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This is an introductory quiz on the sport of fencing. If you are not a fencer and get good results on this then why not come and join us. You obviously have an interest!
1.    How many weapons are used in modern Olympic fencing?
  One
  Three
  Four
  Six
2.    At which weapon is the whole body the target?
  Epée
  Foil
  Sabre
  All of them
3.    Which weapon can hits be scored with the edge as well as the point?
  Foil
  Epée
  Sabre
  None of them
4.    What is "En Garde"?
  What you shout before waving the sword above your head.
  The starting posture and position that shows you are ready to begin.
  An insult to your opponent.
  Something you say to halt the match.
5.    Wearing a plastron while fencing sabre is optional
  True
  False
6.    Which of these is not worn during an epée competition?
  Mask
  Plastron
  Lamé
  Jacket
7.    Sabre bouts usually take the longest.
  True
  False
8.    The position of the sword in en garde defines the inside line. Where is it always?
  To the left of the guard
  None of these
  Below the guard
  To the right of the guard
9.    What is a lamé?
  A fencer who has lost a direct elimination bout and is out of the competition.
  A metal over-jacket.
  A referee without credentials.
  A coach with no authority.
10.    While fencing the competitors can move about freely in a 4m diameter circle
  True
  False
11.    What is a beat?
  A pause in the action because one of the fencers is exhausted.
  To force another fencer to withdraw.
  An attempt to knock the opponent's blade aside.
  Another name for a win.
12.    Where is the blade's foible?
  The end nearest the guard.
  The end nearest the tip.
  The middle of the blade.
  None of these.
13.    What is the name of the attack in which a fencer leaps off his leading foot, attempts to make the hit and passes his opponent on the run?
  Run
  Patinando
  Flèche
  Balestra
14.    What is counter-time?
  The minute breaks during a direct elimination.
  An action that goes against the rhythm of the bout.
  Any action against a counter-attack.
  A bout that goes over time.
15.    Which of these is not a renewed action?
  Redouble
  Reprise
  Remise
  Riposte
16.    What happens if you are given a black card at a competition?
  You have committed an offence so grievous you have been told to leave the tournament.
  You lost a direct elimination bout and are out of the competition.
  Your weapon broke and you don't have a spare.
  Your shoelaces are untied.
17.    Which of these North-West competitions is not open to Under-13 fencers?
  British Youth Champion Qualifiers.
  The Regional Championships.
  The North-West Junior Series.
  Cheshire Schools.
18.    How many hits would you fence to in a direct elimination match as an Under-13 fencer?
  5
  10
  15
  As many as you can manage in 6 minutes of fencing time.
19.    What mark should be shown on your jacket to show it can be used in an Open tournament?
  Your name
  CEN 1
  The manufacturer's name
  Your country's name
20.    What must you do at the end of the final bout if you have won it?
  Cheer and get all your friends to cheer.
  Go have a shower before the presentation of the medals.
  Shake hands with the referee.
  Go have a rest.

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