General Knowledge Quiz 1

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  • 1. 

    Who is the Secretary of Defense?

    Explanation
    The Secretary of Defense is an official position in the government. The correct answer is "Honorable Mr Bob Gates" because it specifically mentions the person who currently holds or held the position. "Honorable Mr Gates" is not a complete answer as it does not provide the full name of the person.

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  • 2. 

    What is the oldest post in the Marine Corps?

    • A. 

      Marine Barracks 8th and I St., Washington D.C.

    • B. 

      Twenty-Nine Palms, CA

    Correct Answer
    A. Marine Barracks 8th and I St., Washington D.C.
    Explanation
    Twenty-Nine Palms, CA is the largest base in the US.

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  • 3. 

    Which is NOT a type of North i map reading?

    • A. 

      Magnetic

    • B. 

      Directional

    • C. 

      True

    • D. 

      Grid

    Correct Answer
    B. Directional
    Explanation
    The term "Directional" is not a type of map reading. The other options mentioned, such as Magnetic, True, and Grid, are all valid types of map reading. Magnetic map reading involves using a compass to navigate based on the Earth's magnetic field. True map reading involves using true north as a reference point. Grid map reading involves using a grid system to locate specific points on a map.

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  • 4. 

    What is the birth date of the Marine Corps?

    Correct Answer
    10 November 1775
    10 Nov 1775
    November 10, 1775
    09/10/1775
    10/09/1775
    Explanation
    The birth date of the Marine Corps is November 10, 1775. This is indicated by all of the given options, which include the date written in different formats (10 November 1775, 10 Nov 1775, November 10, 1775, 09/10/1775, 10/09/1775).

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  • 5. 

     What is this a rank insignia of?

    • A. 

      Marine Master Sergeant

    • B. 

      Cadet Staff Sergeant

    • C. 

      Marine Gunnery Sergeant

    • D. 

      Marine First Sergeant

    Correct Answer
    C. Marine Gunnery Sergeant
    Explanation
    Marine Master Sergeant- 3 stripes, 3 rockers, and Crossed Rifles.
    Cadet Staff Sergeant- 3 stripes, 1 rocker, and lamp of learning.
    Marine First Sergeant- 3 stripes, 3 rockers, and a diamond.

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  • 6. 

    What are the Marine Corps "Core Values"?

    Correct Answer
    Honor, Courage, and Commitment
    Honor Courage and Commitment
    Honor Courage Commitment
    Honor, Courage, Commitment
    Explanation
    The Marine Corps "Core Values" are Honor, Courage, and Commitment. These values represent the ideals and principles that every Marine is expected to uphold and embody. Honor refers to the integrity and ethical conduct that Marines are expected to demonstrate. Courage represents the mental, moral, and physical strength required to face challenges and adversity. Commitment signifies the dedication and loyalty to the Marine Corps and its mission. These core values are the foundation of the Marine Corps' identity and guide the behavior and actions of every Marine.

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  • 7. 

     What is this a rank insignia of?

    • A. 

      Marine Captain

    • B. 

      Marine Major

    • C. 

      Cadet Colonel

    • D. 

      Cadet Second Lieutenant

    Correct Answer
    A. Marine Captain
    Explanation
    Marine Major- one gold oak leaf.
    Cadet Colonel- 3 silver lozengers.
    Cadet Second Lieutenant- 1 Silver Disc.

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  • 8. 

     What is this a rank insignia of?

    • A. 

      Marine Sergeant Major

    • B. 

      Cadet Gunnery Sergeant

    • C. 

      Cadet Sergeant Major

    • D. 

      Marine Sergeant

    Correct Answer
    C. Cadet Sergeant Major
    Explanation
    Marine Sergeant Major- 3 stripes, 4 rockers, and a star.
    Cadet Gunnery Sergeant- 3 stripes, 2 rockers, and lamp of learning.
    Marine Sergeant- 3 stripes and crossed rifles.

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  • 9. 

    What is the highest medal awarded for bravery?

    Correct Answer
    Medal of Honor
    Explanation
    The highest medal awarded for bravery is the Medal of Honor. This prestigious award is given to members of the United States Armed Forces who have displayed exceptional courage and selflessness in the face of danger. Recipients of the Medal of Honor have demonstrated extraordinary acts of bravery and have often risked their own lives to protect others. It is considered the highest honor in the military and is awarded for actions that go above and beyond the call of duty.

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  • 10. 

    What does the Anchor symbolize in the Marine Corps Emblem?

    • A. 

      Naval Affiliation

    • B. 

      Worldwide Service

    • C. 

      The Nation

    • D. 

      The Plentiful Ships

    Correct Answer
    A. Naval Affiliation
    Explanation
    Eagle- Nation
    Globe- Worldwide service
    Anchor- Naval Affiliation

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  • 11. 

    What are the Marine Corps colors? (Choose two)

    • A. 

      Green

    • B. 

      Scarlet

    • C. 

      Red

    • D. 

      Black

    • E. 

      Gold

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Scarlet
    E. Gold
    Explanation
    The Marine Corps colors are Scarlet and Gold. These colors are significant to the Marine Corps because Scarlet represents the bloodshed and sacrifice of Marines, while Gold symbolizes the Corps' core values of honor, integrity, and excellence. These colors are prominently displayed on the Marine Corps flag and uniform, serving as a reminder of the Corps' proud history and traditions.

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  • 12. 

    Who was the first commandant of the Marine Corps?

    • A. 

      General Archibald Henderson

    • B. 

      Captain Samuel Nicholas

    Correct Answer
    B. Captain Samuel Nicholas
    Explanation
    Captain Samuel Nicholas was the first commandant of the Marine Corps because he was appointed as the commander of the Continental Marines in 1775. He played a crucial role in organizing and leading the Marines during the American Revolutionary War. His leadership and dedication laid the foundation for the future development and success of the Marine Corps. General Archibald Henderson, on the other hand, served as the fifth commandant of the Marine Corps from 1820 to 1859, long after Captain Samuel Nicholas's tenure.

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  • 13. 

    Who was General Archibald Henderson?

    • A. 

      First Commandant of the Marine Corps

    • B. 

      Father of Marine Aviation

    • C. 

      Grand Old Man of the Marine Corps

    Correct Answer
    C. Grand Old Man of the Marine Corps
    Explanation
    First Commandant of the MC- Captain Samuel Nicholas.
    Father of Marine Aviation- 1stLt Cunningham.

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  • 14. 

    Who is the current Commandant of the Marine Corps?

    Correct Answer
    General James Conway
    General Conway
    Explanation
    The current Commandant of the Marine Corps is General James Conway.

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  • 15. 

     What is this a rank insignia of?

    • A. 

      Marine General

    • B. 

      Cadet Captain

    • C. 

      Marine Captain

    • D. 

      Marine Lieutenant General

    Correct Answer
    D. Marine Lieutenant General
    Explanation
    Marine General- 4 silver stars.
    Cadet Captain- 3 silver discs.
    Marine Captain- 2 silver bars.

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  • 16. 

    What does Integrity mean?

    • A. 

      Complete Honesty and Trust

    • B. 

      Making sound decisions

    • C. 

      Making a favorable impression

    • D. 

      Completing tasks assigned to you

    Correct Answer
    A. Complete Honesty and Trust
    Explanation
    B. Judgement
    C. Bearing
    D. Dependability

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  • 17. 

    Name all the Leadership Traits and define 3 of them. (JJ DID TIE BUCKLE)

  • 18. 

    List as many of the 11 Leadership Principles as you can.

  • 19. 

    Which is FALSE?

    • A. 

      The nickname leatherneck was given to the Marines because of the neckpeice worn.

    • B. 

      The nickname Devil Dogs was given to the Marines in WWII.

    • C. 

      The leather neckpiece was on the uniform to protect Marines against sword blades.

    • D. 

      The nickname Devil Dogs was given by the Germans.

    • E. 

      The nickname Devil Dogs was given during the battle of Belleau Wood in France.

    Correct Answer
    B. The nickname Devil Dogs was given to the Marines in WWII.
    Explanation
    The nickname Devil Dogs was given to the Marines in WWI NOT WWII

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  • 20. 

    What does the Marine Corps Motto "Semper Fidelis" mean?

    Correct Answer
    Always Faithful
    Explanation
    The Marine Corps Motto "Semper Fidelis" means "Always Faithful." This motto reflects the core values and commitment of the Marine Corps to remain loyal and dedicated at all times. It emphasizes the importance of trust, reliability, and unwavering loyalty to the mission, fellow Marines, and the country. The motto serves as a reminder for Marines to uphold their responsibilities and maintain their integrity in all aspects of their service.

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  • 21. 

    What uniform is this?

    • A. 

      Blue Dress Deltas

    • B. 

      Service Bravos

    • C. 

      Service Charlies

    • D. 

      Blue Dress Alphas

    Correct Answer
    C. Service Charlies
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Service Charlies. Service Charlies is a type of uniform worn by members of the United States Marine Corps. It is typically worn for everyday office work and is characterized by a long-sleeved khaki shirt, green trousers, and a green service cap. The other options listed, such as Blue Dress Deltas, Service Bravos, and Blue Dress Alphas, are also types of uniforms worn by Marines, but they are not the correct answer to the question.

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  • 22. 

    What is this uniform?

    • A. 

      Dress Blue Deltas

    • B. 

      Dress Blue Alphas/Bravos

    • C. 

      Service Charlies

    Correct Answer
    A. Dress Blue Deltas
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Dress Blue Deltas. Dress Blue Deltas refer to a specific type of uniform. This suggests that the question is asking for the name of a uniform, and out of the options provided, Dress Blue Deltas is the correct answer.

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  • 23. 

    What is this rank insignia signify?

    • A. 

      Cadet Captain

    • B. 

      Cadet Major

    • C. 

      Cadet 1st Lieutenant

    • D. 

      Cadet 2nd Lieutenant

    Correct Answer
    C. Cadet 1st Lieutenant
    Explanation
    Cadet Captain- 3 silver discs.
    Cadet Major- 1 silver lozenger
    Cadet 2nd Lieutenant- 1 silver disc

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  • 24. 

    What is this rank insignia signify?

    • A. 

      Marine Corporal

    • B. 

      Marine Sergeant

    • C. 

      Cadet Corporal

    • D. 

      Cadet Staff Sergeant

    Correct Answer
    D. Cadet Staff Sergeant
    Explanation
    Marine Corporal- 2 stripes and crossed rifles.
    Marine Sergeant- 3 stripes and crossed rifles.
    Cadet Corporal- 2 stripes and the lamp of learning.

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  • 25. 

    What is this rank insignia signify?

    • A. 

      Cadet First Sergeant

    • B. 

      Marine First Sergeant

    • C. 

      Cadet Master Sergeant

    • D. 

      Marine Master Sergeant

    Correct Answer
    B. Marine First Sergeant
    Explanation
    Cadet First Sergeant- 3 stripes, 3 rockers and lamp of learning.
    Cadet Master Sergeant- this rank does not exist (as of this year.)
    Marine Master Sergeant- 3 stripes, 3 rockers, and crossed rifles.

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  • 26. 

    What is this rank insignia signify?

    • A. 

      Cadet Major

    • B. 

      Cadet 1st Lieutenant

    • C. 

      Cadet Captain

    Correct Answer
    A. Cadet Major
    Explanation
    Cadet 1stLt- 2 silver discs.
    Cadet Captain- 3 silver discs.

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  • 27. 

    What is this rank insignia signify?

    • A. 

      Cadet Sergeant

    • B. 

      Marine Lance Corporal

    • C. 

      Marine Private First Class

    • D. 

      Cadet Corporal

    Correct Answer
    C. Marine Private First Class
    Explanation
    Cadet Sergeant- 3 stripes and lamp of learning.
    Marin Lance Corporal- 1 stripe and cross rifles.
    Cadet Corporal- 2 stripes and lamp of learning

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  • 28. 

    Who is the Secretary of the Navy?

    Correct Answer
    Honorable Mr Mabus
    Honorable Mr. Mabus
    Honorable Mr. Ray Mabus
    Honorable Mr Ray Mabus
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Honorable Mr Mabus, Honorable Mr. Mabus, Honorable Mr. Ray Mabus, Honorable Mr Ray Mabus.

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  • 29. 

    Who is Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps?

    Correct Answer
    Sergeant Major Carlton Kent
    Sergeant Major Kent
    SgtMaj Kent
    SgtMaj Carlton Kent
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Sergeant Major Carlton Kent, Sergeant Major Kent, SgtMaj Kent, SgtMaj Carlton Kent.

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  • 30. 

    Who is your Cadet Battalion Commander?

    • A. 

      C/SgtMaj Funke

    • B. 

      C/Maj Wells

    • C. 

      C/LtCol David

    Correct Answer
    C. C/LtCol David
    Explanation
    C/SgtMaj Funke- Cadet Battalion Sergeant Major.
    C/Maj Wells- Cadet Battalion Executive Officer.

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  • 31. 

    Who was the marine(s) awarded 5 Navy Crosses?

    • A. 

      SgtMaj Daly

    • B. 

      LtGen Puller

    • C. 

      MajGen Butler

    Correct Answer
    B. LtGen Puller
    Explanation
    SgjMaj Daly and MajGen Butler were Marines awarded 2 Medals of Honor.

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  • 32. 

    What was the first USMC offensive action in the Pacific in WWII?

    • A. 

      Chapaultapec

    • B. 

      Okinawa, Japan

    • C. 

      Guadalcanal

    • D. 

      Belleau Wood, France

    • E. 

      English Forts, Bahamas

    Correct Answer
    C. Guadalcanal
    Explanation
    Chapaultapec is the battle the dress blue NCO stripe signifys for the blood loss at that battle.
    Okinawa, Jaoan was the SECOND offensive in the Pacific in WWII.
    Belleau Wood, France is where Marines were given the nickname Devil Dogs.
    English Forts, Bahamas is the location of the first OBJECTIVE of the USMC in 1776.

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  • 33. 

    What does NCO stand for?

    Correct Answer
    Noncommissioned Officer
    Explanation
    NCO stands for Noncommissioned Officer. This term refers to a military or law enforcement rank that is below a commissioned officer but above enlisted personnel. Noncommissioned officers are responsible for leading and supervising enlisted personnel, providing guidance and training, and ensuring the smooth operation of their unit. They play a crucial role in maintaining discipline, enforcing standards, and carrying out the mission effectively.

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  • 34. 

    What does Starboard mean?

    • A. 

      Left

    • B. 

      Right

    Correct Answer
    B. Right
    Explanation
    Port= left

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  • 35. 

    What is Courage?

    • A. 

      Sincere interest in what you are doing

    • B. 

      Mental quality that recognize fear of danger and criticism

    • C. 

      Creating a favorable impression

    • D. 

      Seeing what needs to be done and does it without being told to do so

    Correct Answer
    B. Mental quality that recognize fear of danger and criticism
    Explanation
    A. Enthusiasm
    C. Bearing
    D. Initiative

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