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  1. ASSIGNMENT 3
    Textbook Assignment: Chapter 5 �Naval History..�
  2. What date commemorates the birthday
    of the United States Navy?
    1. 5 Sep 1774
    2. 13 Oct 1775
    3. 4 Jul 1776
    4. 14 Feb 1778
    2. 13 Oct 1775
  3. The Second Continental Congress approved
    the purchase of how many vessels?
    1. Eight
    2. Six
    3. Four
    4. Two
    4. Two
  4. Which of the following were naval vessels
    in the early 19th century?
    1. Frigates
    2. Sloops of war
    3. Ships of the line
    4. All of the above
    4. All of the above
  5. What category of ship carried the largest
    number of guns?
    1. Ships of the line
    2. Sloops of war
    3. Schooners
    4. Frigates
    1. Ships of the line
  6. What type of ships did privateers typically sail?
    1. Ships of the line
    2. Sloops of war
    3. Schooners
    4. Frigates
    3. Schooners
  7. What ship was the first warfare submarine?
    1. Turtle
    2. Hornet
    3. Alfred
    4. Wasp
    1. Turtle
  8. Which of the following ships has the
    distinction of being the U.S. Navy�s first
    flagship?
    1. Providence
    2. Hornet
    3. Alfred
    4. Wasp
    3. Alfred
  9. What country was the first to recognize
    the �Stars and Stripes�?
    1. Germany
    2. France
    3. Spain
    4. Portugal
    2. France
  10. John Paul Jones is often referred to as the
    �father of our highest naval traditions�
    because of the example he set as an officer
    during the Revolutionary War. He is also
    famous because of which of the following
    accomplishments?
    1. His appointment as the first U.S. Navy
    admiral
    2. His selection as the first commander in
    chief
    3. His victory over the HMS Serapis
    4. His capture of the HMS Nancy
    3. His victory over the HMS Serapis
  11. At various times during the Revolutionary
    War, the U.S. Navy had 56 vessels. What was
    the peak number of vessels that were operating
    at any one time?
    1. 45
    2. 32
    3. 27
    4. 15
    3. 27
  12. Approximately how many ships did the
    British loose to privateers?
    1. 1,000
    2. 1,500
    3. 2,000
    4. 2,500
    3. 2,000
  13. What is the oldest U.S. Navy ship still
    in commission?
    1. Lexington
    2. Constitution
    3. Constellation
    4. Bonhomme Richard
    2. Constitution
  14. Who was president when the U.S. Navy
    Department was established?
    1. George Washington
    2. Thomas Jefferson
    3. James Madison
    4. John Adams
    4. John Adams
  15. When did the expression �Millions for defense,
    but not one cent for tribute� originate?
    1. During the Revolutionary War
    2. During the �Quasi� War
    3. During the War of 1812
    4. During the Barbary States War
    2. During the �Quasi� War
  16. Who led the naval forces into Tripoli Harbor
    and destroyed the captured US frigate USS
    Philadelphia?
    1. Stephen Decatur
    2. James Lawrence
    3. Thomas Truxtun
    4. Edward Preple
    1. Stephen Decatur
  17. The War of 1812 was caused, in part, by the
    efforts to accomplish which of the following
    goals?
    1. Establishing a naval base in the
    Mediterranean
    2. Paying ransom payments to the Barbary
    States
    3. Stopping forced service of American
    seamen in the British navy
    4. Forcing France to establish trade relations
    with the United States
    • 3. Stopping forced service of American
    • seamen in the British navy
  18. During the War of 1812, what ship earned
    the nickname �Old Ironsides�?
    1. Chesapeake
    2. Constitution
    3. Constellation
    4. Enterprise
    2. Constitution
  19. On which of the following Great Lakes did
    Captain Oliver Hazard Perry defeat a British
    squadron, cutting British supply lines?
    1. Lake Superior
    2. Lake Michigan
    3. Lake Huron
    4. Lake Erie
    4. Lake Erie
  20. What ship was one of the first ships-of-the line?
    1. Constitution
    2. Enterprise
    3. Philadelphia
    4. North Carolina
    4. North Carolina
  21. The first half of the 19th century saw a
    development that was to change navies all
    over the world. What was that development?
    1. Task forces
    2. Steam power
    3. Steel hulls
    4. Practical submarines
    2. Steam power
  22. In 1843, what invention incorporated in the
    USS Princeton paved the way for progress in
    the development of propulsion systems?
    1. The screw propeller
    2. The diesel engine
    3. The coal-fired boiler
    4. The stern paddle wheel
    1. The screw propeller
  23. In 1854, Commodore Perry signed a treaty
    that opened up what market to American
    trade?
    1. China
    2. Japan
    3. Russia
    4. India
    2. Japan, March 31, 1854
  24. Although neither side could claim victory, the
    battle between the USS Monitor and the
    Virginia (Merrimack) was important for which
    of the following reasons?
    1. Steam engines were used in battle for the
    first time
    2. The Dahlgren gun was used
    3. The battle began the era of the ironclads
    4. The Union and Confederate navies fought
    each other
    3. The battle began the era of the ironclads
  25. The first true submarine attack was conducted
    against what Union ship?
    1. USS New Ironsides
    2. USS Housatonic
    3. USS Hunley
    4. USS Custis
    2. USS Housatonic
  26. During what Civil War battle was the order
    �Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!�
    given?
    1. Vicksburg
    2. Mobile Bay
    3. New Orleans Orleans
    4. Kings Bay
    2. Mobile Bay; Aug. 5, 1864
  27. What person defined sea power, showed the
    importance of knowing naval needs, and
    advocated a large, powerful Navy?
    1. Commodore Perry
    2. Admiral Farragut
    3. Andre Foote
    4. Alfred T. Mahan
    4. Alfred T. Mahan
  28. What ship has been labeled as the first modern
    cruiser in the U.S. Fleet?
    1. USS Boston
    2. USS Atlanta
    3. USS Newark
    4. USS Chicago
    3. USS Newark
  29. �Remember the Maine,� referring to the USS
    Maine, was the battle cry for which of the
    following wars?
    1. The Quasi War
    2. The Civil War
    3. The Spanish-American War
    4. World War I
    3. The Spanish-American War
  30. In what year did the Navy accept its first
    operational submarine?
    1. 1895
    2. 1898
    3. 1900
    4. 1902
    3. 1900
  31. Construction of our first destroyer began in
    what year?
    1. 1895
    2. 1899
    3. 1902
    4. 1905
    2. 1899
  32. What ship was considered our first
    �first-class� battleship?
    1. USS Indiana
    2. USS New York
    3. USS Texas
    4. USS California
    1. USS Indiana
  33. Who was the Navy�s first aviator?
    1. Lt. Ellyson
    2. Lt. Towers
    3. Lt. Corry
    4. CAPT Chambers
    1. Lt. Ellyson
  34. Destroyers were first used effectively for
    antisubmarine warfare during what war?
    1. Civil War
    2. Spanish-American War
    3. World War I
    4. World War II
    3. WWI
  35. In what war did women first serve as members
    of the Navy?
    1. Civil War
    2. Spanish-American War
    3. World War I
    4. World War II
    3. WWI
  36. In what capacity did women first serve as
    members of the Navy?
    1. Nurse
    2. Yeoman
    3. Radio operator
    • 1. Nurse

    • What was the first aircraft carrier designed
    • from the keel up?
    • 1. USS Ranger
    • 2. USS Hornet
    • 3. USS Yorktown
    • 4. USS Enterprise
    • 1. USS Ranger
  37. What was the first naval battle of World War II
    in which two opposing fleets didn�t see each
    other during combat?
    1. The Battle of Midway
    2. The Battle of Okinawa
    3. The Battle of Guadalcanal
    4. The Battle of the Coral Sea
    4. The Battle of the Coral Sea
  38. What was the decisive battle of World War II
    that became the turning point of the war in the
    Pacific?
    1. The Battle of Midway
    2. The Battle of Okinawa
    3. The Battle of Guadalcanal
    4. The Battle of the Coral Sea
    1. The Battle of Midway
  39. During World War II, the Japanese loss/losses
    of what island(s) heralded the end of the war
    in the Pacific?
    1. Philippines
    2. Solomons
    3. Guadalcanal
    4. Iwo Jima
    4. Iwo Jima *
  40. During World War II, the Navy was heavily
    involved in which of the following Atlantic
    (European) actions?
    1. The invasion of Normandy
    2. The capture of Navaronne
    3. The Battle of Britain
    4. The fall of Berlin
    1. The invasion of Normandy
  41. Which of the following were types of ships
    built during World War II?
    1. Net tenders
    2. Mine sweepers
    3. Repair ships
    4. All of the above
    4. All of the above
  42. Which of the following combat systems came
    into full use during World War II?
    1. Radar
    2. Sonar
    3. Both 1 and 2 above
    4. SATNAV
    3. Both 1 and 2 above
  43. During World War II, WAVES were eligible
    for how many ratings?
    1. 28
    2. 30
    3. 34
    4. 40
    3. 34
  44. In what year was the Women�s Armed
    Services Integration Act passed?
    1. 1942
    2. 1945
    3. 1948
    4. 1951
    3. 1948, June 12
  45. The first extensive use of jet aircraft and
    helicopters occurred during what war?
    1. World War I
    2. World War II
    3. The Korean Conflict
    4. The Vietnam Police Action
    3. The Korean Conflict
  46. The first U.S. Navy nuclear-powered vessel
    was what type of ship?
    1. Carrier
    2. Submarine
    3. Merchant ship
    4. Guided-missile cruiser
    2. Submarine
  47. In what year did the USS Nautilus make its
    history-making transpolar voyage?
    1. 1952
    2. 1955
    3. 1958
    4. 1961
    2. 1955
  48. In what year were the first nuclear-powered
    surface ships launched?
    1. 1952
    2. 1955
    3. 1958
    4. 1961
    4. 1961, Apr. 15
  49. In what year was the first American satellite
    placed in orbit?
    1. 1952
    2. 1955
    3. 1958
    4. 1961
    3. 1958, Mar. 17
  50. America�s first suborbital flight was made
    by what Navy officer?
    1. Commander Conrad
    2. Commander Gordan
    3. Commander Shepard Jr
    4. Commander Kerwin
    3. Commander Shepard Jr, Alan B.:May 5, 1961
  51. Which of the following warfare tactics was
    used during the Vietnam Police Action?
    1. Gunfire support
    2. Riverine operations
    3. Coastal interdiction
    4. Each of the above
  52. Which of the following ships was the world�s
    first nuclear-powered carrier?
    1. USS Nimitz
    2. USS Carl Vinson
    3. USS Enterprise
    4. USS Abraham Lincoln
    3. USS Enterprise
  53. What moon mission was completely manned
    by Navy personnel?
    1. Apollo 5
    2. Apollo 7
    3. Apollo 11
    4. Apollo 12
    4. Apollo 12
  54. In what year was the Alvin, a deep diving
    vehicle, tested at 6,000-foot depths?
    1. 1961
    2. 1965
    3. 1969
    4. 1971
    2. 1965, Jul. 20
  55. In what year was the first nuclear-powered,
    deep-submergence research and
    ocean-engineering vehicle launched?
    1. 1961
    2. 1965
    3. 1969
    4. 1971
    3. 1969, Jan. 25
  56. Which of the following is/are principle
    development(s) of the Trident system?
    1. A nuclear-powered fleet ballistic missile
    submarine
    2. A strategic weapons system
    3. An integrated logistics support system
    4. All of the above
    4. All of the above
  57. 57. Which of the following are the most recent
    additions to the surface fleet?
    1. Ticonderoga-class cruisers
    2. Arleigh Burke-class destroyers
    3. Both 1 and 2 above
    4. LHAs
    3. Both 1 and 2 above
  58. The Navy helped move approximately how many pounds of equipment and supplies during Dessert Shield/Desert Storm?
    1. 12.4 billion tons
    2. 15.8 billion tons
    3. 18.3 billion tons
    4. 21.6 billion tons
    3. 18.3 billion tons

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