Professional Development Guide (PDG) Test

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PDG Quizzes & Trivia

This is information taken from chapters 2 through 19 of the 1 October 2011 PDG (AFPAM 36-2241). Each question has a feedback/explanation section with further information on the answer as well as Wikipedia links to important places, peoples and things.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the name of the fort that was located on Liberty Island (Also known as Bedloes Island) in New York Harbor? (2.1)
    • A. 

      Fort Meade

    • B. 

      Fort Buckner

    • C. 

      Fort Wood

    • D. 

      Fort Walton

  • 2. 
    In 1907, which two individuals were told they would be learning to repair and inflate balloons? (2.1)
    • A. 

      Corporal Edward Ward

    • B. 

      Captain Charles Chandler

    • C. 

      Private Joseph E. Barrett

    • D. 

      Private First Class Vernon Burge

  • 3. 
    Who recorded the first successful and useful balloon reconnaissance mission for the Army? (2.2.1)
    • A. 

      Thaddeus Lowe

    • B. 

      John La Mountain

    • C. 

      William Ivy Baldwin

    • D. 

      Lieutenant Frank P. Lahm

  • 4. 
    What was the name of the 14,000 cubic foot silk balloon, built by William Ivy Baldwin and his wife, that was used during the Spanish-American War at the battle of San Juan Hill.
    • A. 

      Santiago

    • B. 

      Fernando

    • C. 

      Alejandro

    • D. 

      Roberto

  • 5. 
    Where did the Wright brothers fly their heavier-than-air contraption in 1903? (2.2.2.1)
    • A. 

      Paris, France

    • B. 

      Flying Dales, England

    • C. 

      New York City, New York

    • D. 

      Kitty Hawk, North Carolina

  • 6. 
    In 1906, which two individuals competed in the first international balloon race from Paris, France to Flying Dales, England? (2.2.2.1)
    • A. 

      Lieutenant Frank P. Lahm

    • B. 

      Major Henry P. Hersey

    • C. 

      Captain Charles Chandler

    • D. 

      Private First Class Vernon Burge

  • 7. 
    Who were the first enlisted men to be assigned to the Signal Corps Small Aeronautical Division? (2.2.2.2)
    • A. 

      Captain Charles Chandler

    • B. 

      Private First Class Vernon Burge

    • C. 

      Corporal Edward Ward

    • D. 

      Private Joseph E. Barrett

  • 8. 
    Who headed the newly created, three-person U.S. Army Signal Corps Aeronautical Division?
    • A. 

      Captain Charles Chandler

    • B. 

      Lieutenant Thomas E. Selfridge

    • C. 

      Lieutenant Benjamin D. Foulois

    • D. 

      Lieutenant Frank P. Lahm

  • 9. 
    Who became the U.S. Army's first enlisted pilot? (2.3.1)
    • A. 

      Private First Class Vernon Burge

    • B. 

      Corporal Edward Ward

    • C. 

      Private Joseph E. Barrett

    • D. 

      Private Glen Madole

  • 10. 
    When did the U.S. Army receive its first airplane? (2.3.2)
    • A. 

      August 1907

    • B. 

      August 1908

    • C. 

      September 1908

    • D. 

      August 1909

  • 11. 
    What was the designation of the first airplane the U.S. Army received? (2.3.3)
    • A. 

      Dirigible No. 1

    • B. 

      Airplane No. 1

    • C. 

      Plane No. 1

    • D. 

      Aeroplane No. 1

  • 12. 
    Who was in charge of the one airplane the U.S. Army received? (2.3.4)
    • A. 

      Orville Wright

    • B. 

      The Wright Brothers

    • C. 

      Lieutenant Thomas E. Selfridge

    • D. 

      Lieutenant Benjamin D. Foulois

  • 13. 
    Who was the first individual to die in an accident in a military aircraft? (2.3.5)
    • A. 

      Lieutenant Thomas E. Selfridge

    • B. 

      Corporal Frank Scott

    • C. 

      Orville Wright

    • D. 

      Lieutenant Benjamin D. Foulois

  • 14. 
    When was the 1st Aero Squadron (Provisional) activated? (2.3.5)
    • A. 

      5 March 1913

    • B. 

      October 1912

    • C. 

      28 September 1912

    • D. 

      18 July 1914

  • 15. 
    When did the U.S. House Resolution 5304 pass allowing the U.S. Army Signal Corps to receive official status? (2.4.1)
    • A. 

      18 July 1914

    • B. 

      March 1916

    • C. 

      February 1917

    • D. 

      October 1912

  • 16. 
    When was the second aero squadron created? (2.5.2)
    • A. 

      1914

    • B. 

      1916

    • C. 

      1917

    • D. 

      1915

  • 17. 
    What were the two largest special schools and technical institutions that began training mechanics and others by the end of 1917? (2.5.4)
    • A. 

      St Paul, MN

    • B. 

      San Antonio, TX

    • C. 

      Kelly Field, TX

    • D. 

      Kitty Hawk, NC

  • 18. 
    What Defense Act authorized the training of enlisted aviators? (2.5.5)
    • A. 

      National Defense Act of 1916

    • B. 

      National Defense Act of 1915

    • C. 

      National Defense Act of 1917

    • D. 

      National Defense Act of 1914

  • 19. 
    Who was known as the "Father of Blind Flight"? (2.5.5)
    • A. 

      Sergeant William C. Ocker

    • B. 

      Private First Class Vernon Burge

    • C. 

      General Billy Mitchell

    • D. 

      Corporal Eugene Bullard