The following items 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 item incorrectly, study again that part of the lesson which contains the
1. What is meant by a dud?
Any munition that fails to fire.
An explosive munition that fails to arm, or fails to explode after being armed.
An item of ammunition that has been withdrawn from issue.
An ammunition malfunction that endangers life or materiel.
2. Who is responsible for issuing suspension or restriction notices on conventional munitions to all
commanders of MACOMs?
The commander or senior person in the unit where the malfunction occurred.
The Commander, US Army Materiel Command.
The ammunition officer at the retail level.
The Commanding General, US Army Armament, Munitions, and Chemical Command (CG,
3. What is meant by a Class B malfunction?
A malfunction that resulted in loss of lives, materiel, or both.
A malfunction caused by human error.
A malfunction that resulted in damaged major equipment.
A malfunction that resulted from an improper recoil in a weapon.
4. Who is responsible for conducting preliminary ammunition malfunction investigations and
submitting the required reports?
The local ammunition officer.
The leader of the unit where the malfunction occurred.
The point of contact designated by the MACOM commander.
The quality assurance specialist (ammunition surveillance) (QASAS).
5. Who is responsible for conducting an in-depth, on-site inquiry to determine the probable cause
of the malfunction?
The senior person in charge of the firing unit.
The DA investigation team for malfunctions (DAITM).
The ammunition officer at battalion level or higher.
The installation commander.