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.
The action in the novel "The Three Musketeers" takes place in what era?
Who was Alexandre Dumas, père?
a minister of Louis XIII
a popular novelist of the 19th century
the founder of the Musketeers of the Guard
At the beginning of the novel "The Three Musketeers," who is D'Artagnan?
the leader of the Musketeers of the Guard
a minister in the government of Louis XIII
a poor boy from the boondocks
What was the motto of the three musketeers in the novel?
Amor Vincit Omnia (Love conquers all).
All for one and one for all.
Every man for himself.
Which of these was NOT one of the original three musketeers?
The original musket was a heavy firearm invented in which country?
Firing an early, matchlock musket required which piece of equipment?
a piece of burning cord
In duels, the musketeers relied mainly on which weapon?
In the days of musketeers, what was the role of pikemen?
They guarded the roads.
They carried long spears.
They supplied the musketeers with gunpowder.
True or false: One reason muskets and other gunpowder weapons replaced bows and arrows was because they allowed a soldier to fire faster.
Which of these statements about gunpowder is most accurate?
It was invented by the Egyptians.
Its invention has been traced to Chinese alchemists.
It was dug from the earth on the island of Gonne in the Aegean Sea.
Gunpowder consists of sulfur, charcoal and what other ingredient?
What was the advantage of the flintlock musket over the earlier matchlock version?
It could shoot many rounds without reloading.
It didn't require the musketeer to carry a smoldering length of cord.
It fired a larger bullet.
What was a Huguenot?
A French sailor
A French Protestant
A French pastry
Louis XIII waged war against adherents of which religion?
During the 1620s, the French Musketeers of the Guard fought in a siege of which city?
Which of these items was part of the standard costume worn by the musketeers?
steel helmets with visors
caps embroidered with the king's emblem
broad-brimmed hats decorated with feathers
True or false: The musketeers followed a strict code of courage, loyalty and chastity.
True or False: Today's military rifles have no relationship at all to the muskets of the 1600s.
True or false: The Musketeers of the Guard still exist today as a ceremonial unit in France.