Hm Book Ch 1: Heritage Of The Hospital Corpsman

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Hm Book Ch 1: Heritage Of The Hospital Corpsman

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  • 1. 
    Which of the following is the key to service with distinction?
    • A. 

      Honor and courage

    • B. 

      Customer service

    • C. 

      Honor, courage, and commitment

    • D. 

      Professional ethics

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    Professional ethics is the key to service with distinction.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Honor, courage, and commitment are the key to service with distinction.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Who was John Wall?
    • A. 

      The Navy's first Loblolly Boy

    • B. 

      The Navy's first Surgeon General

    • C. 

      The Navy's first Medical Officer

    • D. 

      The first medical patient to be treated onboard a Naval vessel

  • 5. 
    How many Corpsmen were killed in the line of duty when the Marine Barracks in Beirut, Lebanon was bombed and destroyed by Muslim terrorists?
    • A. 

      7

    • B. 

      8

    • C. 

      15

    • D. 

      21

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 6. 
    The importance of having medical care onboard naval vessels was officially recognized by Congress when they mandated that newly commissioned sailing warships all contain a "cockpit" or sickbay.  In what year did they pass this mandate?
    • A. 

      1776

    • B. 

      1799

    • C. 

      1801

    • D. 

      1812

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    On April 3rd, 1828, Congress mandated that the newly commissioned sailing warships contain a "cockpit," or sickbay, where injured men could be brought and cared for by "Surgeons" and "Surgeon's Mates."
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Who was Robert Stanley?
    • A. 

      Navy's first Lobloly Boy

    • B. 

      First Sailor to wear the rank of "Hospitalman"

    • C. 

      First Hospital Corpsman to be awarded the Medal of Honor

    • D. 

      Surgeon General of the Navy. Established the Hospital Corps School for Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES)

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 9. 
    Hospital Apprentice Robert Stanley became the first Corpsman to be awarded the Medal of Honor.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Hospitalman Apprentice Steven L. Price became the first Corpsman to be awarded the Medal of Honor.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    In what year did the Hospital Corps go through major structural changes that laid the foundation for the current system of rank structure used today?
    • A. 

      1888

    • B. 

      1900

    • C. 

      1910

    • D. 

      1916

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 12. 
    In what year did the Hospital Corps go through major structural changes that laid the foundation for the current system of rank structure used today?
    • A. 

      1826

    • B. 

      1888

    • C. 

      1900

    • D. 

      1912

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 13. 
    Where was the first Hospital Corps School for Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES) located?
    • A. 

      San Diego, CA

    • B. 

      Bethesda, MD

    • C. 

      Pearl Harbor, HI

    • D. 

      Orlando, FL

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 14. 
    Women were first brought into the Hospital Corps during World War II.  On January 12th, 1944, the first Hospital Corps School for Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES) was commissioned at the US Naval Hospital, National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    The Honorable James Forrestal was serving in what position when he publically thanked the Hospital Corps for its service and contributions during World War II?
    • A. 

      Secretary of Defense

    • B. 

      Secretary of War

    • C. 

      Secretary of the Navy

    • D. 

      Secretary of State

  • 16. 
    Which of the following men (pictured above) said the following about the Hospital Corps?"Out of every 100 men of the United States Navy and Marine Corps who were wounded in World War II, 97 recovered.  That is a record not equaled anywhere, anytime.  Every individual who was thus saved from death owes an everlasting debt to the Navy's Hospital Corps.  The Navy is indebted to the corps.  The entire nation is its debtor for thousands of citizens and living normal, constructive, happy and productive lives who, but for the skill and toil of the Hospital Corps, might be dead or disheartened by crippling invalidism.  So, to the 200,000 men and women of the Hospital Corps, I say on behalf of the United States Navy: "Well done.  Well done, indeed!" "
    • A. 

      Josephus Daniels

    • B. 

      James Forrestal

    • C. 

      Archibald Henderson

    • D. 

      Mat W. Pagan

  • 17. 
    Which of the following Sailors was the Navy's first Loblolly Boy?
    • A. 

      Christopher J. Tilley

    • B. 

      Joseph Anderson

    • C. 

      John Wall

    • D. 

      John Domyn

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 18. 
    All five enlisted Navy Medals of Honor awarded during the Korean war were awarded to Navy Corpsmen serving with the Fleet Marine Force.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    "Brown Water Navy" Corpsmen serve with what type of unit?
    • A. 

      Coastal patrol craft

    • B. 

      Riverine units

    • C. 

      Fleet Marine Force

    • D. 

      Sewer and sanitation facilities

  • 20. 
    The original rating insignia of the Hospital Corps was the Red Cross (worn by John Bradley above).  It was changed to the caduceus in April of 1948 along with the nomenclature of the Hospital Corps' ratings.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    (How many Navy Corpsmen lost their lives when the Marine Barracks in Beirut, Lebanon was bombed by Muslim terrorists in 1983?
    • A. 

      Six

    • B. 

      Fifteen

    • C. 

      Twenty

    • D. 

      Thirty-six

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 22. 
    When were Shock Trauma Platoons first used by Navy Medicine?
    • A. 

      Vietnam War

    • B. 

      Iraq War

    • C. 

      Afghanistan War

    • D. 

      Korean War

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 23. 
    Shock Trauma Platoons (STP) were first used during which of the following conflicts?
    • A. 

      Korean War

    • B. 

      Vietnam War

    • C. 

      Somalian

    • D. 

      Afghanistan

    • E. 

      None of the above

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    • A. 

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  • 25. 
    In what year did the Hospital Corps' rating insignia change from the Red Cross to the caduceus?
    • A. 

      1912

    • B. 

      1948

    • C. 

      1952

    • D. 

      1968

    • E. 

      None of the above