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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:  Into what form is mechanical energy converted when two materials rub against each other and create friction?
A: Kinetic
B: Torsional
C: Heat
D: Torque

2:  A large fire burning in the open can generate a column of heated gases and smoke that rises high into the air. What is this called?
A: A dome
B: A vector
C: A plume
D: A tender

3:  A fire involving combustible cooking oils and fats in kitchens are classified as?
A: Class K
B: Class A
C: Class B
D: Class C

4:  What is it called when all the combustibles in a room become fully ignited?
A: Backdraft
B: Flashover
C: Rollover
D: BLEVE

5:  What is the explosion called that occurs when oxygen is suddenly admitted to a confined area that is very hot and contains large amounts of combustible vapors and smoke?
A: Rollover
B: Backdraft
C: Flashover
D: BLEVE

6:  Though not itself toxic, carbon dioxide can still injure people. How?
A: By burning the skin
B: By inducing ?rapture of the deep?
C: By inflaming the bronchial tubes
D: By displacing oxygen

7:  How long, if at all, can a fire fighter in full protective gear survive flashover?
A: Virtually indefinitely, as long as air lasts
B: Eight to twelve minutes
C: Two to three minutes
D: Just a few seconds

8:  What kind of substance will expand indefinitely and assume the shape of the container that holds it?
A: A liquid
B: An isomer
C: A polymer
D: A gas

9:  In an enclosed room with a fire in it, where are the highest temperatures
A: Along the floor
B: In a column in the middle of the room
C: At the ceiling
D: In the lower corners of the room

10:  What is the starting point of a fire called?
A: The ignition phase
B: The first point on the fire triangle
C: The flash point
D: The fire point

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