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Chapter 10 Test O

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. 

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

 2. 

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

 3. 

An area that is prone to earthquakes.
 

 4. 

Wind speeds of at least 74 mph.
 

 5. 

Generally, building new construction here is prohibited.
 

 6. 

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

 7. 

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

 8. 

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

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

 9. 

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

 10. 

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

 11. 

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

 12. 

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.
 

 13. 

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

 14. 

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

 15. 

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

 16. 

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

 17. 

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.
 

 18. 

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

 19. 

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

 20. 

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.
 

 21. 

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

 22. 

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

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

 23. 

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

 24. 

The home is generally not a safe place.
 

 25. 

Creosote buildup can lead to chimney fires.
 

 26. 

Both carbon monoxide and radon are odorless gases.
 

 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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