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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 one of the three IDLH atmospheres?
A: Combustible
B: Dusty
C: Flammable
D: Moist

2:  How much chemical protection does structural firefighting protective clothing afford?
A: Full
B: None
C: It does well against vapors but poorly against liquids
D: It does well against liquids but poorly against vapors

3:  Using SCBA at a hazardous materials incident prevents inhalation and:
A: Ingestion
B: Absorption
C: Injection
D: Adduction

4:  What does the P stand for in APRs?
A: Purifying
B: Pulmonary
C: Positive
D: Pneumatic

5:  How do the eyes rate as potential areas for absorption through the skin?
A: They are immune due to the constant flow of tears
B: They can absorb a chemical, but it has to be overpoweringly dense
C: They are highly absorbent
D: They are highly absorbent of ketones, but nearly nothing else

6:  Select the true statement regarding the safe handling of hazardous materials incidents:
A: It is often determined in the first five minutes
B: It is in doubt until the final rescuer leaves
C: It depends, more than any other type of incident, on luck
D: This is one type of incident in which civilians can make a major difference

7:  What does the I stand for in IDLH?
A: Intrinsic
B: Immediate
C: Irreversible
D: Initial

8:  Who should decide the level of PPE required for a given activity at a hazardous materials incident?
A: The IC
B: The Safety Officer
C: The Sector Officer
D: The regional hazardous materials leader

9:  Two factors in particular influence the development of cold injuries. One of those is temperature. What is the other?
A: Elevation
B: Relative humidity
C: Pressure differential
D: Wind speed

10:  What is one of the three basic atmospheres at a hazardous materials emergency?
A: Nitrogen-enriched atmosphere
B: Nitrogen-depleted atmosphere
C: Moist atmosphere
D: Unsafe atmosphere

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