Pumping Test: Trivia Quiz! MCQ

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Pumping Test: Trivia Quiz! MCQ

In many communities, groundwater is extracted through electric water pumps, which use diesel to fuel their systems. For one to operate pumping equipment, they require knowledge of handling and maintenance. Take the test below and see if you have what it takes to handle the job. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A fire apparatus with a primary purpose of transporting 1,000 or more gallons of water is considered to be a/an. 
    • A. 

      attack pumper

    • B. 

      aerial device

    • C. 

      midi pumper

    • D. 

      Tanker/tender

  • 2. 
    Keeping apparatus in a state of usefulness or readiness is known as: 
    • A. 

      Repair

    • B. 

      maintenance

    • C. 

      Reliability

    • D. 

      Trouble shooting

  • 3. 
    Checking for voltage, electrolyte level, and corrosion are all steps in inspecting:
    • A. 

      Electronic components

    • B. 

      The voltage regulator

    • C. 

      Electrical motors

    • D. 

      The battery

  • 4. 
    The manufacturer's manual will ___________ the Society of Automotive Engineers (S.A.E.) number for engine oil. 
    • A. 

      Not suggest

    • B. 

      recommend

    • C. 

      require

    • D. 

      not mandate

  • 5. 
    Which of the following conditions could be found while doing routine maintenance on a battery?
    • A. 

      Loose tie-downs

    • B. 

      Corrosion around the battery connections

    • C. 

      Coolant levels need filling

    • D. 

      Both A and B are correct.

  • 6. 
    The vacuum test requires a reading at the end of 5 minutes during which no more than ____________________ inches of vacuum should be lost.
    • A. 

      24

    • B. 

      22

    • C. 

      10

    • D. 

      12

  • 7. 
    Before an apparatus response from the station, the driver/operator should:
    • A. 

      Tell passengers to buckle their seat belts, then proceed.

    • B. 

      Assume everyone is buckled in and proceed.

    • C. 

      check all fluid levels.

    • D. 

      assure that everyone is seated and belted.

  • 8. 
    The distance a vehicle travels from the time the driver begins to apply the brakes until it comes to a complete stop is known as:
    • A. 

      braking distance.

    • B. 

      Total reaction distance

    • C. 

      visual lead distance.

    • D. 

      brake performance distance.

  • 9. 
    Apparatus are most likely to be involved in an accident at/on:
    • A. 

      off/on ramps.

    • B. 

      intersections.

    • C. 

      Freeways.

    • D. 

      bridges.

  • 10. 
     A driver/operator of an emergency vehicle who does not obey state, local, or departmental driving regulations is: 
    • A. 

      protected under the Good Samaritan law.

    • B. 

      subject to criminal prosecution only.

    • C. 

      exempt from any prosecution.

    • D. 

      subject to criminal and civil prosecution.

  • 11. 
    Unless specifically exempt, when driving fire apparatus, the fire apparatus driver/operators are generally subject to any/all: 
    • A. 

      NFPA 1901 guidelines

    • B. 

      Statutes, rules, regulations. and ordinances.

    • C. 

      National Emergency Vehicle Response Commission Guidelines

    • D. 

      Department of Motor Vehicle registration rules.

  • 12. 
    You have responded to an emergency on a limited-access highway. Your apparatus is not being used. Which of the following should be done? 
    • A. 

      Position the apparatus across the intersection to block traffic.

    • B. 

      Use the apparatus as a barrier between the traffic flow, and the responders on scene.

    • C. 

      . Position the apparatus off the highway in an area away from the incident.

    • D. 

      Position the apparatus as close to the incident as possible so responders will have access to the apparatus.

  • 13. 
    The weight carried on most fire apparatus can contribute to____________due to excessive weight transfer.
    • A. 

      skidding

    • B. 

      apparatus rollover

    • C. 

      delay in the driver's brake reaction time

    • D. 

      Both A and B are correct

  • 14. 
    If an apparatus begins to skid, the driver/operator should:
    • A. 

      . gradually apply the brakes, bringing the apparatus to a halt.

    • B. 

      turn the apparatus steering wheel so the front wheels face the direction of the skid.

    • C. 

      turn the apparatus steering wheel so the front wheels face the direction opposite to the direction of the skid.

    • D. 

      quickly release pressure from the accelerator,

  • 15. 
    The purpose of using a spotter is to assist:
    • A. 

      In stopping cross-traffic as the vehicle is pulled forward.

    • B. 

      the driver by observing the area in the blind spot and warn the driver/operator of any obstacles around the apparatus.

    • C. 

      the driver in lining up with a hydrant.

    • D. 

      in determining best route to an incident.

  • 16. 
    The purpose of the alley dock skill is to simulate: 
    • A. 

      backing a vehicle into a restricted area

    • B. 

      maneuvering around parked and stopped vehicles and tight corners.

    • C. 

      steering a vehicle in a straight line.

    • D. 

      turning a vehicle around in a confined space.

  • 17. 
    Due to the size of an apparatus, as well as the clearance needed when backing, the driver/operator should:
    • A. 

      back up very slowly, assuring that everyone hears the back-up alarm.

    • B. 

      assign a firefighter to clear the way and warn the driver/operator of any obstacle obscured by blind spots.

    • C. 

      place traffic cones around the area where the backing up will occur.

    • D. 

      turn on all emergency lights, check all mirrors, then proceed to back up in a slow, safe manner.

  • 18. 
    While conducting a pump capacity test, if the net pump pressure is correct but the nozzle flow (GPM) is too high, the: 
    • A. 

      Discharge gate must be opened further.

    • B. 

      discharge gate must be closed further.

    • C. 

      throttle setting must be reduced.

    • D. 

      Both B and C are correct.

  • 19. 
    During a pump capacity test, a pumper should deliver its rated capacity at"250 psi pump pressure for 10 minutes. 
    • A. 

      100%

    • B. 

      50%

    • C. 

      70%

    • D. 

      40%

  • 20. 
    In the fire service, each pump impeller in a housing is commonly called a: 
    • A. 

      Casing

    • B. 

      Body

    • C. 

      Centrifugal

    • D. 

      Rotary-gear pump

  • 21. 
    Which of the following types of fire pumps must be primed using an external priming device? 
    • A. 

      Rotary vane

    • B. 

      Piston

    • C. 

      Centrifugal

    • D. 

      Rotary Gear Pump

  • 22. 
    When pumping from the draft, which of the following conditions affect(s) a pump's ability? 
    • A. 

      Water temperature

    • B. 

      Barometric Pressure

    • C. 

      Air Temperature

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 23. 
    Switch from pressure to volume operation when:
    • A. 

      operating from a hydrant.

    • B. 

      it is expected that more than half of the rated capacity of the pump will be required.

    • C. 

      a higher than normal pressure n'ill be required.

    • D. 

      Both A and B are correct.

  • 24. 
    When performing a capacity test, the desired net pump pressure should be __________ PSI.
    • A. 

      100

    • B. 

      150

    • C. 

      200

    • D. 

      250

  • 25. 
    The _________ is the major component of the centrifugal Pump because it provides velocity to the water.
    • A. 

      Housing

    • B. 

      Volute

    • C. 

      Vane

    • D. 

      Impeller