BRC 104 Patrol 2 (232-248) Weapons Of Mass Destruction (WMD)

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This quiz covers all material for the Weapons of Mass Destruction sections (PGS 232-248). It consists of 25 questions. 80% is a passing score. Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    An officer should obtain as much information as possible from dispatch about the bomb. If information from dispatch is not sufficient, how can the officer find out more information?

    • A.

      By trying to find the person who planted the bomb

    • B.

      By using the Emergency Resources Guidebook

    • C.

      By talking to the complainant

    • D.

      By picking up the bomb and examining it.

    Correct Answer
    C. By talking to the complainant
    Explanation
    In order to obtain more information about the bomb, the officer should talk to the complainant. The complainant is likely the person who reported the presence of the bomb and can provide valuable details such as the location, appearance, and any other relevant information about the bomb. By communicating with the complainant, the officer can gather additional information that can help in assessing the situation and taking appropriate action.

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  • 2. 

    Most bomb threats are made via....

    • A.

      Telephone

    • B.

      E-mail

    • C.

      Postal mail

    • D.

      Walk-in

    Correct Answer
    A. Telephone
    Explanation
    Bomb threats are most commonly made via telephone because it allows the perpetrator to maintain anonymity and distance themselves from the threat. Making a bomb threat over the phone also allows for immediate communication and the ability to instill fear in a large number of people at once. Additionally, the use of a telephone provides the opportunity for negotiation or further communication if the perpetrator desires.

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  • 3. 

    A common policy or rule is to be out of the suspected building _____ before the alleged time of detonation and not return until ______ after the alleged time of detonation

    • A.

      15 minutes/30 minutes

    • B.

      30 minutes/45 minutes

    • C.

      30 minutes/30 minutes

    • D.

      1 hour/1hour

    Correct Answer
    C. 30 minutes/30 minutes
    Explanation
    The common policy or rule states that individuals should evacuate the suspected building 30 minutes before the alleged time of detonation and should not return until 30 minutes after the alleged time of detonation. This ensures a safe distance from the building in case of a potential explosion and allows enough time for any potential threat to be neutralized before reentering the building.

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  • 4. 

    If an officer decides to turn his/her radio off, he/she should ask to be contacted....

    • A.

      Via email

    • B.

      Via cell phone

    • C.

      Via messenger

    • D.

      Via land line phone

    Correct Answer
    D. Via land line phone
    Explanation
    If an officer decides to turn his/her radio off, they should ask to be contacted via land line phone. This is because a land line phone provides a reliable and secure means of communication, especially in situations where radio signals may be weak or compromised. Additionally, land line phones are typically located in fixed positions, making it easier for the officer to receive important information or updates without having to carry a mobile device or rely on internet-based messaging platforms.

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  • 5. 

    _____ will be the main issue in determining whether to search or evacuate

    • A.

      Size of the building

    • B.

      # of people

    • C.

      # of officers available

    • D.

      Credibility of the threat

    Correct Answer
    D. Credibility of the threat
    Explanation
    The main issue in determining whether to search or evacuate will be the credibility of the threat. This means that the decision to search or evacuate will depend on how reliable and believable the threat is. If the threat is deemed credible, it may be necessary to evacuate the building to ensure the safety of the people inside. However, if the threat is not considered credible, a search of the building may be sufficient to ensure that there is no danger present. The credibility of the threat is therefore a crucial factor in making this decision.

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  • 6. 

    In a bomb threat situation, the advisability of a search depends on different factors. Which of these is NOT a factor?

    • A.

      Obtaining permission to search

    • B.

      Level of risk for searchers

    • C.

      Possibility of threats in addition to the bomb

    • D.

      Agency policy

    • E.

      All of the above are factors for determining a search

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above are factors for determining a search
    Explanation
    All of the factors mentioned in the options - obtaining permission to search, level of risk for searchers, possibility of threats in addition to the bomb, and agency policy - are important considerations for determining whether a search should be conducted in a bomb threat situation.

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  • 7. 

    If a bomb is set to go off in a public place, the officer......

    • A.

      Does not need permission to search

    • B.

      Does need permission to search

    • C.

      Must get a search warrant

    • D.

      Must defer authority to the bomb squad

    Correct Answer
    A. Does not need permission to search
    Explanation
    In emergency situations where there is an immediate threat to public safety, such as a bomb set to go off in a public place, officers do not need permission to conduct a search. This is because the priority is to prevent harm and protect lives rather than strictly adhering to legal procedures. The officer can take necessary actions to locate and neutralize the bomb without waiting for a search warrant or deferring authority to the bomb squad.

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  • 8. 

    In this type of search, members of management conduct a search without the knowledge or assistance of employees.

    • A.

      Overt

    • B.

      Covert

    • C.

      Cooperative

    • D.

      Mandatory

    Correct Answer
    B. Covert
    Explanation
    Covert is the correct answer because it refers to a type of search where management conducts it secretly and without the knowledge or assistance of employees. This implies that the search is done discreetly and without the employees' awareness, possibly to gather information or investigate certain matters without causing disruption or bias in the workplace.

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  • 9. 

    The fastest type of search is the ______ search

    • A.

      Overt

    • B.

      Covert

    • C.

      Quadrant

    • D.

      Floor-to-floor

    Correct Answer
    B. Covert
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Covert." In the context of the question, "covert" refers to a type of search that is done discreetly or secretly. It implies that the search is conducted in a way that is not easily detectable or noticeable. This suggests that covert search is faster than overt search, which is done openly or without concealment. The other options, "overt," "quadrant," and "floor-to-floor," do not specifically indicate speed or a discreet nature, making them less likely to be the fastest type of search.

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  • 10. 

    When searching a building for an explosive device, the search must be conducted......

    • A.

      From bottom to top

    • B.

      From top to bottom

    • C.

      From the centermost point of the building and fan outwards

    • D.

      From the outskirts of the building and merge inwards

    Correct Answer
    A. From bottom to top
    Explanation
    When searching a building for an explosive device, conducting the search from bottom to top is the most logical approach. Starting from the bottom ensures that all areas of the building are thoroughly searched before moving upwards. This method allows for a systematic and organized search, minimizing the chances of missing any potential threats. Additionally, searching from bottom to top allows for easier access to higher areas, as search teams can gradually move upwards using stairs or other means of vertical access.

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  • 11. 

    Protruding wires, poorly typed addresses, and "PERSONAL" markings are all characteristics of.....

    • A.

      A mail bomb

    • B.

      A vehicle bomb

    • C.

      A bomb with an external triggering device

    • D.

      A suspicious bomb

    Correct Answer
    A. A mail bomb
    Explanation
    Protruding wires, poorly typed addresses, and "PERSONAL" markings are all characteristics of a mail bomb. These features suggest that the bomb is intended to be sent through the mail system. The protruding wires could indicate the presence of an explosive device, while the poorly typed addresses and "PERSONAL" markings may be attempts to avoid suspicion or detection. Therefore, the correct answer is a mail bomb.

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  • 12. 

    When a bomb is found, the next step is to.....

    • A.

      Immediately begin disarming it

    • B.

      Transport the device to a safe area

    • C.

      Alert everyone in the building to evacuate

    • D.

      Calmly depart the area and begin a mandatory evacuation

    Correct Answer
    D. Calmly depart the area and begin a mandatory evacuation
    Explanation
    When a bomb is found, the priority is to ensure the safety of everyone in the vicinity. Calmly departing the area and initiating a mandatory evacuation is the correct course of action because it helps to minimize the risk of injury or casualties. Moving away from the bomb and alerting others to evacuate is crucial to ensure that people are at a safe distance when the bomb is dealt with by professionals.

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  • 13. 

    A device whose main purpose is to detonate after the initial explosion to kill Law Enforcement Officers, EMT's, and Firefighters is known as a....

    • A.

      External Triggering Device

    • B.

      Bogey

    • C.

      Secondary Device

    • D.

      Shrapnel

    Correct Answer
    C. Secondary Device
    Explanation
    A secondary device is a device that is intentionally set to detonate after an initial explosion. Its main purpose is to cause harm and kill law enforcement officers, EMTs, and firefighters who may respond to the initial explosion. This term is commonly used in the context of terrorist attacks or criminal activities where multiple explosions are planned to target first responders.

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  • 14. 

    There are two types of evacuations when deal with a bomb. They are.....

    • A.

      Primary and Secondary evacuations

    • B.

      Partial and Total evacuations

    • C.

      Sectional and Complete evacuations

    • D.

      Overt and Covert evacuations

    Correct Answer
    B. Partial and Total evacuations
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Partial and Total evacuations. When dealing with a bomb, partial evacuation refers to evacuating only a specific area or building that is at immediate risk, while total evacuation involves evacuating the entire affected area or community. This distinction allows for a more targeted response based on the level of threat posed by the bomb, ensuring the safety of individuals while minimizing unnecessary disruptions.

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  • 15. 

    After an evacuation is complete, the only people allowed back in are....

    • A.

      The owner of the establishment and a police officer

    • B.

      The owner of the establishment, a police officer, and 2 firefighters

    • C.

      Only law enforcement officers

    • D.

      Nobody

    Correct Answer
    D. Nobody
    Explanation
    After an evacuation is complete, nobody is allowed back in. This is because the purpose of an evacuation is to ensure the safety of everyone by removing them from a potentially dangerous situation. Allowing anyone back in could put them at risk and defeat the purpose of the evacuation. Therefore, it is necessary to wait for authorities to declare it safe before reentering the establishment.

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  • 16. 

    True or False: The penalty for making a "hoax" Weapon of Mass Destruction is higher than making an actual Weapon of Mass Destruction.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
  • 17. 

    BNICE is a term used to describe....

    • A.

      Points to hit when deciding on an evacuation

    • B.

      Possible hazards associated with WMDs

    • C.

      Different types of WMDs

    • D.

      Different steps used in disarming a WMD

    Correct Answer
    C. Different types of WMDs
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Different types of WMDs." The term BNICE is used to describe the various categories of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs). It stands for Biological, Nuclear, Incendiary, Chemical, and Explosive. Each of these categories represents a different type of WMD, and understanding the distinctions between them is crucial in assessing and responding to potential threats or hazards associated with WMDs.

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  • 18. 

    Unusual numbers of sick or dying people, an unusually high prevalence of respiratory disease, unexplained damage to crops and agricultural products, and casualty distribution aligned with wind direction are all signs of a.....

    • A.

      Nuclear WMD

    • B.

      Incendiary WMD

    • C.

      Chemical WMD

    • D.

      Biological WMD

    • E.

      Explosive WMD

    Correct Answer
    D. Biological WMD
    Explanation
    Unusual numbers of sick or dying people, an unusually high prevalence of respiratory disease, unexplained damage to crops and agricultural products, and casualty distribution aligned with wind direction are all signs of a Biological WMD. Biological weapons are designed to use living organisms or toxins derived from them to cause harm to humans, animals, or plants. The symptoms mentioned in the question are consistent with the effects of a biological weapon, such as a pathogen or toxin that can be spread through the air or affect crops.

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  • 19. 

    _____ is a highly toxic poison found in the seeds of the castor bean plant. Symptoms of ingestion are vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and severe dehydration.

    • A.

      Anthrax

    • B.

      Anhydous Ammonia

    • C.

      Ricin

    • D.

      Ammonium Nitrate

    Correct Answer
    C. Ricin
    Explanation
    Ricin is a highly toxic poison found in the seeds of the castor bean plant. When ingested, it can cause symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and severe dehydration. Ricin is known for its potent toxicity and has been used as a biological weapon in the past. It is crucial to handle castor beans and products containing them with caution to avoid exposure to ricin.

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  • 20. 

    ______ is the single most poisonous substance known. It is inhaled. Onsets of infection occur within 12-80 hours.

    • A.

      Botulinum

    • B.

      Ricin

    • C.

      Anhydrous Ammonia

    • D.

      Anthrax

    Correct Answer
    A. Botulinum
    Explanation
    Botulinum is the correct answer because it is widely recognized as the most poisonous substance known. It is a neurotoxin produced by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum and is usually ingested through contaminated food. However, it can also be inhaled in rare cases. The onset of infection typically occurs within 12-80 hours after exposure, causing symptoms such as muscle weakness, paralysis, and respiratory failure. Botulinum toxin is extremely potent, with even small amounts being potentially lethal.

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  • 21. 

    These types of devices have 3 MAJOR COMPONENTS.1. Ignition Source2. Combustible Filler Material3. Housing/Container

    • A.

      Biological WMD

    • B.

      Nuclear WMD

    • C.

      Incendiary WMD

    • D.

      Chemical WMD

    • E.

      Explosive WMD

    Correct Answer
    C. Incendiary WMD
    Explanation
    An incendiary weapon of mass destruction (WMD) is a type of device that is designed to start fires or cause destruction through the use of fire. It typically consists of three major components: an ignition source, a combustible filler material, and a housing or container. Incendiary WMDs are different from other types of WMDs like biological, nuclear, chemical, and explosive, as they primarily rely on fire as their destructive mechanism. These devices can be highly dangerous and cause significant damage to infrastructure and human life.

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  • 22. 

    An area that is uphill/upwind/upstream from the contaminated area and is secure to set up a treatment facility to aid the contaminated and uncontaminated victims is known as the....

    • A.

      Safe Evacuation Zone

    • B.

      Rescue Point

    • C.

      Aid to Victim Zone

    • D.

      Victim Collection Point

    Correct Answer
    D. Victim Collection Point
    Explanation
    A victim collection point refers to an area that is located uphill/upwind/upstream from the contaminated area and is secure enough to set up a treatment facility. It is a designated location where both contaminated and uncontaminated victims can be gathered and provided with aid and medical treatment. This allows for efficient and organized assistance to be provided to the victims, ensuring their safety and well-being.

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