Nscc Petty Officer Third Class Examination

134 Questions | Total Attempts: 118

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Nscc Petty Officer Third Class Examination - Quiz

This examination is administered in accordance with the NSCC/NLCC Administration Manual, Chapter 1, Section 0107. 4 and is required for advancement to NSCC Petty Officer Second Class in accordance with Section 0107. 7. All questions are based on assignments 1 and 2 of the Military Requirements for PO3/PO2 (NAVEDTRA 14504).


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following terms is interchangeable with fundamentals of leadership?
    • A. 

      Total quality leadership

    • B. 

      Motivational theory

    • C. 

      Basic principles of leadership

    • D. 

      Principles of supervision

  • 2. 
    The publications that govern the rules and regulations of a petty officer's actions are
    • A. 

      U.S. Navy Regulations and Manual for Courts-Martial only

    • B. 

      U.S. Navy Regulations and Standard Organization and Regulations of the U.S. Navy only

    • C. 

      U.S. Navy Regulations, Manual for Courts-Martial, and Standard Organization and Regulations of the U.S. Navy

    • D. 

      Military Requirements for Petty Officer Third Class

  • 3. 
    An effective leader should recognize that people as individuals have different values and beliefs.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Which of the following traits is/are common to all successful leaders?
    • A. 

      Initiative

    • B. 

      Dedication

    • C. 

      Accountability

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    Which of the following statements explains the relationship between followership and leadership?
    • A. 

      The skills used are opposites

    • B. 

      The skills used are not opposites

    • C. 

      The skills used are unrelated

    • D. 

      The roles are performed separately

  • 6. 
    When you realize you have made a wrong decision, admit your mistake, accept the responsibility, and
    • A. 

      Criticize others for the mistake

    • B. 

      Don’t let subordinates know of your mistake

    • C. 

      Take steps to avoid repeating the error

    • D. 

      Do nothing else

  • 7. 
    You will be responsible for providing training to lower-rated personnel for which of the following reason(s)?
    • A. 

      They may be inexperienced

    • B. 

      They may be poorly trained

    • C. 

      Advancement enhancement

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    Not understanding the technical language of your rate results in which of the following problems?
    • A. 

      Poor communication

    • B. 

      Failure to advance in rate

    • C. 

      Misinterpretation of official publications

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    Human behavior is the result of attempts to satisfy certain
    • A. 

      Wants

    • B. 

      Ideas

    • C. 

      Whims

    • D. 

      Needs

  • 10. 
    Human behavior is classified into which of the following number of levels or groups?
    • A. 

      Five

    • B. 

      Six

    • C. 

      Three

    • D. 

      Four

  • 11. 
    What level of human behavior is the most important?
    • A. 

      Esteem

    • B. 

      Safety-security

    • C. 

      Survival

    • D. 

      Self-actualization

  • 12. 
    When dealing with people, you can NOT change which of the following human traits?
    • A. 

      Wants

    • B. 

      Thought processes

    • C. 

      Skills

    • D. 

      Emotional makeup

  • 13. 
    An effective leader uses personality and skill to motivate and influence people to do a job.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    When you break a job down into tasks, you are performing what phase of supervision?
    • A. 

      Directing

    • B. 

      Planning and organizing

    • C. 

      Rewarding and disciplining

    • D. 

      Setting goals

  • 15. 
    What series of OPNAV instructions provides detailed instructions on a wide range of safety concerns?
    • A. 

      4400

    • B. 

      5100

    • C. 

      6100

    • D. 

      11200

  • 16. 
    In order to judge the progress of a job, which of the following basic questions must you answer before you begin the job?
    • A. 

      Who and what

    • B. 

      When and where

    • C. 

      How

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 17. 
    When reporting status to a superior there are four “B’s” to remember: Be on time, Be accurate, Be brief, and Be
    • A. 

      Gone

    • B. 

      Courteous

    • C. 

      Formal

    • D. 

      Forceful

  • 18. 
    Nominating a subordinate for Sailor of the month is an example of what type of feedback?
    • A. 

      Positive

    • B. 

      Constructive

    • C. 

      Good

    • D. 

      Praise

  • 19. 
    A good rule to follow when giving feedback is to correct
    • A. 

      Openly and directly

    • B. 

      In public and praise in private

    • C. 

      In private and praise in public

    • D. 

      When you and the other person have time

  • 20. 
    If 20% of your people are causing 80% of the problems, how much of your administrative time can you expect to spend dealing with this same 20%?
    • A. 

      20% to 30%

    • B. 

      40% to 50%

    • C. 

      60% to 70%

    • D. 

      80% to 90%

  • 21. 
    When counseling a subordinate, which of the following is NOT a key point to remember?
    • A. 

      Be a good listener

    • B. 

      Keep the individual’s problem confidential

    • C. 

      Help the individual grow in self-understanding

    • D. 

      All problems are solvable in one session

  • 22. 
    During counseling you allow the subordinate to determine the direction of the session. What type of counseling session is this?
    • A. 

      Self-directed

    • B. 

      Nondirected

    • C. 

      Undirected

    • D. 

      Informal directed

  • 23. 
    The Personnel Qualification Standard (PQS) is designed to qualify a Sailor for a specific watch station at what level?
    • A. 

      Minimum

    • B. 

      Maximum

    • C. 

      Intermediate

    • D. 

      Expert

  • 24. 
    Which of the following methods is used for record keeping in PQS?
    • A. 

      Charts

    • B. 

      Computer only

    • C. 

      Either 1 or 2 above

    • D. 

      Sign-off page

  • 25. 
    Values is one of the themes used as the foundation for the Leadership Continuum course. Which of the following themes is/are also used as the foundation?
    • A. 

      Responsibility and authority

    • B. 

      Unity of command, Navy, and services

    • C. 

      Continuous improvement

    • D. 

      All of the above

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