US Army Bugle Calls

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US Army Bugle Calls - Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is the Official Song of the US Army?

    Explanation
    The song was originally written by field artillery First Lieutenant [later Brigadier General] Edmund L. Gruber, while stationed in the Philippines in 1908 as the "Caisson Song." The original lyrics reflect routine activities in a horse-drawn field artillery battery. The song was transformed into a march by John Philip Sousa in 1917 and renamed "The Field Artillery Song."

    It was adopted in 1956 as the official song of the Army and retitled, "The Army Goes Rolling Along." The current lyrics tell the story of our past, our present, and our future. For more on the history of "The Army Goes Rolling Along," click on A Soldier's Song.

    The "Army Goes Rolling Along" is played at the conclusion of every U.S. Army ceremony and all soldiers are expected to stand and sing.

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  • 2. 

    What is the longest bugle call?

    • A.

      Taps

    • B.

      Assembly

    • C.

      Mail call

    Correct Answer
    B. Assembly
    Explanation
    Assembly-has 200 notes

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  • 3. 

    During which bugle calls do you not render salute?

    • A.

      Retreat

    • B.

      Reveille

    • C.

      Taps

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. None of the above
    Explanation
    All soldiers in uniform are required to salute when they meet and recognize persons entitled (by grade) to a salute except when it is inappropriate or impractical (in public conveyances such as planes and buses, in public places such as inside theaters, or when driving a vehicle). A salute is also rendered:

    When the United States National Anthem, "To the Color," "Hail to the Chief," or foreign national anthems are played.
    To uncased National Color outdoors.
    On ceremonial occasions such as changes of command or funerals.
    At reveille and retreat ceremonies, during the raising or lowering of the flag.
    During the sounding of honors.
    When pledging allegiance to the US flag outdoors.
    When turning over control of formations.
    When rendering reports.
    To officers of friendly foreign countries.

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  • 4. 

    A bugle consists of two notes.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    It consists only of notes from a single overtone series.

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  • 5. 

    How many US Army Bugle Calls is the US Army Band still playing as of today?

    • A.

      12

    • B.

      5

    • C.

      50

    • D.

      24

    Correct Answer
    D. 24
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 24. The US Army Band is still playing 24 US Army Bugle Calls as of today. These bugle calls are used for various purposes such as signaling the start of the day, indicating meal times, and sounding the retreat. They are an important part of military tradition and are still performed by the US Army Band.

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  • 6. 

    If you are outside in civilian clothing and you hear the retreat or reveille bugle call, what do you do?

    • A.

      Come to position of attention and salute

    • B.

      Ignore it

    • C.

      Call everyone to attention

    • D.

      Come to position of attention

    Correct Answer
    D. Come to position of attention
    Explanation
    All soldiers in uniform are required to salute when playing of reveille and retreat, however in civilian clothing you are only required to stand at attention until completion of bugle call.

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  • 7. 

    _________________ signifies the end of the work day.

    Correct Answer
    retreat
    Explanation
    The word "retreat" signifies the end of the work day.

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  • 8. 

    When was the first bugle call used?

    • A.

      Revolutionary War

    • B.

      Korean War

    • C.

      World War I

    Correct Answer
    A. Revolutionary War
    Explanation
    The first bugle call was used during the Revolutionary War. Bugle calls were used as a means of communication on the battlefield, conveying important messages and signaling various actions to soldiers. During the Revolutionary War, bugle calls would have been crucial in coordinating military movements and relaying commands to troops. This early use of bugle calls laid the foundation for their continued use in future wars and military operations.

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  • 9. 

    Which bugle call is played during a Military Funeral?

    • A.

      Call of duty

    • B.

      To the colors

    • C.

      Taps

    • D.

      Retreat

    Correct Answer
    C. Taps
    Explanation
    "Taps" is the correct answer for the bugle call played during a Military Funeral. It is a solemn and haunting melody that is traditionally performed at military funerals to honor and pay tribute to fallen soldiers. Taps is played by a bugler or on a recorded device, and its slow and melodic tune is meant to evoke a sense of reverence and final farewell. This bugle call is deeply symbolic and signifies the end of the day, the final rest, and the eternal peace for the departed soldier.

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  • 10. 

    Why does the US Army still retain the bugles and the music?

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