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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 term means to, "restore to a condition of health or to a state of useful and constructive activity"?
A: Rehabilitate
B: Reinvigorate
C: Reinitiate
D: Reassimilate

2:  What is the informally stated goal of rehabilitation?
A: To recharge the body?s batteries
B: To give a guy a break
C: To separate the wheat from the chaff
D: To let the cream rise to the top

3:  What type of stress is added to the body by the wearing of PPE?
A: Balance
B: Somatic
C: Enteral
D: Heat

4:  What term is defined as a state in which fluid losses are greater than fluid intake into the body?
A: Dehydration
B: Diuresis
C: Hydrocephale
D: Anurea

5:  Do hot outdoor temperatures affect the rate of dehydration and fatigue for those fire fighters working outside a structure fire?
A: Yes, it makes them tire somewhat faster
B: Yes, it makes them tire much faster
C: Yes, it slows the rate at which they tire
D: No, there does not seem to be any effect one way or the other

6:  The tremendous amount of energy expended during firefighting activities takes its toll on the body leaving it tired and:
A: iron deficient
B: dehydrated
C: uncoordinated
D: immune compromised

7:  What is the biological purpose of the body sweating when hot?
A: To cool the body by evaporative cooling
B: To lighten the body weight by shedding fluid
C: To rid the body of heat-retaining fluid
D: To attempt to flush away that which is burning the skin

8:  When the body sweats, what else does it lose besides water?
A: Electrolytes
B: Enzymes
C: Neurotransmitters
D: Glucogens

9:  What is "carbs" short for?
A: Carbolic acid
B: Carbamides
C: Carboxyl nitrates
D: Carbohydrates

10:  Why is it that eating a lot of sugar can actually result in lower energy levels?
A: Because the presence of sugar inhibits the production of more sugar
B: Because the body interprets the sudden introduction of sugar as a meal having arrived, which triggers digestion, which is energy-intensive
C: Because that triggers insulin production, which reduces blood glucose levels
D: Because the body identifies non-body-produced sugar as an intruder and undertakes to isolate and eliminate it

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