FMF PQS Section 102 - History, Structure, Courtesies

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Fmf Pqs Section 102 - History, Structure, Courtesies

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  • 1. 
    In what year did the Marines land in Vietnam?
    • A. 

      1965

    • B. 

      1968

    • C. 

      1972

    • D. 

      1974

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    The birthdate of the Marine Corps is November 10th, 1775.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    The birthdate of the Marine Corps is October 10th, 1775.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Who was the first Commandant of the Marine Corps?
    • A. 

      Captain Samuel Nicholas

    • B. 

      Captain Samuel Adams

    • C. 

      Major Jacob Zeilin

    • D. 

      Lieutenant David McCarter

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 5. 
    Which of the following created the Marine Corps?
    • A. 

      Congress

    • B. 

      Continental Congress

    • C. 

      Executive Order given by General George Washington

    • D. 

      Executive Order given by Thomas Jefferson

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 6. 
    In what year did the Marine Corps come under the Department of the Navy?
    • A. 

      1775

    • B. 

      1834

    • C. 

      1947

    • D. 

      1952

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    In which year did the first Marine landing take place?
    • A. 

      1775

    • B. 

      1776

    • C. 

      1805

    • D. 

      1847

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 8. 
    What was the reason behind the Marines invading New Providence Island in the Bahamas in 1776?
    • A. 

      To release US prisoners held by British forces

    • B. 

      To provide the Marines a forward base from where to launch additional attacks on British held islands

    • C. 

      To test the new amphibious doctrine

    • D. 

      To seize guns and supplies

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 9. 
    What happened in 1776?
    • A. 

      Marine Corps created at Tun Tavern

    • B. 

      First Marine landing took place during the Revolutionary War

    • C. 

      Marines stormed the Barbary pirates' stronghold at Burma

    • D. 

      Captain Samuel Nicholas became the first Commandant of the Marine Corps

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    Which of the following happened in 1775?
    • A. 

      Marines landed at New Providence Island in the Bahamas to seize guns and supplies

    • B. 

      Marines occupied the "Halls of Montezuma" during the Battle of Chapultepec

    • C. 

      Captain Samuel Nicholas became the first Commandant of the Marine Corps

    • D. 

      Marines stormed the Barbary pirates' stronghold at Burma

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 11. 
    Where was the Marine Corps created?
    • A. 

      New York, New York

    • B. 

      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    • C. 

      Uvalde, Texas

    • D. 

      Boston, Massachussets

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 12. 
    The term "leatherneck" refers to a stiff leather stock worn around the neck to protect against slashing swords and other similar enemy weapons.  Approximately when did the Marines earn this nickname?
    • A. 

      1776

    • B. 

      1805

    • C. 

      1812

    • D. 

      1847

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 13. 
    In what year did the Marines storm the Barbary pirates' stronghold at Burma?
    • A. 

      1776

    • B. 

      1805

    • C. 

      1847

    • D. 

      1859

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 14. 
    Which of the following happened in 1805?
    • A. 

      First Marine landing took place during the Revolutionary War. Marines invaded New Providence Island in the Bahamas to seize guns and supplies.

    • B. 

      Under the command of Colonel Robert E. Lee, Marines stormed the US arsenal at Harper's Ferry to put down an attempted slave revolt led by abolitionist John Brown.

    • C. 

      Marines stormed the Barbary pirates' stronghold at Burma.

    • D. 

      Marines adopt "Semper Fidelis" as their official motto.

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 15. 
    Which of the following happened in 1805?
    • A. 

      Captain Samuel Nicholas appointed as the first Commandant of the Marine Corps.

    • B. 

      Marines seize the Mexican Royal Palace during the Battle of Chapultepec in Mexico City.

    • C. 

      First Marine landing took place during the Revolutionary War. Marines invaded New Providence Island in the Bahamas to seize guns and supplies.

    • D. 

      Marines came under the Department of the Navy

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 16. 
    On November 10, __________, the Marine Corps was created in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at Tun Tavern by a resolution of the Continental Congress, which "raised two battalions of Marines."  Captain Samuel Nicholas became the commander of these two battalions and is traditionally considered the first Commandant of the Marine Corps.
  • 17. 
    In what year did the Marines fight in the Battle of Chapultepec?
    • A. 

      1776

    • B. 

      1805

    • C. 

      1847

    • D. 

      1859

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 18. 
    In what year did the Marines occupy the "Halls of Montezuma" during the Battle of Chapultepec in Mexico City?
    • A. 

      1805

    • B. 

      1859

    • C. 

      1868

    • D. 

      1883

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 19. 
    In what year did the Marines storm the United States arsenal at Harper's Ferry?
    • A. 

      1805

    • B. 

      1847

    • C. 

      1859

    • D. 

      1868

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 20. 
    Which of the following people led a contingency of Marines at Harper's Ferry to put down an attempted slave revolt?
    • A. 

      John Brown

    • B. 

      Robert E. Lee

    • C. 

      Christopher Tilley

    • D. 

      Dan Daly

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 21. 
    Which of the following events happened in 1859?
    • A. 

      Marines from the Asiatic station defended the American embassy in Peking, China during the Boxer Rebellion

    • B. 

      Marine Corps was reorganized into the Fleet Marine Force, formally establishing the "command and administrative relations" between the Fleet and the Marine Corps

    • C. 

      Under the command of Colonel Robert E. Lee, Marines stormed the United States arsenal at Harper's Ferry to put down an attempted slave revolt by Abolitionist John Brown

    • D. 

      The Marine Corps adopted an emblem that consisted of an eagle, a globe, and an anchor.

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 22. 
    During the year __________, Colonel Robert E. Lee, US Army, led an element of Marines to storm the United States arsenal at Harper's Ferry to put down an attempted slave revolt led by abolitionist John Brown.
  • 23. 
    In what year did the Marines adopt the eagle, globe, and anchor as their emblem?
    • A. 

      1868

    • B. 

      1883

    • C. 

      1900

    • D. 

      1913

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 24. 
    Which of the following events took place in 1868?
    • A. 

      Under the command of Colonel Robert E. Lee, Marines stormed the United States arsenal at Harper's Ferry to put down an attempted slave revolt led by abolitionist John Brown

    • B. 

      The official motto of the Marine Corps, "Semper Fidelis," was adopted.

    • C. 

      Marines stormed the Barbary pirates' stronghold at Burma, on the "Shores of Tripoli."

    • D. 

      Marines occupy the "Halls of Montezuma" during the Battle of Chapultepec in Mexico City

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 25. 
    The first Marine landing took place in the year __________ when they invaded New Providence Island in the Bahamas to seize guns and supplies.