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First Lieutenant: Quiz


Question 1: In the ________ and Royal Marines, the rank above Second Lieutenant is simply Lieutenant, with no ordinal attached.
Royal Military PoliceBritish ArmyTerritorial Army (United Kingdom)British Armed Forces

Question 2: In Minor War Vessels, ________ and Frigates the First Lieutenant is second in command, Executive Officer (XO) and head of the executive branch; in larger ships where a Commander of the warfare specialisation is appointed as the Executive Officer, a First Lieutenant is appointed as his deputy.
Tribal class destroyer (1936)V and W class destroyerFletcher class destroyerDestroyer

Question 3: For example, in the Army and Marine Corps these positions can include leading a specialty ________, or assignment as the Executive Officer for a company-sized unit (65-150 soldiers).

Question 4: It is one grade above the rank of ________ (O-1) and one grade below a Captain (O-3).
Second LieutenantFirst LieutenantEnsign (rank)Lieutenant Commander

Question 5: Before 1871, when the whole British Army switched to using the current rank of "Lieutenant", the Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and ________ regiments used "First Lieutenant" and "Second Lieutenant".
HackleRoyal Inniskilling FusiliersFusilierRoyal Fusiliers

Question 6: The First Lieutenant (1st Lt) in a ________ ship is a post or appointment, rather than a rank.
HMS Ocean (L12)Royal NavyHMS Ark Royal (R07)HMS Illustrious (R06)

Question 7: Colloquial terms in the Royal Navy for the First Lieutenant include "Number One", "the Jimmy" (or "Jimmy the One") and "James the First" (a back-formation referring to ________).
Charles II of EnglandJames II of EnglandJames I of EnglandCharles I of England

Question 8: The rank of ________ has different meanings in different military formations (see comparative military ranks), but the majority of cases it is common for it to be sub-divided into a senior (First Lieutenant) and junior (Second Lieutenant) rank.
Private (rank)MidshipmanLieutenant CommanderLieutenant

Question 9: Historically the lieutenants in a ship were ranked in accordance with seniority, with the most senior being termed the First Lieutenant and acting as the second-in-command, unless the ship was complemented with a ________.
Second LieutenantSergeantMilitary rankCommander


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