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Active Shooter Quiz - Quiz

Are you into shooting? For your practice on the same, we have made this active shooter quiz. In shooting, there are various rules, tactics, and codes that need to be followed. Shooting may seem a simple and exciting task. But only a real active shooter knows what one has to go through to be a real shooter. Here are some questions for you that will test your knowledge about the active shooter and give you some more knowledge. Best of luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The primary mission of the first responder (contact team) at the scene of an active shooter is:

    • A.

      Containment

    • B.

      The Three C’s

    • C.

      Render Aid

    • D.

      Confront and Neutralize

    Correct Answer
    D. Confront and Neutralize
    Explanation
    The primary mission of the first responder (contact team) at the scene of an active shooter is to confront and neutralize the threat. This means that they are responsible for directly engaging and stopping the shooter, in order to protect the lives of potential victims. This approach prioritizes immediate action and aims to eliminate the threat as quickly as possible, reducing the potential for further harm. Containment may be a secondary objective, as it involves isolating the area and preventing the shooter from escaping, but the primary focus is on confronting and neutralizing the immediate threat.

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  • 2. 

    An Active Shooter is defined as:

    • A.

      Any person who is actively using deadly physical force on another.

    • B.

      Any armed person who has used deadly physical force on another person and continues to do so while having unrestricted access to additional victims.

    • C.

      Any armed suspect with access to victims and may harm them.

    • D.

      Any armed person who has used deadly physical force on other persons and who is in a large infrastructure with additional victims.

    Correct Answer
    B. Any armed person who has used deadly physical force on another person and continues to do so while having unrestricted access to additional victims.
    Explanation
    An Active Shooter is defined as any armed person who has already used deadly physical force on another person and is still actively doing so, while having the ability to harm more victims without any restrictions. This definition highlights the ongoing threat posed by an armed individual who is actively engaged in causing harm and has the potential to cause further casualties.

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  • 3. 

    Immediate Action Rapid Deployment is in direct response to the following, EXCEPT:

    • A.

      Public expectation.

    • B.

      The need to advance towards an armed intruder in order to minimize loss of life.

    • C.

      Advances in training and equipment for first responders.

    • D.

      The tactics of the armed, suicidal, homicidal, terror-driven suspect in society today.

    Correct Answer
    C. Advances in training and equipment for first responders.
    Explanation
    Immediate Action Rapid Deployment is a strategy developed in response to various factors. Public expectation is one of these factors, as the public expects swift and effective response from first responders in emergency situations. The need to advance towards an armed intruder is another factor, as it is necessary to minimize loss of life by quickly neutralizing the threat. The tactics of armed, suicidal, homicidal, terror-driven suspects in society today also contribute to the development of this strategy. However, advances in training and equipment for first responders are not the driving force behind Immediate Action Rapid Deployment.

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  • 4. 

    Injured persons, located by a rescue team in active shooter event, should be:

    • A.

      Moved out of the involved building for medical assistance.

    • B.

      Moved out of the immediate field of fire.

    • C.

      Maintained in place with medical aid brought to them.

    • D.

      None of the above.

    Correct Answer
    B. Moved out of the immediate field of fire.
    Explanation
    In an active shooter event, injured persons should be moved out of the immediate field of fire. This means that they should be relocated to a safe area where they are no longer at risk of being shot. This allows the rescue team to provide medical assistance without endangering the lives of the injured individuals or the responders. Moving the injured out of the involved building may not be feasible or safe, and maintaining them in place with medical aid brought to them could put them at continued risk. Therefore, the best course of action is to move them to a safe location away from the shooter.

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  • 5. 

    The acronym best describing Active Shooter tactics is ____________.

    • A.

      LIER Locate Isolate Evacuate Resolve

    • B.

      LNC Locate Neutralize Contain

    • C.

      CEN Contain Evacuate Negotiate

    • D.

      D. ASS Assess Strategize Strike

    Correct Answer
    B. LNC Locate Neutralize Contain
    Explanation
    The best acronym to describe Active Shooter tactics is LNC, which stands for Locate Neutralize Contain. This acronym highlights the key steps that should be taken during an active shooter situation. First, individuals should locate the shooter and identify their position. Then, they should neutralize the threat by either incapacitating or stopping the shooter. Finally, they should contain the situation by preventing the shooter from causing further harm and wait for law enforcement to arrive. This acronym provides a clear and concise guide for responding to an active shooter incident.

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  • 6. 

    Which formation provides 360-degree coverage, protection of the point officer's flank, and improved fields of fire for the contact team?

    • A.

      Linear formation

    • B.

      T formation

    • C.

      Y formation

    • D.

      Diamond formation

    Correct Answer
    B. T formation
    Explanation
    The T formation provides 360-degree coverage because it arranges the point officer and contact team in a T-shaped configuration. This allows the point officer to have a clear view of the front while the contact team provides protection to the officer's flank. Additionally, the T formation also improves the fields of fire for the contact team as they can easily engage targets from multiple directions.

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  • 7. 

    When you encounter injured or scared victims as a “Contact Team,” you will need to:

    • A.

      Transition to a rescue team.

    • B.

      Bypass wounded or innocent.

    • C.

      Direct them out the way you came in or shelter in place.

    • D.

      Escort them with you.

    • E.

      Both B and C.

    Correct Answer
    E. Both B and C.
    Explanation
    When encountering injured or scared victims as a "Contact Team," it is important to prioritize their safety and well-being. Transitioning to a rescue team allows for specialized assistance and medical attention to be provided to the victims. Bypassing wounded or innocent individuals ensures that they are not put in further danger or harm. Directing them out the way you came in or sheltering in place provides a safe and secure environment for the victims until help arrives. Therefore, the correct answer is "Both B and C."

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  • 8. 

    __________ is the primary factor when faced with an Active Shooter.

    • A.

      Superior firepower

    • B.

      Ballistic protection

    • C.

      Rapid deployment

    • D.

      Confirmed intelligence

    Correct Answer
    C. Rapid deployment
    Explanation
    Rapid deployment is the primary factor when faced with an Active Shooter. This is because the ability to quickly and efficiently deploy law enforcement or security personnel to the scene of an active shooter situation is crucial in order to neutralize the threat and minimize casualties. Rapid deployment allows for a swift response, ensuring that the shooter is confronted and stopped as soon as possible, preventing further harm or loss of life.

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  • 9. 

    An active shooter incident timeline is described as:

    • A.

      The period of time it takes for the first responder to arrive on-scene.

    • B.

      The period of time it takes victims to escape the violence.

    • C.

      The period of time from the suspect’s first violent action until his action is stopped or he/she transitions to another activity.

    • D.

      The period of time it takes for the suspect to be stopped.

    Correct Answer
    C. The period of time from the suspect’s first violent action until his action is stopped or he/she transitions to another activity.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the period of time from the suspect's first violent action until his action is stopped or he/she transitions to another activity. This answer accurately describes the active shooter incident timeline, which starts with the suspect's initial violent action and ends when their action is stopped or they move on to another activity. It does not include the time it takes for first responders to arrive, victims to escape, or for the suspect to be stopped.

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  • 10. 

    The following are traits of an Active Shooter EXCEPT:

    • A.

      Most situations are spontaneous, with no planning by the suspect.

    • B.

      Active shooters are often better armed than the police.

    • C.

      Active shooters tend to target places where victims are massed.

    • D.

      May employ some type of diversion.

    Correct Answer
    A. Most situations are spontaneous, with no planning by the suspect.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Most situations are spontaneous, with no planning by the suspect." This statement contradicts the traits of an active shooter. Active shooters typically plan their attacks and choose locations where victims are massed. They may also employ diversions to create chaos and maximize casualties. Additionally, active shooters are often better armed than the police, making them highly dangerous and difficult to neutralize.

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  • 11. 

    Contact teams should only be comprised of:

    • A.

      Tactical personnel

    • B.

      Hostage negotiators

    • C.

      May be a mix of patrol, SWAT, or investigative assets.

    • D.

      Rifle-trained patrol officers

    Correct Answer
    C. May be a mix of patrol, SWAT, or investigative assets.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "May be a mix of patrol, SWAT, or investigative assets." This means that a contact team can consist of a combination of patrol officers, SWAT team members, or investigative personnel. The composition of the team will depend on the specific situation and the resources available.

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  • 12. 

    Contact team formations work best with at least 4 officers but can work with as little as ___ or as much as ____.

    • A.

      1 and 3

    • B.

      3 and 5

    • C.

      2 and 6

    • D.

      1 and 7

    Correct Answer
    C. 2 and 6
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that contact team formations work best with at least 4 officers. However, they can also work with as little as 2 officers or as much as 6 officers. This means that a contact team formation can be effective and functional with a minimum of 2 officers, but it can also accommodate up to 6 officers without any issues.

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  • 13. 

    At a minimum, first responder equipment needs to include ________.

    • A.

      A patrol rifle

    • B.

      Ballistic shield

    • C.

      Basic duty belt

    • D.

      Ballistic helmet

    Correct Answer
    C. Basic duty belt
    Explanation
    A basic duty belt is necessary for first responders as it provides a secure and accessible way to carry essential equipment such as handcuffs, a radio, flashlight, and other tools. It helps to keep these items organized and readily available for quick access during emergency situations. The duty belt is a fundamental component of a first responder's equipment as it ensures they have the necessary tools to effectively carry out their duties and maintain their safety.

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  • 14. 

    First, responding officers become the __________________ until relieved by a Supervisor in an Active shooter incident.

    • A.

      SWAT commander

    • B.

      Hostage negotiator

    • C.

      Operations chief

    • D.

      Incident commander

    Correct Answer
    D. Incident commander
    Explanation
    In an active shooter incident, the first responding officers take on the role of the incident commander until they are relieved by a supervisor. The incident commander is responsible for coordinating and managing the response to the incident, making critical decisions, and ensuring the safety of all involved. This role requires strong leadership skills, the ability to communicate effectively, and the capability to make quick and informed decisions in high-pressure situations. The incident commander plays a crucial role in directing resources, implementing tactics, and ultimately resolving the incident as safely and efficiently as possible.

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  • 15. 

    The advantage provided to the police through the use of the urban rifle is:

    • A.

      Increased accuracy.

    • B.

      A decrease in the number of rounds fired by police.

    • C.

      The reactionary gap is increased, creating an opportunity for better decision-making.

    • D.

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above.
    Explanation
    The advantage provided to the police through the use of the urban rifle is that it offers increased accuracy, allowing officers to have better aim and hit their targets more effectively. Additionally, it helps in decreasing the number of rounds fired by police, reducing the chances of collateral damage or excessive use of force. Moreover, the use of the urban rifle increases the reactionary gap, which provides officers with more time to assess the situation and make better decisions. Therefore, all of the given options are advantages provided by the urban rifle.

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  • 16. 

    Active shooter environments usually involve the following environments EXCEPT:

    • A.

      Schools

    • B.

      Malls

    • C.

      The suspect’s home

    • D.

      Businesses

    Correct Answer
    C. The suspect’s home
    Explanation
    Active shooter environments typically involve public places where a large number of people gather, such as schools, malls, and businesses. The suspect's home is not typically considered an active shooter environment because it is a private residence and does not involve a large number of potential victims.

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  • 17. 

    Generally, entry into an active shooter location should be done ___________________.

    • A.

      At the closest point of stimulus to facilitate contact

    • B.

      From the roof or upper floor to gain high ground

    • C.

      At any entry point other than the main entrance, if at all possible

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. At the closest point of stimulus to facilitate contact
    Explanation
    Entry into an active shooter location should be done at the closest point of stimulus to facilitate contact. This means that responders should enter the location at the point where they can quickly and directly engage with the threat, minimizing the time it takes to neutralize the shooter and potentially save lives. By entering at the closest point of stimulus, responders can reduce the risk of the shooter causing further harm or escaping. This approach prioritizes quick and decisive action to neutralize the threat.

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  • 18. 

    Active Shooters are bent on __________  in most cases.

    • A.

      Escape and evasion

    • B.

      Using hostages for demands

    • C.

      Killing as many people as quickly as possible

    • D.

      Barricading police entry

    Correct Answer
    C. Killing as many people as quickly as possible
    Explanation
    Active shooters are individuals who engage in mass shootings with the intention of causing maximum harm and casualties. Their primary objective is to kill as many people as quickly as possible. They typically target crowded places and employ tactics to maximize their lethality, such as indiscriminate firing and moving rapidly through the area. Their goal is to create fear, chaos, and inflict as much damage as possible before law enforcement can respond. This explanation aligns with the answer choice "Killing as many people as quickly as possible."

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  • 19. 

    Immediate response in an Active Shooter incident is a necessary tactic because of the following reasons EXCEPT:

    • A.

      A traditional “slow things down” police tactic creates a time delay that works in favor of the Active Shooter’s planned actions of increasing a higher casualty count.

    • B.

      Any time delay in establishing close physical contact with a suicidal/homicidal suspect can result in granting them additional time to locate and isolate victims while arranging the crime scene in a manner that maximizes death and carnage.

    • C.

      Studies have indicated that the military tactic of speed, aggression, and surprise gives a higher probability of success in Active shooter incidents.

    • D.

      The inherent reluctance of law enforcement to accept any casualties to police personnel during rescue operations actually creates a defensive delay in response while other less "hazardous" options are considered.

    Correct Answer
    B. Any time delay in establishing close physical contact with a suicidal/homicidal suspect can result in granting them additional time to locate and isolate victims while arranging the crime scene in a manner that maximizes death and carnage.
    Explanation
    Immediate response in an Active Shooter incident is a necessary tactic because any time delay in establishing close physical contact with a suicidal/homicidal suspect can result in granting them additional time to locate and isolate victims while arranging the crime scene in a manner that maximizes death and carnage. This means that delaying the response can allow the shooter to carry out their planned actions and cause more harm. Therefore, it is important to respond immediately to minimize casualties and prevent the shooter from inflicting further damage.

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  • 20. 

    A three-officer tactical room entry offers:

    • A.

      A rapid way to clear multiple threat areas in a room.

    • B.

      More guns in the fight.

    • C.

      An overwhelming force for the suspect.

    • D.

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above.
    Explanation
    A three-officer tactical room entry offers a rapid way to clear multiple threat areas in a room, as three officers can cover different angles and corners simultaneously, increasing the speed and efficiency of the operation. Additionally, having more guns in the fight provides greater firepower and enhances the officers' ability to neutralize threats effectively. Moreover, the presence of three officers creates an overwhelming force for the suspect, increasing the chances of successful apprehension and minimizing the risk to officers' safety. Therefore, the correct answer is "All of the above."

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  • 21. 

    A suspect cornered without victims,  a contact team unable to gain entry or a suspect that stops shooting and makes verbal demands may be defined as a ____________.

    • A.

      Terrorist

    • B.

      Barricaded suspect

    • C.

      Victory

    • D.

      A bad day

    Correct Answer
    B. Barricaded suspect
    Explanation
    A suspect cornered without victims, a contact team unable to gain entry, or a suspect that stops shooting and makes verbal demands may be defined as a barricaded suspect. This term refers to a situation where a suspect has taken refuge in a location and is refusing to surrender or cooperate with law enforcement. The suspect may have barricaded themselves inside a building or vehicle, making it difficult for authorities to apprehend them. This type of situation often requires specialized tactics and negotiation skills to resolve safely.

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  • 22. 

    Entry and clearing techniques during active shooter response should be ______________.

    • A.

      Slow and deliberate

    • B.

      Rabid, coordinated, and aggressive

    • C.

      Surprising and scary

    • D.

      The lead officer's call

    Correct Answer
    B. Rabid, coordinated, and aggressive
  • 23. 

    The following are Active shooter contact teams, EXCEPT:

    • A.

      Linear

    • B.

      Y

    • C.

      Wedge

    • D.

      T

    • E.

      Diamond

    Correct Answer
    C. Wedge
    Explanation
    Active shooter contact teams are specialized law enforcement teams that are trained to respond to and neutralize active shooter situations. These teams are typically formed to quickly locate and engage the shooter and minimize casualties. The options given in the question - Linear, Y, Diamond, and Wedge - are all commonly used formations for active shooter contact teams. However, the correct answer is Wedge, as it is not a formation typically used by these teams. The Wedge formation is more commonly used in military tactics and is not as suitable for close-quarters engagements in active shooter situations.

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  • 24. 

    Pre-planning with school officials, fire personnel and other law enforcement agencies in the area are:

    • A.

      An over-reaction.

    • B.

      A a problem. It can create paranoia.

    • C.

      Not possible unless large commitments of money and resources are allocated.

    • D.

      Essential for success.

    Correct Answer
    D. Essential for success.
    Explanation
    Pre-planning with school officials, fire personnel, and other law enforcement agencies in the area is essential for success. This is because it allows for effective coordination and communication between all parties involved in ensuring the safety and security of the school. By collaborating and developing a comprehensive plan, potential risks and threats can be identified and appropriate measures can be implemented to mitigate them. This proactive approach helps in creating a safe and secure environment for students, staff, and the entire school community, thereby enhancing the chances of success in emergency situations.

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  • 25. 

    A rescue team should be prepared to:

    • A.

      Move victims out of harm's way.

    • B.

      Become a contact team.

    • C.

      Create a casualty collection stronghold.

    • D.

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above.
    Explanation
    A rescue team should be prepared to move victims out of harm's way, as their primary objective is to ensure the safety and well-being of the victims. They should also be ready to become a contact team, which involves establishing communication and coordination with other teams or agencies involved in the rescue operation. Additionally, creating a casualty collection stronghold is crucial for efficiently managing and providing medical aid to the injured individuals. Therefore, all of the mentioned options are necessary for a well-prepared rescue team.

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  • 26. 

    The application of deadly force in an active shooter event:

    • A.

      Should never be delegated.

    • B.

      Should always be controlled by the incident commander.

    • C.

      Must be delegated to field personnel.

    • D.

      Is best controlled by on-scene first-line supervisors.

    Correct Answer
    A. Should never be delegated.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Should never be delegated." This means that the application of deadly force in an active shooter event should not be given to someone else or passed on to another person. It emphasizes the importance of having trained and authorized individuals who are responsible for making decisions regarding the use of deadly force in such situations. This ensures that the decision-making process is centralized and that there is accountability for the actions taken.

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  • 27. 

    ‘Suicide by cop’ subjects create a police shooting or kill themselves in less than thirty (30) minutes after police arrive:

    • A.

      In 25% of such incidents

    • B.

      In 40% of such incidents

    • C.

      In 90% of such incidents

    • D.

      In 100% of such incidents

    Correct Answer
    C. In 90% of such incidents
    Explanation
    In 90% of incidents where individuals are classified as "suicide by cop" subjects, they either create a police shooting or kill themselves within thirty minutes after the police arrive.

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  • 28. 

    Once encountered, improvised explosive devices (IEDs):

    • A.

      Are reasons to abandon the entry into an active shooter location.

    • B.

      Should be moved to a render-safe area.

    • C.

      Should be covered with a bomb blanket.

    • D.

      Should be carefully passed by, and their locations communicated to all units.

    Correct Answer
    D. Should be carefully passed by, and their locations communicated to all units.
    Explanation
    When encountering improvised explosive devices (IEDs), it is important to carefully pass by them instead of abandoning the entry into an active shooter location. This is because abandoning the entry would mean giving up on the mission and potentially leaving victims behind. Instead, passing by the IEDs carefully allows the units to continue their operation while minimizing the risk of detonation. Additionally, it is crucial to communicate the locations of the IEDs to all units to ensure everyone is aware and can take necessary precautions.

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  • 29. 

    If a rescue team encounters a large number of wounded, they may attempt to create a:

    • A.

      Victim stronghold

    • B.

      Triage center

    • C.

      Secure Casualty Collection Point

    • D.

      Mobile Army Surgical Hospital

    Correct Answer
    C. Secure Casualty Collection Point
    Explanation
    A secure casualty collection point is a designated area where wounded individuals can be brought for initial treatment and stabilization before being transported to a medical facility. This allows the rescue team to efficiently manage and prioritize the care of the wounded, ensuring that those in critical condition receive immediate attention. By establishing a secure location, the team can also protect the injured from further harm and maintain order during the chaotic situation.

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  • 30. 

    What are the recommended priorities of life regarding active shooting incidents?

    • A.

      There are none.

    • B.

      Officer safety is the first priority.

    • C.

      All life is sacred.

    • D.

      First, the lives of the citizens are at risk. Second, the lives of the police, and third, the life (lives) of the suspect(s).

    Correct Answer
    D. First, the lives of the citizens are at risk. Second, the lives of the police, and third, the life (lives) of the suspect(s).
    Explanation
    The recommended priorities of life regarding active shooting incidents are as follows: first, the lives of the citizens are at risk, as they are the most vulnerable and in immediate danger. Second, the lives of the police are prioritized, as they are responsible for protecting and ensuring the safety of the citizens. Finally, the life or lives of the suspect(s) are considered, as their arrest or neutralization is necessary to prevent further harm or loss of life.

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