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  • 1. 

    The federal government matches state expenditures ranging from ___.

    • A.

      50% to 83%

    • B.

      50% to 95%

    • C.

      40% to 60%

    • D.

      25% to 45%

    Correct Answer
    A. 50% to 83%
    Explanation
    The federal government matches state expenditures ranging from 50% to 83%. This means that for every dollar spent by the state, the federal government will provide an additional amount of money that ranges from 50% to 83% of that dollar. The specific percentage of the match will depend on the program or initiative being funded and the guidelines set by the federal government.

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  • 2. 

    In 2008 the federal government changed the "look back" period for which Medicaid assistance may be denied due to "gifts" ___.

    • A.

      To cover only the medically indigent

    • B.

      To relax the rules

    • C.

      To provide relief to middle class elderly

    • D.

      From 3 years to 5 years look back

    Correct Answer
    D. From 3 years to 5 years look back
    Explanation
    In 2008, the federal government changed the "look back" period for which Medicaid assistance may be denied due to "gifts" from 3 years to 5 years. This means that when determining eligibility for Medicaid, any gifts or transfers of assets made by an individual within the 5 years prior to applying for Medicaid will be reviewed. This change was likely made to tighten the rules and prevent individuals from transferring assets in order to qualify for Medicaid assistance.

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  • 3. 

    The Life Safety Code ___.

    • A.

      Is too often ignored by states

    • B.

      Must be used in every state

    • C.

      Is fully voluntary for cities and counties

    • D.

      Has the effect of law in most states

    Correct Answer
    D. Has the effect of law in most states
    Explanation
    The Life Safety Code has the effect of law in most states, meaning that it is legally binding and must be followed. This code sets standards for building design, construction, and maintenance in order to ensure the safety of occupants. While it may not be enforceable in every state, it carries legal weight in the majority of states, making compliance mandatory.

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  • 4. 

    An employee hearing the fire code phrase must ___.

    • A.

      Exit the facility

    • B.

      Help fellow employees as needed

    • C.

      Go to his station

    • D.

      As nearby persons where the fire is located

    Correct Answer
    C. Go to his station
    Explanation
    When an employee hears the fire code phrase, they must go to their station. This implies that the employee has a specific designated area or position where they need to be during a fire emergency. It is important for employees to follow this instruction as it ensures that everyone is accounted for and in a safe location during a fire incident. Going to their station also allows for better coordination and communication among employees and emergency responders.

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  • 5. 

    Under the Life Safety Code, movement of infirm patients to safe areas or the exterior is ___ in fire drills.

    • A.

      Required

    • B.

      Not required

    • C.

      At the option of the local fire chief

    • D.

      Optional

    Correct Answer
    B. Not required
    Explanation
    Under the Life Safety Code, movement of infirm patients to safe areas or the exterior is not required in fire drills. This means that during fire drills, facilities are not obligated to physically move infirm patients to safe areas or outside of the building. However, it is still important for facilities to have plans in place to ensure the safety of these patients in the event of a real fire emergency.

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  • 6. 

    On discovery of fire involving a person, personnel shall immediately ___.

    • A.

      Assist the person

    • B.

      Transmit a fire alarm

    • C.

      Aid the person and call aloud "fire"

    • D.

      Aid the person while calling aloud an established code phrase

    Correct Answer
    D. Aid the person while calling aloud an established code phrase
    Explanation
    In the event of a person discovering fire, it is important for personnel to assist the person in need while simultaneously alerting others about the fire. This can be done by calling aloud an established code phrase, which is a pre-determined phrase used to quickly communicate the presence of a fire. By doing so, personnel can ensure that immediate aid is provided to the person in danger while also notifying others about the fire, allowing for prompt action to be taken to control and extinguish the fire.

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  • 7. 

    Basic action required of health care facility personnel are ___.

    • A.

      Removal of directly involved occupants

    • B.

      Transmission of an alarm signal

    • C.

      Confinement of the effects of the fire

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The basic action required of health care facility personnel includes the removal of directly involved occupants, transmission of an alarm signal, and confinement of the effects of the fire. These actions are necessary to ensure the safety and well-being of the occupants and to minimize the potential damage caused by the fire. By removing the occupants from the immediate danger, alerting others to the fire through alarm signals, and containing the fire's effects, health care facility personnel can effectively respond to and manage the fire incident.

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  • 8. 

    Often the most dangerous element threatening patient safety is ___.

    • A.

      Unavailability of correct type of extinguisher

    • B.

      Slow thinking responses by personnel

    • C.

      Smoke inhalation

    • D.

      First and second-degree burns

    Correct Answer
    C. Smoke inhalation
    Explanation
    Smoke inhalation can be the most dangerous element threatening patient safety because it can lead to various serious health issues. Inhaling smoke can cause respiratory problems, such as difficulty breathing, coughing, and wheezing. It can also lead to lung damage, carbon monoxide poisoning, and even death. Smoke inhalation can be particularly harmful in situations like fires, where the smoke is filled with toxic chemicals and gases. Therefore, it is crucial to address smoke inhalation promptly to ensure the safety and well-being of patients.

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  • 9. 

    Smoking by residents designated as "not responsible" ___.

    • A.

      Is permitted for the terminally ill

    • B.

      Must be closely supervised

    • C.

      Is prohibited

    • D.

      Must be in a safe area

    Correct Answer
    C. Is prohibited
    Explanation
    Residents designated as "not responsible" are not allowed to smoke. This suggests that these individuals may have a condition or behavior that makes them unfit to smoke safely or responsibly. Therefore, smoking is prohibited for them to ensure their well-being and the safety of others.

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  • 10. 

    The overall objective of the Life Safety Code for new health care occupancies is to ___.

    • A.

      Limit spread of a fire to the room of fire origin

    • B.

      Require sprinkler systems or their equivalent as applicable

    • C.

      Educate the public on correct fire procedures

    • D.

      Provide guidelines for the local fire chief

    Correct Answer
    A. Limit spread of a fire to the room of fire origin
    Explanation
    The overall objective of the Life Safety Code for new health care occupancies is to limit the spread of a fire to the room of fire origin. This means that the code aims to prevent the fire from spreading beyond the room where it started, which helps to protect the occupants of the building and minimize damage. By implementing measures such as fire-resistant construction materials, fire doors, and proper fire containment systems, the code ensures that fires are contained and do not pose a significant threat to the entire building.

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  • 11. 

    Facility personnel that shall be instructed in the use of and response to fire alarm include ___.

    • A.

      Nursing staff

    • B.

      All staff having patient contact

    • C.

      Nursing and dietary staff

    • D.

      All personnel

    Correct Answer
    D. All personnel
    Explanation
    All personnel should be instructed in the use of and response to fire alarms because in the event of a fire, everyone in the facility needs to be aware of the proper procedures to ensure the safety of themselves and others. It is important for all staff members, including nursing staff, dietary staff, and those who have patient contact, to be trained in order to effectively respond to fire alarms and minimize potential risks and damages.

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  • 12. 

    When a facility locks exits, it must ___.

    • A.

      Hire additional staff

    • B.

      Use special locks

    • C.

      Get permission from the local fire marshal

    • D.

      Maintain adequate staff to release locks

    Correct Answer
    D. Maintain adequate staff to release locks
    Explanation
    When a facility locks exits, it must maintain adequate staff to release locks. This means that there should always be enough staff members available to unlock the exits in case of an emergency or evacuation. This is important to ensure the safety of the individuals inside the facility, as locked exits can pose a serious risk in emergency situations. Hiring additional staff, using special locks, or getting permission from the local fire marshal may not directly address the need to have enough staff to release the locks when necessary.

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  • 13. 

    A material that, in the form in which it is used, will not aid combustion or add appreciable heat to spreading fire is defined as ___.

    • A.

      Fire-resistant

    • B.

      Fire-coded

    • C.

      Noncombustible

    • D.

      Combustible

    Correct Answer
    C. Noncombustible
    Explanation
    Noncombustible is the correct answer because it refers to a material that does not aid combustion or contribute significant heat to a spreading fire. This means that when exposed to fire, the material will not catch fire or add fuel to the flames, helping to prevent the fire from spreading further. Fire-resistant materials may still aid combustion or add heat, while fire-coded materials are not a recognized term in fire safety. Combustible materials, on the other hand, are those that can catch fire and burn easily.

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  • 14. 

    In determining occupant loads in exit requirements, the actual expected count or a projection using ___ square feet of floor space in sleeping areas and ___ square feet of floor space in treatment areas shall be used.

    • A.

      120 240

    • B.

      100 200

    • C.

      220 440

    • D.

      440 640

    Correct Answer
    A. 120 240
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 120 and 240. In determining occupant loads in exit requirements, the actual expected count or a projection using 120 square feet of floor space in sleeping areas and 240 square feet of floor space in treatment areas shall be used.

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  • 15. 

    Handrails clearance from the wall must be at least ___.

    • A.

      1 hand wide

    • B.

      6 inches

    • C.

      1 and one-half inches

    • D.

      8 inches

    Correct Answer
    C. 1 and one-half inches
    Explanation
    Handrails clearance from the wall must be at least 1 and one-half inches. This is important to ensure that there is enough space for a person's hand to comfortably grip the handrail while also allowing for easy movement along the handrail. A clearance of 1 and one-half inches provides a sufficient gap between the handrail and the wall to accommodate a hand without being too narrow or too wide.

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  • 16. 

    The purpose of smokeproof towers is to ___.

    • A.

      Limit infiltration of heat, smoke, and fire gases

    • B.

      Contain construction costs

    • C.

      Improve the visual appeal of the building

    • D.

      Totally eliminate smoke and gases

    Correct Answer
    A. Limit infiltration of heat, smoke, and fire gases
    Explanation
    Smokeproof towers are designed to limit the infiltration of heat, smoke, and fire gases within a building. These towers act as barriers to prevent the spread of smoke and gases from one area to another, thus containing the potential damage caused by a fire. By limiting the infiltration, smokeproof towers help to protect occupants and provide a safe evacuation route. They play a crucial role in fire safety and are an essential feature in buildings to prevent the rapid spread of fire and its associated hazards.

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  • 17. 

    The National Safety Council has suggested slopes of 7 to 20 degrees for a ____.

    • A.

      Stairway

    • B.

      Stairway and landings

    • C.

      Stairway and ramp

    • D.

      Ramp

    Correct Answer
    B. Stairway and landings
    Explanation
    The National Safety Council has recommended slopes of 7 to 20 degrees for a stairway and landings. This suggests that the incline of the stairs should not be too steep or too shallow, as it could pose a safety risk. By providing a range of acceptable slopes, the National Safety Council acknowledges that there is some flexibility in designing stairways, but it is important to ensure that they are within this range to ensure safe and comfortable use.

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  • 18. 

    Aisles, corridors, and ramps used for exit must be at least ___ in width, clear, and unobstructed.

    • A.

      8 feet

    • B.

      3 feet

    • C.

      Within residents' ability to move

    • D.

      Reasonably wide

    Correct Answer
    A. 8 feet
    Explanation
    Aisles, corridors, and ramps used for exit must be at least 8 feet in width, clear, and unobstructed. This ensures that there is enough space for people to move freely and quickly during an emergency evacuation. A wider width also allows for better accessibility for individuals with mobility aids or disabilities. Additionally, a clear and unobstructed pathway ensures that there are no obstacles or hazards that could impede the safe exit of individuals.

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  • 19. 

    Travel distance within a room to an exit must not exceed ___.

    • A.

      25 yards

    • B.

      50 feet

    • C.

      Good judgment

    • D.

      Local fire marshal rules

    Correct Answer
    B. 50 feet
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 50 feet because it is a standard safety guideline that the travel distance within a room to an exit should not exceed this distance. This ensures that people can evacuate quickly and safely in case of an emergency. It is important to follow these guidelines to prevent any hindrances or delays during an evacuation.

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  • 20. 

    Each floor or fire section of the facility shall have at least ___ located ___ from each other.

    • A.

      Three exits / remotely

    • B.

      Two exits / remotely

    • C.

      Two ramps / away

    • D.

      Three ramps / remotely

    Correct Answer
    B. Two exits / remotely
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Two exits / remotely". This means that each floor or fire section of the facility should have at least two exits, which are located remotely from each other. This ensures that there are multiple ways for people to exit the facility in case of a fire or emergency. Having two exits located remotely from each other also helps to prevent congestion and allows for a more efficient evacuation process.

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  • 21. 

    Travel distance from within any patient room to an exit access must not exceed ___.

    • A.

      50 Feet

    • B.

      75 Feet

    • C.

      100 Feet

    • D.

      200 Feet

    Correct Answer
    D. 200 Feet
    Explanation
    The travel distance from within any patient room to an exit access must not exceed 200 feet. This means that in the event of an emergency, patients should be able to reach a safe exit within a reasonable distance. This requirement ensures that patients can evacuate quickly and efficiently, reducing the risk of injury or harm. It also allows emergency responders to access patient rooms in a timely manner.

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  • 22. 

    Illumination of the means of egress must be continuous and must provide at least ___ foot-candle(s) measured at the ___.

    • A.

      1 Floor

    • B.

      2 Railings

    • C.

      1 Railing

    • D.

      2 Floor

    Correct Answer
    A. 1 Floor
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1 foot-candle measured at the floor. This means that the illumination of the means of egress, such as hallways, staircases, and exits, must be continuous and provide a minimum of 1 foot-candle of light at the floor level. This ensures that people can safely navigate and exit the building in case of an emergency.

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  • 23. 

    The emergency lighting system must provide power ____.

    • A.

      Automatically

    • B.

      With a minimum of operations

    • C.

      From each nursing station

    • D.

      From a switch in the administrator's office

    Correct Answer
    A. Automatically
    Explanation
    The emergency lighting system must provide power automatically in order to ensure that it functions without the need for manual intervention. This ensures that the lights will turn on automatically during a power outage or emergency situation, providing illumination and aiding in the safe evacuation of the building.

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  • 24. 

    Exit signs must be placed so that a person is never more than ___ from the nearest exit sign.

    • A.

      50 Feet

    • B.

      100 Feet

    • C.

      150 Feet

    • D.

      200 Feet

    Correct Answer
    B. 100 Feet
    Explanation
    Exit signs must be placed so that a person is never more than 100 feet from the nearest exit sign. This requirement ensures that in case of an emergency or evacuation, individuals can easily locate the nearest exit and safely exit the building. By having exit signs placed within a 100-foot radius, people can quickly identify the direction they need to go to reach safety. This distance helps to minimize confusion and potential delays during emergency situations, ultimately enhancing the overall safety of the building occupants.

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  • 25. 

    Corridors throughout patient sleeping areas must have ___.

    • A.

      Automatic smoke detection systems

    • B.

      9 feet in clearance

    • C.

      Well decorated walls

    • D.

      Smooth surfaces

    Correct Answer
    A. Automatic smoke detection systems
    Explanation
    In order to ensure the safety of patients, corridors throughout patient sleeping areas must have automatic smoke detection systems. This is important as smoke detection systems can quickly detect the presence of smoke and alert the necessary authorities, allowing for a prompt response to any potential fire incidents. This helps to minimize the risk of harm to patients and staff and ensures a safe environment within the healthcare facility.

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  • 26. 

    A supervised automatic sprinkler system ___.

    • A.

      Is advised

    • B.

      Should be installed

    • C.

      Is a luxury for the average nursing facility

    • D.

      Is required

    Correct Answer
    D. Is required
    Explanation
    A supervised automatic sprinkler system is required in order to ensure the safety of the nursing facility and its occupants. This system helps to detect and suppress fires in a timely manner, minimizing the potential damage and risk to life. It is a necessary precautionary measure to comply with safety regulations and protect the facility from fire hazards.

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  • 27. 

    Short persons must be able to reach ___.

    • A.

      Fire extinguishers

    • B.

      Door stops

    • C.

      Top shelves

    • D.

      Top of bureaus

    Correct Answer
    A. Fire extinguishers
    Explanation
    Short persons must be able to reach fire extinguishers because in the event of a fire, everyone should have access to a fire extinguisher regardless of their height. Being able to reach the fire extinguisher quickly and easily is crucial for their safety and the safety of others.

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  • 28. 

    A fixed, regularly serviced, automatic fire extinguishing system in nursing home kitchens over the cook stoves is ___.

    • A.

      Required

    • B.

      Permitted in most states

    • C.

      Highly recommended

    • D.

      Optional

    Correct Answer
    A. Required
    Explanation
    A fixed, regularly serviced, automatic fire extinguishing system in nursing home kitchens over the cook stoves is required. This means that it is mandatory for nursing home kitchens to have this type of fire extinguishing system in place. It is necessary to ensure the safety of the residents and staff in case of a fire emergency.

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  • 29. 

    Every building shall have a/an ___ operated fire alarm system that shall be ___ supervised.

    • A.

      Sprinkler continuously

    • B.

      Automatic continuously

    • C.

      Simultaneously countinuously

    • D.

      Manually electronically

    Correct Answer
    D. Manually electronically
    Explanation
    Every building is required to have a fire alarm system that is operated manually and supervised electronically. This means that the system can be activated manually by individuals in the building when there is a fire emergency, and it is continuously monitored and supervised electronically to ensure its proper functioning. This combination of manual operation and electronic supervision ensures that the fire alarm system is reliable and effective in alerting occupants and authorities in case of a fire.

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  • 30. 

    Every story used by patients must be divided into ___.

    • A.

      Four smoke compartments

    • B.

      Equal spaces

    • C.

      Two smoke compartments

    • D.

      Five smoke compartments

    Correct Answer
    C. Two smoke compartments
    Explanation
    In order to ensure the safety and well-being of patients, every story used must be divided into two smoke compartments. This division helps to prevent the spread of smoke in case of a fire, allowing for a safe evacuation and minimizing the risk of harm to patients. By dividing the space into two smoke compartments, the spread of smoke can be contained, providing a safer environment for patients and staff.

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  • 31. 

    Every story with 50 or more occupants must be divided into at least ___.

    • A.

      Six rooms

    • B.

      Two smoke compartments

    • C.

      Two nursing stations responsibilities

    • D.

      Four smoke compartments

    Correct Answer
    B. Two smoke compartments
    Explanation
    In order to ensure the safety and well-being of the occupants, it is necessary for every story with 50 or more occupants to be divided into at least two smoke compartments. Smoke compartments are designated areas within a building that are separated by fire-resistant walls and doors, helping to contain smoke and prevent its spread in case of a fire. By dividing the building into multiple smoke compartments, the risk of smoke inhalation and the spread of fire can be minimized, allowing for a safer evacuation and potential rescue operations.

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  • 32. 

    Extinguishers should be checked ___ by the fire department and recharged and services ___ by a qualified person.

    • A.

      Monthly Monthly

    • B.

      Monthly Quarterly

    • C.

      Monthly Annually

    • D.

      Quarterly Annually

    Correct Answer
    D. Quarterly Annually
    Explanation
    Extinguishers should be checked quarterly by the fire department and recharged and serviced annually by a qualified person. This ensures that the extinguishers are regularly inspected for any issues or damage and are properly maintained to function effectively in case of a fire emergency. The quarterly checks by the fire department help to identify any immediate concerns, while the annual recharge and service by a qualified person ensure that the extinguishers are fully functional and ready to use if needed.

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  • 33. 

    Doors protecting corridor openings must be made of 1 3/4 inches solid bonded core wood or constructed to resist fire for at least ___ minutes.

    • A.

      10

    • B.

      20

    • C.

      60

    • D.

      45

    Correct Answer
    B. 20
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 20 because doors protecting corridor openings need to be able to resist fire for a certain amount of time in order to provide a barrier and prevent the spread of fire. A door made of 1 3/4 inches solid bonded core wood or constructed to resist fire for at least 20 minutes would meet the necessary safety requirements.

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  • 34. 

    Each patient room must have an outside window or door.  If a window, it ___.

    • A.

      Must be at least 2 feet by 4 feet

    • B.

      Must have a latch on it

    • C.

      Need not be operable

    • D.

      Must be thermopane

    Correct Answer
    C. Need not be operable
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Need not be operable." This means that the window in each patient room does not have to be able to open or close. It can be a fixed window that cannot be opened. This requirement ensures that there is a source of natural light and ventilation in each room, but it does not necessarily need to be functional for opening or closing.

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  • 35. 

    For changes in level:  up to 1/4 inch is ___, between 1/4 and 1/2 inch ___ is required, and over 1/2 inch must meet ___ requirements.

    • A.

      Permissible/beveled edge/ramp

    • B.

      Ignored/curved edge/grade

    • C.

      Permitted/sharp edge/ramp

    • D.

      Required/rounded edge/grade

    Correct Answer
    A. Permissible/beveled edge/ramp
    Explanation
    For changes in level, up to 1/4 inch is permissible, between 1/4 and 1/2 inch beveled edge is required, and over 1/2 inch must meet ramp requirements. This means that any change in level up to 1/4 inch is allowed, but for changes between 1/4 and 1/2 inch, a beveled edge is necessary to ensure smooth transition. Any change in level over 1/2 inch must be a ramp that meets specific requirements to accommodate accessibility and safety standards.

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  • 36. 

    On any given flight of stairs, riser heights, and tread widths must be ___.

    • A.

      Uniform

    • B.

      Appropriate

    • C.

      Approved

    • D.

      Cleared with the architect

    Correct Answer
    A. Uniform
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Uniform." On any given flight of stairs, the riser heights and tread widths must be uniform, meaning they should be consistent and the same for each step. This is important for safety reasons, as it helps to ensure that individuals walking up or down the stairs can maintain a steady and predictable stride. If the riser heights and tread widths are not uniform, it can lead to tripping hazards and potential accidents.

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  • 37. 

    High forward reach limit is generally ___.

    • A.

      5 feet

    • B.

      6 feet

    • C.

      48 inches

    • D.

      Up to the facility to determine

    Correct Answer
    C. 48 inches
    Explanation
    The high forward reach limit is generally 48 inches. This means that when reaching forward, the maximum distance a person can comfortably reach is 48 inches or 4 feet. This limit is often used in design and safety regulations to ensure that objects or equipment are within reach and easily accessible for individuals.

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  • 38. 

    Minimum width for two wheelchairs to pass is ___ inches.

    • A.

      40

    • B.

      60

    • C.

      72

    • D.

      82

    Correct Answer
    B. 60
    Explanation
    The minimum width for two wheelchairs to pass is 60 inches. This means that in order for two wheelchairs to pass each other comfortably without any obstruction, there needs to be a minimum width of 60 inches available.

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  • 39. 

    Side reach should be between ___ inches off the floor.

    • A.

      9 and 54

    • B.

      20 and 40

    • C.

      60 and 70

    • D.

      12 and 24

    Correct Answer
    A. 9 and 54
    Explanation
    The side reach should be between 9 and 54 inches off the floor. This range ensures that objects or equipment placed within this height can be easily accessed and reached by individuals without straining or overextending themselves. It also promotes proper ergonomics and reduces the risk of injury or accidents while reaching for items at different heights.

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  • 40. 

    Handrails must extend at least ___ inches beyond a ramp or stair and be parallel to the floor or ground surface.

    • A.

      4

    • B.

      6

    • C.

      8

    • D.

      12

    Correct Answer
    D. 12
    Explanation
    Handrails must extend at least 12 inches beyond a ramp or stair and be parallel to the floor or ground surface. This is because having a longer extension provides better stability and support for individuals using the ramp or stairs. It ensures that there is ample space for individuals to grip the handrail comfortably and securely while ascending or descending the ramp or stairs. Additionally, the parallel alignment of the handrail to the floor or ground surface allows for a consistent and continuous support system throughout the entire length of the ramp or stairs.

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  • 41. 

    The generally specified maximum pounds of pressure required to operate doors, windows, and so on, is ___.

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      3

    • C.

      5

    • D.

      10

    Correct Answer
    C. 5
    Explanation
    The generally specified maximum pounds of pressure required to operate doors, windows, and so on, is 5. This means that in most cases, a maximum force of 5 pounds is recommended to open or close doors, windows, and similar objects. This specification ensures that these items can be easily and safely operated by most individuals without exerting excessive force.

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  • 42. 

    Automatic doors and power-assisted doors should by slow-opening and low-powered, not opening back to back faster than ___ seconds nor with a force of more than ___ pounds.

    • A.

      3/15

    • B.

      5/20

    • C.

      10/30

    • D.

      15/45

    Correct Answer
    A. 3/15
    Explanation
    Automatic doors and power-assisted doors should be slow-opening and low-powered to ensure safety for users. This means that they should not open back to back faster than 3 seconds nor with a force of more than 15 pounds. This allows for a controlled and gentle opening and closing of the doors, reducing the risk of accidents or injuries.

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  • 43. 

    Grab bars located between ___ and ___ inches high must be provided for toilets on the side and back walls.

    • A.

      33/36

    • B.

      30/40

    • C.

      20/40

    • D.

      25/45

    Correct Answer
    A. 33/36
    Explanation
    Grab bars located between 33 and 36 inches high must be provided for toilets on the side and back walls. This height range ensures that individuals can easily reach and hold onto the grab bars for support and stability while using the toilet. Installing grab bars at this height helps to prevent accidents and falls, particularly for individuals with mobility issues or disabilities. It also ensures compliance with accessibility standards and regulations.

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  • 44. 

    Grab bars and handrails are to be ___ to ___ inches in diameter or width, with ___ inches space between handrail and wall, and a sheer stress point of ___ pounds or greater.

    • A.

      1,2,2,200

    • B.

      1 1/4, 1 1/2, 1 1/2, 250

    • C.

      2,4,6,500

    • D.

      4,4,6,600

    Correct Answer
    B. 1 1/4, 1 1/2, 1 1/2, 250
    Explanation
    Grab bars and handrails are typically required to be a certain diameter or width in order to provide a secure grip for individuals using them. The correct answer choice of 1 1/4, 1 1/2, 1 1/2, 250 indicates that the grab bars and handrails should have a diameter or width of 1 1/4 inches, with a space of 1 1/2 inches between the handrail and the wall. Additionally, they should have a sheer stress point of 250 pounds or greater, meaning they should be able to withstand that amount of force without breaking or failing.

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  • 45. 

    The maximum allowable emergency alarm level is ___ decibels.

    • A.

      60

    • B.

      80

    • C.

      100

    • D.

      120

    Correct Answer
    D. 120
    Explanation
    The maximum allowable emergency alarm level is 120 decibels. This means that any emergency alarm should not exceed this level of sound intensity. It is important to have a high enough decibel level for emergency alarms to ensure that they can be heard in noisy environments and alert individuals to potential dangers or emergencies.

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  • 46. 

    The general requirement for knee clearance under tables, work surfaces, sinks, and lavatories is ___.

    • A.

      10 inches

    • B.

      19 inches

    • C.

      1 foot

    • D.

      2 feet

    Correct Answer
    B. 19 inches
    Explanation
    The general requirement for knee clearance under tables, work surfaces, sinks, and lavatories is 19 inches. This is the standard measurement that allows for comfortable access and use of these surfaces for individuals who use wheelchairs or have limited mobility. It provides enough space for a person's knees and legs to fit comfortably underneath, ensuring accessibility and inclusivity.

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  • 47. 

    Title 7 of the civil rights act of 1964 prohibited employers from discriminating on the basis of ___.

    • A.

      All of the below

    • B.

      Race

    • C.

      Color

    • D.

      Sex

    Correct Answer
    A. All of the below
    Explanation
    Title 7 of the civil rights act of 1964 prohibited employers from discriminating on the basis of race, color, and sex. This means that employers are legally prohibited from making employment decisions such as hiring, firing, promotions, and pay based on these factors. The act was a significant step towards ensuring equal opportunities and fair treatment in the workplace for all individuals, regardless of their race, color, or sex.

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  • 48. 

    In 1935, a major labor group emerged called the ___.

    • A.

      CIO (Congress of Industrial Organizations)

    • B.

      AFL (American Federation of Labor)

    • C.

      AFL-CIO

    • D.

      National Unions Group

    Correct Answer
    A. CIO (Congress of Industrial Organizations)
    Explanation
    The correct answer is CIO (Congress of Industrial Organizations). In 1935, the CIO was formed as a major labor group. It was created as a result of a split from the AFL (American Federation of Labor) due to disagreements over organizing industrial workers. The CIO aimed to represent workers in various industries and played a significant role in organizing and advocating for the rights of industrial workers during that time.

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  • 49. 

    By 1947, unions represented about 31% of the workforce.  In 1990, union membership represented about ___% of the total work force.

    • A.

      8

    • B.

      16

    • C.

      30

    • D.

      40

    Correct Answer
    B. 16
    Explanation
    The question asks for the percentage of union membership in the total workforce in 1990. The information given is that unions represented about 31% of the workforce in 1947. Since the question is asking for the percentage in 1990, it can be inferred that the percentage would have decreased over time. Therefore, the most reasonable answer is 16%, which is lower than the 31% in 1947.

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  • 50. 

    The Taft-Hartley Act prohibited managers from ___.

    • A.

      Giving tenure to employees to discourage unionization

    • B.

      Giving wage increases to discourage unionization

    • C.

      Firing employees who give testimony under the Wagner Act

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The Taft-Hartley Act, passed in 1947, was a labor law that aimed to regulate the relationship between labor unions and employers. It included provisions that prohibited managers from giving tenure to employees to discourage unionization, giving wage increases to discourage unionization, and firing employees who give testimony under the Wagner Act. These provisions were seen as measures to limit the power and influence of labor unions in the workplace. Therefore, the correct answer is "All of the above."

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