Distance Learning ALS Set A Vol. 1

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Distance Learning ALS Set A Vol. 1

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    SrA Shelby listens to her Command Chief say, “The Course 3 version can be rigorous so you’ll want to manage your time wisely because your achievements depend entirely on the effort you put forth. Invest time in reviewing lesson objectives and samples of behavior because they help you prepare for exams. Although the material is only in an online format, most students find it takes effective study habits, participating in group discussions, and effective use of EPME’s structured thinking process to make it through the course.” The Chief’s comments BEST explain ________ concepts and how they contribute to individual success.
    • A. 

      Time management 

    • B. 

      Successful learning

    • C. 

      Effective study habits

  • 2. 
    The day before graduating, SrA Hill is showing her dad, a military retiree, around the campus when he asks, “What was the hardest part of the course?” Hill replies, “The schedule was hard at first because I was juggling reading, writing, and homework assignments plus marathon study sessions with my flight. I finally settled into a routine that helped me pay attention in class, take good notes, and actively participate in classroom discussions. However, I would have to say the hardest part for me was the public speaking. Thank goodness, my flight came together to practice all the time. SrA Hill’s actions BEST illustrate __________ and its impact on her effectiveness.
    • A. 

      Time management concepts

    • B. 

      Study and practice habits

    • C. 

      Elements of the learning process

  • 3. 
    While talking with another instructor, MSgt Moore says, “I’m concerned about SrA Michael, one of my students. She completes all assignments and I know she takes notes because she shares them with the flight, but she barely passed her briefing evaluations, which I believe is due to the flight helping her practice so much. Although I have seen her study with the flight, most of the time she studies alone. This morning she failed the formative exercise, by one question, and failed to meet the academic standard. I counseled her about additional study but I’m not sure she can pass the summative.” SrA Michael’s use of ____________ will MOST LIKELY _______________ her effectiveness.
    • A. 

      Effective use of the elements of the Learning Process; enhance

    • B. 

      Ineffective use of the elements of the Learning Process; hinder

    • C. 

      Effective use of the IDDP Structured Thinking Process; enhance

    • D. 

      Ineffective use of the IDDP Structured Thinking Process; enhance

  • 4. 
    Speaking to his boss, SSgt Binder says, I’ve always been taught to spend all the funds in our account. Otherwise, we lose that for good. Should we spend the funds left in our account on things we do not really need? Binder’s boss responds, “you are the expert on resources…what do you think?” Binder replies, “I don’t know.” After Binder asks questions to find the facts and examines the issue from different viewpoints, he decides not to spend the funds. The following year, Binder’s budget is cut by the amount he did not spend. SSgt Binder’s final actions BEST illustrate __________ impact on mission effectiveness.
    • A. 

      Proficient critical thinking and its

    • B. 

      Critical thinking hindrance and their

    • C. 

      System 1 approach to decision making and its

  • 5. 
    Observing how worried his subordinates looked while waiting to hear about the organizational restructure, SSgt Steven says, “It’s a commonly known fact that a restructure is mostly for the leadership of the organization, so I wouldn’t worry too much. We all know that the enlisted folks are the people that do most of the work around here and they wouldn’t want to change that!” Afterwards, his subordinates started joking about it. Because of ______, SSgt Steven’s comments will MOST likely _____his effectiveness.
    • A. 

      Critical thinking hindrances; not change

    • B. 

      Critical thinking hindrances; decrease

    • C. 

      Characteristics of a critical thinker; increase

    • D. 

      Characteristics of a critical thinker; not change

  • 6. 
    During the staff meeting, MSgt Long says, “We are facing an extremely important and challenging mission. Since the recent budget cuts, our unit has been tasked to find more efficient ways to operate. To accomplish this, we must set aside our individual differences and approach this task with optimism and enthusiasm. I am confident that with a team effort, we will exceed the unacceptable status quo and find new and innovative ways to operate with this reduced budget.” Immediately after the meeting, several subordinates approach MSgt Long with their ideas and concerns. MSgt Long’s actions BEST illustrate _________ and its impact on NCO effectiveness.
    • A. 

      Individualized Consideration

    • B. 

      Inspirational Motivation

    • C. 

      Intellectual Stimulation

  • 7. 
    During the staff meeting, MSgt Long says, “We are facing an extremely important and challenging mission. Since the recent budget cuts, our unit has been tasked to find more efficient ways to operate. To accomplish this, we must set aside our individual differences and approach this task with optimism and enthusiasm. I am confident that with a team effort, we will exceed the unacceptable status quo and find new and innovative ways to operate with this reduced budget.” Immediately after the meeting, several subordinates approach MSgt Long with their ideas and concerns. MSgt Long’s actions BEST illustrate _________ and its impact on NCO effectiveness.
    • A. 

      Individualized Consideration

    • B. 

      Inspirational Motivation

    • C. 

      Intellectual Stimulation

  • 8. 
    SSgt Cox tells SrA Green, his newest instructor, “Since you’ve never instructed before, let’s begin an intensive training program. Your goal is to teach 18 of the 30 lessons during this next class. I will help you prepare to teach each lesson, as well as monitor your performance throughout the course to ensure compliance with standards.” After graduation, Cox says to Green, “Congratulations on meeting your goal! During the next class, you will be required to teach all 30 lessons. In the meantime, let’s work together on a plan for you to win Instructor of the Quarter.” Feeling a bit overwhelmed but excited about the opportunity, Green replies, “Okay.” SSgt Cox’s _______ will MOST likely ________ his and SrA Green’s effectiveness.
    • A. 

      Use of Transformational Leadership; enhance

    • B. 

      Misuse of Transformational Leadership; hinder

    • C. 

      Use of Transactional Leadership; enhance

    • D. 

      Misuse of Transactional Leadership; hinder

  • 9. 
    During her mid-term feedback with SrA Duck, TSgt Wilson says, “I am very impressed with how you completed that last big project. It was extremely demanding both physically and mentally and you completed it with a bold and fearless attitude.” Embarrassed Duck admits, “I’ve never thought of myself as bold and fearless. I just like to be challenged.” TSgt Wilson replies, “In that case, I have another assignment that requires someone with your competitive spirit. Interested?” Duck responds, “Absolutely!” TSgt Wilson’s comments BEST illustrate her understanding of ____________ impact on NCO effectiveness.
    • A. 

      Temperaments and their

    • B. 

      Blind spots and their

    • C. 

      Maturity and its

  • 10. 
     SrA Staples is frustrated because his supervisor, TSgt Stevenson, never gives him or any of his coworkers any positive feedback, even when they put in extra effort. Trying to open a line of communication, Staples asks Stevenson for a moment of his time. He says, “Sir, sometimes we’d like to hear that we’re doing a good job or at least get a thank you.” Stevenson replies, “I don’t see how that matters, but I do appreciate how hard all of you work, especially considering how well everyone follows procedures and adheres to the rules around here.” TSgt Stevenson’s _______ will MOST likely ________his effectiveness.
    • A. 

      Acknowledgment of his Blue temperament; increase

    • B. 

      Failure to acknowledge his Orange temperament; decrease

    • C. 

      Acceptance of feedback about his blind spot; increase

    • D. 

      Failure to acknowledge feedback about his blind spot; decrease

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