NCO Primary Leadership Subjects
Lesson 4, Section I, Practice Exercise
The following items test your knowledge of the material covered in this section.
Circle the letter of the correct response. When you complete the exercise, check
your answers with the answer key and feedback sheet that follows. If you respond to
any item incorrectly, study the material and try the item again.
How should you treat old reference materials?
A Discard them, they are outdated.
B. Use them in your research because old materials are more reliable.
C. Use them if dated on or near the date of a reported action. They may be very
D. Only use them if the author is a recognized expert on the subject.
After defining the problem, what is the next step in research?
Decide whether personal interviews may be necessary.
List the issues essential to solving the problem.
Decide which issues require research.
Define your resources and references.
A suggested source to use when researching a recurring problem is:
DA Pam 310-series.
Reports control records.
What purpose does a bibliography serve?
Provides a list of helpful sources of information.
Provides a cross-reference between source materials and notes.
Helps identify a reference document used as a source.
All of the above.
How should you handle an author's words in your notes?