machine

  3. steam engine

  4. type of plant

  1. When was trebuchet used?

  1. New Ages

  2. Middle Ages

  3. After Ages

  4. 1900s

  1. Trebuchets appear in China in about the:

  1. 5th century

  2. 6th century

  3. 4th century

  4. 1st century

  1. What are the other names of a trebuchet?

  1. counterweight trebuchet

  2. counterpoise trebuchet

  3. trebucket

  4. all the above

  1. A trebuchet works by using the mechanical principle of leverage to propel a stone:

  1. True

  2. False

  1. The trebuchet derives from the ancient:

  1. slung

  2. sling

  3. string

  4. sing

  1. The first clearly written record of a counterweight trebuchet comes from an Islamic scholar:

  1. Muhammad Ali

  2. Mahamood Bin Tughlaq

  3. Mardi bin Ali al-Tarsusi

  4. Mardi Ali Khusro

  1. When did British forces construct a trebuchet?

  1. 1890

  2. 1766

  3. 1779

  4. 1569

  1. Why were trebuchets used?

  1. smash masonry walls

  2. to throw projectiles over walls

  3. during wars

  4. all the above

  1. Today, smaller trebuchets are built for school science and history fairs, competitions or as a hobby:

  1. True

  2. False

  1. What is the object that is thrown called?

  1. Projectile

  2. A cow

  3. A Flaming Arrow

  4. Shotgun Shells

  1. What component makes up the majority of a trebuchet?

  1. Counter Weight

  2. Frame

  3. Arm

  4. Sling

  1. What is used to power the trebuchet?

  1. A can

  2. Counter weight (e.g. lemonade bottle full of water)

  3. An elastic band

  4. A bouncy ball

  1. What does the M stand for in the equation: E= MGH = 1/2MV2 + 1/2M2V2

  1. Gravity

  2. Height

  3. Mass

  4. Meter

  1. What does the L stand for in the equation: VPJ=L2/L1*Vcw

  1. Lever

  2. Length

  3. Light

  4. Lift

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