Becoming a Naval officer is a long and fulfilling road, You will definitely want to be prepared ready for taking on the role as a Naval Officer.
This quiz uses terms and sayings that you will be expected to know when joining the Navy.
Some questions are common sense and use phrases you may of heard before, where some questions are tricky and need you to really think about the question and answer.
So do you think you have what it takes to beat this quick quiz?
Who is the CO?
GREAT! The CO is the commanding officer of units in both the Navy and the Military.
What following subject from school can come n handy on this exam?...
Correct again, Math is an important subject in the Navy, as Algebra and data analysis is an important tool you will use on a daily basis.
When asked to 'Bear a hand' what do you do?...
The term 'Bearing hands' is an old to meaning to help out. Sometimes during Naval duty you aren't tasked to do so, but it is a good way to bond as a team.
What is a 'Catapult'?
You are on your way! a catapult is used to launch an aircraft of a carrier. Because the runway is so short a catapult is needed to propel the aircraft, so it makes flying speed before the end of the ship.
True or false. Does the riding light need to be turned on when anchoring the ship?
Riding lights, or sometimes as their called anchor lights need to be turned on when anchoring the ship. As a Navy officer you need to know basic rules as such!
What term do the Navy use for a small boat?
A dinghy is a small inflatable boat that comes in handy during sticky situations, they are easily carried on larger boats or ships.
True or false, do ships use radar?
True, ships along with most sea bearing vessels need radar to navigate through the seas. Just as land dwelling vehicles use radar to judge distance and make sure they are out of harms way.
If you hear the saying ETD in the Navy, what does it mean?
In addition to the Navy testing your skills, what else do they test for?
This section of the test acts as an aptitude test, seeing what positions you would be suitable for as a Navy officer.
Ships are divided by what?
Bulkheads save the ship from disaster. if one section breaches (water enters the ship) then it would be cut off from the rest of the ship giving time to find dry land for repairs.
What is held at half mast during certain times?
To mourn and respect people of high stature the ships flag will be flown at half mast (half way down the flag pole). This also happens on land.
True or false is a 'sitrep' short for a situation report?
The situation report is used to asses different Naval units. The necessity of these reports is to elevate the best of everyone and build upon weaknesses.
How would you describe the speed at which a speedboat moves?
As a Naval officer you are expected to know the double meaning of Knots (the speed sea vessels use), including how to tie them!
What is the purpose of a combatant ship?
Just like the ceiling in a house, ships have them. But what do they call them on a ship?
Naval ships don't have a ceiling but more fitting an 'overhead' as it's above your head.
True or false, does 'Tout' mean slack?
Tout means strict or tight, if you're dealing with cargo you will definitely need to know this.
Name the knot!
The barrel hitch is a type of knot used to wrap around and pick up objects for mounting on a ship.
Where would an officer sleep at night?
The billet is where an officer would rest their head, this is situated below the deck,
You are required to report to the bridge, where would you go?
The bridge is where a ship is commanded from.
What do sealift ships carry?
Sealifts are used to carry different kinds of cargo to Naval ships, this can include weapons or personnel.
What is "armament" ?
Armament is a fancy term for weapons, so when you get told to prepare your armaments, make sure you have your weapons ready.
What time is 1800 hours?
1800 hours is 6pm in 24hour format.
True or false, do the Navy use submarines?
True the navy use submarines for their operations and also as a nuclear deterrent.
Which Navy officer gets a pay grade 0-1?
The lowest pay grade for a Navy officer is 0-1 and that's what an ensign starts on, the pay grade goes up to 0-11 which is awarded to the fleet admiral.
The Navy deal with operations on the water, but what other military outfit do they have a large part in?
The Navy is involved in aviation but not as heavily as the Air force, they have ships that planes can take of from.
What is often used in order to move cargo?
Ropes, straps and winches are needed in order to move cargo around the ship and also on and off the ship.
True or false, if you are on "Standby" are you on vacation?
False, when you are on standby then you are expected to be ready for action at any moment.
If you're ordered to "lighten ship" what should you do?
When directed to "lighten ship" it is important to help do just that.
True or false, is a weather deck exposed to weather?
True, the weather deck has no protection from the elements as it is right on top of the boat.
What is the first step in a man overboard drill?
In a man overboard drill the first step is to do a head count (Muster) to determine the correct number of people still on board.
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