Your dog can roll over? Ours can sniff out a kilo of C-4. Take the bomb-sniffing dog quiz, and see if your score gets you a treat or a rolled-up newspaper.
Question 1 of 21
A dog's nose has 20 to 40 times more of these than a human's does:
Question 2 of 21
What does a trained dog do when it smells a bomb?
Question 3 of 21
Why does the military train bomb dogs to run back to their handlers when they smell a bomb?
Question 4 of 21
Which animal is especially useful for sniffing out land mines?
Question 5 of 21
Which breed of dog is often used for bomb-sniffing?
Question 6 of 21
Could a bomb-sniffing dog find a logic bomb?
Question 7 of 21
Dogs help humans by sniffing out more than just bombs. In medicine, researchers have explored dogs' ability to sniff out:
Question 8 of 21
You couldn't hide gunpowder from a well-trained canine. The Chinese discovered gunpowder, a common ingredient in explosives, accidentally while trying to make:
Question 9 of 21
No dog would find the first manufacturing plant for nitroglycerin, an ingredient in early forms of dynamite. Why not?
Question 10 of 21
A dog would NOT smell which of the following in a bomb?
Question 11 of 21
When bomb-dogs in the Air Force sit next to helicopters, what do they wear to protect their eyes from stirred-up sand or dust?
Question 12 of 21
Some bomb-sniffing dogs are trained to smell wiring found in bombs. What wireless device can be used to set off a bomb remotely?
Question 13 of 21
What is a blasting cap?
Question 14 of 21
A dirty bomb contains:
Question 15 of 21
No bomb-sniffing dog captured the Unabomber. So, which mammal led the FBI to the infamous criminal?
Question 16 of 21
Most bomb-sniffing dogs we know aren't on the lookout for yarn bombs. What's yarn bombing?
Question 17 of 21
Based on the name, a hungry bomb-sniffing dog might like to detect a bread-crust bomb. What is one?
Question 18 of 21
Which Iraqi city did NOT undergo car bombings during the Iraq War?
Question 19 of 21
Which was NOT found in the homemade car bomb that Faisal Shahzad planted in Times Square in 2010?
Question 20 of 21
PETN has been used in terrorist plots to destroy planes and assassinate officials. PETN stands for:
Question 21 of 21