Basic Fire Prevention Quiz Test

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Basic Fire Prevention Quiz Test - Quiz

Fire can cause a lot of damage if left to run loose especially inside a lab full of dangerous flammable fluids and gasses. Take up this basic fire prevention quiz UMC lab and get to see how prepared you are to be a member of the team and ensuring safety. Stay safe!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Fire results from combining fuel, oxygen and heat or an ignition source

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Fire results from the combination of three elements: fuel, oxygen, and heat or an ignition source. These three components are collectively known as the fire triangle. Fuel provides the material that can burn, oxygen is necessary to support the combustion process, and heat or an ignition source is required to initiate the reaction. Without any one of these elements, fire cannot occur. Therefore, the statement "Fire results from combining fuel, oxygen and heat or an ignition source" is true.

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  • 2. 

    Examples of fuel are:

    • A.

      Paper, wood, and flammable liquids

    • B.

      Electricity

    • C.

      Chemical reactions

    Correct Answer
    A. Paper, wood, and flammable liquids
    Explanation
    The examples given in the question, paper, wood, and flammable liquids, are all substances that can be used as fuel. Fuel is a material that is burned to produce heat or power. Paper and wood are organic materials that can be easily ignited and used as fuel in fireplaces or stoves. Flammable liquids, such as gasoline or kerosene, are also commonly used as fuel in engines or heating systems. Electricity and chemical reactions, on the other hand, are not examples of fuel as they are sources of energy rather than materials that can be burned.

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  • 3. 

    To find out if a substance is flammable, check :

    • A.

      Where it is stored

    • B.

      What it is used for

    • C.

      The label and material safety data sheet (MSDS)

    Correct Answer
    C. The label and material safety data sheet (MSDS)
    Explanation
    To determine if a substance is flammable, it is important to check the label and material safety data sheet (MSDS). The label provides information about the substance's properties and any potential hazards, including flammability. The MSDS contains detailed information about the substance's composition, handling, storage, and emergency procedures, including its flammability characteristics. Therefore, reviewing the label and MSDS is crucial in identifying whether a substance is flammable or not.

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  • 4. 

    Flammable liquids should be stored in:

    • A.

      Approved closed plastic containers

    • B.

      Approved airtight closed metal containers

    • C.

      Containers with spouts

    Correct Answer
    B. Approved airtight closed metal containers
    Explanation
    Flammable liquids should be stored in approved airtight closed metal containers because metal containers are less likely to ignite or melt in case of a fire. They provide a higher level of protection and prevent the escape of flammable vapors. The airtight closure ensures that no oxygen can enter the container, minimizing the risk of combustion. Plastic containers may not be suitable as they can melt or release toxic fumes when exposed to high temperatures. Containers with spouts may not provide sufficient sealing, allowing flammable vapors to escape and increasing the risk of fire.

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  • 5. 

    An empty container is safe to use, no matter what it once held.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    An empty container may not be safe to use, depending on what it once held. Some substances can leave residue or traces that can contaminate the empty container, posing a risk to the user or whatever is put inside it. Therefore, it is important to consider the previous contents of a container before using it.

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  • 6. 

    The most common source of workplace fires is:

    • A.

      Flammable liquids

    • B.

      Chemicals

    • C.

      Electricity

    Correct Answer
    C. Electricity
    Explanation
    Electricity is the most common source of workplace fires because it is present in almost every workplace and can cause fires through electrical malfunctions, overloaded circuits, faulty wiring, or improper use of electrical equipment. Flammable liquids and chemicals can also cause fires, but they are not as common as electricity.

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  • 7. 

    Smoking only in permitted areas is a fire prevention precaution.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Smoking only in permitted areas is a fire prevention precaution because it helps to minimize the risk of accidental fires caused by cigarettes. By restricting smoking to designated areas, where proper safety measures are in place, the chances of a fire starting and spreading are reduced. This precaution ensures that smokers are aware of their surroundings and are more likely to dispose of their cigarettes properly, reducing the potential for fire hazards.

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  • 8. 

    If a cord or wire has frayed or worn insulation, you should:

    • A.

      Replace it

    • B.

      Put tape around it

    • C.

      Ignore it

    Correct Answer
    A. Replace it
    Explanation
    If a cord or wire has frayed or worn insulation, it is important to replace it. Frayed or worn insulation can expose the wires inside, increasing the risk of electrical shock or fire hazards. Putting tape around it may temporarily fix the issue, but it is not a safe or long-term solution. Ignoring it can lead to further damage or accidents. Therefore, the best course of action is to replace the cord or wire to ensure safety.

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  • 9. 

    One way to prevent machine bearings from running too hot is to keep them lubricated.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Keeping machine bearings lubricated is an effective way to prevent them from running too hot. Lubrication reduces friction between the moving parts of the bearings, which in turn reduces heat generation. When bearings are properly lubricated, the lubricant forms a protective film between the surfaces, preventing direct metal-to-metal contact and minimizing wear and heat buildup. Regular lubrication maintenance is essential for ensuring optimal performance and preventing overheating, which can lead to premature bearing failure. Therefore, the statement "One way to prevent machine bearings from running too hot is to keep them lubricated" is true.

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  • 10. 

    Space heaters should be used:

    • A.

      Whenever work area temperatures fall below 68 degrees

    • B.

      Only when necessary and in well-ventilated areas

    • C.

      Only in areas that don't contain chemicals

    Correct Answer
    B. Only when necessary and in well-ventilated areas
    Explanation
    Space heaters should only be used when necessary and in well-ventilated areas because they can pose a fire hazard and emit carbon monoxide if not used properly. Using them in well-ventilated areas helps to prevent the buildup of carbon monoxide and ensures that there is enough fresh air circulation. Additionally, using space heaters only when necessary helps to conserve energy and reduce the risk of accidents or overheating.

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