Survival First Aid Test

14 Questions
Survival Quizzes & Trivia

Test your knowledge with our wilderness first aid survival test. See how you'd fair in an emergency situation. Good luck and have fun!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      You have them put on another pair of socks and rest for a half hour.

    • B. 

      You remove their socks and shoes and re-heat their feet using warm water.

    • C. 

      You build a fire and have them put their feet near the fire to re-heat.

  • 2. 
    You have been hiking all day in the sun when your friend complains of a severe headache and begins mumbling incoherent sentences. What do you do?
    • A. 

      You move them into the shade, remove their clothing, elevate their feet and apply cold compresses to their armpits and groin.

    • B. 

      You move them into the shade, remove their clothing, elevate their feet and give them aspirin.

    • C. 

      You move them into the shade, remove their clothing and vigorously rub alcohol on their body.

  • 3. 
    Around the campfire one night you trip and badly burn the calf of your leg in the fire. What do you do?
    • A. 

      You use the lotions in your backpack to cool the burn then wrap it in a clean gauze dressing.

    • B. 

      You apply ice to the burn then wrap it in a clean gauze.

    • C. 

      You cool the burn using clean water or the burn gel from your first aid kit and wrap the burn in clean gauze.

  • 4. 
    A friend bangs their head during a bad fall. 20 minutes later you notice a slight bloody discharge coming from their ear. What do you do?
    • A. 

      You apply cold compresses to their head and rest for the remainder of the day.

    • B. 

      You apply a bandage to their ear and rest for the remainder of the day.

    • C. 

      You give them a pain reliever and wrap them in blankets to keep warm and rest for the remainder of the day.

  • 5. 
    Your hiking buddy has a major fall and injures their leg badly. The limb is disfigured and they are unable to place any weight on the leg. There is a pulse in the leg and it is warm. What do you do?
    • A. 

      You apply a tourniquet between the injury and the heart and call for help.

    • B. 

      You apply a splint above and below the injury and call for help.

    • C. 

      You hold your friend down and try to straighten the leg by pulling on it and then call for help.

  • 6. 
    Over the course of a long hike your friend as been sweating profusely and complaining of headaches. What do you do?
    • A. 

      You give them an aspirin and keep going, it’s just a little headache.

    • B. 

      You tell them to drink more water, you check for heat exhaustion and rest for a few minutes.

    • C. 

      You drop salt in water and have them sip on it, you check for signs of heat exhaustion and rest until the headache subsides.

  • 7. 
    You are hiking in cold weather only wearing a long sleeve shirt, you thought all that hiking would keep you warm. You begin to shiver uncontrollably, your fingertips are turning a pale blue and you are finding it hard to concentrate. What do you do?
    • A. 

      You decide to pick up the pace to heat up the body.

    • B. 

      You stop, get a fire going and bundle up in a sleeping bag or emergency blanket. You sip hot beverages until you start to feel better.

    • C. 

      You stop get a fire going and have a beer knowing that alcohol warms you up.

  • 8. 
    While hiking you mistakenly pick up a rock and are bitten by a snake on the hand. You don’t get a good look at the snake and you don’t have a snakebite kit with you. What do you do?
    • A. 

      You minimize movement, keep you hand below your heart, mark the edge of the swelling with a pen and send your friend for help.

    • B. 

      You have your friend cut an X over the wound and suck the poison out, you remain calm and keep your hand below your heart.

    • C. 

      You apply ice to the wound and take an aspirin for the pain. You remain calm and send your friend for help.

  • 9. 
    A game of impromptu leap frog on the trail has caused you to sprain your angle. What do you do?
    • A. 

      You take an aspirin, wrap the ankle and continue hiking.

    • B. 

      You apply a heat compress for the pain and decide to stay put for the day.

    • C. 

      You apply a cold compress for the first 24 hours to reduce swelling, elevate the foot and stay put until the pain subsides.

  • 10. 
    You have been hiking the parameter of a mountain lake in full sun. Your eyes are burning and tearing. You are seeing halos around objects and have a headache. What do you do?
    • A. 

      You bandage your eyes with cold compresses, take a pain reliever for the pain and rest until your vision returns to normal.

    • B. 

      You get your hat out of your pack, pull it down far over your eyes and continue hiking.

    • C. 

      You use eye drops, take a pain reliever for the pain and cover up with a hat and sunglasses.

  • 11. 
    On your first day hiking you take off your shoes and notice the inevitable blister on your heel. What do you do?
    • A. 

      You cut a hole in a piece of moleskin and secure it in place over the blister.

    • B. 

      You pick at the blister until it breaks and then pull of the skin to let it breath.

    • C. 

      You leave the blister alone. It will eventually harden and become a callus that is how you prevent blisters in the future.

  • 12. 
    You are stung by a bee while hiking and remove the stinger. 15 minutes later you notice you are having trouble catching your breath and your lips feel puffy. What do you do?
    • A. 

      You have never been allergic to stings in the past so you sit down with your friend and wait for it to pass.

    • B. 

      You take an aspirin, disinfect the sting site and call for help.

    • C. 

      You take the antihistamine in your first aid kit and call for help.

  • 13. 
    What is the ratio for adult CPR?
    • A. 

      2 breaths and 30 pumps

    • B. 

      5 breaths and 30 pumps

    • C. 

      2 breaths and 15 pumps

  • 14. 
    While cutting rope you slip and cut your arm near the wrist badly. Blood is pumping from the wound. What do you do?
    • A. 

      Elevate your arm and wait for the bleeding to stop.

    • B. 

      Apply direct pressure to the wound and elevate the arm.

    • C. 

      Apply a tourniquet between the wound and the heart.