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1:  Will fire hose be damaged if run over by a car?
A: It is likely
B: It is unlikely
C: It is designed to be run over by any vehicle with tires and will never be hurt by this
D: It will be destroyed by any vehicle over a few hundred pounds running over it even once

2:  What deals with the properties of energy, pressure, and water flow as related to fire suppression?
A: Fire kinetics
B: Fire behavior
C: Fire hydraulics
D: Fire pneumatics

3:  What is the term for any device used in conjunction with a fire hose for the purpose of delivering water?
A: A hose appliance
B: A water adjunct
C: A pump accessory
D: A nozzle modifier

4:  What does a hose clamp do?
A: Stop a leak in a hose
B: Rigidly attach a hose to a discharge outlet
C: Tightly attach two hose sections together
D: Temporarily stop the flow of water through a hose

5:  When preparing to load hose, what is a technique for first forcing all the air out of the hose, thus making it lie flatter?
A: Rolling it
B: Walking its length
C: Hanging it from a height
D: Flushing it with water

6:  What is the sudden surge in pressure caused by abruptly stopping the flow of a stream of water called?
A: Water hammer
B: Cavitation
C: Back pressure
D: Shock load

7:  What is used to protect a hose that is being hoisted over the edge of a roof to keep it from chafing or kinking at the sharp edge?
A: A hose tool
B: A fire fighter’s hand-over-hand action
C: A hose roller
D: A tag line

8:  What are fire hoses used to discharge water from an attack engine onto a fire called?
A: Attack lines
B: Pumper lines
C: Supply lines
D: Drafting lines

9:  When should fire fighters attempt to uncouple a charged hose line?
A: Only when it needs to be done in a hurry
B: Only when they are aware it is charged
C: At no time should fire fighters attempt this
D: Any time the hose needs to be uncoupled

10:  What is the threat if cotton-jacketed hose is packed while it is still wet?
A: Spontaneous combustion
B: Mildew
C: Insects
D: Foul odor

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