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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:  At the operations level of training, all hazardous materials response objectives should be of what nature?
A: Offensive
B: Perambulatory
C: Peremptory
D: Defensive

2:  How can defensive hazardous materials objectives be characterized?
A: They do not involve stopping the leak.
B: They stop the incident at the source.
C: They treat the entire area as contaminated and remove all the topsoil or water.
D: The best defenses is a good offense.

3:  What is the lowest level of hazardous material threat?
A: Level III
B: Level I
C: Condition Alpha
D: Condition Lima

4:  What is the main hub of ICS?
A: The front line
B: The evacuation assembly point
C: The central staging area
D: The command post

5:  What is one position that might be developed at a hazardous material incident under a special technical group?
A: A decontamination team
B: A dedicated staging area
C: An SIC, or supra-incident-commander
D: A dedicated messengers corps

6:  A predetermined list of contacts in the event of a hazardous materials incident should be kept where?
A: On each apparatus
B: At the dispatch center
C: In the battalion chief?s vehicle
D: On the local or regional hazardous materials truck

7:  When planning an initial hazardous materials incident response, what is the first priority?
A: The safety of the responding personnel
B: The arrest of the growth of the incident
C: The rescue of the victims and potential victims
D: The comprehensiveness and coordination of all actions

8:  In which state of matter is a hazardous material spill most easy to contain?
A: Gas
B: Liquid
C: Solid
D: Plasma

9:  What does the M stand for in MSDS?
A: Minimum
B: Mandatory
C: Material
D: Municipal

10:  Where should the command post be located, relative to the hazardous materials spill or leak?
A: Upwind and upgrade
B: Upwind and downgrade
C: Downwind and upgrade
D: Downwind and downgrade

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