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Cadet Petty Officer Second Class Exam Quiz! - Quiz

Do you understand what it takes to become a cadet petty officer second class? Petty officers serve a dual role as both technical experts and leaders. They serve as junior non-commissioned officers, and all petty officers have a specific job. The precise title of a petty officer has depends on their specialty. Armed with this quiz, you will determine how much you know about being a cadet petty officer, second class.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which aiguillette is only authorized to be worn on the right shoulder?

    • A.

      Academic Team Aiguillette

    • B.

      Leadership Aiguillette

    • C.

      Air Rifle Team Aiguillette

    • D.

      Unarmed Drill Aiguillette

    Correct Answer
    B. Leadership Aiguillette
    Explanation
    The Leadership Aiguillette is the only aiguillette that is authorized to be worn on the right shoulder. This signifies the individual's leadership position within the team or organization. The other aiguillettes mentioned may be worn on different shoulders or have different meanings, but the Leadership Aiguillette specifically designates a person as a leader.

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  • 2. 

    Which one of the following awards are awarded to one cadet in each year group with the highest overall academic achievement (GPA) in school, including all naval science courses?

    • A.

      Distinguished Cadet

    • B.

      Military Aptitude Award

    • C.

      Exemplary Cadet

    • D.

      Honor Cadet

    Correct Answer
    D. Honor Cadet
    Explanation
    The Honor Cadet award is given to one cadet in each year group who has achieved the highest overall academic performance, including all naval science courses, in school. This award recognizes the cadet's exceptional academic achievement and highlights their dedication and excellence in their studies.

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  • 3. 

    What does the "Service Star" represent when worn on the cadet uniform?

    • A.

      A cadet that has attained the position of Drill Team Commander.

    • B.

      It designates the number of years satisfactorily completed in NJROTC.

    • C.

      The Color Guard Commander.

    • D.

      A successfully completed semester of NJROTC.

    Correct Answer
    B. It designates the number of years satisfactorily completed in NJROTC.
    Explanation
    The "Service Star" represents the number of years satisfactorily completed in NJROTC.

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  • 4. 

    Female hair ornaments such as conspicuous bands, combs, and pins are not authorized. Barrettes are authorized, but must be____________________.

    • A.

      Brown

    • B.

      Similar to the female hair color

    • C.

      Black

    • D.

      Red

    Correct Answer
    B. Similar to the female hair color
    Explanation
    Female hair ornaments such as conspicuous bands, combs, and pins are not authorized. Barrettes are allowed, but they must blend in with the female's hair color. This is to ensure that the barrettes do not stand out or draw attention to the hair. By requiring the barrettes to be similar to the female hair color, they become less noticeable and maintain a professional appearance.

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  • 5. 

    The black relaxed fit jacket may be worn with all uniforms except the______________ uniform.

    • A.

      Working Khaki

    • B.

      Service Dress Blue

    • C.

      Navy Service

    • D.

      Winter Working Blue

    Correct Answer
    B. Service Dress Blue
    Explanation
    The black relaxed fit jacket can be paired with all uniforms except the Service Dress Blue uniform.

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  • 6. 

    The khaki garrison cap or ball cap will be worn with the Working Khaki uniform by all personnel.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer is that the khaki garrison cap or ball cap is indeed worn with the Working Khaki uniform by all personnel. This indicates that the statement is true.

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  • 7. 

    To PRESENT ARMS FROM ORDER ARMS, is a ___-count movement. (CUTS INCLUDED IF APPLICABLE )

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      4

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      2

    Correct Answer
    D. 2
    Explanation
    To PRESENT ARMS FROM ORDER ARMS is a 2-count movement. This means that it takes two counts or beats to complete the action of transitioning from the Order Arms position to the Present Arms position. The movement involves bringing the rifle from the Order Arms position to a position where it is held horizontally across the chest, with the right hand gripping the handguard and the left hand supporting the stock.

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  • 8. 

    ORDER ARMS FROM PRESENT AND PORT ARMS is a ___-count movement.   (CUTS INCLUDED  IF APPLICABLE)

    • A.

      3

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      1

    • D.

      NONE OF THE ABOVE

    Correct Answer
    A. 3
    Explanation
    ORDER ARMS FROM PRESENT AND PORT ARMS is a 3-count movement. This means that there are three distinct steps or counts involved in performing this movement. The first count is the initial position of "order arms," the second count is the transition from "order arms" to "present arms," and the third count is the transition from "present arms" to "port arms." Each count represents a specific action or position in the movement, making it a 3-count movement.

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  • 9. 

    ORDER ARMS FROM LEFT SHOULDER ARMS is a ___-count movement.   (CUTS INCLUDED IF APPLICABLE )

    • A.

      2

    • B.

      4

    • C.

      5

    • D.

      1

    Correct Answer
    C. 5
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 5 because the phrase "ORDER ARMS FROM LEFT SHOULDER ARMS" consists of 5 words.

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  • 10. 

    RIGHT SHOULDER ARMS FROM ORDER ARMS is a ___-count movement.   (CUTS INCLUDED IF APPLICABLE )

    • A.

      2

    • B.

      3

    • C.

      4

    • D.

      5

    Correct Answer
    C. 4
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 4 because "RIGHT SHOULDER ARMS FROM ORDER ARMS" involves four distinct counts or actions: 1) lifting the rifle off the shoulder, 2) turning it 90 degrees to the right, 3) bringing it to the front, and 4) placing it on the right shoulder.

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  • 11. 

    PORT ARMS FROM RIGHT SHOULDER ARMS is a ___-count movement.    (CUTS INCLUDED IF APPLICABLE )

    • A.

      2

    • B.

      4

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      1

    Correct Answer
    A. 2
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 2 because "PORT ARMS FROM RIGHT SHOULDER ARMS" is a two-count movement. Each count represents a specific action or motion in the sequence of the movement.

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  • 12. 

    RIGHT SHOULDER ARMS FROM PORT ARMS, is a ___-count movement.    (CUTS INCLUDED IF APPLICABLE )

    • A.

      5

    • B.

      4

    • C.

      2

    • D.

      3

    Correct Answer
    D. 3
  • 13. 

    INSPECTION ARMS is a ___-count movement.      (CUTS INCLUDED IF APPLICABLE)

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      4

    Correct Answer
    D. 4
    Explanation
    INSPECTION ARMS is a four-count movement. This means that there are four distinct counts or beats involved in performing the movement. Each count corresponds to a specific action or position, and the movement is executed in a rhythmic manner following these counts.

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  • 14. 

    When opening ranks, the cadets in the first rank take two steps forward, the second rank takes one step forward and the third rank remains stationary. The cadets automatically come to dress right.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    When opening ranks, the cadets in the first rank take two steps forward, the second rank takes one step forward and the third rank remains stationary. This is a common practice in military formations to ensure that the ranks are properly aligned and everyone is in their correct position. By taking these steps, the cadets automatically come to dress right, which means they align themselves with the person to their right. Therefore, the statement "True" is correct.

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  • 15. 

    REST. There are four positions of rest for halted cadets. Which ones are there?

    • A.

      Parade rest & at ease

    • B.

      Rest & fall out

    • C.

      Both A & B

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Both A & B
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Both A & B". This means that there are two positions of rest for halted cadets, which are parade rest and at ease, as well as rest and fall out.

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  • 16. 

    At Ease. The command is “AT EASE.” It is executed in one count. At the command, keep your right foot in place. You may move about, but must not talk.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement is true. The command "AT EASE" is executed in one count. When this command is given, the soldiers are allowed to move about but are not allowed to talk. They must keep their right foot in place while moving. This command is often used in military drills to give soldiers a brief break from the strict attention position.

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  • 17. 

    “About, FACE” is a two-count movement.

    • A.

      False

    • B.

      True

    Correct Answer
    B. True
    Explanation
    The statement "About, FACE" is a two-count movement is true. In military drill, "About, FACE" is a command given to execute a 180-degree turn to the right. The movement consists of two counts: on the first count, the individual pivots on the left heel, and on the second count, the individual completes the turn by placing the right foot beside the left foot. Therefore, the given answer "True" is correct.

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  • 18. 

    The salute is rendered when the person or colors to be saluted is at a ___-pace distance.

    • A.

      3

    • B.

      4

    • C.

      5

    • D.

      6

    Correct Answer
    D. 6
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 6. The salute is rendered when the person or colors to be saluted is at a 6-pace distance.

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  • 19. 

    All commands given by the platoon commander while the platoon is halted will be ___ paces in front of the platoon and centered on the element.

    • A.

      3

    • B.

      6

    • C.

      9

    • D.

      5

    Correct Answer
    B. 6
    Explanation
    All commands given by the platoon commander while the platoon is halted will be 6 paces in front of the platoon and centered on the element.

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  • 20. 

    A single column of cadets one behind the other is a _________.

    • A.

      Column

    • B.

      Flank

    • C.

      Element

    • D.

      File

    Correct Answer
    D. File
    Explanation
    A single column of cadets one behind the other is referred to as a "file." This term is commonly used in military contexts to describe a formation where individuals are arranged in a straight line, one after another. The term "column" typically refers to a formation where individuals are arranged side by side, rather than behind each other. "Flank" refers to the side of a formation, and "element" can refer to a smaller unit within a larger formation.

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  • 21. 

    An E-8 in the USN is a ___________________.

    • A.

      Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy

    • B.

      Senior Chief Petty Officer

    • C.

      Master Chief Petty Officer

    • D.

      Chief Petty Officer

    Correct Answer
    B. Senior Chief Petty Officer
    Explanation
    An E-8 in the USN is a Senior Chief Petty Officer.

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  • 22. 

    An O-2 in the USN is a _____________________ in NJROTC.

    • A.

      Cadet Captain

    • B.

      Cadet Lieutenant

    • C.

      Cadet Lieutenant (Junior Grade)

    • D.

      Cadet Commander

    Correct Answer
    C. Cadet Lieutenant (Junior Grade)
    Explanation
    In the USN, an O-2 refers to a rank of Lieutenant Junior Grade. In NJROTC, the equivalent rank would also be Cadet Lieutenant (Junior Grade).

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  • 23. 

    The Secretary of State is _____________________________. (2013)

    • A.

      The Honorable John Kerry

    • B.

      The Honorable Joseph Biden, Jr.

    • C.

      The Honorable Leon E. Panetta

    • D.

      The Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton

    Correct Answer
    A. The Honorable John Kerry
    Explanation
    The correct answer is The Honorable John Kerry. This is because John Kerry served as the Secretary of State in 2013. He was appointed by President Barack Obama and served in this role from February 1, 2013, to January 20, 2017. Kerry is a well-known politician and diplomat who has had a long career in public service. He has also served as a United States Senator from Massachusetts and was the Democratic nominee for President in 2004.

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  • 24. 

    Company Community Service Officer (CSO) is ________________________.

    • A.

      Cadet CPO Eric Gamez

    • B.

      Cadet Senior Chief Alejandro Cipres

    • C.

      Cadet Ensign Brittney Hernandez

    • D.

      Cadet CPO Brittney Hernandez

    Correct Answer
    B. Cadet Senior Chief Alejandro Cipres
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Cadet Senior Chief Alejandro Cipres.

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  • 25. 

    The Company Supply Officer  is/ are _______________________.

    • A.

      Cadet PO1 Journey Salgado

    • B.

      Cadet P02 Annaleeza Macias

    • C.

      Cadet Ensign Angel Navarro

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Cadet Ensign Angel Navarro
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Cadet Ensign Angel Navarro. This is because the question is asking about the Company Supply Officer, and out of the given options, Cadet Ensign Angel Navarro is the only one who could potentially hold that position. The other options are Cadet PO1 Journey Salgado and Cadet P02 Annaleeza Macias, which do not match the title of Company Supply Officer. Therefore, the correct answer is Cadet Ensign Angel Navarro.

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  • 26. 

    Commander, Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) is Rear Admiral Donald P. Quinn.

    • A.

      False

    • B.

      True

    Correct Answer
    B. True
    Explanation
    The given statement is true because the Commander of Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) is Rear Admiral Donald P. Quinn.

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  • 27. 

    The Uniform your Senior Naval Science Instructor (SNSI) will direct you to wear on any given day is known as the__________.

    • A.

      Uniform of the School

    • B.

      Uniform of the Navy

    • C.

      Uniform of the Day

    • D.

      Designated Uniform

    Correct Answer
    C. Uniform of the Day
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Uniform of the Day". This refers to the specific uniform that the Senior Naval Science Instructor (SNSI) instructs cadets to wear on a particular day. It may vary depending on the activities or events planned for that day.

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  • 28. 

    As the inspecting officer approaches the platoon, the platoon commander turns his head and gives the command "ATTENTION".

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer is that when the inspecting officer approaches the platoon, it is customary for the platoon commander to turn his head and give the command "ATTENTION". This is done to alert the platoon members to stand at attention and show respect to the inspecting officer. Therefore, the statement "True" is correct.

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  • 29. 

    Upon completion of the inspection of each platoon, its commander faces left and orders "CLOSE RANKS, MARCH". At the command "MARCH", the platoon commander moves by the most direct route and takes his post two paces in front of the center of his platoon. The command "AT EASE" or "PARADE REST" will be given from this position.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement is false. The platoon commander does not take his post two paces in front of the center of his platoon after giving the command "CLOSE RANKS, MARCH". Instead, he takes his post two paces behind the center of his platoon. The command "AT EASE" or "PARADE REST" will be given from this position.

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  • 30. 

    At the conclusion of the inspection, the platoon commander proceeds to a position three paces in front of and one pace to the side of the first rank, faces left (draws sword if so armed), commands ATTENTION, takes one step forward, then faces right.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer is that at the conclusion of the inspection, the platoon commander indeed proceeds to a position three paces in front of and one pace to the side of the first rank. Then, they face left and draw their sword if armed. After that, they command ATTENTION and take one step forward before finally facing right. Therefore, the statement "At the conclusion of the inspection, the platoon commander proceeds to a position three paces in front of and one pace to the side of the first rank, faces left (draws sword if so armed), commands ATTENTION, takes one step forward, then faces right" is true.

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  • 31. 

    Where is the rank located on the uniform shirt? 

    • A.

      2" right collar

    • B.

      1 7/8" left collar

    • C.

      1 1/2" left collar

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. None of the above
  • 32. 

    The only non-officer title that is given to only one person at command at a time is_____. 

    • A.

      MCPO

    • B.

      CMC

    • C.

      SCPO

    • D.

      CDR

    Correct Answer
    B. CMC
    Explanation
    The correct answer is CMC. CMC stands for Command Master Chief, which is a non-officer title given to only one person at command at a time. This position is typically held by the most senior enlisted member of a command and is responsible for advising the commanding officer on matters affecting the enlisted personnel.

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