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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 the term for the physical or chemical process of reducing and preventing the spread of hazardous materials by persons and equipment?
A: Decontamination
B: Exposure protection
C: Hazard mitigation
D: Product isolation

2:  All people are required to pass through this area when they leave the hot zone.
A: Rehabilitation
B: Systems check
C: The decontamination corridor
D: The reassignment sector chief?s area

3:  What term means the process of transferring a hazardous material from its source to people, animals, the environment, or equipment, which may act as carriers of the contaminant?
A: Contamination
B: Decontamination
C: Cross-contamination
D: Potential contamination

4:  What is the name for the controlled area, usually within the warm zone, where decontamination procedures take place?
A: The decontamination zone
B: The hot zone
C: The decontamination corridor
D: The hot corridor

5:  What type of decontamination is used for large groups of people?
A: Technical
B: Mass
C: Emergency
D: Group

6:  What type of decontamination is used in potentially life-threatening situations to rapidly remove most of the contaminants from an individual, regardless of a formal decontamination corridor?
A: Inside
B: Total flooding
C: Deluge
D: Emergency

7:  How does decontamination make people and things safe?
A: By preventing the initial contaminating contact in the first place
B: By planning
C: By exposure to a weak acid mist upon exit
D: By removing or eliminating the hazardous materials

8:  What is the term for disease-carrying microorganisms?
A: Pathogens
B: Biotoxins
C: Carcinogens
D: Teratogens

9:  Where should the decontamination corridor be located?
A: Between the hot zone and the warm zone
B: Between the warm zone and the cold zone
C: Between the cold zone and the base zone
D: Between the base zone and the outside of the control zone structure

10:  Where does rapid mass decontamination take place?
A: In the field
B: In the hospital
C: In a shelter
D: In the command post

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