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Chapter 10 Test P

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

 1. 

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

 2. 

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.
Hurricanes.
D.
Tornadoes.
 

 3. 

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

 4. 

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

 5. 

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

 6. 

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

 7. 

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

 8. 

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

 9. 

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

 10. 

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

 11. 

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

 12. 

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

 13. 

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.
 

 14. 

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

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

 15. 

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

 16. 

The home is generally not a safe place.
 

 17. 

Structural fires are a significant danger to every home.
 

 18. 

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

 19. 

Both carbon monoxide and radon are odorless gases.
 

 20. 

Creosote buildup can lead to chimney fires.
 

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. 

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

 22. 

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

 23. 

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

 24. 

Wind speeds of at least 74 mph.
 

 25. 

Generally, building new construction here is prohibited.
 

 26. 

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

 27. 

An area that is prone to earthquakes.
 

 28. 

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



 
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