The Pointer Battalion JROTC Corps of Cadets at Van Buren High School

Inspection Questions, Marching Commands and Drill Team and Color Guard Questions

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Inspection Questions, Marching Commands and Drill Team and Color Guard Questions
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Memorize all of the following questions and their answers!

JROTC Uniform Questions


1.   Q:  What color socks are worn with the class A or B uniform?

      A:   Black socks.


2.   Q:  What type of shirt is worn under the Army green coat?

      A:  AG 415 long sleeve shirt or short sleeve shirt.


3.   Q:  The black necktie/neck tab is optional when wearing what type of uniform?

      A:   Class B uniform with short sleeves.


4.   Q:  What color t-shirt is worn with the class A or B uniform?

      A:   White.


5.   Q:  What uniform is worn during ceremonies and social functions?

      A:  The Class A or B uniform.


6.   Q:  What uniform is worn at summer camps and for participation on special teams?

      A:   ACUs.


7.   Q:  What insignia do cadet officers wear on the garrison cap?

      A:  Grade or rank insignia.


8.   Q:   What insignia do enlisted cadets wear on the garrison cap?

      A:   ROTC insignia.


9.   Q:   What color t-shirt is worn with the ACU uniform?

      A:   Tan.


10. Q: How is the grade (or ROTC) insignia worn on the garrison cap?

      A: On the left side of the cap one inch from the crease and centered vertically between the top braid and the bottom of the cap.


11. Q: How is the JROTC shoulder sleeve insignia worn on the class A uniform?

      A: On the left sleeve, inch below the shoulder seam.


12. Q:  Where is the Honor Unit insignia worn?

      A:  One-fourth of an inch and centered above the top of the right pocket (for female cadets it is worn inch above the nameplate)


13. Q:  How are ribbons positioned on the class A uniform?

      A:  Ribbons are centered on the left side 1/8 of an inch above the left pocket (centered   above the horizontal line for female cadets).


14.  Q:  Describe a rank?

       A:  Cadet describes a certain rank asked by the inspector. (See all ranks on awards and ranks link, on the homepage)


15.  Q:  How often must a uniform be worn by cadets?

       A:  At least once per week.


16.  Q:  Can a male cadet wear an earring in uniform?

       A:  NO.


17.  Q:  What size earrings can female cadets wear?

       A:  Small spherical earrings not to exceed 1/4 inch in diameter.


18.  Q:  How should the nameplate be worn on your uniform?

       A:  Male: Center the nameplate on the right pocket between the top of pocket and the top of the button for males. 


For female: The nameplate should be placed 1 to 2 inches above the top button of the coat and centered horizontally on the wearer’s right side. The nameplate will be worn in comparable position on the Class B uniform.

19.  Q:  What regulation covers the wear of the uniform?

       A:  AR 670-1 and CCR 145-2.


20.  Q:  How are shoulder board ranks worn?

       A:  Cadet officers place the pointed end toward the collar and the flat end toward the edge of the shoulder; for enlisted cadets, place the side with the pointed chevron toward the collar.


21.  Q:  Are shoulder boards authorized for wear with the class B uniform?

       A:  Yes


22.  Q:  What does ACU stand for?

       A:  Army Combat Uniform.


Marching Commands

1.    Fall In

2.   Dress Right Dress

3.   Ready Front

4.   Present Arms

5.   Order Arms

6.   Left Face

7.  About Face

8.  Forward March

9.  Column Left March

10. Left Flank March

11. Right Flank March

12. Column Right March

13. Right Flank March

14. Left Flank March

15. Column Right March

16. Rear March

17. Rear March

18. Column Right March

19. Column Left March

20. Column Left March

21. Element Halt

22. Left Face

23. Fall out


Drill Team Questions

Drill Team Questions For Inspection Phase


  1. What act of Congress established JROTC?

        National Defense Act of 1916


  1. When do you salute?

 a.       When you recognize someone who is authorized a salute

b.      When in uniform and “ Hail to the Chief” of the “National Anthem,” or “To the Colors” is played

c.        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.

d.      When in uniform at reveille ( the raising of the flag)and retreat.(the lowering of the flag).

e.       When reporting to an officer

f.        When in doubt, salute!


  1. Who do you salute?

a.       All Officers and Warrant Officers of the Armed Forces and ROTC

b.      Officers of Allied Nations.


  1. When do you NOT salute?

 a.       When at work

b.      Indoors, except when reporting

c.       When both hands are full

d.      When it is obviously inappropriate


  1. What are the types of flags used by the military?

a.       The garrison Flag, 20 x 38 feet

b.      The Post Flag, 10 x 19 feet

c.       The Storm Flag 5 x 9’1/2 feet


  1. 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.


  1. When may the U. S. Flag be flown upside down?

 To signal an emergency of distress


  1. What does the term “unity of command” mean?

 Loyalty to one commander


  1. What is a map?

 A map is a line drawing to scale of a portion of the earth’s surface as seen from above


  1. What are topographical features?

 Symbols on a map to represent natural and man-made features


  1. What are the five basic colors on a topographical map?


    1. red major roads and highways
    2. blue water
    3. green vegetation
    4. brown contour lines
    5. 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.


  1. 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


  1. What is contour interval?

   They are lines on the map that show the vertical distance from sea level


  1. How do you read a map?

 Read to the right and up


  1. What is a  coordinate?

 A set of equal numbers digits used to locate an object on a map.


  1. 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


  1. What is a back azimuth?

 It is the reverse direction from azimuth.


  1. 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


  1. What are military symbols?

 They are symbols used to show the identity, size, and location of units on a map or overlay


  1. 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.


  1. 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.


  1. How is elevation and relief shown on a map?

 By contour lines


  1. What are the vital processes of life

 a.       blood circulation

b.      respiration


  1. What are the four life saving steps?

 a.       Clear the air way

b.      Stop the bleeding

c.       Treat for shock

d.      Dress the wound


  1. How do you clear the airway?

 Remove dentures, mucus from the throat and nose, hold mouth open and pull the tongue forward.


  1. 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


  1. How do you stop the bleeding?

 a.       pressure bandage

b.      pressure points

c.       tourniquet


  1. What is the cadence of quick time?

 120 steps per minute


  1. What is the length of a stride at back and left/right step?

 15 inches


16.  In marching, most commands have two parts, what are they?


Preparatory command and the command of execution


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 of words.


19  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.


General Orders


1.     I will guard everything within the limits of my post and quit my post only when properly relieved.


2.     I will obey my special orders and perform all my duties in a military manner.


3.       I will report violations of my special orders, emergencies, and anything not covered in my instructions, to the commander of the relief.


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 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 distress.


8.  The “Star Spangled Banner” became the National Anthem of the United States  in 1931.


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 white stripes.


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 TRUK.


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.





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