NCOA: Noncommissioned Officer Academy! Air Force Trivia Questions Quiz

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NCOA: Noncommissioned Officer Academy! Air Force Trivia Questions Quiz

What we have here are some air force trivia questions on NCOA: Noncommissioned Officer Academy! This quiz is designed to help you see what you know about the duties of a noncommissioned officer and the rules that one should follow if they hold this position. Do give it a shot and get to see how well informed you are.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    TSgt Browning just passed her final NCO DLC summative evaluation.   She decides to review her test results and thinks about how she is going to use this to improve herself.  She also thinks about how she can use the information she learned in her work center.   TSgt Browning's actions BEST illustrates__________________.
    • A. 

      Testing

    • B. 

      Lifelong learning

    • C. 

      Taking notes

  • 2. 
    While preparing for his first NCO DLC summative evaluation TSgt Henderson set up his goals in order of importance.  When it was time to study, he didn't put it off to a later time or day.  Throughout his preparation, he maintained his drive to pass the evaluation.  After testing, he was informed that he passed with 90%. the scenario above BEST illustrates________________ and their impact on NCO effectiveness.
    • A. 

      Benefits of time management

    • B. 

      Self-discipline

    • C. 

      Studying

  • 3. 
    While preparing to promotion test, TSgt Miller puts the material into his own words.  He thinks about the best way for him to understand and retain the information. The scenario above BEST identifies______________.
    • A. 

      Translation

    • B. 

      Interpretation

    • C. 

      Knowledge

  • 4. 
    Once you know what the concept is, you have to figure out whether the behavior was right or wrong. The statement above BEST identifies the _________step of the EPME Structured Thinking Process.
    • A. 

      Differentiate

    • B. 

      Determine

    • C. 

      Identify

  • 5. 
    TSgt Shelby listens as the NCOA instructor says, "At the end of this course, you'll be expected to demonstrate you have reached the planned outcome by studying the knowledge, skill, or attitude for each lesson. The instructor's comment BEST identify_________.
    • A. 

      Affective objective

    • B. 

      Terminal cognitive objective

    • C. 

      Terminal samples of behavior

  • 6. 
    While attending the NCEO ILE TSgt Weber scheduled milestones and ensured she had the time to complete them.  He stayed motivated while staying away from things that could prevent him from meeting his milestones and didn't put things off until the last minute.  Weber completed the course and was a distinguished graduate. TSgt Weber's actions BEST illustrate ____________ and it's impact on NCO effectiveness.
    • A. 

      Time management

    • B. 

      Keys to successful learning

    • C. 

      Teaching methods and evaluation

  • 7. 
    On graduation day, during a discussion with a fellow instructor concerning student performance, TSgt Bright says, "TSgt Shelby worked hard, completed all assignments, always participated in class, and did a great job with her speaking assignments.  She took good notes, which she generously shared the flight and she organized several study sessions which probably helped her and her peers score well on the final exam."  The other instructor says, "It sounds like you may have more than one distinguished graduate on your hands." TSgt Shelby's use/misuse of __________will MOST likely__________her effectiveness.
    • A. 

      Keys successful learning;  enhance

    • B. 

      Keys successful learning; degrade

    • C. 

      Time management; enhance

    • D. 

      Time management; degrade

  • 8. 
    TSgt Birmingham and SSgt Peters are deployed. They work every day because of a shortfall in manning. After SSgt Peters discloses that he’s having a hard time, TSgt Birmingham tells him, “Some days we work up to 16 hours straight. This is frustrating; but, I remember our team and the oath I took when I re-enlisted. I can’t let you all down. I keep reminding myself that I know everything there is to know about our job. Most importantly, our duties affect mission results and provide much needed ground support to those in harm’s way.” SSgt Peters replies, “Thanks, ma’am. I will keep that in mind the next time I’m overwhelmed.” TSgt Birmingham’s comments BEST illustrate her understanding of _______ and its impact on subordinate effectiveness.
    • A. 

      The professions of arms

    • B. 

      The oath of enlistment

    • C. 

      Airmanship

  • 9. 
    TSgt Keffer is discussing Airmanship with his flight after they arrived for advanced echelon (ADVON) duty. He says, “This is your capacity to overcome and develop during hard-times and mental strain. There is constant uncertainty about what outcomes will occur. To combat this, lean on each other, the Chaplain, and other base services like the Morale, Welfare, and Recreation center.” TSgt Johnson says, “To piggyback, this deployment is going to be hard due to the unfavorable conditions. At times, you’ll be inconvenienced, which could lead to resentment. Trust each other and we’ll get through it together.” TSgt Keffer’s comments BEST identify _______________ .
    • A. 

      Courage

    • B. 

      Resiliency

    • C. 

      Hardiness of Spirit

  • 10. 
    During an NCOIC meeting, TSgt Izar discusses an idea to reduce the level of armor on the section’s HUMVEE’s. TSgt Nelson cuts Izar off and says, “That’s a horrible suggestion, I was shot at twice last week! I know this is your first deployment…” TSgt Richardson interjects, “Nelson, don’t discount Izar’s idea before hearing her out. We’re a team and are owed the courtesy of being not only heard, but listened to. Her idea would increase the fuel efficiency and not put strain on the engine, which will reduce breakdowns.” TSgt Izar states, “Yesterday, I learned about a new type of armor that is lighter and cost-efficient, but is stronger than what we have now.”Because TSgt Richardson ________ she will MOST LIKELY _____ NCO effectiveness.
    • A. 

      Understands respect in the POA; increase

    • B. 

      Misunderstands respect in the POA; decrease

    • C. 

      Understands excellence in all we do; increase

    • D. 

      Misunderstands excellence in all we do; decrease

  • 11. 
    TSgt Goodgame is giving the pre-deployment brief when he says, “This is the resolve to get yourself through tough times. Your willpower and ability to remain focused during adversities are crucial for yourself and your team. If you find yourself or others losing direction, there are multiple resources to get you back on track.” SSgt Rosemond follows up with, “As professionals getting ready to deploy, you’re putting the service before yourself. But make sure that you’re taking care of your family as well.” This scenario BEST identifies _____________
    • A. 

      The professional of arms

    • B. 

      The core values

    • C. 

      Warriors ethos

  • 12. 
    SSgt Gagnon is a supply management supervisor who wants to be the best she can be as an Airman and a professional. She values training and enhancement opportunities and makes an effort to acquire higher education. She also wants to ensure the growth of her Airmen, so she makes time to sit down with each one of them to provide clear guidance and expectations. She does not hesitate to correct substandard behaviors or recognize Airmen who exceed the standards. The result of Gagnon’s actions has played an instrumental part in her work center receiving top Group level awards.This scenario BEST illustrates___________ and its impact of mission effectiveness.
    • A. 

      Service before self

    • B. 

      Progressive professionalism (P2)

    • C. 

      Warrior ethos

  • 13. 
    TSgt Oddo is the NCOIC of night shift in the maintenance section. He was chosen because of his extensive knowledge and experience, as well as his ability to influence others. He continually emphasizes the importance of upholding standards and ensuring the job gets done right. He is well liked by all the Airmen, and they all look up to him. One evening, SrA Abella approached him and informed him that he couldn’t finish a job because the only torque wrench they have is overdue for calibration. Oddo thought about it for a little while and instructed Abella to use it anyway. He justified it by saying that it’s just one day overdue, what could possibly be off in one day. The actions of TSgt Oddo ___________and will MOST LIKELY result in______________.
    • A. 

      Summarizes Direction, Discipline, and Recognition; decreased mission effectiveness

    • B. 

      Supports Resiliency; increasing his subordinate’s effectiveness

    • C. 

      Violates the AF Core Values; decreased mission effectiveness

    • D. 

      Infringes Moral Courage; decreased NCO effectiveness

  • 14. 
    During a discussion with his new boss, TSgt Prescott says, “At my old job I was criticized for always looking at issues as totally accurate or totally incorrect, but this new job requires me to think interms of amounts of confidence.”TSgt Prescott’s comments BEST identify the _______________ characteristic of a critical thinker.
    • A. 

      Open mindedness

    • B. 

      Intellectual humility

    • C. 

      Free thinking

  • 15. 
    While mentoring a new employee, TSgt Baker says, “We have a lot of people in our section so we must keep our own prejudices at bay when looking at all of the concerns that come up. I’ve often had to look at circumstances with exact precision that even resulted in me giving some of our assets back to the wing. I didn’t really want to do that, but it was the right thing to do.” TSgt Baker’s comments BEST illustrate the use of the ____________standard.
    • A. 

      Relevance

    • B. 

      Clarity

    • C. 

      Fairness

  • 16. 
    TSgt Willis has been in personnel for 10 years now. He knows his job well. Some of his subordinates are suggesting innovative ways of changing his processes. He believes he has the right processes in place; however he is willing to listen and explore their inputs. TSgt Willis BEST illustrates the _______________ characteristic of a critical thinker.
    • A. 

      Open mindedness

    • B. 

      Intellectual humility

    • C. 

      Free thinking

  • 17. 
    TSgt Jones says, “Well, we received 100 complaints in the last 30 days. Our focus is on wait times. Out of the 100, 70 of the complaints are focused on long wait times, averaging 45 minutes to an hour and a half. Ten complaints are about the courtesy of our civilian technicians. The other 20are about the cleanliness of our area. According to our metrics, the wait time goal is 30 minutes or less.” TSgt Jones’ comments BEST identify the lack of use of the ____________standard.
    • A. 

      Relevance

    • B. 

      Clarity

    • C. 

      Fairness

  • 18. 
    TSgt Lenz is being pressured by the other section NCOICs to follow their way of processing different kinds of information that flows from one section to the other sections. He thinks he has a better way of doing things but does not want to upset the other NCOICs. After considerable thought, he musters the nerve to at least momentarily abandon his “adherence” to their processes and do an inquiry of all of the processes currently in place. Because TSgt Lenz _______________ characteristic of a critical thinker, his actions will MOST LIKELY________________ mission effectiveness.
    • A. 

      Misunderstands the intellectual humility; hinder

    • B. 

      Understands the intellectual humility; enhance

    • C. 

      Misunderstands the free thinking; hinder

    • D. 

      Understands the free thinking; enhance

  • 19. 
    TSgt Wilcox, the NCOIC of the Records Flight, is an expert in records management. His supervisor is encouraging Wilcox to be a more “well-rounded leader” by moving to another flight. Although Wilcox likes being an expert in his current position, he realizes he needs more challenge. He is a hard-driving individual and doesn’t mind being pushed to mature and advance. This scenario BEST identifies the ______________ part of the Right to Lead Model.
    • A. 

      Personality

    • B. 

      Competence

    • C. 

      Character

  • 20. 
    TSgt Jackson is a role model for helping others. His philosophy is that the world can be an antagonistic, volatile, and intolerant place and followers look for leaders who can make sense of such blustery environments and emergency conditions. He feels he was drawn to this leadership role by virtue of his temperament of dealing with people.This scenario BEST identifies the ______________ theory of leadership.
    • A. 

      Psychodynamic

    • B. 

      Authentic

    • C. 

      Style

  • 21. 
    This document contains plenty of expectations and serves as a foundational document for all EPME curricula.
    • A. 

      Air Force Core Values 

    • B. 

      The Enlisted Force Structure 

    • C. 

      Institutional Competencies Development and Management

  • 22. 
    An assemblage of persons (or objects) located or gathered together. The above statement BEST identifies a ___________.
    • A. 

      Team

    • B. 

      Group

  • 23. 
    Individuals must be positioned with efforts synchronized to function in a way that produces a mutually-desired result. the above statement BEST identifies a____________.
    • A. 

      Group

    • B. 

      Team

  • 24. 
    TSgt Roy brings her team together and states "We need to come up with a statement that describes new concepts and technologies and gives the organization a way to explore through testing and wargaming techniques." TSgt Roy's comment to the team BEST identifies a ____________statement.
    • A. 

      Mission

    • B. 

      Vision

  • 25. 
    TSgt Hopkins has been put in charge of leading a Rapid Improvement Event and has to select a team.  TSgt Moran notices that TSgt Hopkins seems very nervous and is struggling on selecting the right team members to fulfill every role.  Moran approaches him and says, "TSgt Hopkins if you don't mind, may I help you select a team that will be most effective."  Hopkins agrees and Moran starts to put the team together.  Moran starts to select SSgt Gomez, who is innovative; SrA Herzig, who likes to move a task along;  TSgt Ceniceros, who likes to poke holes in ideas; and SSgt Jewett, who eagerly awaits to put ideas into practice. TSgt Moran's_________will MOST likely____________mission effectiveness.
    • A. 

      Effective use of the PEP cycle; increase

    • B. 

      Ineffective use the PEP cycle; decrease

    • C. 

      Effective use of team roles; increase

    • D. 

      Ineffective use of team roles; decrease

  • 26. 
    During a Red Fag exercise, TSgt Duckworth overhears SSgt Lee tell others, "We have no clear guidance for this exercise, we keep going back and forth, I can't trust leadership anymore."  Duckworth start to reflect and realizes that he has failed to let the team know how important they are and that he is there to help them succeed."  The next day Duckworth has roll call and tells the team that he has not provided clear guidance them.  He starts the day with rollcall at 0700 and provide vital and clear guidance because he does understand that this exercise has been very dynamic with constant changes. TSgt Duckworth's actions BEST illustrates___________and its impact on mission effectiveness.
    • A. 

      Lack of commitment

    • B. 

      Communication 

    • C. 

      Coaching

  • 27. 
    TSgt Herzig is the new NCOIC of the Inbound Section of TMO.  She provides feedback and expectations to all of her team members.  SrA Lewis seems to be having a tough time with Herzig's expectations and his stress level has increased.  his teammates start to bring him up to speed.  Lewis starts to feel like he's not overloaded and his productivity begins to increase.  Herzig continues to monitor the progress and sees that everyone is collaborating.  She also notices Lewis is standing out with his great work.  Herzig brings everyone together and coins Lewis for doing a great job.  As result, the TMO NCOICs develop a monthly recognition program.   TSgt Herzig's actions BEST illustrates the ________stage of team development and its impact on NCO effectiveness.
    • A. 

      Storming

    • B. 

      Norming

    • C. 

      Performing

  • 28. 
    While speaking to his ALS class, SSgt Baldwin says, "This doesn't count toward course completion; however, you should prepare as if it did. It is a way for you to measure how well you understand the material prior to taking the final."
    • A. 

      Progress check

    • B. 

      Formative exercise

    • C. 

      Self-discipline

    • D. 

      Summative evaluation

  • 29. 
    During a conversation with his subordinate about intellectual standards that are known across the board, TSgt Cactus says, "Think about a dispute or a point that hasn't been voiced yet. A problem might meet all the preceding criterions, but is only offered from one viewpoint." TSgt Cactus' comments BEST identify the universal intellectual standard of _________________.
    • A. 

      Precision

    • B. 

      Fairness

    • C. 

      Relevance

    • D. 

      Breadth

  • 30. 
    TSgt Grant is the NCOIC of Information Technology. He is a pioneering leader when it comes to state-of-the-art problem solving. He teaches and encourages his subordinates to do the same: be inventive and creative in problem solving techniques. This scenario BEST illustrates the _______ leadership behavior.
    • A. 

      Individualized Consideration

    • B. 

      Intellectual Stimulation

    • C. 

      Inspirational Motivation

    • D. 

      Intellectual Consideration

  • 31. 
    Individuals must be positioned with efforts synchronized to function in a way that produces a mutually-desired result. The above statement BEST identifies a ________.
    • A. 

      Community

    • B. 

      Group

    • C. 

      Team

    • D. 

      Sociaty

  • 32. 
    TSgt Roderick calls SSgt Sway into his office and says, "I just want to give you some advice since you seem a little stressed." Sway replies, "Has it been showing?" Roderick says, "While these changes are occurring you have to be prepared to develop and apply information. Don't forget you also have to be adaptable, open-minded, and mentally ready for the changes." TSgt Roderick's comments BEST identify the ______ tenet of mental fitness.
    • A. 

      Adaptability

    • B. 

      Positive thinking

    • C. 

      Awareness

    • D. 

      Spiritual fitness

  • 33. 
    TSgt Charlie is discussing A-I Theory with her subordinate when she says, "This is the distance between your preferred style and the behavior actually needed in a particular situation. It can also be the distance in a social interaction, between your preferred styles and that of two people, a person and a group, or two groups. TSgt Charlie's comments define _______.
    • A. 

      Cognitive Gap

    • B. 

      Bridgers

    • C. 

      Coping Behavior

    • D. 

      Adaptors

  • 34. 
    Over the past month the team has been upset with some of the decisions made by SSgt Disbrow. TSgt King explains to his team, "Disbrow was put in the project lead position because she has the ability think deeply prior to making an impulsive decision…that's exactly what we need because we don't know what to expect. You all saw during our last deployment she related to the local community, which led to building trust with the local nationals and established lines of communication." Because TSgt King understands/misunderstands _____ fitness, his actions will MOST LIKELY _____ NCO effectiveness.
    • A. 

      Mental; decrease

    • B. 

      Mental; increase

    • C. 

      Social; decrease

    • D. 

      Social; increase

  • 35. 
    During a team building training session, TSgt Cole played a game with his teammates called "name that team role". TSgt Cole began by mentioning, "This person is great at bringing up new ideas, they are able to see outside the box and are aggressive with new ideas. What type of team role does this person personify?" TSgt Cole's comments BEST identify a/an__________.
    • A. 

      Coach

    • B. 

      Creator

    • C. 

      Flexer

    • D. 

      Advancer