How Much You Know About Armed Forces?

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How Much You Know About Armed Forces? - Quiz

Military, also known as a country's armed forces, is a highly armed and organized force primarily intended for war and engaging in warfare. It is typically officially authorized and maintained by an internationally recognized country, with its members identifiable by their distinct uniform of the military. This quiz will test your knowledge of general military terminology and organizations.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which of the following military organizations, in general terms, is the smallest military unit capable of independant operations?

    • A.

      Section

    • B.

      Brigade

    • C.

      Company

    • D.

      Battalion

    Correct Answer
    D. Battalion
    Explanation
    A battalion is the smallest military unit capable of independent operations. It typically consists of 300-800 soldiers and is commanded by a lieutenant colonel. A battalion is self-sufficient and can conduct a wide range of military operations, including combat, reconnaissance, and support activities. It is larger than a company, which is usually a subunit of a battalion, and smaller than a brigade, which is a larger formation consisting of multiple battalions. A battalion can operate independently for a limited period, making it the smallest military organization capable of conducting autonomous operations.

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  • 2. 

    Situational Awareness is best defined as:

    • A.

      The combined knowledge of friendly forces, hostile forces and other relevant aspects of the Battle space.

    • B.

      The concerns and factors that can affect the environment witin an Area of Operations.

    • C.

      The practice that links several battlefield functions together to assist a combat force in employing its sensors and managing the information they gather.

    • D.

      The knowledge, in near real-time of the geographical location of forces.

    Correct Answer
    A. The combined knowledge of friendly forces, hostile forces and other relevant aspects of the Battle space.
    Explanation
    Situational Awareness is best defined as the combined knowledge of friendly forces, hostile forces, and other relevant aspects of the Battle space. This means having a comprehensive understanding of the current situation, including the location and capabilities of friendly and enemy forces, as well as other factors such as terrain, weather, and potential threats. Having situational awareness allows military personnel to make informed decisions and take appropriate actions to achieve their objectives while minimizing risks.

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  • 3. 

    Which type of Order provides subordinate commanders essential direction to plan and execute operations normally related to tactical activites and should only contain enough detail as necessary for subordinate commanders to issue thier own orders?

    • A.

      Warning Order

    • B.

      Administrative Order

    • C.

      Operation Order

    • D.

      Fragmentary Order

    Correct Answer
    C. Operation Order
    Explanation
    An Operation Order provides subordinate commanders with essential direction to plan and execute operations related to tactical activities. It should only include enough detail for subordinate commanders to issue their own orders. This type of order ensures that all commanders are aware of the overall objective and have the necessary information to carry out their specific tasks. It allows for flexibility and adaptability while still providing clear guidance to achieve the mission.

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  • 4. 

    In accordance with our coordinating staff model, which staff officer's role is to monitor, assess and coordinate current operations, conduct short-range and mid-range planning and coodinate training?

    • A.

      G2

    • B.

      G3

    • C.

      G4

    • D.

      G6

    Correct Answer
    B. G3
    Explanation
    In accordance with the coordinating staff model, the staff officer's role to monitor, assess, and coordinate current operations, conduct short-range and mid-range planning, and coordinate training is fulfilled by the G3.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following military branches are considered the "Combat Arms?"

    • A.

      Armour, Infantry, Combat Air and Artilliery

    • B.

      Infantry, Signals, Intelligence and Armour

    • C.

      Infantry, Security, Armour and Artillery

    • D.

      Armour, Infantry, Engineers and Artilliery

    Correct Answer
    D. Armour, Infantry, Engineers and Artilliery
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Armour, Infantry, Engineers and Artillery. These military branches are considered the "Combat Arms" because they directly engage in combat operations on the ground. Armour refers to the armored divisions that operate tanks and other armored vehicles. Infantry is the branch that consists of foot soldiers who engage in direct ground combat. Engineers are responsible for providing combat support and construction capabilities in the battlefield. Artillery involves the use of large-caliber guns or rockets to support ground forces with indirect fire.

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  • 6. 

    Which of the following options best outlines the unit and sub-unit organizations in an infantry hierarchy (highest - lowest). 

    • A.

      Company, Section, Platoon, Battalion

    • B.

      Battalion, Company, Platoon, Section

    • C.

      Battalion, Platoon, Company, Section

    • D.

      Brigade, Company, Section, Platoon

    Correct Answer
    B. Battalion, Company, Platoon, Section
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Battalion, Company, Platoon, Section. This hierarchy follows the standard organizational structure of an infantry unit. The battalion is the highest level, consisting of multiple companies. Each company is then divided into several platoons, and each platoon is further divided into sections. This hierarchical structure allows for clear command and control within the infantry unit.

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  • 7. 

    What is the role of the G4 within the coordinating staff organization?

    • A.

      To monitor, assess and coordinate intelligence production.

    • B.

      To monitor, assess and coordinate combat service support operations.

    • C.

      To monitor, assess and coordinate communications and information systems requirements

    • D.

      To monitor, assess and coordinate personnel adminstration.

    Correct Answer
    D. To monitor, assess and coordinate personnel adminstration.
    Explanation
    The role of the G4 within the coordinating staff organization is to monitor, assess, and coordinate personnel administration. This means that the G4 is responsible for managing and overseeing all aspects related to personnel, such as recruitment, training, promotions, and welfare. They ensure that the organization has the right people in the right positions and that their needs are met in terms of administrative support. This includes managing personnel records, handling payroll and benefits, and addressing any issues or concerns related to personnel.

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  • 8. 

    You have a meeting with a group of military personnel scheduled for next week. In the group is a Major, Lieutenant, Captain, Lieutenant-Colonel and Colonel. Which of the following sequences represent the correct rank relationship (superior-subordinate) of the group.

    • A.

      Lieutenant-Colonel, Colonel, Major, Lieutenant, Captain

    • B.

      Colonel, Lieutenant-Colonel, Lieutenant, Major, Captain

    • C.

      Lieutenant-Colonel, Colonel, Lieutenant, Captain, Major

    • D.

      Colonel, Lieutenant-Colonel, Major, Captain, Lieutenant

    Correct Answer
    D. Colonel, Lieutenant-Colonel, Major, Captain, Lieutenant
    Explanation
    The correct rank relationship (superior-subordinate) in the group is Colonel, Lieutenant-Colonel, Major, Captain, Lieutenant. This sequence follows the hierarchical order of military ranks, with the Colonel being the highest-ranking officer and the Lieutenant being the lowest-ranking officer in the group.

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  • 9. 

    Which of the following are characteristics of a Battle Group?

    • A.

      Is usually formed around an infantry company. Is flexible and can be restructured quickly to cope with changing situations.

    • B.

      Is usually formed around an infantry brigade. Is flexible and can be restructured quickly to cope with changing situations.

    • C.

      Is usually formed around an infantry platoon. Could include anti-tank capability, air defence detachment and an artillery element. Is flexible and can be restructured quickly to cope with changing situations.

    • D.

      Is usually formed around an infantry battalion. Could include anti-tank capability, air defence detachment and an artillery element. Is flexible and can be restructured quickly to cope with changing situations.

    Correct Answer
    D. Is usually formed around an infantry battalion. Could include anti-tank capability, air defence detachment and an artillery element. Is flexible and can be restructured quickly to cope with changing situations.
    Explanation
    A Battle Group is typically formed around an infantry battalion and has the capability to include anti-tank, air defense, and artillery elements. It is designed to be flexible and can be quickly restructured to adapt to changing situations.

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  • 10. 

    The role of a headquarters is to:

    • A.

      Provide the commander with the core funationality required to commnad, manage and plan full spectrum operations.

    • B.

      Close with and destroy the enemy.

    • C.

      Defeat the enemy through the aggressive use of firepower and battlefield mobility.

    • D.

      Authorize an individual to direct, coordinate, and control military forces.

    Correct Answer
    A. Provide the commander with the core funationality required to commnad, manage and plan full spectrum operations.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Provide the commander with the core functionality required to command, manage and plan full spectrum operations." This answer accurately describes the role of a headquarters in military operations. The headquarters serves as the central command and control center, providing the commander with the necessary tools and resources to effectively lead and coordinate military forces. This includes functions such as planning operations, managing resources, and commanding troops in a wide range of operational environments.

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