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Chapter 10 Test G

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

 1. 

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.
 

 2. 

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

 3. 

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

 4. 

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.
 

 5. 

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

 6. 

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

 7. 

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

 8. 

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.
 

 9. 

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.
 

 10. 

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

 11. 

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

 12. 

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

 13. 

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

 14. 

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

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

 15. 

Both carbon monoxide and radon are odorless gases.
 

 16. 

The home is generally not a safe place.
 

 17. 

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

 18. 

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

 19. 

Creosote buildup can lead to chimney fires.
 

 20. 

Structural fires are a significant danger to every home.
 

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. 

An area that is prone to earthquakes.
 

 22. 

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

 23. 

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

 24. 

Wind speeds of at least 74 mph.
 

 25. 

Generally, building new construction here is prohibited.
 

 26. 

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

 27. 

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

 28. 

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



 
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