The following exercise will test your grasp of the material covered in this lesson. There is only one correct
answer for each item. When you complete the exercise, check your answers with the answer key that follows. If
you answer any question incorrectly, study again that part of the lesson that contains the portion involved.
1. You are planning ED operations. When should you consider the wind direction?
A. Only when chemical munitions are used.
B. Always; ED operations may produce toxic smoke and residue.
C. Only when considering the enemy's NBC capability.
D. Never; wind direction presents no real concern.
2. An ED SOP should address which of the concerns listed below?
A. Address US munitions only.
B. Address when, where, and how to conduct ED operations.
C. Address the enemy to include their political and economic situation.
D. Address host-nation support.
3. When may enemy explosives be used in an ED operation?
A. Never, they may be booby trapped.
B. Only as a last resort to supplement US explosives.
C. Never, because of their poor quality.
D. Only to destroy other enemy munitions.
4. Who has the authority to conduct ED operations?
A. The division commander or a higher-level commander.
B. Any officer or NCO (E7 or above) at the ASP.
D. The battalion commander, the XO, or the S4.
5. For what purpose is detonating cord used?
A. To replace safety fuse.
B. To transmit the explosive shockwave to the charge.
C. To replace the electric firing system.
D. To replace the nonelectric firing system.
6. When or for what purpose is gasoline used during ED operations?
A. To start fires.
B. To supplement demolition explosives.
C. To destroy the POL and FAAR pads.
D. Only used when it is listed in the ED SOP.
7. During ED operations, when must safety factors be considered?
A. During all training and peacetime operations, and as required by the MACOM.
B. During peacetime only.
D. When spelled out in the ED SOP.