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Please read each question and select your answer from the choices provided. You must complete all of the questions in order to view your results. At the end of each exam, you have the option to e-mail your results to your instructor.


1:  What is a reservoir?
A: A man-made water storage facility
B: A natural water source
C: A natural water collection point
D: A large, government-owned well field

2:  Why are chemicals used in a water treatment plant?
A: To remove the natural metallic taste
B: To make it flow with less pipe friction
C: To trace which source it comes from
D: To kill bacteria and harmful organisms

3:  From what direction(s) should fire hydrants be visible?
A: All directions
B: Front and both sides only
C: Front and one side only
D: Front only

4:  Why should hydrants be opened slowly?
A: To avoid a pressure surge
B: Because the valve assemblies are fragile
C: To let the drain system catch up
D: Rapid opening can cause the wrench to ?catch? the water flow and spin suddenly with great force

5:  What is one unit of measure in which water flow is reported?
A: Gallons per minute
B: Pounds per square inch
C: Gallons per square inch
D: Pounds per square inch gauge

6:  How, if at all, does the water delivered to fire hydrants differ from the water delivered into homes?
A: Hydrant water is untreated
B: It does not differ
C: Home water is non-potable
D: Hydrant water is harder

7:  During fire hydrant inspections the first two factors to check are accessibility and something else. What else?
A: Operability
B: Visibility
C: Stability
D: Fragility

8:  When the order is received to open a hydrant, how should it be opened?
A: As rapidly as possible
B: One turn, wait one minute, another turn, wait another minute, etc.
C: Four turns, wait half a minute, four more turns, wait another half minute, etc.
D: Slowly

9:  What is one advantage to using a portable tank setup?
A: Safety
B: Cooler water
C: Speed
D: Water under pressure

10:  What kind of valve enables tankers to off-load their entire load of water very quickly?
A: An iris valve
B: A dump valve
C: A gravity valve
D: A spring-assist valve

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