PRACTICE EXERCISE FOR LESSON 1
You have just finished reading the instructional material for Lesson 1. This lesson covered the purpose,
limitations, and elements of a smoke mission. The methods of predicting the effects of terrain, wind, and
temperature gradient were also covered. It is now time to check your understanding of the lesson. This is done
by completing the practice exercise below. All of the questions are multiple-choice and are intended to measure
your understanding of the procedures used in performing the task. There is only one correct answer to each
question. Try to answer all of the questions without referring to the lesson material.
When you have completed all of the questions, turn the page and check your answers against the correct
responses. Each correct response is referenced to specific portions of the lesson material, so that you can review
any questions you have missed or do not understand. When you have completed your review, continue to the next
1. Which weather condition does NOT greatly affect smoke screens?
2. Where is swirl effect most commonly found?
Base of hills.
Bottom of valleys.
Front of small buildings.
Crest of hills.
3. What are the main planning factors for a smoke mission?
Air support, terrain, time.
Supported unit, BSA, air support.
Mission, threat, terrain, weather, time.
Supported unit, weather, mission.
4. When is the best time for the use of smoke?
At noon to reduce the area of visibility.
Early in the morning after the sun is up to extend the darkness.
Just before sunset to cause darkness to appear earlier.
At night or other times of reduced visibility.