Lesson 6 Test Yourself

Key Roles and Responsibilities

1. True or false? A Controller’s primary responsibility is to lead the participants through the exercise and to develop the Control/Simulation Plan.

A. ____True 

B. ____False

2. True or false? The Simulator is the person responsible for guiding discussion by participants during an exercise, and making sure that key issues are addressed.

A. ____True 

B. ____False

3. Match the exercise positions with their descriptions.

A. _____ Player

1. Manage exercise play, set up and operate the exercise incident site, and possibly take the roles of responders (individuals and agencies) not actually participating in the exercise.

B._____ Controller

2. Keep participant discussions on track with the exercise objectives, and make sure all issues and objectives are explored as thoroughly as possible despite operating under time constraints.

C. _____ Evaluator          

3. Act on behalf of an agency or organization that is not participating in the exercise.

D.______ Simulator                  

4. Respond to an incident by either discussing (in a discussion-based exercise) or performing (in an operations-based exercise) their regular roles and responsibilities.

E. _____ Facilitator         

5. Note the actions and/or decisions of players.

4. What is a benefit of public-private sector cooperation in exercises? Choose all that apply.

A. ____Response to an actual event requires government agencies to be aware of, and possibly support private sector plans

B. ____Private sector emergency management activities often mirror those of the surrounding communities

C. ____Private response capabilities can enhance local response capabilities and remove a significant burden from limited local resources during critical situations

D. ____In a real incident, these resources and activities are available for mutual aid

E. ____All of the above

5. Which of the following is a key responsibility of an evaluator? Choose all that apply.

  1. ____Observe the exercise
  2. ____Review risk, vulnerability, and needs assessments.
  3. ____Report on what went well and what went poorly after the exercise is over.
  4. ____Monitor decisions made in the exercise and then report on them.
  5. ____Provide briefings and debriefings for all exercise participants.

6. Whose responsibility is it to control the exercise tempo and to make sure there is consistency from one phase to the next?

  1. ____ Facilitator
  2. ____ Exercise Coordinator
  3. ____ Evaluator



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