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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 are vehicles called that use internal combustion engines for power?
A: Hydrocarbon vehicles
B: Conventional vehicles
C: Class D vehicles
D: Type II vehicles

2:  Why should a charged hose line always be stretched at a car crash?
A: Because of the significant risk of fuel spill at any crash
B: Because the upholstery in vehicles emits poisonous gas if ignited
C: Because other vehicles not infrequently pile up into the existing crash, starting a fire
D: Because fires can start with no apparent cause in crashed vehicles

3:  How does tempered glass break?
A: It cracks, only, into half-separated, long shards
B: It breaks into loose, long shards
C: It breaks only at the point of contact, like a bullet hole
D: It shatters into small pieces

4:  What should not be placed between a victim and an undeployed airbag?
A: The victim?s hands
B: The rescuer?s hands
C: A hard object such as a backboard
D: Any object less stout than a backboard

5:  In addition to frontal airbags, some vehicles are equipped with side-mounted airbags or:
A: frangible dashes.
B: curtains.
C: pillows.
D: active head restraints.

6:  Who is best suited to handle traffic hazards at the scene of a crash on a roadway?
A: Law enforcement personnel
B: A fire officer
C: Two fire fighters
D: The second-arriving EMS crew

7:  What should fire fighters instruct victims to do if live power lines are down and draped across their car?
A: Exit the car keeping one hand in contact with the car at all times and one foot in contact with the ground
B: Remain in the car until the power company can turn the power off
C: Exit the car by jumping clear, never touching both car and ground at the same time
D: Remain in the car unless a sizzling sound is heard, then exit by any means possible

8:  If an airbag has deployed during a crash, can it still pose a danger to rescuers?
A: No, as long as the main key is turned to the circle position
B: Yes, an airbag can re-deploy
C: No, once deployed it poses no further danger
D: Yes, the powder residue on an airbag reacts with water to form a substance that instantly bonds to skin

9:  Before removing a windshield with an axe, what must be done first?
A: The airbag deployment cartridge must be removed
B: The roof must be secured with a strap or cribbing
C: The victim must be protected from flying glass
D: The steering wheel nut must be clamped in place

10:  What is one handy use for a spring-loaded center punch during extrication?
A: To break tempered glass
B: To break windshield glass
C: To trigger an undeployed airbag
D: To crimp the airbag trigger cartridge

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