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Practice Exercise
Lesson 1

Instructions The following items will test your understanding of the material covered in this lesson. There is only one correct answer for each item. When you have completed the exercise, check your answers with the answer key that follows. If you answer any item incorrectly, review that part of the lesson which contains the portion involved.

1. What is the primary mission of Army ADA?

A. To nullify or reduce the effectiveness of hostile aircraft or missiles, thereby supporting the Army's ability to conduct sustained land operations.
B. To nullify or reduce the effectiveness of hostile aircraft or missiles, thereby protecting US air bases from attack.
C. To nullify or reduce the target signature of US installations, thereby ensuring sustained service support to the Army in the field.
D. To ensure US air superiority by attiring the enemy air force, thereby supporting the Air Force's ability to conduct sustained air operations.
2. When was the Krupp gun (75-millimeter) developed, and what was its primary target?

A. During World War I to combat German air attacks on convoys.
B. Between World War I and World War II in Germany to oppose the new British and American bombers.
C. During the Franco Prussian War (1870) to combat French observation balloons.
D. During the American Civil War to improve the accuracy of the rifled cannon against Union observation balloons.
3. Which list details the most likely characteristics of the air battle in a major conflict with threat forces?

A. Small number of aircraft traveling at extremely high speed carrying specifically designated munitions, including air-to-ground missiles for deliberate, highly structured actions.
B. Attack by large numbers of aircraft on a few selected targets, early morning, limited munitions, uncongested airspace, long-range ballistic missiles, deliberate action, and optical-lazer conflict.
C. Attack by a large number of missiles, surprise, primarily nuclear munitions, congested airspace, short-range aircraft, deliberate action, and dense electromagnetic conflict.
D. Attack by large numbers of aircraft on multiple targets, surprise, many types of munitions, congested airspace, short-range ballistic missiles, urgency of actions, and dense electro-magnetic conflict.
4. What are the three bomber attack profiles?

5. The ____________ is the first Soviet helicopter specifically designed for attack missions.

A. Mi-2 Hoplite
B. Mi-6 Hook
C. Mi-8 Hoplite
D. Mi-24 Hind
6. Which of the following best states the unique AD lessons learned in the Pacific Theater during WW II?

A. Adequate early warning, aircraft identification, and uniform command and control are critical to asset survival, and AD is of great importance to a force not having air superiority.
B. AD without air supremacy is of little significance; therefore, primary resources should be focused on the maintenance of a strong offensive air force.
C. Adequate early warning could not have prevented the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor or US air attacks on Japan. AD forces are therefore of little strategic consequence.
D. Offensive air supremacy without AD is of little significance; therefore, primary resources should be focused on the maintenance of a strong AD.
7. The primary mission of threat strategic bombers is ________________________.

A. to provide CAS for ground forces
B. to provide AD
C. to strike peripheral and intercontinental targets with nuclear or conventional weapons
D. to conduct aerial reconnaissance
8. The Soviets would most likely use _____________ munitions against Hawk or Patriot sites during an attack.

A. bomb
C. rockets
D. 23- or 30-millimeter
9. High-performance, fixed-wing aircraft rely on _____________ for surprise and survival.

A. high altitude
B. low altitude
C. attack technique
D. speed and ECM
10. Soviet doctrine stresses maintaining the momentum of attack by ___________________________.

A. use of air assault missions
B. using chemicals and biological agents
C. using nuclear strikes
D. attacking at night
11. The most significant advantage of drones is the ________________________.

A. aerial reconnaissance by cameras
B. reconnaissance of NBC contaminated areas
C. elimination of pilot loss
D. reconnaissance of fire unit positions
12. What Soviet fighter currently in service has a secondary ground attack capability greater than the Fishbed or Fitter?

A. MiG-23 Flogger B.
B. Foxbat.
C. Frogfoot.
D. Badger.
13. What do the Soviets hope to accomplish during the first phase of the air battle?

A. Gain air superiority and neutralize theater nuclear forces.
B. Eliminate resupply facilities and war stocks.
C. Eliminate war industry and other strategic targets.
D. Destroy mobility of ground forces.
14. What changes will probably occur as Phase II of the air battle begins?

A. Enemy aircraft will attack to pound committed divisions.
B. The Soviets will shift emphasis to CAS of maneuver forces.
C. All attacks in the rear will cease.
D. Attack helicopters will attempt to hit such assets as ammunitions and petroleum storage.
15. Who normally directs the placement of Soviet AD weapons?

A. Supported unit commander.
B. Division commander.
C. Corps commander.
D. AD battalion commander.
16. What is the specific objective of AD?

A. To gain air superiority from the outset.
B. To gain superior ground force maneuver elements.
C. To counter threat aircraft opposing US forces in the forward area.
D. To protect US forces in the field and ensure them freedom of maneuver.
17. In wartime, Soviet transport aircraft provide the most important function of _____________________________.

A. reconnaissance near the FEBA
B. strike and interdiction capabilities at night
C. airlift support for airborne operations and movement of troops and materiel
D. self-defense escort jamming on missions across the FEBA
18. The LRA threat inventory consists of approximately how many aircraft?

A. 500.
B. 700.
C. 800.
D. 1,000.
19. As new AD systems are introduced into the Soviet forces, the older systems are ________________________________.

A. still retained in the active weapon inventory
B. modified to current specifications
C. refitted into drone aircraft
D. dismantled and later used as experimental aircraft
20. Helicopters are the primary target for _________ systems in the forward area.

C. Vulcan and Chaparral
D. Roland and Duster

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