ALS Dl - Set B - Volume 1

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Good introductions include the Attention Step, Purpose Statement, Motivation/Hook and Overview.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    The body is where you deliver your message and quiz your audience.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    (Formative Exercise) SSgt Granger tells his students. "Whenever you deliver your message, you must ensure your communication is effective.  You do this by determining the purpose of the communication, preparing the communication, and lastly, deliver the message. SSgt Granger's comments BEST explain the ______________.
    • A. 

      Communication process

    • B. 

      Phases of effective communication

    • C. 

      Barriers to communication

  • 4. 
    (Formative Exercise) SMSgt Lannen, squadron superintendent of civil engineering, forwarded the commander’s Physical Training Policy Memorandum to all flight chiefs in the shop. In the email he stated, "Brief the new policy to your subordinates as soon as possible. In addition, make sure that the personnel on leave or TDY are briefed as soon as they return. SMSgt Lannen's actions BEST illustrate __________.
    • A. 

      Upward Communication

    • B. 

      Downward Communication

    • C. 

      Lateral Communication

  • 5. 
    (Formative Exercise) MSgt Ottmo noticed that some of his crew members were relying on their memorization of procedures instead of following technical orders. Despite engine runs and planes launching, he holds a meeting on the flight line to address the problem. After the meeting several people expressed frustration because they barely heard anything MSgt Ottmo said." MSgt Ottmo’s ____________ will MOST likely _________ mission effectiveness.
    • A. 

      Understanding of organizational barriers; enhance

    • B. 

      Misunderstanding of organizational barriers; hinder

    • C. 

      Understanding of psychological barriers; enhance

    • D. 

      Misunderstanding of psychological barriers; hinder

  • 6. 
    Appropriate use of social media would be:
    • A. 

      Uploading a video to Facebook that you made of your Afghan base to share your experience with family and friends.

    • B. 

      Telling about an enemy engagement that just happened on your blog, and then uploading pictures to Blue Tube.

    • C. 

      Both are appropriate uses of social media

    • D. 

      None are appropriate uses of social media

  • 7. 
    (Formative Exercise) After another local village is mistakenly attacked, a reporter approaches SSgt Tubble with questions regarding the faulty targeting systems used on today’s rocket systems. Tubble responds, "Although I may not work directly with munitions, I am confident in our weapons system technologies; further, I support all efforts that provide our enemies a miserable death." Within days the paper releases comments; Twitter, Facebook, and similar sites explode with hate mail toward the USAF and temporarily interrupt the mission. SSgt Tubble’s comments BEST illustrate ineffective ______ and its impact on mission effectiveness.  
    • A. 

      Media engagement

    • B. 

      Use of social media guidelines

    • C. 

      Strategic communication

  • 8. 
    (Formative Exercise) While on her favorite blog site, SrA Allen, a former model, uploads a picture taken during a recent interview. In the photograph, she is wearing a tight "I Love NY" t-shirt with her ABU pants. Within days, she receives hundreds of positive responses to her post. SrA Allen’ actions _____ and will MOST likely have a ________ impact on public perception.
    • A. 

      Comply with social media guidelines; positive

    • B. 

      Violate social media guidelines; negative

    • C. 

      Comply with interviews do's and don'ts; positive

    • D. 

      Violate interview do's and don'ts; negative

  • 9. 
    A bullet statement is an accurate, brief, and specific "bottom line" of an idea or of a single accomplishment with its associated impace.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    In the action verb variation of the accomplishment-impact bullet, the accomplishment element begins with a strong action verb and ends with an expressly stated impact element.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Quickly developed procedures to resolve staffing issues resulting in completion of the project on schedule. This is an example of which variation of the accomplishment-impact bullet statement.
    • A. 

      Action verb

    • B. 

      Adverb (Modified) verb

  • 12. 
    Which of the following is NOT a reason the Air Force uses bullet statement style of writing?
    • A. 

      Bullet statements present a clear picture of an idea or accomplishment and its impact.

    • B. 

      Bullet statements allow the writer to concisely deal with specific points.

    • C. 

      Bullet statements take less time to read.

    • D. 

      Bullet statements present all achievements in one sentence.

    • E. 

      Bullet statements allow the writer to communicate more information within a smaller space.

  • 13. 
    An official memorandum is used to write to an individual on a private matter for praise, condolence, sponsorship, etc.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Which example reflects the proper placement and format of the date element:
    • A. 

      Flush with the right margin; 31 July 2007

    • B. 

      Place 14 line spaces from top of the page; 31 July 2007

    • C. 

      Flush with right margin 10 line spaces from top of the page; 31 July 2007

    • D. 

      Place 2 line spaces below MEMORANDUM FOR; 31 July 2007

  • 15. 
    Complete the sentence: Subject element...
    • A. 

      Is mandatory for official memorandums and personalized letters.

    • B. 

      Is placed 4 line spaces below the last line of FROM element.

    • C. 

      Identifies the issues or topic.

  • 16. 
    Identify formatting errors in the following writing sample: MEMORANDUM FOR 56 MDG/CC FROM: 56 MDG/ABC SUBJECT; Letter of Request for Additional Funds
    • A. 

      First element contains spacing error.

    • B. 

      Second and third element contains spacing errors.

    • C. 

      Second element contains a font error.

    • D. 

      There are no formatting errors.

  • 17. 
    (Formative Exercise) A1C Ivey asks SSgt Johnson, "What is the best way to write a talking paper. SSgt Johnson replies "Make sure you use bullet statements that are concise with one concept that serves a purpose. This will help keep you on track while you’re writing." SSgt Johnson’s comments BEST explain the ____________.
    • A. 

      Single idea bullet statement

    • B. 

      Specific achievement bullet statement

    • C. 

      Accomplishment impact bullet statement

  • 18. 
    (Formative Exercise) Before submitting an Enlisted Performance Report for review, MSgt Wilson makes sure the information he uses is correct and truthful. He is careful not to exaggerate the truth or embellish the facts because he believes that falsifying the truth hurts his subordinates, and damages his credibility as a supervisor. MSgt Wilson’s actions BEST illustrate ______________ and its impact on his effectiveness.
    • A. 

      Brevity

    • B. 

      Accuracy

    • C. 

      Specificity

  • 19. 
    (Formative Exercise) SSgt Maramba decided to reward one of his subordinates so he requested a Décor 6. He reviewed past performance reports for information to complete the decoration citation. Once the Décor 6 and the citation were completed, he forwarded them to CSS for review. After making several corrections to the document, the CSS forwarded it to the commander who promptly approved the decoration. SSgt Maramba’s _____________ will MOST likely ______________ his subordinate’s effectiveness.
    • A. 

      Effective use of types of narrative writing; enhance

    • B. 

      Ineffective use of types of narrative writing; hinder

    • C. 

      Effective use of bullet statements; enhance

    • D. 

      Ineffective use of bullet statements; hinder

  • 20. 
    (Formative Exercise) After noticing an unusual change in SrA Dent’s behavior, SSgt Wilson decides to meet with him to discuss his observations. Hoping to keep the session centered on Dent and to eliminate distractions, he reserves a small conference room for two hours with permission to use it longer if needed. He then jots down a few questions to help him open the session and establish rapport with Dent. The scenario BEST illustrates an NCO accomplishing ________________.
    • A. 

      Pre-session activities only

    • B. 

      Pre-session and session activities

    • C. 

      Pre-session, session, and post-session activities

  • 21. 
    (Formative Exercise) SSgt Bolden plans to hold a meeting with his work section about the low morale that has been bringing down the mission lately. Up until last month, everyone enjoyed coming to work and doing his or her best on the job. Bolden thinks about it and realizes the change in everyone’s demeanor must be from the new commander. Bolden realizes he must do something soon before the morale takes a deeper plummet, so he decides to hold the meeting to let his people know he is always concerned about them and their welfare. SSgt Bolden’s _____________ will MOST likely ______________ his effectiveness.
    • A. 

      Inappropriate use of resolving; decrease

    • B. 

      Appropriate use of resolving; increasing

    • C. 

      Appropriate use of diagnosing; increasing

    • D. 

      Inappropriate use of diagnosing; decrease