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Chapter 10 Test C

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
 

 1. 

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

 2. 

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

 3. 

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

 4. 

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

 5. 

Generally, building new construction here is prohibited.
 

 6. 

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

 7. 

Wind speeds of at least 74 mph.
 

 8. 

An area that is prone to earthquakes.
 

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

 9. 

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

 10. 

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

 11. 

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

 12. 

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

 13. 

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

 14. 

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

 15. 

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

 16. 

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

 17. 

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

 18. 

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

 19. 

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

 20. 

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

 21. 

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

 22. 

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

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

 23. 

The home is generally not a safe place.
 

 24. 

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

 25. 

Both carbon monoxide and radon are odorless gases.
 

 26. 

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

 27. 

Structural fires are a significant danger to every home.
 

 28. 

Creosote buildup can lead to chimney fires.
 



 
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