Airman Leadership School CDC

36 Questions
School Quizzes & Trivia

Airman Leadership School CDCQuestions and answers taken from ALS CDC books.

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When are values formed?
    • A. 

      After they hatch.

    • B. 

      When the doctor clears them.

    • C. 

      Values are formed whenever we accept an idea, perceive a relationsihp, or take a principle for granted.

    • D. 

      Before expiration date.

  • 2. 
    What is the key to dependent care arrangement?
    • A. 

      Believing in the shwartz.

    • B. 

      Advanced Planning.

    • C. 

      Having good luck.

    • D. 

      Winning a coin flip.

  • 3. 
    Why do we not need to include cholesterol in our diet?
    • A. 

      Sticks of butter are overrated.

    • B. 

      Only pigs eat bacon.

    • C. 

      Liver doesn't taste good with onions.

    • D. 

      Your body naturally produces all it needs.

  • 4. 
    What was significant about the Korean Conflict WRT POWS?
    • A. 

      They were confined to a luxurious resort.

    • B. 

      There was evidence of captors trying to indoctrinate prisoners into the enemys way of thinking and believing.

    • C. 

      5-course meals were provided for breakfast/lunch/dinner.

    • D. 

      They were provided means of communication.

  • 5. 
    What are some disadvantages of having a checking account?
    • A. 

      Infinite amounts of Monopoly money aren't included.

    • B. 

      Bill Gates is not responsible for overdraft protection.

    • C. 

      Warren Buffet isn't the bank's personal finance consultant.

    • D. 

      If not properly maintained and checks are written on insufficient funds, checks can bounce resulting in overdraft charges.

  • 6. 
    What are values?
    • A. 

      Beliefs about what does or does not constitute a worthwhile goal.

    • B. 

      $50 for an acre of oceanfront property in Colorado.

    • C. 

      Investing with Bernie Madoff.

    • D. 

      South Carolina Governor's view on faithfullness.

  • 7. 
    Describe offensive counter air:
    • A. 

  • 8. 
    What major command does the AF Reserve fall under?
    • A. 

      Air Force Reserve Command

    • B. 

      Air Force Reserve Company

    • C. 

      Air Force Reserve Corporation

    • D. 

      Air Force Reserve Commonwealth

  • 9. 
    What is the mission of EAF?
    • A. 

      Eat And Feed is to win as many pie-eating contests as possible.

    • B. 

      Earn And Finance is to mass more wealth then anyone in the world.

    • C. 

      Elite Antelope Fighters is to defend all Antelopes from Cheetahs.

    • D. 

      Expeditionary Aerospace Force is to organize, train, equip, deploy and sustain itself in the dynamic 21st century global security environment.

  • 10. 
    What will happen if you die and don't have a will?
    • A. 

      Your long lost cousin Billy-Bob will claim everything you owned.

    • B. 

      Your estate will go into probate and will take a long time to resolve.

    • C. 

      Your pet rock will feel abandoned and leave for the gravel pit.

    • D. 

      Your "ex" you "married" in Las Vegas will magically reappear.

  • 11. 
    List 2 examples of the military acting as an expeditionary force before we introduced EAF:
    • A. 

      During the pursuit of Pancho Villa in Mexico in 1916, WWI, WWII, during the 50's, 60's against communist forces in North Vietnam.

    • B. 

      During the pursuit of Napoleon Bonaparte through the Amazon rainforest and against communist forces in England.

    • C. 

      During the pursuit of Osama bin Laden through the Sahara desert and against communist forces in South Africa.

    • D. 

      During the pursuit of Adolf Hitler through the Himalayan mountains and against communist forces in Mexico.

  • 12. 
    Describe the professional airman:
    • A. 

      One who is not only experienced and proficient in the AF specialty but knows, understands and adheres to the traditions of the profession of arms.

    • B. 

      One who comes to work an hour late.

    • C. 

      One who takes a smoke break once an hour.

    • D. 

      One who always has to be reminded about routine duties.

  • 13. 
    What is the AF policy on your meeting responsibilities to dependents and the AF?
    • A. 

      The AFI stating that it's ok to have dependents fend for themselves.

    • B. 

      The AFI stating that dependents might as well be your luggage.

    • C. 

      The AFI stating that it is illegal to have dependents.

    • D. 

      The AFI stating that all AF members must make and maintain dependent care arrangements, allowing them to be globally available at all times.

  • 14. 
    What kinds of jewelry are authorized for wear with the uniform?
    • A. 

      No more than 3 rings, a watch, and a conservative bracelet. Necklaces may be worn, but may not be exposed at the neckline.

    • B. 

      Distinct 24" gold and platinum chains.

    • C. 

      2 watches--one for the local time zone and one for zulu time zone.

    • D. 

      Your 6 NBA championship rings from when you were the Bulls waterboy/girl.

  • 15. 
    Why is communication so important in a POW camp?
    • A. 

      It keeps everyone from forgetting their ABC's.

    • B. 

      It keeps everyone's morale high by singing "99 bottles of beer".

    • C. 

      It allows for vital information to be passed among POWs and facilitates the accountability process. Communication enables the do's and dont's of prisoner life to be passed to the new prisoners.

    • D. 

      It keeps everyone on the guard's good side to get their goolash hot.

  • 16. 
    How does a member's responsibility to care for dependents relate to his or her responsibility to be available worldwide?
    • A. 

      It has nothing at all to do with each other.

    • B. 

      His/her willingness to show the dependent the rest of the world.

    • C. 

      Reputation with dependents goes a long way with your new unit.

    • D. 

      A member's responsibility to care for dependents does not relieve him or her from the responsibility to be available for worldwide deployment.

  • 17. 
    What is the relationship between the privilege of RHIP and responsibility?
    • A. 

      Greater responsibility and authority to carry out that responsibility. Privileges are often a form of partial compensation for the additional responsibility of rank.

    • B. 

      It's your responsibility to show off RHIP as much as possible.

    • C. 

      It is irresponsible to display any form of RHIP.

    • D. 

      RHIP and responsibility are equal to each other.

  • 18. 
    How does the AF achieve the characteristics of responsiveness and flexibility with reference to its personnel?
    • A. 

      Position an airman at stand-by with each and every aircraft on base.

    • B. 

      Keep at least 2-3 aircraft circling 24/7 in case of emergency.

    • C. 

      Rotate airmen between bases at least every 6 months.

    • D. 

      Personnel readiness helps the military member ensure they're able to be in the right place, at the right time and ready to perform their jobs.

  • 19. 
    What factors have been shown to play a part in a POW's struggle to survive with honor in captivity?
    • A. 

      Similar religious beliefs as the enemy.

    • B. 

      Strong religious beliefs, American values, faith in country and the American people, a sound body, good communication among POW's within camps, and open and honest sharing of feelings, fears, and dreams among the captives.

    • C. 

      Independent and selfish attitude among POW's.

    • D. 

      All hope in America shown lost.

  • 20. 
    Define group dynamics:
    • A. 

      The similar behavior shown among individuals in a group.

    • B. 

      The backing of one member of a group over others.

    • C. 

      The difference one person's behavior can have on other individuals within the group.

    • D. 

      Agreement on differences based on "pick-a-number" mentality.

  • 21. 
    What management skill should be regarded as a supplement to job competence and the other basic skills?
    • A. 

      Political skills.

    • B. 

      Athletic skills.

    • C. 

      Artistic skills.

    • D. 

      Ale-drinking skills.

  • 22. 
    List 2 examples of a goal:
    • A. 

      Winning Tour de France then curing cancer just before podium.

    • B. 

      Attaining a degree, a promotion leading to more responsibility, or winning an award for airman or NCO of the quarter.

    • C. 

      Pitching perfect game then receiving Nobel Peace Prize for dry humor.

    • D. 

      Scoring winning TD then stumbling upon cure for AIDS in end zone.

  • 23. 
    Who is Cpl Eugene Ballard?
    • A. 

      Spider-man prior to radioactive spider bite.

    • B. 

      Hulk prior to stubbing toe and getting angry.

    • C. 

      Wolverine prior to shooting steak knives out knuckles.

    • D. 

      1st Black Fighter Pilot.

  • 24. 
    (pg. 2) Define hazing:
    • A. 

      To harass or persecute with meaningless, difficult, or demeaning tasks; an anauthorized assumption of authority over another resulting in cruelty or humiliation.

    • B. 

      To set a layer pollution over a city.

    • C. 

      To partially remove a memory that was once easily remembered.

    • D. 

      German word describing the sound of a car on the autobahn.

  • 25. 
    Human behavior revolves around motives according to Maslow's Hierarchy. List these motives with an example of each motive:
    • A. 

      Anxious -- person works to keep self occupied.

    • B. 

      Lazy -- person avoids work, repeatedly needs to be instructed.

    • C. 

      Security -- person volunteers all the time because of wanting to get ahead. Social -- person plays sports for the company of others. Recognition -- person who does special task only when there is something in it for them.

    • D. 

      Sloppy -- person works at fast pace, finished product is afterthought.

  • 26. 
    Explain the general concept of how compliance with directives of dress and personal appearance can positively influence public confidence in the military:
    • A. 

      The public will still base view off of military tv shows/movies.

    • B. 

      The public will assess our competence based on our appearance.

    • C. 

      The public will take same position as tv news pundits.

    • D. 

      The public will turn against military idea and wish U.S. was pacifist.

  • 27. 
    Identify and describe the core competencies at the heart of AF strategic perspectives:
    • A. 

      The core competencies are Air and Space attack.

    • B. 

      The core competencies are rapid global engagement.

    • C. 

      The core competencies are Air and Space superiority, precision engagement, information superiority, global attack, rapid global mobility, agile combat support.

    • D. 

      The core competencies are information engagement.

  • 28. 
    To become an effective leader, what 2 fundamental concepts must you always consider?
    • A. 

      The longer hours and more responsibility.

    • B. 

      The number of personnel put under you and their personalities.

    • C. 

      The higher expectations expected of you and your expected effort.

    • D. 

      The mission and the people.

  • 29. 
    What is the result of a leader providing a positive influence for followers?
    • A. 

      It is easier for the leader to train subordinates on both the standards of dress and appearance and the importance of maintaining those standards.

    • B. 

      The followers would do whatever asked in awe of his/her stripes.

    • C. 

      The followers would ignore leader and do what they wanted.

    • D. 

      The followers would get the wrong idea, act on their interpretation.

  • 30. 
    Who does the AF doctrine apply to?
    • A. 

      It applies to all AF dependents.

    • B. 

      It only applies to AF spouses.

    • C. 

      It applies to all active duty ANG, AFR, and civilian AF personnel.

    • D. 

      It applies only to retirees.

  • 31. 
    What is the proper behavior when you are indoors and the National Anthem or Colors are played?
    • A. 

      Sing and dance to the music.

    • B. 

      Face the flag or music. Go to attention. Do not salute unless under arms. When in civilian clothes, place hand over heart.

    • C. 

      Ignore the music and keep doing what you were doing.

    • D. 

      Go to attention, salute, and sing.

  • 32. 
    What are the responsibilities of the Chief Master Sergeant of the AF?
    • A. 

      Have one-on-one talks with all airmen.

    • B. 

      Ensure the AF has the fastest most accurate jet in the world.

    • C. 

      Go to as many sporting events as possible.

    • D. 

      He is a representative of the airman force, and will serve as a sounding board for ideas and proposals affecting airmen matters.s

  • 33. 
    Explain how drill enhances teamwork?
    • A. 

      If done right it looks cool which would encourage others.

    • B. 

      Everyone must work together to accomplish the mission. Participating as a member of a efficiently organized and operationg group stimulates esprit de corps, high morale and enthusiastic teamwork.

    • C. 

      If one person of the team is missing it could cause injury.

    • D. 

      More then one person always helps with weapon drills.

  • 34. 
    What precautions should you take when you purchase ribbons and mounting devices?
    • A. 

      Specified size and quality standards. Ribbons do not have a visible, protective coating applied.

    • B. 

      Crooked mounting devices are fine, just make sure correct ribbons.

    • C. 

      Incorrect ribbons are good, they could help at boards.

    • D. 

      If it seems too expensive, just buy cheaper instead.

  • 35. 
    What type of behavior might a predominately analytical person exhibit?
    • A. 

      Dedicated at work but frequently forgetful.

    • B. 

      Careless work ethic with no worries about finished product.

    • C. 

      Quick to decide without looking at all options.

    • D. 

      They would display characteristics of being slow and meticulous in decision making to be sure they have all the facts and have analyzed all the possibilities, as well as being a person who uses checklists to ensure they have not forgotten anything.

  • 36. 
    How does relaxaton of dress and personal apperance standards impact the morale in an organization?
    • A. 

      Raises morale by making uniform more comfortable then before.

    • B. 

      Less stressful from having to pick clothes to wear for the day.

    • C. 

      Relaxation of the enforcement of standards makes it difficult to take pride in the unit. Diminished pride and esprit de corps lead to lower morale and eventually unit effectiveness.

    • D. 

      Uncontrolled beards are the next big thing.