PDG Quiz #1 : Enlisted History

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Questions from the Enlisted History section of the PDG.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Lack of success may have more to do with  __________  than intellectual ability.
    • A. 

      Poorly developed study skills

    • B. 

      Lack of knowledge

    • C. 

      Lack of preparedness

    • D. 

      Time constraints

  • 2. 
    When was the Air Force (as we know it) established?  
    • A. 

      18 September 1947

    • B. 

      20 June 1940

    • C. 

      24 May 1918

    • D. 

      1 March 1939

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

      Edward Ward

    • B. 

      Joseph Barrett

    • C. 

      John La Mountain

    • D. 

      General Benjamin Butler

  • 4. 
    Who demonstrated that a balloon could effectively direct artillery fire by telegraph? 
    • A. 

      Thaddeus Lowe

    • B. 

      John La Mountain

    • C. 

      Frank P. Lahm

    • D. 

      Gordon Bennett

  • 5. 
    What was the name of the 14,000 cubic foot silk balloon that some historians believe was a determining factor in the victory of the battle of San Juan Hill during the Spanish-American War? 
    • A. 

      Santiago

    • B. 

      El Doradoa

    • C. 

      Sombrero

  • 6. 
    What was the name of the man, who along with his wife, created a 14,000 cubic foot silk balloon for use in the Spanish-American War? 
    • A. 

      William Ivy Baldwin

    • B. 

      John La Mountain

    • C. 

      Gordon Bennett

    • D. 

      Edward Ward

  • 7. 
    Who was the Army's first enlisted pilot? 
    • A. 

      Vernon Burge

    • B. 

      Edward Ward

    • C. 

      Joseph Barret

    • D. 

      John La Mountain

  • 8. 
    Who was the first enlisted person to die in an accident in a military aircraft? 
    • A. 

      Corporal Frank Scott

    • B. 

      Private First Class Vernon Burge

    • C. 

      Lieutenant Benjamin D. Foulois

    • D. 

      Private Glenn Madole

  • 9. 
    Select the 3 fundamentals that Edward Ward and Joseph E. Bennett were intitally trained in upon assignment to the Signal Corps Aeronautical Division in August of 1907.
    • A. 

      Fundamentals of balloon fabric

    • B. 

      Manufacture of buoyant gases

    • C. 

      Sending telegraphs from the air

    • D. 

      Inflation and control of balloons

    • E. 

      Balloon operator safety

  • 10. 
    When was the 1st Aero Squadron (Provisional) activated? 
    • A. 

      5 March 1912

    • B. 

      1 Jan 1918

    • C. 

      5 March 1913

    • D. 

      11 June 1917

  • 11. 
    What authorized the Signal Corps to to establish an aviation section consisting of ___ officers and ___ enlisted men? 
    • A. 

      U.S. House Resolution 5304, 60 and 260

    • B. 

      Air Activation Act, 260 and 60

    • C. 

      U.S. House Resolution 53, 60 and 260

    • D. 

      President Executive Oder 4305, 250 and 40

  • 12. 
    What bill created the military rating of aviation mechanician, and called for a 50% pay raise for enlisted men "instructed in the art of flying'? 
    • A. 

      U.S. House Resolution 4

    • B. 

      President Executive Oder 4305

    • C. 

      Congress Act of 1914

    • D. 

      U.S. House Resolution 5304

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      One

    • B. 

      Two

    • C. 

      Three

    • D. 

      Four

  • 14. 
     The two largest (1917) special schools/instituitons that trained mechanics were in St Paul, MN and Kelly Field, TX.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
     Who is referred to as the "Father of Blind Flight"?
    • A. 

      Sergeant William C. Ocker

    • B. 

      Private First Class Vernon Burge

    • C. 

      General Billy Mitchell

  • 16. 
    • A. 

      Corporal Eugene Bullard

    • B. 

      General Billy Mitchell

    • C. 

      Edward Ward

    • D. 

      Sergeant William C. Ocker

  • 17. 
    What Act(s) effectively reserved the cockpit for the commissioned? 
    • A. 

      Public Law 99, Flight Officer Act (Public Law 658)

    • B. 

      Flight Officer Act (Public Law 658), Congress Act of 1914

    • C. 

      President Executive Oder 4305, Public Law 99

  • 18. 
    What made the air service an official comabat arm of the Army? 
    • A. 

      Army Reorganization Act of 1920

    • B. 

      Public Law 99

    • C. 

      U.S. House Resolution 5304

  • 19. 
    The mid 1920's say air activites limited to what three things? 
    • A. 

      Garnering headlines

    • B. 

      Testing equipment

    • C. 

      Establishing records

    • D. 

      Repairing aircraft

    • E. 

      Training personnel

  • 20. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
     Who was the first Security Forces Airman to die during Operation Iraqi Freedom?
    • A. 

      Airman First Class Elizabeth Jacobson

    • B. 

      Senior Airman Zachary J. Rhyner

    • C. 

      Technical Sergeant John A. Chapman

  • 22. 
     What percent of pilots flying  in support of Operation Noble Eagle belonged to the ANG?
    • A. 

      80

    • B. 

      100

    • C. 

      75

    • D. 

      50

  • 23. 
    When did US, British, and French aircraft began a sustained campaign against terrorist targets in Afghanistan?
    • A. 

      Provide humanitarian airlift to the oppressed 7 October 2001

    • B. 

      9 September 2001

    • C. 

      20 December 2001

  • 24. 
    What were the US's two main purposes when arriving in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom?
    • A. 

      Provide humanitarian airlift

    • B. 

      Reconnaissance

    • C. 

      Conduct miliatary action to root out terrorism

    • D. 

      Rescue POW's

  • 25. 
    When did the Taliban abandon Kandahar, the last major town under it's control? 
    • A. 

      December 2001

    • B. 

      November 2001

    • C. 

      January 2002

    • D. 

      October 2001