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PostSubject: REQUIRED FOR APPRENTICE: Moa Test   Tue Mar 03, 2009 4:07 am

If someone else has an option for testing someone's knowledge, I'm open to hearing it. As a part of what an apprentice should be,
even what a novice should be, is "Intimately familiar with the MoA". I've got this test I made, I'm open to other options.
If someone has another idea, we'll tack it on as another "MoA familiarity" challenge and let people pick which they'd rather do.
If we don't require some kind of MoA familiarity-related challenge, someone could theoretically
become an apprentice with weapons that only pass because of coincidence.


Apprentice (Weaponsmith) "MoA Familiarity": Blademind

To be completed on or before: Whenever

To be completed by: Any and all members seeking to attain Apprentice rank.

You must complete this or another "MoA familiarity" challenge before attaining the rank of apprentice.

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Pass the following test with 100% accuracy. The test should be administered by a guildmember or official of the realm, and answered either on paper or orally.
The proctor should answer any and all clarification questions that you, the test taker, has. You may take the test as often as someone is
willing and available to administer it. Cheaters shall be subjected to horrors most foul.
At the proctor's discretion, he may have the test taker retake all or part of the test to fulfill the requirement.


DAGORHIR MOA WEAPONS TEST
(the material for this test is taken from the most current version of the Manual of arms, found here http://digitalbonsai.com/dagrules-draft/)
Directions: Fill in the blanks with the correct answer, or circle the option if multiples are Given.
The notation (T/F) denotes a true / false answer. Circle T for true and F for false.
There are a few multiple choice questions (MC). Circle the letter or fill in the blank with the correct answer.
Yes, there are trick questions on the test. These are designed to be easily
answerable by anyone who can quote the line from the MOA, but difficult for someone who only knows enough of the MoA to get by.

1. A safe weapon is one that will not (Describe the injuries that a safe weapon should not be able to inflict)
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________________________________________
2. All weapons (Circle one) may/must have cloth coverings on all striking surfaces.
3. (length) _____ rule—No surface on a striking edge (sword tip, arrow head, spear head,
javelin head, etc.) designed for stabbing shall pass more than 0.5 inch through a
_____ diameter hole;
4. The flat (non-striking surface) of bladed weapons (Circle one) may/must be padded.
5. Hafts on axes, morning stars, maces and the like (Circle one) may/must be padded.
6. Single-edged weapons such as sabers and cutlasses (Circle one) may/must have
their non-striking edge clearly marked with a 12-inch piece of silver tape.
7. The tip of a non-stabbing weapon shall not easily pass through a _______ diameter hole.
All weapons must conform to the following:
8. Blue weapons must weigh a minimum of ______.
9. Red weapons must weigh a minimum of _______.
10. The balance point of a swung weapon must lie above the (part of weapon)_____
11. Minimum dimensions of ____ by ____ inches along its entire striking surface.
12. Minimum dimensions for single edged bladed weapons are ____ by ____ inches.
13. The shaft or blade of a swung weapon may not flex greater than _______.
14. Weapons cores may be constructed with baseball bats or axe handles (T/F)
15. Any weapons may have metal cores of aluminum (T/F).
16. Weapons may have a spike or blade at the butt (pommel) end. (T/F)
17. No swung weapon may have more than (fraction) ____ of its length unpadded.
18. No swung weapon may have more than (length) ______unpadded.
19. All hafts of wood weapons must be taped, except bamboo and rattan (T/F).
20. Blue swords have a minimum blade length of _____ and a maximum total length of _____.
21. A Blue weapon used with two hands is considered a (color)_____ weapon
22. Blue weapons may have green stabbing tips (T/F)
23. Flail heads must weigh a minimum of _____ and minimum circumference of ______ measured on
separate axes. They must not contain (Type of material)_______
24. The end of a flail must not freely pass through a _____ diameter hole.
25. The maximum chain length is ______
26. The rope or cloth of the flail chain must be covered with (object made out of a certain material)
______ to reduce risk of the chain wrapping a weapon or limb.
27. Morning stars and flails (weapons with chains) are always blue weapons regardless of length (T/F)
28. The minimum length of a blue weapon is _____ from the grip to the top of the blade/ end of haft/ etc.
(Describe the defining difference between a Red and a Blue weapon)
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________________________________________________________
29. A red weapon used with one hand is considered a ____ weapon.
30. Red weapons may have green stabbing tips. (T/F)
31. A swung weapon _______ or longer is considered a red weapon.
32. Green Weapons
(Briefly Describe the difference between a green and a red or blue weapon)
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Classify the following seven weapons or weapon parts with Green or B/R (for Blue or Red)
33. The pointed tips of a pick, swung into armor to pierce it _____ (1)
34. The spike at the back (perpendicular to haft) of a Halberd, swung into gaps of enemy's armor _____ (2)
35. The Spike at the top of a halberd, thrust into gaps of enemy armor _____ (3)
36. The Blade of a Halberd, used to hack at limbs _____ (4)
37. The tip of a spetum (Spear with bladed hilt), thrust into gaps of enemy armor _____ (5)
38. The blade of a spetum, thrust into limbs to slice them _____ (6)
39. The point of the blade of a spetum, swung into armor to pierce it. _____ (7)
40. Double-ended weapons must not be more than ______ long.
41. Double-ended weapons must have a minimum of _______ in length of (Describe the shape of
the padding) ________ on each end and
42. Either one or both ends of a double weapon may pass as green (T/F)
43. Double ended weapons count as blue weapons if they are 5’ long or less (T/F)
44. Double ended weapons count as red weapons if they are more than 5’ long and weigh at least 32 oz (T/F)
45. Spears must have (fraction )_____ of the haft covered.
46. Spears may NOT have (color)_____ covers unless they also pass as that color.
Missile weapons
47. Heralds should check all missile weapons on a (MC)______ basis.
A. Daily
B. Weekly
C. Monthly

Javelins
48. The maximum weight of a javelin is _____.
49. The length of a javelin must be between _____ and _____.
50. All javelins must pass standards for both (color) _____ and (color) _____ classifications.
51. All javelins must have a (color) ______ cover on the (area of weapon) _____, never on the (area of weapon)_____.
52. Javelins and spears must not flex more than ______.
53. Javelins must be padded along (fraction) _____ of their entire length.
Archery
54. All bows must have a draw weight of _____ or less at (length) _____ draw.
55. No (type of bow) ______ bows.
56. Crossbows must have a maximum draw weight when loaded of _____ or less at (length)____ draw.
Arrows
57. A draw stop is required to prevent an arrow from being drawn more than (length) _______.
58. Arrows may not easily pass (> 0.5 inch) through a ___ diameter hole. No part of the arrow face
may be less than ___ in any direction.
59. All arrows must contain a perpendicular (object) ___ secured at the end of the shaft, unless it is
a golf tube shaft. In this case, a (object) _____ slightly larger than the golf tube's rolled edge must be used instead.
60. All arrow striking surfaces must be constructed of (type of material)_____
61. All arrows must have at least ___ full fletchings (feathers) and a nock.
62. Only (types of tape)____ or ____ tape may be used in arrow construction.
63. All (shaft materials) ____ arrows must have their shafts wrapped in tape.
64. There can be tape on the face of an arrow (T/F)
65. The head of the arrow must not be able to be moved (MC) _____
a. side to side
b. front to back (up and down the shaft)
c. All of the above
66. No arrow using a golf tube shaft may have a (color) ____ cover.
Rocks
67. Rocks must be at least __ in diameter and constructed of foam with as little (other type of material) ____ as possible.
68. The maximum weight of a rock is ___.
69. No part of a rock may freely pass through a _____ diameter hole.
70. Shields must be safely padded on the front. (T/F)
71. Shields must be safely padded on all edges except the bottom. (T/F)
72. Any dangerous protrusions (bolts, handles, etc.) on the rear must/may be taped and/or padded for the user's safety.
73. A shield may not be taller than the distance between the wielder's ____ and _____, nor wider than _____.
74. The minimum diameter of a shield is ______.
75. Shields may be virtually any shape. (T/F)
76. Shields may / must have handles and/or arm-straps.
77. Shields may / must be made to strap onto the body (torso).
78. Shield “spikes” that pass as greens deal single-green damage, regardless of how many hands are used. (T/F)


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PostSubject: Re: REQUIRED FOR APPRENTICE: Moa Test   Tue Mar 03, 2009 8:33 am

i have said it before, plz change pics, for how they would be tested and wat they were designed for are differnt, and how they would be made are also differnt
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PostSubject: Re: REQUIRED FOR APPRENTICE: Moa Test   Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:40 pm

should be less confusing now, but I still don't understand your point. If they're designed after a swung weapon, they'd need be tested as blues/reds. They'd be made to be safe either way, but what the actual dag weapon looks like doesn't affect classification, only how it's used.
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PostSubject: Re: REQUIRED FOR APPRENTICE: Moa Test   Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:04 am

how it's made is also how it would need to be tested, like on one it had mutiple forks stickin out, while the main reason was to stab the other part was made to "slice" so in essence makin it a blue/red while you said it was a green, yes it was designed as a green but would need to be tested as a blue/red. and also how weapons look like dag style and actually style (such as how they would be tested as to what they where actually used for) are differen't some of the time is my point.
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PostSubject: Re: REQUIRED FOR APPRENTICE: Moa Test   Wed Mar 04, 2009 6:35 am

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while the main reason was to stab the other part was made to "slice" so in essence makin it a blue/red while you said it was a green, yes it was designed as a green but would need to be tested as a blue/red.

That's actually not true. Wether the weapon is intended to "slice" or "stab" is irrelevant to color classification. All that matters is where the striking edge is in relation to the haft or handle. If they are paralell (thrusting weapon) they are green. If they are perpendicular (swung) they are blue/red (depending on size). I removed the pictures, because I think they weren't helping, but were instead causing more confusion.

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how it's made is also how it would need to be tested,
I can't tell what your point is with this comment, I'm sorry. Thrust weapons are greens, Swung are reds or blues. How they're constructed doesn't change that.

Either way, this is why the test should be administered with someone there to answer questions about the questions, as well as to keep the test-taker honest.
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PostSubject: Re: REQUIRED FOR APPRENTICE: Moa Test   Wed Mar 04, 2009 8:18 am

nevermind svip, if you want to clarify my meanin then pme, this thread isn't dedicated to us arguing
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PostSubject: Re: REQUIRED FOR APPRENTICE: Moa Test   Wed Mar 04, 2009 10:02 am

This is for everyone else's benefit:
33. The pointed tips of a pick, swung into armor to pierce it _____ (1)
34. The spike at the back (perpendicular to haft) of a Halberd, swung into gaps of enemy's armor _____ (2)
35. The Spike at the top of a halberd, thrust into gaps of enemy armor _____ (3)
36. The Blade of a Halberd, used to hack at limbs _____ (4)
37. The tip of a spetum (Spear with bladed hilt), thrust into gaps of enemy armor _____ (5)
38. The blade of a spetum, thrust into limbs to slice them _____ (6)
39. The point of the blade of a spetum, swung into armor to pierce it. _____ (7)

That's all the information you need. Thrust vs. Swung. This is a very basic test of the defenitions of Red/Blue vs. Green. I thought the pics would help, apparently they don't so I took them out. And if you need to know, the blade of a halberd is swung.
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PostSubject: Re: REQUIRED FOR APPRENTICE: Moa Test   Wed Mar 04, 2009 2:39 pm

i knwo that, it was the stupid spetum, you have reworded it though so thankyou
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