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  So You Want to Be a Marine Corps Sniper   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Are you good at sneaking up on people? Do you enjoy waiting in one place for hours and hours to do your job? Is your eyesight real good? If so, maybe you have what it takes to be a sniper in the US Marine Corps. Take this quiz to find out.
Average, 10 Qns, deputygary, Nov 12 20
Nov 12 20
3433 plays
  U.S. Marines Basic Knowledge   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
If you attended Marine Corps Recruit Training, this is the information you would have memorized upon departing the Recruit Depot.
Tough, 25 Qns, rickusmc, Sep 08 21
Sep 08 21
3726 plays
  U.S. Marine Corps   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here is a quiz about the toughest warriors the world has ever seen, the U.S. Marines.
Average, 10 Qns, fullkeg, Apr 20 22
Apr 20 22
2052 plays
  U.S. Marine Corps General Orders    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
You're a Marine on Duty, you better know your General Orders!
Average, 15 Qns, rickusmc, Jun 28 11
1909 plays
  U.S. Marine Corps Traditions   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz are for those who think they understand some of the classic and recent traditions of the Marine Corps.
Average, 10 Qns, marine_warrior, Jan 02 20
Jan 02 20
1441 plays
  My Marine Corps: Slang, an Insider's View   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Jarhead. Devildog. Grunt. Those are just a few. Here are some more slang terms found in the Corps. Some are obvious and some you may have to think about. Good luck and Semper Fi!
Average, 10 Qns, nortonka, Jun 28 13
907 plays
  The United States Marine Corps   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here are some questions about the awesome United States Marines, and their Corps.
Tough, 10 Qns, leighfrnch, May 30 20
May 30 20
2840 plays
  History and Traditions of the US Marines: 2   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here is Part Two of History and Traditions of the Corps. Good Luck.
Tough, 10 Qns, beterave, Sep 10 23
Sep 10 23
289 plays
  US Marine Corps Knowledge    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here is a quiz to brush up on your US Marine Corps knowledge.
Tough, 10 Qns, Scorpio1029, Jun 15 11
483 plays
  History and Traditions of the US Marines: 1   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The Marine Corps like any elite military formation is steeped in history and traditions. Here are a few.
Tough, 10 Qns, beterave, Nov 12 20
Nov 12 20
345 plays
trivia question Quick Question
Where is Parris Island located?

From Quiz "U.S. Marine Corps Bases"

  U.S. Marine Corps Bases    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here is a little quiz about the Worldwide bases the Marine Corps has.
Average, 10 Qns, vin1029, Dec 08 23
Dec 08 23
1123 plays
  Marine Communications    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
General questions on marine radio communications, may be boring and difficult to non mariners.
Difficult, 10 Qns, lloydmunn, Mar 20 21
Mar 20 21
892 plays
  MCRD Parris Island    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
On behalf of the Commanding Officer, I'd like to welcome you to MCRD Parris Island. NOW GET OFF MY BUS.
Tough, 10 Qns, BucsFan, Mar 30 10
1475 plays
  Marine Corps    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
For all those motivated Marines out there, here are some questions for you.
Average, 10 Qns, vin1029, Sep 08 21
Sep 08 21
1389 plays
  Marine Corps. Trivia   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 5 Qns
To all of you Leathernecks out there, SEMPER FI!
Difficult, 5 Qns, ScoutSniper, Feb 25 19
Feb 25 19
578 plays

U.S. Marines Trivia Questions

2. The Marine Corps was founded on 10 November 1775 in Philadelphia. What was used as a recruitment center?

From Quiz History and Traditions of the US Marines: 1

Answer: A tavern

Tun Tavern was used as the first official recruitment center to raise a battalion of Continental Marines. Major Samuel Nicholas, whose family were tavernkeepers, became the first commandant.

3. What was the name of the first US Marine to receive the Medal of Honor?

From Quiz US Marine Corps Knowledge

Answer: Cpl John F. Mackie

Cpl John Mackie received the Medal of Honor for maintaining musket fire during the US Civil War against enemy rifle fire.

4. Corporal Villalpondo walks into the shop and says he was just out "skating". What is "skating"?

From Quiz My Marine Corps: Slang, an Insider's View

Answer: breezing through the workday by taking it easy and misusing time

"Skating" is very common and for many Marines considered to be an art form. For the record, tearing out pages or altering logbooks is a huge no-no.

5. Why are Marines sometimes referred to as "Leathernecks"?

From Quiz U.S. Marine Corps Traditions

Answer: Marines wore leather collars on their uniforms to protect against sword strikes to the throat

The leatherneck was issued to American and British marines in 1798, it attached to the collar of the uniform to protect against vicious sword strikes to the throat. This leather attachment stopped being issued in 1872 after surviving three uniform changes in 1833, 1839, and 1859.

6. What is the very first thing you have to do in order to become a US Marine Corps sniper?

From Quiz So You Want to Be a Marine Corps Sniper

Answer: Join the US Marine Corps.

Exactly 100 percent of all the Marine Corps snipers there are, or ever have been, have been members of the United State Marine Corps. They are very clannish that way. So the first thing you have to do is enlist. You will be sent either to Recruit Depot San Diego in California or Recruit Depot Parris Island in South Carolina. You may also want to swear off coffee. I am sure they have some kind of aptitude test before you can get into sniper training. Jittery hands would be a definite handicap in taking that test.

7. Where is Parris Island located?

From Quiz U.S. Marine Corps Bases

Answer: South Carolina

Parris Island is located in the secluded swamp area of South Carolina. A fun fact about Parris Island; Back during the Vietnam Era the area in Parris Island known as Paige Field was used as a Air Strip to deploy graduating recruits over to Vietnam.

8. "From the Halls of Montezuma to the Shores of Tripoli", etc. What is this song?

From Quiz U.S. Marine Corps

Answer: Marines' Hymn

The Marines' hymn declares that they have fought "from the halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli", referring to exploits by the United States Marine Corps in the Mexican War and in campaigns against the Barbary pirates of North Africa. During their history of more than 225 years, the United States Marines have seen combat in all parts of the world and have been at the forefront of danger in every war the United States has fought with other nations.

9. In what year was the Continental Marines started (now known as the US Marine Corps)?

From Quiz The United States Marine Corps

Answer: 1775

The US Marines are a department of the Navy. The original name was the Continental Marines. US Marines are also a descendent of the British Royal Marines.

10. MCRD Parris Island is in which state?

From Quiz MCRD Parris Island

Answer: South Carolina

MCRD Parris Island is located near Beaufort, SC.

11. What is the MF (Medium Frequency) DSC frequency?

From Quiz Marine Communications

Answer: 2187.5 khz

The Digital Selective Calling (DSC) when used as a Distress alert, is the first means of attracting attention, to all shipping and shore stations. It activates a text receiver and can be preprogrammed to include position and type of distress (I.e. fire, explosion) also the ships MMSI (Unique identification number). It also automatically tunes your radio onto the corresponding Distress working frequency and those of any ship or radio station receiving it.

12. Who was the owner of Tun Tavern (birthplace of the Marine Corps)?

From Quiz Marine Corps. Trivia

Answer: Robert Mullan

Robert Mullan was considered the first recruiter for the Marine Corps.

13. Where were the 'Banana Wars' fought?

From Quiz History and Traditions of the US Marines: 2

Answer: Central America and the Caribbean

The Banana Wars (fought from about 1898-1934) were a series of occupations, skirmishes and conflicts fought in Central America and the Caribbean involving the US Marines and insurgents. These police actions were fought in order to enforce the Monroe Doctrine. The Marine Corps earned the reputation for being an expeditionary force able to combat guerrillas in limited conflicts.

14. The Battle of Nassau was the first battle for the Continental Marines. What is significant about that engagement?

From Quiz History and Traditions of the US Marines: 1

Answer: It was an amphibious operation

Nassau was an amphibious assault in the Bahamas in the early stages of the Revolutionary War. It was the very first landing undertaken by Marines in the Continental Army.

15. How did the marines get their common nickname "Devil Dog"?

From Quiz U.S. Marine Corps Traditions

Answer: The nickname given by German soldiers because of the marines' iron hard resilience during the battle of Belleau Wood

This question was a bit of a trick, but before someone argues with the correct answer, this term didn't "originate" as a nickname of new marines fresh out of boot camp, even though it now is a common nickname for those marines. Many older, more seasoned marines, still call each other "Devil Dog" from time to time.

16. Where is the Marine Corps Scout/sniper school?

From Quiz So You Want to Be a Marine Corps Sniper

Answer: MCB Quantico, Quantico

In addition to the scout/sniper school, Marine Corps Base Quantico also houses the FBI Academy, the Drug Enforcement Agency training school and the Presidential helicopter squadron. If you said El Toro, the answer is no. El Toro was a Marine Corps Air Station until it closed in 1999. Parris Island is where new recruits are sent. Camp Lemonier is a USMC camp, but it is in Djibouti.

17. Where is the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune located?

From Quiz U.S. Marine Corps Bases

Answer: North Carolina

Camp Lejeune is located in North Carolina. Yep, the Tarheel state. Located in Jacksonville, NC and home to the II Marine Expeditionary Forces.

18. When stationed overseas, if you are given W-95 orders for separation of active duty, where would you go after you get your orders?

From Quiz Marine Corps

Answer: MCB Camp Pendleton, CA

Camp Pendleton has a Separations Company for those returning from overseas.

19. Semper Fidelis, the Marine Corps Motto, is Latin for what?

From Quiz U.S. Marines Basic Knowledge

Answer: Always Faithful

Semper Fi is more than just a motto, it is a way of life for Marines. The motto was adopted in 1883.

20. The U.S. Marine Corps is composed of two Fleet Marine Forces. Where are they based?

From Quiz U.S. Marine Corps

Answer: Norfolk, Virginia, and Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

Of the two Fleet Marine Forces, one posted in the Atlantic and the other in the Pacific. The Atlantic force is based at Norfolk, Va., and the Pacific force has its headquarters at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

21. When translated from Latin to English what does Semper Fidelis mean?

From Quiz The United States Marine Corps

Answer: Always Faithful

Semper Fidelis, or Semper Fi, is the Marine corps motto.

22. What is the Medium Frequency, Radio Telephone (Voice) Distress frequency?

From Quiz Marine Communications

Answer: 2182 khz

Medium Frequency (MF), with a range of upto 400 miles, this freq range is used when relatively close to land. I.e in the North Sea our rig (Santa Fe 140) is never further than that from any land so MF radio communications would be generally used.

23. Who was considered the 'Father' of Marine Corps. aviation?

From Quiz Marine Corps. Trivia

Answer: Lt. A.A. Cunningham

In 1911, Lt. Cunningham invested half of his monthly pay to rent a civilian owned 'aero-machine' and tried to fly it around the Philadelphia Navy Yard. Although Cunningham never got off the ground, his enthusiasm won him orders to the new Navy flight school.

24. The 5th and 6th Marine Regiments were decorated by the French for their service during WWI. What are these two regiments authorized to wear?

From Quiz History and Traditions of the US Marines: 2

Answer: The fourragere

Every Marine in either the 5th or 6th Regiment is authorized to wear the fourragere of the Croix de Guerre on his left shoulder. Marines in the other infantry regiments mockingly call it the 'pogue rope'.

25. Where did the Marines' dress blue uniform originate?

From Quiz History and Traditions of the US Marines: 1

Answer: From leftover stocks

In June 1800, Major William Ward Burrows, commandant of Marines, inherited a leftover stock of blue uniforms with red trim. This design and color scheme became the standard dress uniform for Marines.

26. There are two Marine Recruit Depots located in the United States. Can you tell me where they are located?

From Quiz US Marine Corps Knowledge

Answer: Parris Island, South Carolina and San Diego, California

Recruits that reside on the west coast of the Mississippi River will report to MCRD San Diego. Those that reside on the east of the Mississippi will report to MCRD Parris Island. Regardless of where you are trained you will always be called a Marine. Some call San Diego recruits "Hollywood Marines". Don't ever call someone is disrespectful. Funny but not appropriate. Female Recruits, regardless of their location will train at Parris Island, SC in 4th Battalion.

27. Most people know that "scuttlebutt" is another word for rumors. What is another definition of this common thing?

From Quiz My Marine Corps: Slang, an Insider's View

Answer: a drinking fountain

I love that word. Scuttlebutt. It has a cute ring to it, doesn't it.

28. Who was the marine who first used an English bulldog as the official mascot of the Marine Corps?

From Quiz U.S. Marine Corps Traditions

Answer: Smedley Butler

Brigadier General Smedley D. Butler was the first to introduce an official Marine Corps mascot, an English bulldog named Jiggs. This English bulldog enlisted as a private in the United States Marine Corps, in an official ceremony on October 22, 1922. Jiggs served in the corps for five years until his death in 1927, after achieving the highest enlisted rank of sergeant major.

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