American Public University HLSS 230 Midterm Exam Midterm Exam Return to Assessment List Comment: Outstanding! Part 1 of 1 – 100.0/ 100.0 Points Question 1 of 25 4.0/ 4.0 Points Blackpowder is an example of a ____? A.High explosive B.Low explosive C.Flammable liquid D.Caustic explosive Answer Key: Question 2 of 25 4.0/ 4.0 Points Which explosive is considered to be the first composite explosive developed? A.Gunpowder and/or Blackpowder B.Poudre B C.Greek Fire D.Saltpeter Answer Key: Question 3 of 25 4.0/ 4.0 Points An explosive is a substance capable of producing an explosion by its own ______. A.Matter B.Structure C.Density D.Energy Answer Key: Question 4 of 25 4.0/ 4.0 Points Who introduced blackpowder to Europe? A.Nobel B.Munroe C.Schwartz D.Bacon Answer Key: Question 5 of 25 4.0/ 4.0 Points Blackpowder contains a __________ and a ___________ chemical mixture. A.Fuel & oxidizer B.Oxidizer & primer C.Oxidizer & granulate D.Fuel & nitrate compound Answer Key: Question 6 of 25 4.0/ 4.0 Points High explosives ____________ under the influence of shock. A.Burn B.Deflagrate C.Fizzle D.Detonate Answer Key: Question 7 of 25 4.0/ 4.0 Points According to Tenny Davis, this type of ordnance/munition contains 3 classes of explosives. A.Dynamite B.TNT C.Blasting Cap D.Complete round of ammunition Answer Key: Question 8 of 25 4.0/ 4.0 Points This inventor discovered liquid nitroglycerine. A.Ascanio Sobrero B.Alfred Noble C.Charles Munroe D.Albert Schwartz Answer Key: Question 9 of 25 4.0/ 4.0 Points This process greatly improved upon the quality and production efforts of Blackpowder. A.Milling and/or corning B.Sensitizing C.Drying D.Wetting Answer Key: Question 10 of 25 4.0/ 4.0 Points TNT is also known as _______? A.Triluene B.Trinitrotoluene C.Tetracycaline D.Tritium nitrate Answer Key: Question 11 of 25 4.0/ 4.0 Points __________ was the 1st smokeless powder. A.Ballistite B.Poudre B C.Gunpowder D.Blackpowder Answer Key: Question 12 of 25 4.0/ 4.0 Points Which country developed the 1st explosive testing procedures to determine adequate safety handling precautions? A.England B.Sweden C.Germany D.China Answer Key: Question 13 of 25 4.0/ 4.0 Points ___________ is a chemical reaction which takes place between a substance and oxygen. A.Combustion B.Equilibrium C.Kinetics D.Dissolution Answer Key: Question 14 of 25 4.0/ 4.0 Points The combustion process of propellant and explosive substances can be defined as a _____________. A.Self-sustaining reaction B.Exothermic reaction C.Rapid-oxidizing reaction D.All of the above Answer Key: Question 15 of 25 4.0/ 4.0 Points The propagation of any explosion reaction through a deflagration explosive is based on _____________. A.Thermal reactions B.Chemical kinetics C.Thermo mechanics D.Kinetic combustion Answer Key: Question 16 of 25 4.0/ 4.0 Points Explosives can be classified by the ease with which they can be _______ and _________. A.Composed and detonated B.Composed and deflagrated C.Detonated and dissolved D.Ignited and subsequently exploded Answer Key: Question 17 of 25 4.0/ 4.0 Points Incendiary compositions containing saltpeter, sulphur, and combustible materials over a century ago were used primarily for ______ and ______. A.War and amusement B.Amusement and theology C.War and advanced space exploration D.DNA testing and amusement Answer Key: Question 18 of 25 4.0/ 4.0 Points Antimony is also known as ________. A.Sb2S3 which is referred to as Antimony sulphide B.Sb8h1 C.Saltpeter D.Sulphur Answer Key: Question 19 of 25 4.0/ 4.0 Points Permitted explosives are also known as ____________. A.Primary explosives B.Secondary explosives C.Commercial explosives D.Special explosives Answer Key: Question 20 of 25 4.0/ 4.0 Points This chemical explosive was the 1st compound to be globally accepted as a basic compound for military use. A.Picric acid B.Blasting gelatin C.Blackpowder D.Potassium nitrate Answer Key: Question 21 of 25 4.0/ 4.0 Points This chemical code provides the makeup for TNT. A….

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