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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 example of a strike tool?
A: Flat bar
B: Maul
C: Pipe wrench
D: Rabbit tool

2:  What does "try before you pry" mean
A: Apply gentle pressure rather than sharp strikes
B: See if it?s locked before you force entry
C: Try to force entry by striking first, and only if that doesn?t work, then by prying
D: Try to disassemble a door or window mechanism before resorting to force that will break it

3:  What is the tool used specifically to tighten or loosen fire hose couplings?
A: Hose tool
B: Hydrant wrench
C: Pitot tool
D: Spanner wrench

4:  What is a hacksaw used for?
A: Cutting wood
B: Cutting plastic
C: Cutting glass
D: Cutting metal

5:  What type of mechanical saw has a back-and-forth blade action?
A: A rotary saw
B: A circular saw
C: A reciprocating saw
D: A bi-directional chainsaw

6:  What type of tool is a crowbar?
A: Push or pull
B: Pry or spread
C: Strike
D: Cut

7:  When operating a mechanical saw, it is important that one component of the saw be designed specifically to work with the particular material to be cut. What component is this?
A: The fuel
B: The blade
C: The safety shield
D: The dust-gathering bag

8:  What is another use for pike poles besides pulling down ceilings?
A: Cutting power lines
B: Opening walls
C: Prying open skylights
D: Cutting through floors

9:  In general, tools should be kept clean and free of:
A: rust.
B: oil.
C: nitration.
D: metal on metal contact.

10:  When should cutting tools be sharpened?
A: After each use
B: After each hour of use
C: Only upon inspection and a finding of dullness
D: Only some six times in the life of the tool

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