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Welcome to the ultimate Fencing Quiz!

Are you prepared to challenge your knowledge of this elegant sport and prove that you’re a true fencing enthusiast?

We’ve crafted intriguing questions that will put your fencing expertise to the test.

Just count your correct answers and check our result table to see how well you fared.

So, put on your fencing mask, grab your epee, and let’s see if you can make the winning touch with your fencing trivia prowess!

Table of Contents

1. Which weapon in fencing is the heaviest?

  • A) Foil
  • B) Epee
  • C) Sabre

2. In which century did modern fencing originate?

  • A) 15th century
  • B) 16th century
  • C) 17th century

3. Which country is considered the birthplace of modern fencing?

  • A) Italy
  • B) France
  • C) Spain

4. Which of these fencing terms represents a successful touch on the opponent?

  • A) Fleche
  • B) Lunge
  • C) Touche

5. Who is considered the father of modern fencing?

  • A) Camillo Agrippa
  • B) Domenico Angelo
  • C) Aldo Nadi

6. What is the metal jacket worn in fencing called?

  • A) Plastron
  • B) Lamรฉ
  • C) Cuirass

7. Which fencing weapon has a curved hand guard?

  • A) Foil
  • B) Epee
  • C) Sabre

8. In which Olympic Games was women’s fencing introduced as an event?

  • A) 1896 Athens
  • B) 1904 St. Louis
  • C) 1924 Paris

9. Which fencing technique covers the entire body with continuous, forward-moving circular blade action?

  • A) Circles
  • B) Parry
  • C) Quarte

10. Which of these is NOT a fencing position?

  • A) En garde
  • B) Plie
  • C) Reprise

11. How many points does a fencer need to win a direct elimination bout in a major competition?

  • A) 10 points
  • B) 15 points
  • C) 21 points

12. What is the defense action performed with the blade called?

  • A) Riposte
  • B) Engagement
  • C) Parry

13. Which part of the blade is the weakest?

  • A) Forte
  • B) Foible
  • C) Pointe

14. In foil fencing, what is the target area for scoring points?

  • A) Head and torso
  • B) Torso only
  • C) Entire body

15. What is the name of the fencing move that involves quickly retreating out of the opponent’s reach?

  • A) Recover
  • B) Retreat
  • C) Ballestra

16. What color is typically used to represent touches in electronic scoring for foil and epee?

  • A) Red
  • B) Green
  • C) White

17. What is the name of the stabbing move performed with the arm fully extended?

  • A) Straight thrust
  • B) Lunge
  • C) Fleche

18. In sabre fencing, where can a fencer score points with a cutting action?

  • A) Head and torso only
  • B) Head, arms, and torso
  • C) Entire body

19. What is the name of the move used primarily in sabre fencing and involves jumping and landing while striking?

  • A) Flunge
  • B) Lunge
  • C) Ballestra

20. Which country has the most Olympic gold medals in fencing?

  • A) France
  • B) Italy
  • C) Hungary

21. What is the term for a simultaneous attack in fencing?

  • A) Corps-a-corps
  • B) Double touch
  • C) Remise

22. Who is considered one of the greatest รฉpรฉe fencers of all time and holds the record for the most individual world championships?

  • A) Nedo Nadi
  • B) Edoardo Mangiarotti
  • C) Ede Gartenmann

23. What is the name for the thin, metal wire that connects the fencer’s weapon to the electronic scoring system?

  • A) Reel
  • B) Lame
  • C) Bodyscord

24. What does the French term “en garde” mean in fencing?

  • A) Attack
  • B) Guard
  • C) On guard

25. In fencing terminology, what is a “riposte”?

  • A) An initial attack
  • B) A counterattack after a successful parry
  • C) A counterattack after a failed attack

26. What is the name of the padded glove worn on the fencing hand?

  • A) Gauntlet
  • B) Cuff
  • C) Plastron

27. What is the maximum legal weight for a practice or competition fencing foil?

  • A) 400 grams
  • B) 500 grams
  • C) 750 grams

28. What is the term for intentionally hitting an opponent’s weapon in order to provoke a response or opening?

  • A) Beat
  • B) Bind
  • C) Flick

29. In sabre fencing, what is the term for an attack that starts with the point and lands with the edge of the blade?

  • A) Coupe
  • B) Cut-over
  • C) Flick

30. What is the name of the rule that rewards the fencer who started an attack first if both fencers hit each other simultaneously in foil fencing?

  • A) Right of way
  • B) Priority
  • C) Attack primacy

31. What is the minimum thickness requirement for the fencing mask’s bib to provide adequate protection?

  • A) 2mm
  • B) 4mm
  • C) 6mm

32. In which country was the first Fencing World Championships held in 1921?

  • A) France
  • B) Italy
  • C) Germany

33. Which of these is NOT one of the three fencing disciplines in modern pentathlon?

  • A) Foil
  • B) Epee
  • C) Sabre


# of Correct Answers Percentage Range Label Description
0- 0-49% Armchair Athlete You've got some learning to do, but don't worry, there's always the next game!
- 50-64% Rookie Runner Not bad! Keep practicing, and you'll be a sports trivia champ in no time.
- 65-79% Midfield Maestro Impressive! You're getting closer to the top, keep up the good work.
- 80-94% All-Star Striker Wow, you really know your sports trivia! You're a force to be reckoned with.
-33 95-100% Legendary Champion Unbelievable! You're a true sports trivia master. Your knowledge knows no bounds!

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Max is a sports enthusiast who loves all kinds of ball and water sports. He founded & runs stand-up-paddling.org (#1 German Paddleboarding Blog), played competitive Badminton and Mini Golf (competed on national level in Germany), started learning โ€˜realโ€™ Golf and dabbled in dozens of other sports & activities.

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