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Chapter 10 Test L

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

 1. 

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.
 

 2. 

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

 3. 

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

 4. 

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

 5. 

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.
 

 6. 

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

 7. 

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.
 

 8. 

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

 9. 

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

 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.
Do not overload electrical circuits.
C.
Keep matches and lighters out of the hands of children.
D.
Keep flammable liquids in the closet.
 

 11. 

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

 12. 

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

 13. 

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

 14. 

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

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

 15. 

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

 16. 

Both carbon monoxide and radon are odorless gases.
 

 17. 

Creosote buildup can lead to chimney fires.
 

 18. 

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

 19. 

The home is generally not a safe place.
 

 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. 

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

 22. 

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

 23. 

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

 24. 

Generally, building new construction here is prohibited.
 

 25. 

An area that is prone to earthquakes.
 

 26. 

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

 27. 

Wind speeds of at least 74 mph.
 

 28. 

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



 
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