Drill Team Questions
Questions For Inspection Phase
What act of Congress established JROTC?
National Defense Act of 1916
When do you salute?
a. When you recognize someone who is authorized
in uniform and “ Hail to the Chief” of the “National Anthem,” or “To the Colors” is played
When in uniform and the National
Colors pass by you. You salute 6 steps prior to the colors getting to
you, and hold your salute until the colors are 6 steps passed you.
in uniform at reveille ( the raising of the flag)and retreat.(the lowering of the flag).
When reporting to an officer
When in doubt, salute!
Who do you salute?
a. All Officers and Warrant
Officers of the Armed Forces and ROTC
b. Officers of Allied Nations.
When do you NOT salute?
a. When at work
except when reporting
When both hands are full
it is obviously inappropriate
What are the types of flags used by the military?
a. The garrison Flag, 20 x
b. The Post Flag, 10 x 19 feet
c. The Storm Flag 5 x 9’1/2
What is the difference between a Standard and a Color?
Colors are flags of ORGANIZATIONS and standards are the same thing, except they are mounted on vehicles.
When may the U. S. Flag be flown upside down?
To signal an emergency of distress
What does the term “unity of command” mean?
Loyalty to one commander
What is a map?
A map is a line drawing to scale of a portion of the earth’s surface as seen from above
What are topographical features?
Symbols on a map to represent natural and man-made features
What are the five basic colors on a topographical map?
red major roads and highways
brown contour lines
black man made features
12. What does the scale of the map mean?
It is a reprehensive fraction
that shows what one unit of measure on the map equals on the ground.
What is the declination diagram?
A drawing that shows the angular relationship of grid, true, and magnetic north. It is measured in degrees, minutes and seconds
What is contour interval?
They are lines on the map that show the vertical distance
from sea level
How do you read a map?
Read to the right and up
What is a coordinate?
A set of equal numbers digits used to locate an object on a map.
What is an azimuth?
Simply stated it is a direction – however, to state it more accurately it is a horizontal angle
measured in a clockwise manner from a base line and this base line is always north
What is a back azimuth?
It is the reverse direction from azimuth.
How do you obtain a back azimuth?
If the azimuth is 180 degrees or less, you add 180 degrees
If the azimuth is 180 degrees
or more, you subtract 180 degrees
The back azimuth of 180 my be
expressed as zero degrees or as 360 degrees
What are military symbols?
They are symbols used to show the identity, size, and location of units on a map or overlay
What is “relief” on a map?
It is the variations in the height and slope of
the earth’s surface, i.e. the up’s and downs of the ground.
What is elevation on a map?
It is the height or vertical distance of terrain or an object on the terrain above or below sea level.
How is elevation and relief shown on a map?
By contour lines
What are the vital processes of life
a. blood circulation
What are the four life saving steps?
a. Clear the air way
Treat for shock
How do you clear the airway?
Remove dentures, mucus from the throat and nose, hold mouth open and pull the tongue forward.
How do you treat for shock?
a. Keep the casualty warm
b. In no head wound, elevate the
lower portion of the body
c. Relieve pain
d. Loosen clothing
e. Reassure casualty
How do you stop the bleeding?
a. pressure bandage
What is the cadence of quick time?
120 steps per minute
What is the length of a stride at back and left/right step?
16. In marching, most commands have two parts, what are they?
Preparatory command and the command
17. What is meant by “TACT”?
The ability to deal with people
in a respectful manner.
18. When giving voice commands in drill, what is meant by the term “cadence” ?
The uniform and rhythmic flow
In drill, what are the five major rest positions?
Parade rest, stand at ease, at
ease, rest, and fall out
20. When marching, at a quick time, what is the normal arm swing distance?
9 inches to the front and 6 inches
to the rear
21. What is the definition of leadership?
Leadership is the art of influencing
someone to complete the mission in a desired manner by providing purpose, motivation and direction.
I will guard everything
within the limits of my post and quit my post only when properly relieved.
I will obey my special orders and perform
all my duties in a military manner.
will report violations of my special orders, emergencies, and anything not covered in my instructions, to the commander of
Color Guard Questions
Color Guard Questions
1. The three
types of flags used by the United States Army are the post flag, the garrison flag and the storm flag.
2. The post flag is 10 feet by 19 feet, the garrison flag
is 20 feet by 38 feet, and the storm flag is 5 feet by 9 ½ feet.
3. The garrison
flag is only flown for special occasions such as Veteran’s Day or special ceremonies.
4. The storm
flag is flown only during inclement weather.
5. To fly the
flag at half staff, the flag must be raised to the top of the staff first, then lowered to half staff. When taking the flag down at the end of the day, the flag will again be raised to the top of the staff
and then lowered as the flag is retired for the evening.
6. The only
time the flag is flown during hours of darkness is when it is properly illuminated.
7. When the flag is flown upside down, it is a signal of
8. The “Star
Spangled Banner” became the National Anthem of the United States in
9. When the flag is hung from a staff projecting from a window
sill, balcony, or front of a building, the union of the flag should be at the staff’s peak.
10. Blue field of stars on the flag is called the union.
11. There are
13 stripes on the flag alternating red and white. There 7 red stripes and 6
12. When the
flag is displayed suspended across a street the flag should be vertical with the union to the north or east.
13. When the
flag is displayed against a flat wall either horizontal or vertically, the union should be in the upper most and to the flags
own right, or the observers left.
14. When used
to cover a casket, place the union at the head and over the left should.
15. When the
U.S. Flag is flown in a group of two or more nations or states fly them from separate flagstaffs of the same height. The flags should be of similar size.
16. When in uniform and the flag passes you, present your
salute six paces before the flag approaches you and hold it until six steps after the flag has passed you.
17. The ball at the top of the flag pole is called the
18. When a president or past president dies, you are required
to fly the flag at half-staff for 30 days.
19. When folding the flag is should be folded so that only
thirteen stars are showing.
20. The colors of the flag are represented as follows:
Red stands for hardiness and valor; Blue stands for vigilance, perseverance,
and justice; and white stands for purity and innocence.
21. Can you ever call the command “Rear March”
for a color guard? No, the only ways to reverse the direction of a Color Guard
180 degrees is by calling the command, Colors, Reverse March, or Left About, March.