Air Force PDG Practice Test

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Air Force PDG Practice Test - Quiz

If you're someone who works for the Air Force Department, you must try this 'Air Force PDG Practice Test' given below. As you would already know, the Air Force authorities conduct the Professional Development Guide (PDG) test every year to determine if Airmen should be promoted to higher ranks. So, if you're planning to give PDG the test this year, you should consider trying this quiz first to see if you're actually prepared for this test or not. We wish you good luck on this as well as your upcoming test!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Name the NCO who shot down two MiGs on 12 April 1951, a feat unmatched by any other gunner.
    • A. 

      Cpl Harry LaVene

    • B. 

      SSgt Nyle S. Mickley

    • C. 

      Sgt Billie Beach

    • D. 

      MSgt LeRoy Henderson

  • 2. 
    Who was posthumously awarded the Air Force Cross for saving the lives of his entire rescue team by engaging and destroying the first enemy position and advancing to the second during the 17-hour battle of Operation Anaconda?
    • A. 

      SrA Jason D. Cunningham

    • B. 

      TSgt John A. Chapman

    • C. 

      SSgt Scott Sather

    • D. 

      TSgt Timothy A. Wilkinson

  • 3. 
    Who was the first person on the 55 most wanted leaders list issued by the coalition during Operation Iraqi Freedon to surrender?
    • A. 

      Iraq's science advisor

    • B. 

      Iraq's minister of information

    • C. 

      Iraq's minister of defense

    • D. 

      The Iraqi Intelligence Service (IIS) director

  • 4. 
    The five Under Secretaries of Defense include Policy; Comptroller; Personnel and Readiness; Acquisition, Technology and Logistics; and
    • A. 

      Strategic Direction

    • B. 

      Intelligence

    • C. 

      Operations Planning

    • D. 

      Resource Allocation

  • 5. 
    Preparing forces, maintaining mobile reserves in readiness, budgeting, administering funds and helping each other accomplish respective functions are examples of _____ functions of the armed forces.
    • A. 

      General functions

    • B. 

      Peacetime functions

    • C. 

      Special functions

    • D. 

      Specific functions

  • 6. 
    PACAF was renamed four years after the Korean War armistice. What was its previous name?
    • A. 

      Far East Air Forces

    • B. 

      5th Air Force

    • C. 

      13th Air Force

    • D. 

      Far East Materiel Command

  • 7. 
    A Joint Force must have a single, cohesive organization with clearly defined lines of command and commanders with requisite authorities at appropriate levels to achieve unity of command and
    • A. 

      Unity of authority

    • B. 

      Unity of power

    • C. 

      Unity of force

    • D. 

      Unity of effort

  • 8. 
    Which principle of war calls for concentrating compbat power at a decisive time and place?
    • A. 

      Economy of force

    • B. 

      Maneuver

    • C. 

      Mass

    • D. 

      Surprise

  • 9. 
    The AEF force management tool establishes a predictable, standardized battle.
    • A. 

      Plan

    • B. 

      Rhythm

    • C. 

      Outcome

    • D. 

      Pulse

  • 10. 
    The Air Force presents forces to the JFC as
    • A. 

      AEFs

    • B. 

      AETFs

    • C. 

      AEWs

    • D. 

      NEAFs

  • 11. 
    Which phase of emergency response is considered, to some degree, a part of every phase?
    • A. 

      Preparedness

    • B. 

      Prevention

    • C. 

      Mitigation

    • D. 

      Response

  • 12. 
    In which phase of attack do defense actions focus on individual and weapons systems survival?
    • A. 

      Pre-attack

    • B. 

      Trans-attack

    • C. 

      Inter-attack

    • D. 

      Post-attack

  • 13. 
    What did the National Defense Act of 1920 do?
    • A. 

      Called for an air arm of 16,000 enlisted men and established the basic grade structure the Air Force uses today

    • B. 

      Made the Air Service an official combat arm of the Army

    • C. 

      Transferred Army aviation from Signal Corps control to the Secrtetary of War

    • D. 

      Automatically promoted sergeant pilots to flight officers and reserved the cockpit for the commissioned

  • 14. 
    Which of the following sentences is true for Doctrine? 
    • A. 

      It shapes how the Air Force organizes, trains, equips and sustains its forces

    • B. 

      Guides military forces' actions in support of multinational objectives through fundamental principles.

    • C. 

      Provides unique terminology for air and space forces.

    • D. 

      Should be followed to the letter to be most effective

  • 15. 
    What general actions should you take during the alarm condition yellow?
    • A. 

      MOPP 2 or as directed; protect and cover assets; go to protective shelter or seek overhead cover

    • B. 

      MOPP 4 or as directed; report observed attacks; seek immediate protection with overhead cover

    • C. 

      MOPP 4 or as directed; defend self and position; report activity; take immediate cover

    • D. 

      MOPP 4 or as directed; perform self-aid/buddy care; remain under overhead cover or in shelter until directed otherwise

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