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Chapter 10 Test S

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. 

Wind speeds of at least 74 mph.
 

 2. 

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

 3. 

Generally, building new construction here is prohibited.
 

 4. 

An area that is prone to earthquakes.
 

 5. 

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

 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. 

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

 10. 

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

 11. 

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

 12. 

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

 13. 

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

 14. 

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

 15. 

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

 16. 

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

 17. 

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

 18. 

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

 19. 

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

 20. 

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

 21. 

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

 22. 

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

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

 23. 

Both carbon monoxide and radon are odorless gases.
 

 24. 

Creosote buildup can lead to chimney fires.
 

 25. 

The home is generally not a safe place.
 

 26. 

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

 27. 

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

 28. 

Structural fires are a significant danger to every home.
 



 
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