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  • 1. 

    Which one of the answers below is not a class of membership in AAS?

    • A.

      Active

    • B.

      Candidate

    • C.

      Inactive

    • D.

      Associate

    • E.

      Honorary

    Correct Answer
    B. Candidate
    Explanation
    The answer "Candidate" is not a class of membership in AAS. AAS typically offers different classes of membership such as Active, Inactive, Associate, and Honorary. However, "Candidate" is not mentioned or recognized as a class of membership in the given options.

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  • 2. 

    The AAS grade of an active member is based upon __________.

    Correct Answer
    the position the individual holds
    Explanation
    The AAS grade of an active member is determined by the position they hold within the organization. This suggests that the grade is directly linked to the level of responsibility, authority, and expertise associated with the individual's role. It implies that higher-ranking positions may have higher AAS grades, reflecting their greater impact and influence within the organization.

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  • 3. 

    Silver Wings members become ____________ of AAS upon payment of their national dues.

    Correct Answer
    Associates
    associates
    Explanation
    Silver Wings members become associates of AAS upon payment of their national dues.

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  • 4. 

    Active AAS members are also cadet members of which organization?

    • A.

      Reserve Officers Association

    • B.

      Civil Air Patrol

    • C.

      Air Force Association

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Air Force Association
    Explanation
    Active AAS members are also cadet members of the Air Force Association. The Air Force Association is a non-profit organization that supports and advocates for the United States Air Force. Being a member of the Air Force Association allows active AAS members to have access to resources, networking opportunities, and support from a community of individuals who share a common interest in the Air Force.

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  • 5. 

    The Arnold Air Society motto is ________________________________________________________________________.

    Correct Answer
    "The warrior who cultivates his mind, polishes his arms." Duc de Boufflers
    The warrior who cultivates his mind, polishes his arms-Duc de Boufflers
    The warrior who cultivates his mind, polishes his arms-Duc de Boufflers
  • 6. 

    This officer in an AAS unit prepares and distributes written communications:

    • A.

      Executive Officer

    • B.

      Vice Commander/Deputy Commander

    • C.

      Operations Officer/Director of Operations

    • D.

      Information Management Officer/Director of Information Management

    Correct Answer
    D. Information Management Officer/Director of Information Management
    Explanation
    The Information Management Officer/Director of Information Management in an AAS unit is responsible for preparing and distributing written communications. This role involves managing and organizing information, ensuring that it is accurate and up-to-date, and disseminating it to relevant parties within the unit. They may also be responsible for maintaining records, coordinating information flow, and implementing information management systems. This position plays a crucial role in ensuring effective communication within the unit and facilitating the smooth operation of the organization.

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  • 7. 

    ____________________ is the basic manual for AAS and prescribes national policy and procedures.

    Correct Answer
    AASMAN-1
    AASMAN 1
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "AASMAN-1, AASMAN 1". This suggests that the basic manual for AAS (presumably an organization or system) is referred to as "AASMAN-1" or "AASMAN 1". This manual serves as a guidebook that outlines the national policy and procedures to be followed within the organization.

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  • 8. 

    The present AAS National Commander is AAS C/Brigadier General ________________.

    Correct Answer
    Gabrielle Wilson
    Explanation
    The present AAS National Commander is Gabrielle Wilson.

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  • 9. 

    The _______________________ is the chief civilian employee of AAS.

    Correct Answer
    Executive Director
    Explanation
    The executive director is the highest-ranking civilian employee of AAS. They are responsible for overseeing the organization's operations and ensuring that its goals and objectives are met. As the chief civilian employee, the executive director plays a crucial role in managing the staff, implementing policies, and making strategic decisions to support the organization's mission.

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  • 10. 

    The current joint national project is ________________________________________________.

    Correct Answer
    STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
    Science Technology Engineering Mathematics
    STEM
    Explanation
    The correct answer is STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). STEM is a joint national project that focuses on integrating science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education to promote innovation and prepare students for future careers in these fields. The acronym STEM represents the four disciplines that are crucial for technological advancements and economic growth. By emphasizing STEM education, the project aims to develop critical thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills in students, which are essential for success in today's rapidly evolving technological world.

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  • 11. 

    Which of the following id the official flower of AAS?

    • A.

      Crimson Glory Rose

    • B.

      Easter Tulip

    • C.

      Yellow Rose

    • D.

      Golden Lily

    Correct Answer
    A. Crimson Glory Rose
    Explanation
    The official flower of AAS is the Crimson Glory Rose. This can be inferred from the question which asks for the official flower of AAS and provides the options of different flowers. Among the given options, the Crimson Glory Rose is the correct answer.

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  • 12. 

    Which one of the following colors symbolizes the purity of our intent?

    • A.

      Blue

    • B.

      Red

    • C.

      White

    • D.

      Gold

    Correct Answer
    C. White
    Explanation
    White is often associated with purity and cleanliness. It is a color commonly used to symbolize innocence, goodness, and honesty. In many cultures, white is also associated with spirituality and represents the absence of impurities. Therefore, white can be seen as a color that symbolizes the purity of our intent.

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  • 13. 

    Which of the following is not an insignia of AAS?

    • A.

      Candidate Pin

    • B.

      Badge

    • C.

      Fourragere

    • D.

      Prop and Wings

    Correct Answer
    D. Prop and Wings
    Explanation
    The insignia of AAS includes the Candidate Pin, Badge, and Fourragere. However, the Prop and Wings are not an insignia of AAS.

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  • 14. 

    The founding squadron of AAS is at the University of _________________.

    Correct Answer
    Cincinnati
    Explanation
    The founding squadron of AAS is located at the University of Cincinnati.

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  • 15. 

    The annual meeting, usually held over Easter weekend, where the Arnold Air Society and Silver Wings meet to discuss national business is called the _______________________________.

    Correct Answer
    National Conclave
    Explanation
    The annual meeting where the Arnold Air Society and Silver Wings gather to discuss national business is known as the National Conclave.

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  • 16. 

    Which of the following is the AAS not affiliated with?

    • A.

      AFROTC

    • B.

      AFA

    • C.

      Explorers

    • D.

      SW

    Correct Answer
    A. AFROTC
    Explanation
    The AAS (Association of American Universities) is not affiliated with AFROTC (Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps). The AAS is a consortium of research-intensive universities in the United States, while AFROTC is a program that trains college students to become officers in the United States Air Force.

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  • 17. 

    The Society's squadrons are commanded by an:

    • A.

      AAS C/Captain

    • B.

      AAS C/Major

    • C.

      AAS C/Lieutenant Colonel

    • D.

      AAS C/Colonel

    Correct Answer
    B. AAS C/Major
    Explanation
    The correct answer is AAS C/Major. This is because the question is asking about the rank that commands the Society's squadrons. Out of the given options, the rank of Major is the highest and most senior rank, indicating that they would be in charge of commanding the squadrons.

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  • 18. 

    The _________________________________________________ publishes Air Force Magazine

    Correct Answer
    Air Force Association
    Explanation
    The Air Force Association is the organization that publishes Air Force Magazine.

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  • 19. 

    The USAF was established in what year?

    • A.

      1947

    • B.

      1934

    • C.

      1954

    • D.

      1909

    Correct Answer
    A. 1947
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1947. In that year, the United States Air Force (USAF) was officially established as a separate branch of the military. Prior to 1947, the USAF was known as the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) and was a part of the United States Army. The establishment of the USAF allowed for greater focus and specialization in air warfare, leading to advancements in technology, tactics, and operations.

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  • 20. 

    National awards are presented during the ___________________________________________.

    Correct Answer
    National Conclave
    Explanation
    National awards are presented during the National Conclave. This event is likely a gathering or conference where representatives from various sectors come together to discuss and celebrate national achievements. It provides a platform to recognize individuals or organizations that have made significant contributions in their respective fields, and the presentation of national awards is one way to honor and acknowledge their accomplishments.

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  • 21. 

    The affiliated organization that is located at most of the campuses that support an Arnold Air Society squadron is ____________________________________________.

    Correct Answer
    Silver Wings
    Explanation
    The affiliated organization that is located at most of the campuses that support an Arnold Air Society squadron is Silver Wings.

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  • 22. 

    The AAS rank pin is the ________________________________________ with appropriate officers grade insignia included.

    Correct Answer
    Arnold Air Society crest
    Explanation
    The AAS rank pin is the Arnold Air Society crest with appropriate officers grade insignia included. This means that the AAS rank pin consists of the Arnold Air Society crest, which represents the organization, and also includes the appropriate officers grade insignia. The officers grade insignia signifies the rank or position held within the society.

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  • 23. 

    All official AAS staff positions must be held by an _____________.

    Correct Answer
    Active
    active
    active member of the Society.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "active member of the Society." This means that in order to hold any official AAS staff position, one must be an active member of the Society. "Active" is repeated three times in the answer options, which emphasizes its importance and suggests that it is a key requirement for the position.

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  • 24. 

    ____________________ membership is the highest tribute a unit of AAS can extend to a person ineligible for active membership.

    Correct Answer
    Honorary
    honorary
    Explanation
    Honorary membership is the highest tribute that a unit of AAS (American Astronomical Society) can extend to a person who is ineligible for active membership. This type of membership is typically granted to individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of astronomy or related areas, but may not meet the criteria for active membership. It is a way for the organization to recognize and honor individuals for their achievements and contributions, even if they do not meet the usual requirements for full membership.

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  • 25. 

    ___________________________________________ is the General of the Air Force ('five-start general') the Society is named after.

    Correct Answer
    Henry "Hap" Arnold
    Henry Hap Arnold
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Henry "Hap" Arnold or Henry Hap Arnold. This person is the General of the Air Force, also known as a "five-star general," that the Society is named after.

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  • 26. 

    Which of the following selects the AAS National Headquarters?

    • A.

      Board of Trustees

    • B.

      Board of Directors

    • C.

      Rules, Ways, and Means Committee

    • D.

      NATCON General Assembly

    Correct Answer
    D. NATCON General Assembly
    Explanation
    The NATCON General Assembly selects the AAS National Headquarters. This implies that the decision-making power lies with the NATCON General Assembly when it comes to choosing the location for the AAS National Headquarters. The other options, such as the Board of Trustees, Board of Directors, and Rules, Ways, and Means Committee, do not have the authority to make this selection.

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  • 27. 

    Which of the following types of organizations is AAS not?

    • A.

      Professional

    • B.

      Honorary

    • C.

      Elite

    • D.

      Service

    Correct Answer
    C. Elite
    Explanation
    AAS is not an elite organization because it does not require a certain level of prestige or exclusivity for its members. Elite organizations typically have strict membership criteria and are reserved for individuals who have achieved high levels of success or status in their field. AAS, on the other hand, is a professional organization that focuses on the advancement of its members' careers in the field of astronomy.

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  • 28. 

    An area commander holds the grade of _______________________. 

    Correct Answer
    AAS C/Colonel
    Explanation
    The correct answer is AAS C/Colonel. This indicates that an area commander holds the grade of AAS C, which is equivalent to the rank of Colonel.

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  • 29. 

    __________________________ Headquarters assembles, organizes, and stores items of national, historic significance to AAS.

    Correct Answer
    National Archives
    Explanation
    The National Archives is the correct answer because it is an institution that is responsible for assembling, organizing, and storing items of national, historic significance. It serves as a repository for important documents, records, and artifacts that have historical value to the country. The National Archives plays a crucial role in preserving and providing access to these materials for research, education, and public awareness.

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  • 30. 

    What is the organizational level directly below National Headquarters?

    • A.

      Area

    • B.

      Wing

    • C.

      Squadron

    • D.

      Special Headquarters

    Correct Answer
    A. Area
    Explanation
    The organizational level directly below National Headquarters is called "Area." This suggests that within the hierarchy of the organization, the Area level is subordinate to the National Headquarters.

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  • 31. 

    Silver Wings' predecessor organization, Angel Flight, was founded at the University of _________________________.

    Correct Answer
    Omaha
    Explanation
    Angel Flight, the predecessor organization of Silver Wings, was founded at the University of Omaha.

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  • 32. 

    The Executive Director of AAS is _________________________________________. 

    Correct Answer
    Brigadier General Richard B. Bundy
    Brigadier General Richard B Bundy
    Explanation
    The Executive Director of AAS is Brigadier General Richard B. Bundy.

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  • 33. 

    At NATCON, if your __________________________ or ________________________ misses a roll call of any business session without prior excuse, your unit may no longer vote during that NATCON.

    Correct Answer
    delegate; alternative delegate
    delegate, alternative delegate
    delegate alternative delegate
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "delegate; alternative delegate". This means that if your delegate or alternative delegate misses a roll call without prior excuse, your unit may no longer vote during that NATCON.

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  • 34. 

    Which of the following is not a mission of the Society?

    • A.

      To create a more efficient relationship among officer candidates

    • B.

      To aid in the development of effective Air Force officers

    • C.

      To further the purpose, traditions, and concepts of the USAF

    • D.

      To meet the needs of AFROTC as specified by the cadet wing commander

    Correct Answer
    D. To meet the needs of AFROTC as specified by the cadet wing commander
    Explanation
    The given answer, "To meet the needs of AFROTC as specified by the cadet wing commander," is not a mission of the Society. The other options all align with the mission of the Society, which includes creating a more efficient relationship among officer candidates, aiding in the development of effective Air Force officers, and furthering the purpose, traditions, and concepts of the USAF. However, meeting the needs of AFROTC as specified by the cadet wing commander is not explicitly mentioned as a mission of the Society.

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  • 35. 

    At NOTCON, when AAS and SW consider legislation affecting both organizations, what must happen to pass this type of legislation? 

    • A.

      Only the AAS general assembly need to pass the legislation

    • B.

      Only the SW general need pass the legislation

    • C.

      Both the AAS Commander and SW National President must vote for the legislation

    • D.

      Both the AAS and SW general assemblies must pass the legislation

    Correct Answer
    D. Both the AAS and SW general assemblies must pass the legislation
    Explanation
    To pass legislation that affects both AAS and SW organizations at NOTCON, it is necessary for both the AAS and SW general assemblies to approve the legislation. This means that the majority of members in both organizations must vote in favor of the legislation for it to be passed. The approval of both general assemblies ensures that the decision is representative of the members' interests and that both organizations are in agreement with the legislation.

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  • 36. 

    Area headquarters are selected by a majority vote of the ___________________________ in the area.

    Correct Answer
    squadrons
    Explanation
    Area headquarters are selected by a majority vote of the squadrons in the area. This means that the various squadrons in the area come together and vote to determine the location of the area headquarters. The squadrons, which are typically smaller units within a larger organization, have a say in the decision-making process and collectively determine where the area headquarters should be located.

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  • 37. 

    Area vice commanders are:

    • A.

      AAS C/Colonels

    • B.

      AAS C/Lieutenant Colonels

    • C.

      AAS C/Majors

    • D.

      AAS C/Captains

    Correct Answer
    B. AAS C/Lieutenant Colonels
    Explanation
    Area vice commanders are AAS C/Lieutenant Colonels because they hold the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and are responsible for overseeing specific geographical areas within an organization. They are typically in charge of managing and coordinating operations, resources, and personnel within their designated area. As Lieutenant Colonels, they have the necessary experience and leadership skills to effectively fulfill their role as area vice commanders.

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  • 38. 

    An Area HQ will evaluate each of its squadrons' _________________________________ per academic year.

    Correct Answer
    at least once
    Explanation
    The Area HQ will assess the performance of each squadron at least once per academic year. This means that the evaluation will occur at least once, but it may happen more frequently. The purpose of this evaluation is to monitor and measure the squadrons' performance and ensure that they are meeting the required standards. By conducting regular assessments, the Area HQ can identify any areas of improvement or areas where additional support may be needed.

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  • 39. 

    Area _____________________________ are intended to cover the area headquarters' operating costs.

    Correct Answer
    dues (or assessments)
    dues
    assessments
    Explanation
    The term "dues (or assessments)" is used to refer to the amount of money that is required to be paid by members of an organization or group in order to cover the operating costs of the area headquarters. Both "dues" and "assessments" are synonyms for this term and can be used interchangeably in this context.

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  • 40. 

    The squadron with the nation's best candidate program will win the ________________________________.

    Correct Answer
    Lyndon Baines Johnson Cup
    Explanation
    The squadron with the nation's best candidate program will win the Lyndon Baines Johnson Cup. This cup is likely a prestigious award given to the squadron that demonstrates excellence in their candidate program. Lyndon Baines Johnson was the 36th President of the United States, known for his emphasis on education and the development of young people. Therefore, it makes sense that a cup named after him would be awarded to the squadron with the best candidate program, highlighting their commitment to nurturing and developing future leaders.

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  • 41. 

    The Society's colors are:

    • A.

      Red, white, blue, and scarlet

    • B.

      Red, white, and blue

    • C.

      Red, white, and azure

    • D.

      Red, white, blue, and yellow-orange

    Correct Answer
    D. Red, white, blue, and yellow-orange
    Explanation
    The given answer is the only option that includes the color "yellow-orange" along with the colors red, white, and blue. The other options do not mention this color.

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  • 42. 

    The AAS National Constitution may be amended by a  ______________________________ vote of all the Society's active squadrons.

    Correct Answer
    two-thirds
    2/3
    two thirds
    Explanation
    The AAS National Constitution can be amended by a two-thirds vote of all the Society's active squadrons. This means that at least two-thirds of the squadrons need to vote in favor of the amendment in order for it to be passed. The use of "2/3" and "two thirds" as alternative ways to express the same fraction reinforces the requirement for a significant majority vote to make any changes to the constitution.

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  • 43. 

    There are _________________ areas in the nation. 

    Correct Answer
    11
    eleven
    Explanation
    The given answer is "11,eleven". This suggests that there are 11 areas in the nation. The use of both the numerical value "11" and the word "eleven" indicates that there are 11 areas in total.

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