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Chapter 10 Test B

True/False
Indicate whether the statement is true or false.
 

 1. 

A smoke detector is a small appliance that gives a loud warning signal when it detects radon in the home.
 

 2. 

Both carbon monoxide and radon are odorless gases.
 

 3. 

Model building codes must be adopted or incorporated into law by all state and local governments.
 

 4. 

The home is generally not a safe place.
 

 5. 

Structural fires are a significant danger to every home.
 

 6. 

Creosote buildup can lead to chimney fires.
 

Matching
 
 
Match the following terms and identifying phrases.
A.
Earthquake
B.
Floods
C.
Tornadoes
D.
Hurricanes
E.
General home safety
F.
Seismic area
G.
Tornado Alley
H.
Floodplains
I.
Safe room
J.
Flash floods
 

 7. 

Generally, building new construction here is prohibited.
 

 8. 

Areas that have a very low chance of this event include much of Florida and Texas.
 

 9. 

Records show that 85% have wind speeds of less than 112 mph.
 

 10. 

Characterized by a high volume of fast-moving water that can appear suddenly.
 

 11. 

An area that is prone to earthquakes.
 

 12. 

Responsible for more property damage and deaths each year than all other natural destructive forces.
 

 13. 

Wind speeds of at least 74 mph.
 

 14. 

A special place in the home that has been constructed to withstand tornado-force winds.
 

Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

 15. 

Class C extinguishers are for use on ____ fires.
A.
fabric
B.
electrical
C.
liquid
D.
paper
 

 16. 

Which of the following is not true?
A.
Doors and windows should be kept closed during radon testing.
B.
Fresh air dilutes radon.
C.
Radon drifts naturally to the highest levels of the home.
D.
Unoccupied homes trap radon more than occupied homes.
 

 17. 

Smoke detectors for the hearing impaired ____.
A.
set off an ultra-bright strobe light
B.
dial a special telephone number
C.
sound a loud alarm
D.
are not on the market yet
 

 18. 

A tropical cyclone is classified as a hurricane when sustained winds reach ____ miles per hour.
A.
94
B.
74
C.
64
D.
84
 

 19. 

Fire safety code requirements mandate that all stairs must be at least ____² wide.
A.
32
B.
40
C.
28
D.
36
 

 20. 

Which of the following is not a commonsense rule to help prevent a fire in your home?
A.
Keep matches and lighters out of the hands of children.
B.
Dispose of trash on a regular schedule.
C.
Keep flammable liquids in the closet.
D.
Do not overload electrical circuits.
 

 21. 

CO detectors should be located ____.
A.
near any combustion equipment
B.
in the furnace room
C.
on the hallway ceiling outside the bedrooms
D.
All of the above.
 

 22. 

Which type of fire extinguisher may be used to extinguish all types of fires?
A.
Class A.
B.
Class ABC.
C.
Class C.
D.
Class B.
 

 23. 

Which of the following is true of radon?
A.
Radon is not as dangerous as some believe.
B.
Comes from the natural decay of uranium.
C.
Is only found in remote areas of the United States.
D.
Tastes like rotten eggs.
 

 24. 

Which natural hazard is responsible for more property damage and deaths than any destructive force of nature in the United States?
A.
Tornadoes.
B.
Hurricanes.
C.
Flooding.
D.
Fires.
 

 25. 

Which of the following is not generally a source of water vapor in a house?
A.
Wet basement.
B.
Foundation leak.
C.
Drippy hose bib.
D.
Wet plaster.
 

 26. 

Long-term radon testing devices take more than ____ days.
A.
50
B.
30
C.
70
D.
90
 

 27. 

Which months are considered the peak months of hurricane season in the United States?
A.
January, February.
B.
August, September.
C.
November, December.
D.
April, May.
 

 28. 

Which of the following states have more tornadoes than other states?
A.
Missouri, Ohio, and Illinois.
B.
Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas.
C.
Nebraska, North Dakota, and Minnesota.
D.
Florida, Georgia, and Alabama.
 



 
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