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Chapter 10 Test F

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. 

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

 2. 

Generally, building new construction here is prohibited.
 

 3. 

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

 4. 

Wind speeds of at least 74 mph.
 

 5. 

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

 6. 

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

 7. 

Records show that 85% have wind speeds of less than 112 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.
Fires.
C.
Flooding.
D.
Tornadoes.
 

 10. 

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

 11. 

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

 12. 

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

 13. 

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

 14. 

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.
 

 15. 

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

 16. 

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.
 

 17. 

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

 18. 

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

 19. 

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.
 

 20. 

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

 21. 

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

 22. 

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

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

 23. 

Creosote buildup can lead to chimney fires.
 

 24. 

Both carbon monoxide and radon are odorless gases.
 

 25. 

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

 26. 

Structural fires are a significant danger to every home.
 

 27. 

The home is generally not a safe place.
 

 28. 

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



 
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