# Uotc: Forward Observer Course - Exam Theory

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This quiz asses your theoretical knowledge gained in Part I and II of the UOTC Forward Observer Course

• 1.

### What are the Duties of the Forward Observer?

• A.

Detect and Locate Suitable targets

• B.

Call for Fire

• C.

• D.

Send Fire Commands to the Firing Unit

• E.

Relay the results of the Fire Mission

A. Detect and Locate Suitable targets
B. Call for Fire
E. Relay the results of the Fire Mission
Explanation
The duties of the FO include detecting and locating suitable targets, calling for fire, adjusting fires and relaying the results of the Fire Mission. Fire Commands are sent by the Firing Unit Commander or Fire Direction Officer to the guncrews.

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• 2.

### The target is 2400 meters away from you. What is the OT-Factor?

2.4
2,4
Explanation
The OT-Factor is a measure of the distance between the observer and the target. In this case, the target is 2400 meters away from the observer. The OT-Factor is calculated by dividing the distance by 1000, which gives us 2.4. The answer 2,4 is not correct as it uses a comma instead of a decimal point.

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• 3.

### What is the second transmission in the Call For Fire?

Target Location
target location
Explanation
The second transmission in the Call For Fire is the Target Location. This is the information that is communicated after the Observer identifies the target and determines its location. The Target Location is crucial for accurately directing artillery fire towards the desired target. It provides the necessary coordinates or description to guide the firing unit in adjusting their aim and delivering effective fire support.

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• 4.

### What is the distance for Danger Close?

600m
600
600 meters
Explanation
The distance for Danger Close is 600 meters.

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• 5.

### What is HE QUICK?

• A.

Very fast travelling High Explosive Rounds.

• B.

It means the HE rounds must be loaded quickly.

• C.

HE rounds with a fuze that triggers on impact.

C. HE rounds with a fuze that triggers on impact.
Explanation
The correct answer is "HE rounds with a fuze that triggers on impact." This means that the HE rounds (high explosive rounds) are equipped with a fuze that detonates upon impact. This type of ammunition is commonly used in military applications, as the explosive force is triggered upon contact with the target, maximizing damage and effectiveness.

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• 6.

### What does the Observer do with the MTO?

• A.

He does not need to worry about the MTO.

• B.

He reads back the MTO verbatim and notes all relevant information.

B. He reads back the MTO verbatim and notes all relevant information.
Explanation
The Observer reads back the MTO verbatim and notes all relevant information. This suggests that the Observer is responsible for accurately recording and documenting the MTO, ensuring that all important details are captured. By reading it back verbatim, the Observer can confirm that they have understood the information correctly and avoid any potential misunderstandings or errors.

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• 7.

### The adjust round impacts 40 mils right of the target, the OT-Distance is 1500 meters. What is your resulting shift in meters? LEFT ____, OVER

60
Explanation
The resulting shift in meters is 60.

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• 8.

• 9.

### What types of target (shapes) do we use?

• A.

Point Targets

• B.

Circular Targets

• C.

Linear Targets

• D.

Triangular Targets

• E.

Rectangular Targets

A. Point Targets
B. Circular Targets
C. Linear Targets
E. Rectangular Targets
Explanation
The types of target shapes that are used include point targets, circular targets, linear targets, and rectangular targets. These different shapes allow for a variety of target options depending on the specific needs and requirements of the situation. Point targets are used when a precise location needs to be marked, circular targets provide a defined area for measurement or identification, linear targets are used for measuring distances or angles, and rectangular targets offer a larger area for more complex measurements or identification.

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• 10.

### The FDC will always execute the Call For Fire exactly as it is requested by the FO.

• A.

True

• B.

False

B. False
Explanation
The statement is false because the FDC (Fire Direction Center) may not always execute the Call For Fire exactly as requested by the FO (Forward Observer). The FDC has the responsibility to analyze the request, assess the situation, and make adjustments if necessary to ensure the safety and effectiveness of the fire mission. They may consider factors such as available resources, terrain, weather conditions, and potential collateral damage. Therefore, the FDC may modify the Call For Fire to optimize the mission's outcome.

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• 11.

### How do you announce a shift (adjustment) along the vertical axis (altitude/HOB)?

• A.

• B.

UP / DOWN

• C.

HIGHER / LOWER

B. UP / DOWN
Explanation
To announce a shift or adjustment along the vertical axis (altitude/HOB), the correct terminology is "UP / DOWN". This is commonly used in aviation and other fields to indicate a change in altitude or height. "ADD / DROP" is not typically used in this context, and "HIGHER / LOWER" may be ambiguous as it could refer to both vertical and horizontal shifts. Therefore, "UP / DOWN" is the most appropriate and clear way to announce a shift along the vertical axis.

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