To be counted among the Musketeers of the Guard, a group of soldiers first selected hundreds of years ago to protect the king of France, a candidate had to be skilled in war, politics and love. See if you could make the grade.
Question 1 of 20
The action in the novel "The Three Musketeers" takes place in what era?
Question 2 of 20
Who was Alexandre Dumas, père?
Question 3 of 20
At the beginning of the novel "The Three Musketeers," who is D'Artagnan?
Question 4 of 20
What was the motto of the three musketeers in the novel?
Question 5 of 20
Which of these was NOT one of the original three musketeers?
Question 6 of 20
The original musket was a heavy firearm invented in which country?
Question 7 of 20
Firing an early, matchlock musket required which piece of equipment?
Question 8 of 20
In duels, the musketeers relied mainly on which weapon?
Question 9 of 20
In the days of musketeers, what was the role of pikemen?
Question 10 of 20
True or false: One reason muskets and other gunpowder weapons replaced bows and arrows was because they allowed a soldier to fire faster.
Question 11 of 20
Which of these statements about gunpowder is most accurate?
Question 12 of 20
Gunpowder consists of sulfur, charcoal and what other ingredient?
Question 13 of 20
What was the advantage of the flintlock musket over the earlier matchlock version?
Question 14 of 20
What was a Huguenot?
Question 15 of 20
Louis XIII waged war against adherents of which religion?
Question 16 of 20
During the 1620s, the French Musketeers of the Guard fought in a siege of which city?
Question 17 of 20
Which of these items was part of the standard costume worn by the musketeers?
Question 18 of 20
True or false: The musketeers followed a strict code of courage, loyalty and chastity.
Question 19 of 20
True or False: Today's military rifles have no relationship at all to the muskets of the 1600s.
Question 20 of 20