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Chapter 10 Test K

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. 

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

 2. 

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

 3. 

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

 4. 

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

 5. 

Generally, building new construction here is prohibited.
 

 6. 

Wind speeds of at least 74 mph.
 

 7. 

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

 8. 

An area that is prone to earthquakes.
 

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

 9. 

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

 10. 

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

 11. 

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

 12. 

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.
 

 13. 

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
 

 14. 

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

 15. 

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

 16. 

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 flammable liquids in the closet.
C.
Keep matches and lighters out of the hands of children.
D.
Dispose of trash on a regular schedule.
 

 17. 

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

 18. 

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.
 

 19. 

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.
 

 20. 

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

 21. 

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

 22. 

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

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

 23. 

Creosote buildup can lead to chimney fires.
 

 24. 

The home is generally not a safe place.
 

 25. 

Both carbon monoxide and radon are odorless gases.
 

 26. 

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

 27. 

Structural fires are a significant danger to every home.
 

 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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