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In United States military security parlance, force protection condition (FPCON for short) is a counter-terrorist threat system overseen by the United States Department of Defense directive, and describes the number of measures needed to be taken by security agencies in response to various levels of terrorist threats against military facilities. Test your knowledge about force protection condition in this quiz!


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  • 1. 
    FPCON Alpha applies when there is a(n) __________ threat of possible terrorist activity against personnel or facilities, the nature and extent of which are unpredictable
    • A. 

      INCREASED OR MORE PREDICTABLE

    • B. 

      GENERAL

    • C. 

      INCREASED GENERAL

    • D. 

      GENERAL BUT NORMAL POSTURE

  • 2. 
    FPCON NORMAL-Applies when a ______ global threat of possible terrorist activity exists and warrants a routine security posture.
    • A. 

      GENERAL

    • B. 

      INCREASED GENERAL

    • C. 

      GENERAL BUT NORMAL POSTURE

    • D. 

      INCREASED OR MORE PREDICTABLE

  • 3. 
    FPCON DELTA-Applies in the immediate area where a____________or when intelligence has been received that, terrorist action against a specific location or person is IMMINENT.
    • A. 

      INCIDENT OCCURS

    • B. 

      INTELLIGENCE IS RECEIVED

    • C. 

      TERRORIST ACT IS POSSIBLE

    • D. 

      TERRORIST ACT HAS OCCURED

  • 4. 
    FPCON CHARLIE-Applies when an INCIDENT OCCURS or when __________indicating some form of terrorist action or targeting against personnel or facilities is likely.
    • A. 

      A FPCAM IS INITIATED

    • B. 

      INTELLIGENCE IS RECEIVED

    • C. 

      A COVERED WAGON

  • 5. 
    FPCON NORMAL-Applies when a GENERAL global threat of possible terrorist activity exists and ____________.
    • A. 

      AN ATTACK IS IMMINENT

    • B. 

      INTELLIGENCE IS RECEIVED INDICATING A SPECIFIC ATTACK SITE

    • C. 

      WARRANTS AN INCREASED SECURITY POSTURE

    • D. 

      WARRANTS A ROUTINE SECURITY POSTURE

  • 6. 
    Assign PL 4 to AF mission support assets which do not meet the definitions of PL 1, 2, or 3 resources as discussed in the preceding paragraphs, but for which the loss, theft, destruction, misuse, or compromise would ___________the operational capability of the Air Force.
    • A. 

      GREAT HARM

    • B. 

      DAMAGE

    • C. 

      ADVERSELY AFFECT

    • D. 

      SIGNIFICANT HARM

  • 7. 
    Assign PL 2 to AF power projection assets for which the loss, theft, destruction, misuse, or compromise would cause ______________ to the warfighting capability of the United States.
    • A. 

      SIGNIFICANT HARM

    • B. 

      DAMAGE

    • C. 

      ADVERSELY AFFECT

    • D. 

      GREAT HARM

  • 8. 
    Assign PL 3 to AF power projection assets for which the loss, theft, destruction, misuse, or compromise would ________US warfighting capability.
    • A. 

      ADVERSELY AFFECT

    • B. 

      SIGNIFICANT HARM

    • C. 

      GREAT HARM

    • D. 

      DAMAGE

  • 9. 
    Assign PL 1 to AF power projection assets for which the loss, theft, destruction, misuse or compromise would result in ___________to the strategic capability of the United States.
    • A. 

      SIGNIFICANT HARM

    • B. 

      ADVERSELY AFFECT

    • C. 

      DAMAGE

    • D. 

      GREAT HARM

  • 10. 
    Which of the following is NOT one of the 8 preconditions for use of Deadly Force?
    • A. 

      ESCAPE

    • B. 

      DEFENSE OF SELF AND OTHERS

    • C. 

      DEFENSE OF OTHERS

    • D. 

      ASSETS VITAL TO NATIONAL SECURITY

  • 11. 
    Which of the following is NOT one of the 8 preconditions for use of Deadly Force?
    • A. 

      NATIONAL CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE

    • B. 

      ASSETS VITAL TO DOD SECURITY

    • C. 

      DEFENSE OF OTHERS

    • D. 

      INHERENT RIGHT OF SELF DEFENSE

  • 12. 
    COVERED WAGON- reports inform HHQ that an unusual incident affecting PL 1, 2, or 3 resources, ___________, occurred at an installation or dispersed site.
    • A. 

      PROBABLY OR ACTUALLY HOSTILE

    • B. 

      POSSIBLY HOSTILE

    • C. 

      THROUGH UTILIZATION OF VBIEDS

    • D. 

      THROUGH UTILIZATION OF IEDS

  • 13. 
    A(n) _______, or down-channel alerting order, sets in motion an increase in readiness posture.
    • A. 

      FPCON

    • B. 

      FPCAM

    • C. 

      HELPING HAND

    • D. 

      COVERED WAGON

  • 14. 
    Which of the following is not a characteristic of the M9 Pistol?
    • A. 

      GAS OPERATED

    • B. 

      SEMI AUTOMATIC

    • C. 

      MAGAZINE FED

    • D. 

      SINGLE OR DOUBLE ACTION

  • 15. 
    The maximum effective range of the M9 Pistol is ____
    • A. 

      70 METERS

    • B. 

      55 METERS

    • C. 

      1800 METERS

    • D. 

      50 METERS

  • 16. 
    What is the weight of the M9 Pistol WITH a loaded magazine?
    • A. 

      41.89 OUNCES

    • B. 

      42.00 OUNCES

    • C. 

      40.89 OUNCES

    • D. 

      33.86 OUNCES

  • 17. 
    What is the maximum range of the M9 Pistol?
    • A. 

      50 meters

    • B. 

      3600 meters

    • C. 

      1800 meters

    • D. 

      2200 meters

  • 18. 
    What is the length of the M9 pistol?
    • A. 

      8.56 inches

    • B. 

      14.00 inches

    • C. 

      8.54 inches

    • D. 

      14.5 inches

  • 19. 
    What is the cycle of operation for the M4?
    • A. 

      Firing, unlocking, extracting, ejecting, cocking,chambering, locking and firing

    • B. 

      Unlocking, extracting, ejecting, cocking, chambering, locking, and firing

    • C. 

      Feeding, chambering, locking, firing, unlocking, extracting, ejecting, and cocking

    • D. 

      Chambering, feeding, locking, firing, unlocking, extracting, ejecting, and cocking

  • 20. 
    Hanscom AFB is _______ federal jurisdiction
    • A. 

      Concurrent

    • B. 

      Exclusive

    • C. 

      State

    • D. 

      Proprietary

  • 21. 
    Vandenberg gate is ________ jurisdiction with Lincoln PD 700 feet inward
    • A. 

      State

    • B. 

      Proprietary

    • C. 

      Concurrent

    • D. 

      Exclusive

  • 22. 
    Hartwell gate is ________ jurisdiction with ______ PD 1200 feet inward
    • A. 

      Proprietary, bedford

    • B. 

      Concurrent, lincoln

    • C. 

      Concurrent, lexington

    • D. 

      State, lexington

  • 23. 
    What article of the UCMJ states exactly who is subject to military jurisdiction?
    • A. 

      Article 5

    • B. 

      Article 7B

    • C. 

      Article 31

    • D. 

      Article 2

  • 24. 
    What article of the UCMJ gives the provisions for the advisement of rights (military personnel)?
    • A. 

      Article 7B

    • B. 

      Article 5

    • C. 

      Article 31

    • D. 

      Article 2

  • 25. 
    Rule _____ of the Manual for Courts Martial and Article _____ of the UCMJ gives SF the authority to apprehend any person subject to trial by court martial
    • A. 

      302, 7B

    • B. 

      232, 5B

    • C. 

      302, 2

    • D. 

      302, 7

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