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Chapter 10 Test R

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

 1. 

The home is generally not a safe place.
 

 2. 

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

 3. 

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

 4. 

Structural fires are a significant danger to every home.
 

 5. 

Creosote buildup can lead to chimney fires.
 

 6. 

Both carbon monoxide and radon are odorless gases.
 

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
 

 7. 

An area that is prone to earthquakes.
 

 8. 

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

 9. 

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

 10. 

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

 11. 

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

 12. 

Wind speeds of at least 74 mph.
 

 13. 

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

 14. 

Generally, building new construction here is prohibited.
 

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

 15. 

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

 16. 

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.
 

 17. 

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

 18. 

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

 19. 

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

 20. 

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

 21. 

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.
 

 22. 

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

 23. 

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

 24. 

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.
 

 25. 

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

 26. 

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

 27. 

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

 28. 

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



 
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