Fire Inspection & Code Enforcement Chapt. 8

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Fire inspector 1 quiz questions - Chapt 8 - 7th edition


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  • 1. 
    What entity charters a public water system to provide service to a community or area?
    • A. 

      State or local government

    • B. 

      Environmental Protection Agency

    • C. 

      Natural Resources Conservation Service

  • 2. 
    The 2 basic types of water supply distribution systems are public and ______ systems.
    • A. 

      Private

    • B. 

      For-profit

    • C. 

      Military

  • 3. 
    Which of the following components of an effective public water supply distribution system involves water pumps?
    • A. 

      Water supply source

    • B. 

      Distribution system

    • C. 

      Means of moving the water

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is the primary source of water in North America?
    • A. 

      Aquifers

    • B. 

      Groundwater

    • C. 

      Water from the ocean

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is a source of water that is removed through wells equipped with pumps or from springs?
    • A. 

      Aquifers

    • B. 

      Groundwater

    • C. 

      Water from the ocean

  • 6. 
    A system that delivers water from the source or treatment plant to the distribution system without pumping equipment is known as a _______ system.
    • A. 

      Gravity

    • B. 

      Pumpless

    • C. 

      Combination

  • 7. 
    What forces the water through the distribution system in a system that uses a gravity water tank?
    • A. 

      Pumps

    • B. 

      Elevation pressure

    • C. 

      Reverse water pressure

  • 8. 
    What system do most communities use as a means of moving water?
    • A. 

      Gravity system

    • B. 

      Pumpless system

    • C. 

      Combination system

  • 9. 
    Which of the following terms describes the interlocking network of water mains that compose of water distribution system?
    • A. 

      Web

    • B. 

      Grid

    • C. 

      Path

  • 10. 
    The type of water mains in a distribution system that have relatively widespread spacing and convey large quantities of water to various points in the distribution system are:
    • A. 

      Distributors

    • B. 

      Primary feeders

    • C. 

      Secondary feeders

  • 11. 
    The type of water mains in a distribution system that are 12 to 14 inches in diameter and can be isolated by control valves are:
    • A. 

      Distributors

    • B. 

      Primary feeders

    • C. 

      Secondary feeders

  • 12. 
    The type of water mains in a distribution system that serve individual fire hydrants and commercial and residential consumers are:
    • A. 

      Distributors

    • B. 

      Primary feeders

    • C. 

      Secondary feeders

  • 13. 
    What is the MOST likely size of primary feeders in a water distribution system?
    • A. 

      10 to 12 inches

    • B. 

      12 to 14 inches

    • C. 

      16 to 72 inches

  • 14. 
    Which of the following statements about the grid or loop water distribution system is MOST accurate?
    • A. 

      High demand in one area does not reduce water flow in other areas

    • B. 

      When pipes or the grid must be repaired, constant pressure is lost

    • C. 

      High demand in one area automatically reduces water flow in other areas

  • 15. 
    Which of the following statements about storage tanks is MOST accurate?
    • A. 

      The lower the tank, the more elevation head pressure generated.

    • B. 

      The higher the tank, the more elevation head pressure generated.

    • C. 

      Elevation head pressure can be increased by using smaller tanks

  • 16. 
    How often should control valves be exercised to ensure they are in good working condition?
    • A. 

      Once a month

    • B. 

      Once every six months

    • C. 

      At least once a year

  • 17. 
    What is the maximum length for valve spacing in high-value districts as recommended by Commercial Risk Services, Inc.?
    • A. 

      200 feet

    • B. 

      300 feet

    • C. 

      500 feet

  • 18. 
    The two broad categories of control valves are:
    • A. 

      Automatic and manual

    • B. 

      Primary and secondary

    • C. 

      Indicating and nonindicating

  • 19. 
    Valves in public water systems are usually:
    • A. 

      Automatic

    • B. 

      Indicating

    • C. 

      Nonindicating

  • 20. 
    Which of the following types of control valves has a solid plate operated by a handle and screw mechanism and when the valve nut is turned, the gate either rises or lowers to control the water flow?
    • A. 

      Gate valve

    • B. 

      Butterfly valve

    • C. 

      Backflow valve

  • 21. 
    Which of the following types of control valves uses a flat circular plate in a pipe that rotates 90 degrees across the cross section of the pipe to control the flow of water?
    • A. 

      Gate valve

    • B. 

      Butterfly valve

    • C. 

      Backflow valve

  • 22. 
    Which of the following devices determines the quantity of water that the facility is using for billing purposes?
    • A. 

      Primary water

    • B. 

      Indicating charger

    • C. 

      Water flowmeter

  • 23. 
     Which of the following devices prohibits water that may be contaminated from flowing into the public water system?
    • A. 

      Indicating charger

    • B. 

      Water flowmeter

    • C. 

      Backflow preventer

  • 24. 
    Which of the following types of fire hydrants is designed for use in climates that have freezing temperatures?
    • A. 

      Wet-barrel

    • B. 

      Dry-barrel

    • C. 

      Combination barrel

  • 25. 
    Which of the following types of fire hydrants is designed for use in mild climates where temperatures remain above freezing?
    • A. 

      Wet-barrel

    • B. 

      Dry-barrel

    • C. 

      Combination barrel

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