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Wright Brothers Exam

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What is a "warrior"?
A warrior is someone whose strong character enables them to make sacrifices for the team and acheive their long-term goals.
What do "warriors" defend?
Warriors defend something valuable - their personal honor.
Name the four Core Values for CAP?
The four Core Values for CAP are Integrity, Respect, Excellence, and Volunteer Service.
What Core Value can be described as doing what is right, even when no one is looking?
Integrity is the willingness to do what is right, even when no one is looking.
Which leadership term is defined as "the ability to direct your thoughts, emotions, and actions towards a meaningful purpose"?
Self-discipline can be defined as the ability to direct your thoughts, emotions, and actions toward a meaningful purpose.
Why is it said that attitudes are "contagious"?
Attitudes are said to be "contagious" because all attitudes are visible to others.
Why does society use oaths?
Society uses oaths so others can hear them acknowledge the importance of their duties.
What does it mean to swear to an oath?
Swearing to an oath means you put your personal honor and reputation on the line.
What is the root for military customs and courtesies?
All military customs and courtesies are rooted in basic politeness and respect.
Are military customs and courtesies supposed to make new cadets feel inferior? Why?
Military customs and courtesies are not supposed to make new cadets feel inferior because it does not say that one person is "better" than the other.
Is a cadets appearance important? What, if any, effect does how you wear the uniform have on CAP?
A cadets appearance is important? If you look sharp and take pride in your appearance, you will create a positive impression.
What does it mean to "jump the chain of command"? Should jumping the chain be encouraged or avoided?
Jumping the chain of command occurs when an individual takes an issue to a high-level leader, without consulting their immediate superiors. Jumping the chain should be avoided.
What does "self-management" mean?
Self-management is the process of directing and controlling your actions so that you can achieve your goals in life.
In goal-setting what is a "future picture?"
A future picture is a clear and compelling description of what you want your life to look like at some point in the future.
Why is it important to follow a process when makeing important decisions?
A decision-making process is useful because it helps ensure you won't overlook an important aspect of your problem.
In managing your time why is it important to keep your goals in mind?
In managing your time it is important to keep your goals in mind because goals are the starting point of effective time management.
What are some "coping skills" you can use to manage stress?
1. Try to resolve the problem.
2. Avoid things that bring you down.
3. Let some things go.
4. Exercise.
5. Relax.
6. Eat Well.
7. Sleep Well.
What is the most important part of a plan to manage stress?
Exercise is the most important part of a plan to manage stress.
Define the term "team." How does it differ from a group?
A team is a collection of individuals who are committed to working together to acheive a common goal. A team works together, a group shares a common goal but does not work together to achieve that goal.
What is a mentor?
A mentor is a close, trusted, experienced, advisor.
What is the difference between hearing and listening?
Listeners do not merely hear sounds, they focus on meaning.
In communications, what does the term, "feedback" mean?
Feedback is returning a portion of the message the teacher sent you.
What are the steps in the SQ3R method?
The 5 steps in the SQ3R method are Survey, Question, Read, Recall, Review.
What is the Air Force's definition of "leadership"?
The Air Force defines leadership as "the art and sceince of influencing and directing people to accomplish the assigned mission."
Why does the Air Force say you need not be a commander to lead?
The Air Force says you need not be a commander to lead because you do not need to have formal authority in order to lead others.
In America especially, why is accountability such an important factor in leadership?
In America especially, accountability is such an important factor in leadership because Americans have come to insist that with power comes responsibility.
Why do Leaders need to be visionary?
Leaders need visionary because without a visionary leader, the team is focused only on the present.
Why do leaders need to be motivators?
Leaders need to be motivators because what seems impossible becomes possible when a leader knows how to motivate.
Why do leaders need to be communicators?
Leaders need to be communicators because wisdom is useless without the ability to communicate it.
Why do leaders need to be experts?
Leaders need to be experts because possessing expert knowledge helps a leader establish his teams credibility and win respect.
Why do leaders need to be teachers?
Leaders need to be teachers because leaders need to teach their teams how to act and what to value.
Describe at least two weaknesses in the great man theory.
Two weaknesses in the great man theory are the great man theory does not explain how we determine who is a successful leader, and it fails to explain failure.
Describe at least two weaknesses in the trait theory.
Two major weaknesses in the trait theory are no one agrees which traits make a good leader, and it suggest that a leader can command all situations with the same basic gifts.
What does the American flag symbolize?
The Flag represents the best things about our people, our land, and our commitment to equality.
Why is the American flag such an important American icon?
The American flag is such an important icon because it represents our people, our land, and our commitment to equality.
Recall three rules and taboos regarding the proper display of the flag.
1. Display the flag everyday, especially on national holidays.
2. Public buildings, schools, and polling places are expected to display the flag.
3. Fly the flag from sunrise to sunset, or through the night if illuminated.
4. Do not fly the flag during bad weather.
5. Briskly hoist the flag up the flag pole, and lower it ceremoniously.
6. If marching in a group of flags, the U.S. flag belongs front and center of all other flags, or on the marching right.
7. If displaying in a group of flags, place the U.S. flag at the center and the highest point of the formation.
8. If displaying flat against a wall, the Union belongs in the uppermost corner and to the flag's own right, above and behind the speaker.
9. If displaying on a speaker's platform, the flag should be placed in advance of the audience and to the speaker's right. Any other flag could be placed to the speaker's left.
10. If displaying the flag at crossed staffs, the U.S. flag belongs on its own right with its staff in front of the other.
11. If hoisting a flag out a window or balcony, send the Union out first.
12. If displaying the flag over the middle of a street, point the Union tward the north or east.
13. If the flag is to cover a casket, the Union belongs over the deceased's left shoulder.
14. If the flag is to fly at half-staff, first briskly hoist it to the peak, then lower in ceremoniously to half-staff. At the end of the day, briskly return the flag to the peak, before ceremoniously lowering it for the day.