JROTC Air Rifle Marksmanship Cadet Safety Examination

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If you get a chance to try out for the armed forces one thing you should have is a skill that helps the branch grow so as to look pleasing to the committee. The quiz below is on Air Rifle marksmanship Safety and Range Operations exams. In order to join the air rifle team, you must obtain a 100%. Give it a try and all the best if you get deployed.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When I pick up or receive an air rifle from someone else, the first thing I must do is:
    • A. 

      Engage the safety

    • B. 

      Release the trigger

    • C. 

      Open the action/bolt

    • D. 

      Control the muzzle (point it in a safe direction)

  • 2. 
    The command LOAD means:
    • A. 

      I can load my air rifle and start shooting

    • B. 

      It may occasionally be violated if accidents do not occur

    • C. 

      I can charge (pump or cock) my air rifle and load a pellet in it

    • D. 

      I can start getting ready to shoot

  • 3. 
    When my air rifle malfunctions (fails to fire), I must:
    • A. 

      Keep the muzzle pointed downrange

    • B. 

      Raise my hand so the Range Officer can see it

    • C. 

      Wait for instructions from the Range Officer

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    Before anyone can go downrange to change targets or for any other purpose:
    • A. 

      Everyone must open their rifle actions and point thier rifle muzzles up

    • B. 

      No one can go downrange until guns are placed safe storage

    • C. 

      All air rifles must be unloaded, grounded with CBIs inserted and checked

    • D. 

      All firers must finish firing

  • 5. 
    If I still have a loaded rifle (pellet in barrel) after the Range Officer gives the commnad STOP, I must:
    • A. 

      Remain in position and keep my air rifle muzzle pointed downrange

    • B. 

      Raise my hand so the Range Officer can see it

    • C. 

      Follow the Range Officer's instructions

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    After I pick up or receive a gun and have made sure the muzzle is pointing in a safe direction, the second thing that I must do to make sure it is safe is:
    • A. 

      Check the action/bolt to be sure it is open and has a CBI inserted

    • B. 

      Dry fire the gun to see if it works

    • C. 

      Give the gun to an adult

    • D. 

      Take it to the range

  • 7. 
    The command STOP means:
    • A. 

      Complete the shot I am attempting to fire

    • B. 

      Quckly complete the shot I am attempting to fire

    • C. 

      Immediately take my finger off the trigger and do not fire any more shots

    • D. 

      Tell the Range Officer I am not done

  • 8. 
    The safest and correct way to load a pneumatic ari rifle is:
    • A. 

      Open the action, charge air, then insert a pellet

    • B. 

      Open the action, insert a pellet, then charge air

    • C. 

      Whichever way works for me

    • D. 

      Charge air, open the action, then insert a pellet

  • 9. 
    The most important component of rifle safety is:
    • A. 

      The trigger

    • B. 

      The action

    • C. 

      The muzzle

    • D. 

      The person holding the rifle

  • 10. 
    If I am with someone else who is handling a gun behind the firing line with the action closed, I should:
    • A. 

      Wait for an adult to show up

    • B. 

      Mind my own business and hope nothing bad happens

    • C. 

      Tell that person to put the gun away

    • D. 

      Ask that person to open the action of the gun immediately

  • 11. 
    When a rifle is grounded, it must:
    • A. 

      Be safe

    • B. 

      Be lying on the floor or bench with its action open and a CBI inserted

    • C. 

      Be lying on teh floor or shooting mat with the action closed

    • D. 

      Be prepared for use in the text position

  • 12. 
    The proper time to place the index finger  on the trigger is:
    • A. 

      After I started to aim at my target

    • B. 

      After loading the riflel

    • C. 

      When I start to put the rifle in position on my shoulder

    • D. 

      Whenever it feels right

  • 13. 
    An air rifle is considered "unloaded" if:
    • A. 

      Its action is open

    • B. 

      The firer is done shooting

    • C. 

      The action is open, there is not pellet in the barrel and a CBI is inserted

    • D. 

      The muzzle is pointed in a safe direction

  • 14. 
    The only place I can close the bolt/action of my rifle to dry fire or to loadd and fire it is:
    • A. 

      Its OK to dry fire anywhere the gun is pointing in a safe direction

    • B. 

      Any time I am forward of the Ready Line

    • C. 

      On a safe firing range

    • D. 

      On my designated firing point after the Range Officer begins a prepartaion period or gives the command LOAD

  • 15. 
    When I am on the firing line and the Range Officer begins a PREPARATION period, I may:
    • A. 

      Load my air rifle for the first shot

    • B. 

      Remove the CBI, close the action and dry fire

    • C. 

      Go downrange to see if my target is hung correctly

    • D. 

      Get into my firing position, but I may not remove the CBI

  • 16. 
    The "Rules for Safe Gun Handling" apply only to air rifle shooting and not to other types of guns.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    On target ranges, the safest direction to point a gun muzzle is downrange or up towards the ceiling.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    No one is authorized to fire a shot until the command START is given, even if the command LOAD has already been given.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    When I am shooting after the commands to LOAD and START have been given, it's OK to lay a loaded air rifle on my shooting mat or bench and step away from the firing line.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    When I finish firing my shots on a target, I should lay my rifle down, but I don't have to open the action or insert a CBI until the Range Officer tells me to do that.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    Everyone who handles air rifle pellets should wash thier hands immediately afer they leave the range.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Safety rules are not as important in being safe with air guns because air rifles are not very powerful.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    After I finish firing, I may put my rifle down without opening the action first because it has just been fired.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    Once an air rifle is unloaded and checked by a Range Officer, it is OK to point it in an direction.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    To dry fire my air rifle, I do not need to charge air in my air rifle.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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