The Delta Force Quiz
by Staff
This secretive (yet celebrated) special forces team conducts some of the riskiest and most dangerous missions you can imagine. How much do you know about Delta Force?

How did Charles Beckwith get the idea for Delta Force?

  • He saw that regular Army units were too unwieldy for smaller operations.
  • His cousin was killed by a terrorist.
  • He was an exchange officer in England.

The concept behind Delta Force took root because of what events?

  • terrorism
  • Korean War
  • Vietnam War

What was Charles Beckwith's nickname?

  • Chuck the Crusher
  • Chargin' Charlie
  • Charles in Charge

In what year was Delta Force formed?

  • 1970
  • 1977
  • 1983

Delta Force is abbreviated as what?

  • 1st SFOD-D
  • 4th SFFR
  • 2nd CMDF

In order to start the Delta Force training process you must have a pay grade of at least what?

  • E-2
  • E-4
  • E-6

What is the name of the Navy's version of Delta Force?

  • SEAL Team Six
  • Rangers
  • Covert Seamen

Delta Force falls under the control of which organization?

  • The United States Air Force
  • Central Intelligence Agency
  • Joint Special Operations Command

What term is sometimes used as a nickname for Delta Force?

  • The Scythe
  • D-Squad
  • The Unit

Delta Team members are often called simply what?

  • Operators
  • Joes
  • D-men

What was Operation Red Dawn?

  • an effort to capture Saddam Hussein.
  • an aborted mission to capture Vladimir Putin.
  • a training exercise to repulse a Russian tank attack on Washington D.C.

Upon its initial formation, what was Delta Force's primary purpose?

  • to rescue hostages
  • to hunt and kill terrorists
  • to capture foreign despots

What's the minimum age to apply for the Delta Force program?

  • 21
  • 24
  • 26

Where did the Delta Team's first mission take them?

  • Puerto Rico
  • Hawaii
  • Alaska

What was Operation Eagle Claw?

  • an attempt to rescue hostages held by the Iranians
  • an attack on the Taliban in Afghanistan
  • a counterattack in Somalia

Some news reports indicate that Delta Force sometimes conducts live-fire training exercises where?

  • In downtown Mexico City
  • In the middle of American towns
  • In Canadian cities

From which unit do most Delta Force operators emerge?

  • 2nd Ranger Battalion
  • 82nd Airborne Division
  • 75th Ranger Regiment

What's the nickname for Delta Force's training facility?

  • The Camp
  • Area Number 1
  • House of Horrors

What was the name of one of the first operations to capture Osama bin Laden?

  • Operation Just Cause
  • Operation Urgent Fury
  • Battle of Tora Bora

To produce a weapon that best fit their needs, Delta Force supposedly collaborated with which gun maker?

  • Anderson Rifles
  • Heckler and Koch
  • Smith & Wesson

What is the reported average IQ of a Delta operator?

  • 100
  • 124
  • 140

How did Delta Force team member Joshua Wheeler die?

  • shot by enemies while capturing terrorist leader
  • during a rescue operation
  • a training accident

What are Kill Houses?

  • Code name for a places where hostages are being held
  • Buildings where operators are trained
  • Places were operators hold captured terrorists

About how many Delta Force members are trained and ready to perform direct military actions in the field?

  • roughly 650
  • roughly 275
  • roughly 25

At the beginning of the Iraq war, Delta Force was credited with doing what?

  • Capturing Saddam Hussein
  • Tracking Scud missiles
  • Watching for land mines set by the Republican Guard

Which Hollywood celebrity starred in a movie called "The Delta Force" which brought the group some pop culture fame?

  • Sylvester Stallone
  • Chuck Norris
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger

In order to qualify for Delta Force training, you must have at least how much time left in your enlistment?

  • 2.5 years
  • 1.5 years
  • 4 years

"Black Hawk Down" is a book (and later, a movie) about a Delta Force mission in which country?

  • Ethiopia
  • Somalia
  • Nigeria

What was the name of the operation that led the team to Mogadishu in the first place?

  • Operation Backlash
  • Operation Repent and Repay
  • Operation Gothic Serpent

During the "tradecraft" portion of Delta Force training, what do operators learn?

  • electronics skills
  • espionage
  • wood carving