Promotion To Corporal II

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the highest enlisted USMC rank?
    • A. 

      MASTER SERGEANT

    • B. 

      SERGEANT MAJOR

    • C. 

      SERGEANT MAJOR OF THE MARINE CORPS

    • D. 

      MASTER GUNNERY SERGEANT

  • 2. 
    The birth date of the Marine Corps is:
    • A. 

      10 November 1775

    • B. 

      10 November 1776

    • C. 

      12 November 1775

    • D. 

      12 November 1776

  • 3. 
    The first Marine Corps recruiter was:
    • A. 

      Benjamin Franklin

    • B. 

      Chesty Puller

    • C. 

      Capt. Samuel Nicholas

    • D. 

      Robert Mullen

  • 4. 
    What was the first amphibious assault the Marine Corps executed?
    • A. 

      Buffalo, New York

    • B. 

      London, England

    • C. 

      New Providence, Bahamas

    • D. 

      Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

  • 5. 
    During the Revolutionary War, Marines served mostly aboard ________.
    • A. 

      Ships

    • B. 

      Tanks

    • C. 

      Airplanes

    • D. 

      Helicopters

  • 6. 
    What distinguishing device was to determine friend from foe?
    • A. 

      Quatrefoil

    • B. 

      EGA

    • C. 

      "leatherneck"

    • D. 

      White gloves

  • 7. 
    The first Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps was:
    • A. 

      Samuel Nicholas

    • B. 

      Chesty Puller

    • C. 

      Sergeant Major Archibald Sommers

    • D. 

      General James Jones

  • 8. 
    After the defeat on Tripoli, The Stars and Stripes were raised over the old world for the second time.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    At The Battle of Bladensburg, ______ Marines against 3,000 British troops 3 times; Marines prevailed.
    • A. 

      1,500

    • B. 

      114

    • C. 

      250

    • D. 

      2,605

  • 10. 
    What is worn by Marine NCO's and Officers today to commemorate the blood shed and bravery shown at the Battle of Chapultepec?
    • A. 

      Quatrefoil

    • B. 

      Rank Insignia

    • C. 

      E.G.A.

    • D. 

      "Blood Stripe"

  • 11. 
    The first Marine to be awarded the ____________ was Corporal John F. Mackie.
    • A. 

      Medal of Honor

    • B. 

      Legion of Valor

    • C. 

      Navy Cross

    • D. 

      Silver Star

  • 12. 
    Marines raised The Stars and Stripes over ______________ and a naval base was formed.
    • A. 

      Chapultepec, Mexico

    • B. 

      Tripoli

    • C. 

      Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

    • D. 

      Barcelona, Spain

  • 13. 
    33 Marines were awarded the Medal of Honor for which historical series of battles?
    • A. 

      The Boxer Rebellion

    • B. 

      World War II

    • C. 

      Battle of Bladensburg

  • 14. 
    Marine Corps Aviation was developed in:
    • A. 

      1899

    • B. 

      1924

    • C. 

      1945

    • D. 

      1912

  • 15. 
    The United States entered WW-I with the sinking of which naval vessel?
    • A. 

      Titanic

    • B. 

      Luisitannia

    • C. 

      USS Arizona

  • 16. 
    In the 1920's Marines were ordered to protect the mail.  The president said:
    • A. 

      "Shoot to kill"

    • B. 

      "You're doing a great job"

    • C. 

      Don't let anyone past you"

    • D. 

      "Enjoy your nap"

  • 17. 
    On this date, Naval base Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, was attacked by the Empire of Japan.
    • A. 

      14 December 1941

    • B. 

      7 December 1941

    • C. 

      7 December 1942

    • D. 

      7 January 1942

  • 18. 
    On 8 December 1941, ______ was attacked by the Japanese Navy, where only 153 Marines and a few sailors were stationed to defend.
    • A. 

      Philippines

    • B. 

      Wake Island

    • C. 

      Iwo Jima

    • D. 

      Guam

  • 19. 
    The _________ was the turning point of WW-II.
    • A. 

      Battle of Midway

    • B. 

      Iwo Jima

    • C. 

      Wake Island

    • D. 

      Guam

  • 20. 
    WW-II ended with which two bombings:
    • A. 

      Okinawa and Hiroshima

    • B. 

      Iwo Jima and Nagasaki

    • C. 

      Nagasaki and Hiroshima

    • D. 

      Hiroshima and Iwo Jima

  • 21. 
    From the Halls of Montezuma,To the shores of Tripoli,We fight our country's _________
    • A. 

      Battles

    • B. 

      Conflicts

    • C. 

      Combats

    • D. 

      Attacks

  • 22. 
    "To call the Corporal of the Guard in any case not covered by instructions," is which General Order?
    • A. 

      3rd

    • B. 

      10th

    • C. 

      6th

    • D. 

      9th

  • 23. 
    The Marine Corps Motto is "Semper Fidelis" , which means:
    • A. 

      Always kind

    • B. 

      Always loyal

    • C. 

      Always faithful

    • D. 

      Always winning

  • 24. 
    "To repeat all calls from posts more distant from the guardhouse than my own," is which General Order?
    • A. 

      5th

    • B. 

      4th

    • C. 

      3rd

    • D. 

      2nd

  • 25. 
    How many Stars should you be able to count on a properly folded American Flag?
    • A. 

      12

    • B. 

      13

    • C. 

      15

    • D. 

      21

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