Do you know about the science of projectiles? Basically, ballistics studies any kind of projectiles, but we mostly associate it with guns. In this quiz, we're going to test your knowledge of the way things fly!
Which projectile is most commonly associated with the study of ballistics?
The science of ballistics shows us the _____ of projectiles.
The word "ballistics" is ____ in origin.
Ballistics is mainly known for its role in _____.
Investigations and forensics
Does ballistics study the bullet's path through the barrel?
The _____ of gunpowder is what propels the bullet.
Both; they're the same thing
The distance a bullet travels depends on its _____.
What is yaw?
A type of bullet
A type of gun
A twisting effect
A bullet is slowed by _____.
Resistance of the air
Which has a stronger firing chamber?
The gunpowder of a handgun would likely ____ the barrel of a rifle.
Do just fine in
When gunpowder is detonated, it does what?
Internal pressure pushes the _____ of a bullet.
A longer barrel produces a ____ bullet.
Does the shape of the bullet affect speed?
External ballistics studies what happens outside the _____.
______ of a rifle causes a bullet to spin.
The type of gunpowder
The core of a bullet is usually _____.
A blend that includes lead
The core of a bullet is also often ____ .
What can medical examiners determine from tissue damage?
The type of bullet used
Bullets are responsible for _____ .
Ballistics experts can determine which of these?
The type of firearm used
Where the gun was fired
How many bullets were fired
All of the above
Striations are like _______.
Stars in the sky
_____ ballistics refers to the study of projectiles when they reach their target.
Does a gunshot leave residue on the hands?
If someone allegedly committed suicide with a gun, but there's no gunshot residue on their hands, then what?
It was still suicide
It was probably murder
Ballistics is a field of _____ .
A ballistic missile is guided by _____.
A brief initial powered phase
The earliest known ballistics were _____.
Is archery a form of ballistics?
The first gun was created where?
Anything that propels a projectile is called a projectile ______.