CPL Study Guide (4/22)

Corporal Study Packet

Drill and Ceremony:


1. When cadets are aligned at double intervals, what part of the cadets’ bodies will be touching?


  • Their fingertips.


2. What command allows squad members to leave the area of a formation?


  • “Dismissed.”


3. What is the command for a hand salute?


  • “Present, Arms.”


4. What are the two parts of a two part command?


  • Preparatory command and command of execution.


5. When a cadet is “At Ease” or “Rest”, which foot must remain in place?


  • The right foot.


6. When executed from a halt, most steps begin with which foot?


  • The left foot.


7. What is the command for marching in place?


  • “Mark Time, March.”


8. What commands are given to align a platoon in a column?


  • “Cover” and “Recover.”


9. During marching you notice you are out of step. What do you do?


  • Change your step.


10. When marching, what foot would the command of execution called on?


  • “Left-”- Left foot.  “Right-”- Right foot. 


11. On what foot would you call “Rear, March”?


  • The right foot.


12. On what foot would you call “Counter Column, March”?


  • The left foot.




1. What are the four factors of leadership?


  • The Led, the Leader, the Situation, and Communication.


2. What are the seven army values?


  • Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless service, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage.


3. What are ethics?


  • Principles or standards that guide an individual to do the right thing.


4. What Army field manual covers leadership?


  • FM 22-100.


5. Define the term “follower ship”


  • Knowing how to act as a member of a team.


6. Define “communication.”


  • The relaying of information from one person to another.


7. Considering the seven communication skills, which skill precedes all the others?


  • Thinking.


8. Define “candor.”


  • Openness or honesty.


9. What are the three leadership eras?


  • Traits, Behaviors, and Contingency.


10. What is physical courage?


  • The overcoming of fears of bodily harm and doing your duty.


First Aid:


1. What are the three types of heat injuries?


  • Heat stroke, heat cramps, and heat exhaustion.


2. What are the three types of cold injuries?


  • Chill bland, hypothermia, and frostbite.


3. What is the most life-threatening heat injury?


  • Heat stroke.


4. What is another name for mouth-to-mouth resuscitation?


  • Rescue breathing.


5.  High cholesterol leads to the possibility of what condition?


  • Heart disease.


6. What is the best way to clear the airway of a victim who can stand?


  • The Heimlich Maneuver.


7. What are the three types of bleeding?


  • Arterial, venous, and capillary.


8. What kind of drug is alcohol?


  • It is a depressant.


9. What is the last resort in stopping bleeding?


  • Apply a tourniquet.


10. What should you do with the body of an unconscious drunk?


  • Position the victim on his/her side so vomit won't drown them.


11. Which type of bleeding is signified by bright red blood that spurts with each heartbeat?


  • Arterial bleeding.


!2. What are two characteristics of capillary bleeding?


  • A slow flow of bleeding and dark, red blood.


Map Reading:


1. What are the colors on a military topographical map and what do they symbolize?


  • Black: man-made objects

  • Brown: relief features such as contour lines

  • Red: main roads / highly-populated areas

  • Blue: water

  • Green: vegetation


2. What are the three north's found on a map?


  •  Grid, True, and Magnetic North.


3. What type of device is used to determine grid azimuths?


  • A protractor.


4.What type of device is used to determine magnetic azimuths?


  • A compass.


5. What is the name for the imaginary lines running from East to West parallel to the equator?


  • Latitude lines.


6. On a topographical map, where does the legend appear?


  • In the lower left margin.


7. How many intermediate contour lines are located between index contour lines on a topographical map?


  • Four.


8. What is the cardinal rule in map reading, when reading grid coordinates?


  • Always read right first then up.


9. What is the name of the imaginary lines running from north to south parallel to the prime meridian


  •   Longitude.


Flags and Guidons:


1. How many stars are on the U.S. flag and what do they symbolize?


  • 50, one for each state.


2. How many stripes are on the U.S. flag and what do they symbolize?


  • 13, one for each of the original 13 colonies.


3. What are the three types of U.S. flags?


  • Post, Storm, and Garrison.


4. Who wrote the "Star Spangled Banner"


  • Francis Scott Key.


5. Who is responsible for the keeping, safe guard, and care of the Battalion colors?


  •  The Battalion CSM.




1. What did the 13th amendment do?


  • It made slavery illegal.


2. How many representatives does each state have in the U.S. Senate?


  • Two.


3. What are the first 10 amendments in the U.S. Constitution known as?


  • The Bills of Rights.


4. What amendment provides the right to keep and bear arms?


  • The Second Amendment.


5. What are the two houses that compose Congress?


  • The Senate and the House of Representatives.


Uniform and Appearance:


1. What color is the five-pointed star for an Honor Unit with Distinction?


  • Yellow or gold.


2. What is the color of the five-pointed star for an Honor Unit?


  • Blue.


3. How high above the notch of the lapel is the male torch placed?


  • One inch.


4. What is the policy for a female cadet's hair while in uniform?


  • Must not extend past the bottom of the collar.


5. Where should the ribbon rack go on a male uniform?


  • On the right side above the breast pocket.


6. How do you find information about how to properly place rank on the ASU?


  •  Refer to the Cadet Reference Guide; page 8-10.


7. How do you know how to put your ribbons in the correct order?


  •  Refer to the WCHS JROTC Website.


8. How do you clean ASU dress shoes?


  • Soft rag with soapy water or windex.


9. Which items of the ASU should you wash at home?


  • Your gray shirt, white T-shirt, and black socks.


10. Why should cadets untie their tie when they take off their uniform?


  •  So that cadets practice tying their tie every time they put on their ASU.


General Knowledge: 


1. What is the mission of JROTC?


  • To motivate young people to be better citizens.


2. What are two ways to become a U.S. citizen?


  • Birth or naturalization.


3. How should the JROTC uniform be worn?


  • With pride.


4. What is the cadet leader in charge of a company called?


  • Company commander.


5. When talking to an officer, how should you address him/her?


  • Sir or ma'am.


6. What age is a U.S. citizen allowed to vote?


  • 18.