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Chapter 10 Test D

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

 1. 

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

 2. 

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

 3. 

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

 4. 

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

 5. 

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

 6. 

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

 7. 

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

 8. 

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

 9. 

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

 10. 

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.
 

 11. 

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

 12. 

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

 13. 

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

 14. 

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.
 

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

 15. 

The home is generally not a safe place.
 

 16. 

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

 17. 

Both carbon monoxide and radon are odorless gases.
 

 18. 

Structural fires are a significant danger to every home.
 

 19. 

Creosote buildup can lead to chimney fires.
 

 20. 

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

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
 

 21. 

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

 22. 

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

 23. 

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

 24. 

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

 25. 

Wind speeds of at least 74 mph.
 

 26. 

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

 27. 

An area that is prone to earthquakes.
 

 28. 

Generally, building new construction here is prohibited.
 



 
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