Drill Team Questions
Drill Team Questions
For Inspection Phase
What act of Congress established JROTC?
National Defense Act of 1916
When do you salute?
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
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!
Who do you salute?
All Officers and Warrant Officers of the Armed Forces and ROTC
Officers of Allied Nations.
When do you NOT salute?
When at work
b. Indoors, except when reporting
c. When both hands are full
d. When it is obviously inappropriate
What are the types of flags used by the military?
The garrison Flag, 20 x 38 feet
The Post Flag, 10 x 19 feet
The Storm Flag 5 x 9’1/2 feet
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
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
What are the four life saving steps?
Clear the air way
b. Stop the bleeding
c. Treat for shock
d. Dress the wound
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?
Keep the casualty warm
In no head wound, elevate the lower portion of the body
How do you stop the bleeding?
b. pressure points
What is the cadence of quick time?
120 steps per minute
What is the length of a stride at back and left/right step?
In marching, most commands have two parts, what are they?
Preparatory command and the command
What is meant by “TACT”?
The ability to deal with people in
a respectful manner.
When giving voice commands in drill, what is meant by the term “cadence” ?
The uniform and rhythmic flow of words.
In drill, what are the five major rest positions?
Parade rest, stand at rest, at ease, rest,
and fall out
When marching, at a quick time, what is the normal arm swing distance?
9 inches to the front and 6 inches
to the rear
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.
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 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 distress.
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 white
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