Drill Meet PI Questions
1. Q: Wearing the Navy uniform is a matter of what?
A: Personal Pride
2. Q: What is the maximum number of service stars that can be worn on the NJROTC Uniform?
3. Q: What is a cadence?
A: A rhythmic rate of marching in a uniform step
4. Q: What is a pace?
A: The length of a full step in quick time, 30 inches
5. Q: What are the four types of ceremonies?
A: Reviews, Parades, Funerals, and Award ceremonies
6. Q: How many steps per minute do you take in Double Time and Quick Time?
A: Double Time : 180 steps per minute and Quick Time : 120 steps per minute
7. Q: What kind of ribbons can cadets wear above the name-tag?
A: Team Commander Ribbons
8. Q: What is the measurement of the J-Bar on the Navy service uniform?
A: 1 7/8 inches from the collar point
9. Q: What are the core values of the Navy?
A: Honor, Courage, and Commitment
10. Q: When is the Navy's Birthday?
A: 13th of October, 1775
11. Q: What are the four parts of a guideon?
A: Lower Ferrule, Upper Ferrule, Spear Head, and the Identification Flag
12. Q: Who is the only person that can make modifications to the cadet uniform?
A: Area Manager
13. Q: What are the three knots to a tie?
A: Windsor, Half Windsor and Four in One Knot
14. Q: What is the rule of thumb when wearing ribbons?
A: Dark color inboard
15. Q: What are the four ribbons that can be worn incorrectly?
A: Distinguished Cadet, Physical Fitness, Unit Service, and Color Guard
16. Q: What is the highest rank that can be attained by a cadet in the NJROTC?
A: Cadet Commander
17. Q: Who organizes and directs street parades?
A: Grand Marshall
18. Q: What are the two grips while holding the guideon?
A: Strong Grip and "V" Grip
19. Q: What are the four types of commands?
A: Preparatory Command, Command of Execution, Combined Command, and Supplementary Command
20. Q: What are the four positions of rest?
A: Parade Rest, At Ease, Rest, and Fall Out
21. Q: What is an E-6 in the Navy?
A: First Class Petty Officer
22. Q: Describe the cadet Master Chief Petty Officer Rank?
A: An eagle and two stars perched on a fouled anchor
adrift - Loose from moorings and out of control (applied to anything lost, out of hand, or left lying about)
aft-end - Near or toward the stern of the vessel
all hands - The entire ship’s company, both officer and enlisted
allotment - An amount of money a member has coming out of his regular pay
aye-aye - Reply to an order or command meaning “I understand and will comply”
barracks - Building where Sailors live
below - Downstairs
brightwork - Brass or shiny metal kept polished rather than painted
bunk or rack - Bed
buoy - An anchored float used as an aid to navigation or to mark the location of an object
carry on - An order to resume work or duties
cast off - To throw off; to let go; to unfurl
chain locker - Compartment in which anchor chain is stowed
chit, chit book - Coupon or receipt book
chow hall (mess deck) - Place to eat
colors - Raising or lowering of a national flag, Ceremonies held at 0800 and sunset for hoisting and hauling down the national ensign
deep six - To dispose of by throwing over the side
ensign - National flag; commissioned officer between the rank of Chief Warrant Officer and Lieutenant Junior Grade
fast - Snugly secured
fathom - A unit of length (equal to 6 feet) used for measuring the depth of water
flag officer - Any commissioned officer in paygrade O-7 or above
galley - Kitchen
gangway - An opening in a bulwark or lifeline that provides access to a brow or accommodation ladder; an order meaning to clear the way
gear locker - Storage room
geedunk - Candy, gum or cafeteria
general quarters - Battle stations
liberty - Permission to leave the base (usually for not more than 48 hours)
lifeline - Lines erected around the weatherdecks of a ship to prevent personnel from falling or being washed over the side
overhead - Ceiling
passageway - Hallway
quarters - Assembling of all hands for muster, instruction, and inspection
rating - A job specialty title
reveille - Wake up, start a new day
scullery - Place to wash dishes
scuttlebutt - Drinking fountain; a rumor
secure - Lock, put away or stop work
sickbay - Hospital or Medical clinic
swab - Mop
taps - Time to sleep, end of day
tattoo - Five minutes before taps
topside - Upstairs
turn to - Begin work
working aloft - Working above the highest deck; generally performing maintenance on the ship’s mast