Residence Hall Fire Safety Standards And Regulations! Trivia Questions Quiz

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Residence Hall Fire Safety Standards And Regulations! Trivia Questions Quiz

Below is a Residence Hall Fire Safety Standards and Regulations Trivia Questions Quiz. It is designed to assess your knowledge of fire safety policies and procedures at SMU. Answers to these questions can be found in the Student Handbook (Fire Safety Guideline), the Fire Safety brochure, and from information provided during your first floor/community meeting. Give it a try!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In what residence hall/community do you live?
  • 2. 
    Select the item(s) below that are prohibited in your room/apartment. There may be more than one correct answer.
    • A. 

      2-Pronged extension cords

    • B. 

      Multi-plug outlets (including appliances with multiple outlets; lamps, vanity mirrors, etc.)

    • C. 

      Lava lamps

    • D. 

      Any form of a plug in air freshener or vaporizer

    • E. 

      Hot air popcorn poppers

  • 3. 
    Safety & Maintenance Inspections are conducted at least how many times each semester by University staff and/or the University Park Fire Marshal?
    • A. 

      Once per semester

    • B. 

      Twice per semester

  • 4. 
    The initial fine assessed for a violation is:
    • A. 

      $250

    • B. 

      $100

    • C. 

      $150

    • D. 

      $75

  • 5. 
    Select the violation(s) below that are punishable by law. There may be more than one correct answer.
    • A. 

      Discharging or removing a fire extinguisher

    • B. 

      Exiting out of a designated exit door during a fire drill

    • C. 

      Removing or covering smoke/heat detectors

    • D. 

      Evacuating when the fire alarm sounds

    • E. 

      Disabling the fire alarm system

  • 6. 
    Select the statement(s) below that are true. There may be more than one correct answer.
    • A. 

      If alcohol is found in my room/apartment, I will be documented if I am under 21.

    • B. 

      It is a violation to have 2 surge protectors plugged into each other.

    • C. 

      If I attend a fire safety class, 50% of my fine will be reduced.

    • D. 

      Christmas trees are permitted in the residence halls.

    • E. 

      Empty alcohol containers/paraphernalia used as decoration are okay to have in my room/apartment if I am under 21.

  • 7. 
    When an alarm sounds, what should I do?
    • A. 

      Proceed to my building’s assembly area

    • B. 

      Stay in my room

    • C. 

      Jump out of the window

    • D. 

      Use the elevator

  • 8. 
    If I have questions about the fire safety inspection/process, whom should I contact? There may be more than one correct answer.
    • A. 

      My Parents

    • B. 

      The Dean’s Office

    • C. 

      My Residence Hall/Community Director

    • D. 
    • E. 

      Residence Life & Student Housing Main Office, 214-768-2407

  • 9. 
    Prohibited items may be a violation, even if not in use.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Select the item(s) below that are examples of items that are a violation when left plugged in and unattended. There may be more than one correct answer.
    • A. 

      Clothes Irons

    • B. 

      Curling Irons

    • C. 

      Hair Straighteners

    • D. 

      Curlers

    • E. 

      Coffee Pots

  • 11. 
    If neither I nor my roommate/suitemate take responsibility for the violation(s), then no one is responsible for the charges.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    The list of prohibited items is subject to change at any time and will be communicated by official postings in the residential communities.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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