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Chapter 10 Test E

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. 

Structural fires are a significant danger to every home.
 

 3. 

The home is generally not a safe place.
 

 4. 

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

 5. 

Both carbon monoxide and radon are odorless gases.
 

 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. 

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

 8. 

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

 9. 

Generally, building new construction here is prohibited.
 

 10. 

An area that is prone to earthquakes.
 

 11. 

Wind speeds of at least 74 mph.
 

 12. 

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

 13. 

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

 14. 

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

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

 15. 

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

 16. 

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

 17. 

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.
Fires.
D.
Flooding.
 

 18. 

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

 19. 

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

 20. 

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

 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.
Fresh air dilutes radon.
D.
Doors and windows should be kept closed during radon testing.
 

 22. 

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

 23. 

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

 24. 

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.
Keep flammable liquids in the closet.
C.
Dispose of trash on a regular schedule.
D.
Do not overload electrical circuits.
 

 25. 

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

 26. 

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

 27. 

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

 28. 

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



 
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