Technical Theatre Safety Exam! Trivia Quiz

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  • 1. 

    To protect yourself during backstage shop work, you should

    • A.

      Wear gloves

    • B.

      Wash hands frequently

    • C.

      Keep sleeves rolled up

    • D.

      All of these

    • E.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    D. All of these
    Explanation
    Take all needed safety precautions.

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  • 2. 

    A class "B" fire involves

    • A.

      Paper

    • B.

      Electrical wiring

    • C.

      Wood

    • D.

      Grease

    Correct Answer
    D. Grease
    Explanation
    Type "B" fires are liquid or grease fires.

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  • 3. 

    A theater company should discuss and practice procedures for all of these except

    • A.

      Painting and preparing ladders

    • B.

      Operation of power tools

    • C.

      Evacuation in case of fire

    • D.

      Use of the fire extinguisher

    Correct Answer
    A. Painting and preparing ladders
    Explanation
    A theater company should discuss and practice procedures for the operation of power tools, evacuation in case of fire, and the use of the fire extinguisher. These are important safety measures that need to be followed in order to ensure the well-being of the staff and audience in case of emergencies. However, painting and preparing ladders does not pose a significant safety risk and may not require specific procedures to be discussed and practiced.

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  • 4. 

    The distance between the base of a straight ladder and the wall it leans on should be

    • A.

      No more than three feet

    • B.

      One foot

    • C.

      One fourth the length of the ladder

    • D.

      One third the length of the ladder

    Correct Answer
    C. One fourth the length of the ladder
    Explanation
    OSHA standards specify that a ladder placed against a wall should be seperated at the base a distance of 1/4 the length of the ladder.

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  • 5. 

    Loose-fitting clothing should be worn while using power equipment True or False?.

    Correct Answer
    False
    Explanation
    It could get cought in the equipment that you are working with.

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  • 6. 

    Hard hats should be worn when rigging lighting equipment.  (True/False)

    Correct Answer
    True
    Explanation
    It prevents head injury.

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  • 7. 

    All exit doors should be unlocked and able to be opened readily from inside. (True/False)

    Correct Answer
    True
    Explanation
    According to OSHA standards all exit doors should be accessable and clear.

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  • 8. 

    Rags, papers, and clothing saturated with flammable liquids should be discarded outside rather than inside. (True/False)

    Correct Answer
    True
    Explanation
    If the rags are left inside they can catch fire, fumes from the rags are flammable, and can be harmful when inhaled.

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  • 9. 

    Nonskid safety feet should be installed on any straight ladder.  (True/False)

    Correct Answer
    True
    Explanation
    To prevent people from slipping and falling off ladders.

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  • 10. 

    You should brush away any wood chips or sawdust while cutting wood. (True/False)

    Correct Answer
    Explanation
    Its dangerous to put your hands in the way of a power tool that is on.

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  • 11. 

    The blade in the table saw should be recessed when not in use. (True/False)

    Correct Answer
    True
    Explanation
    This will help prevent any accidental contact with the blade.

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  • 12. 

    "Heads up!"  is the emergency call for falling objects. (True/False)

    Correct Answer
    False
    Explanation
    The emergency call for falling objects is clear the stage.

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  • 13. 

    When loading and unloading heavy stage furniture, everyone should remain silent. (True/False)

    Correct Answer
    True
    Explanation
    Excessive talking can cause accidents on stage.

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  • 14. 

    The grid crew should empty their pockets before going to the grid. (True/False)

    Correct Answer
    True
    Explanation
    Objects could easily fall out of your pocket and hurt someone.

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  • 15. 

    Scenery and lights should be attached to the batten only after the arbor is loaded.

    Correct Answer
    False
    Explanation
    Loading the batton first would cause the batten to be arbor heavy leading to a very unsafe situation. Weights should be added after all lights are added.

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  • 16. 

    If the grid crew must take tools to the grid; tools should be tied or secured to the worker. (True/False)

    Correct Answer
    True
    Explanation
    This will prevent tools from being accidently dropped.

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  • 17. 

    Lighting instruments cannot shock anyone after the light board is turned off.(True/False)

    Correct Answer
    False
    Explanation
    This statement is false because lighting instruments can still hold an electrical charge even after the light board is turned off. Therefore, there is still a risk of getting shocked if proper precautions are not taken while handling lighting instruments.

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  • 18. 

    When stacking weights, the heavier weight should be on top. (True/False)

    Correct Answer
    False
    Explanation
    When stacking weights, the heavier weight should be at the bottom, not on top. This is because placing the heavier weight on top can cause instability and increase the risk of the stack toppling over. By placing the heavier weight at the bottom, the stack becomes more stable and less likely to fall.

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  • 19. 

    CPR should not be used on shock victims. (True/False)

    Correct Answer
    False
    Explanation
    CPR should not be used on shock victims. This statement is false. CPR, or cardiopulmonary resuscitation, is a life-saving technique that should be administered to individuals in cardiac arrest or experiencing a medical emergency. Shock victims may experience a sudden drop in blood pressure, leading to inadequate blood flow to vital organs. In such cases, CPR can help maintain blood circulation and increase the chances of survival until medical help arrives.

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  • 20. 

    Most paints and glues are free of toxic chemicals. (True/False)

    Correct Answer
    False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because most paints and glues do contain toxic chemicals. These chemicals can be harmful to human health if inhaled or ingested. It is important to handle paints and glues with caution and in well-ventilated areas to minimize exposure to these toxic substances.

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  • 21. 

    Powdered, oil based paints are best for painting sets. (True/False)

    Correct Answer
    Explanation
    Powdered, oil-based paints are best for painting sets because they provide a durable and long-lasting finish. The powdered form allows for easy mixing and customization of colors, while the oil-based formula ensures excellent adhesion to various surfaces. This type of paint also dries to a smooth and glossy finish, making it ideal for creating vibrant and professional-looking sets. Additionally, oil-based paints have a longer drying time, allowing for better blending and layering of colors. Overall, powdered, oil-based paints offer superior quality and versatility for painting sets.

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  • 22. 

    At tech rehearsals it is discovered that an extra extension cord is needed to operate a practical floor lamp.  Bethany makes sure that the entire length of the cord is taped along the stage floor.

    • A.

      Satisfactory behavior

    • B.

      Unsatisfactory behavior

    Correct Answer
    A. Satisfactory behavior
    Explanation
    The given behavior of Bethany, taping the entire length of the cord along the stage floor, is considered satisfactory. This action ensures that the cord is securely in place and will not pose a tripping hazard to anyone on the stage. By taking this precautionary measure, Bethany is demonstrating responsibility and prioritizing the safety of the performers and crew members.

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  • 23. 

    CeeCee needs to straighten a picture on one of the flats behind an armchair which is part of the set.  She stands on the chair and adjusts the picture.

    • A.

      Satisfactory behavior

    • B.

      Unsatisfactory behavior

    Correct Answer
    B. Unsatisfactory behavior
    Explanation
    Standing on a chair to adjust a picture is considered unsatisfactory behavior because it is unsafe and can potentially lead to accidents or injuries. It is important to use a suitable and stable platform, such as a ladder or step stool, to reach and adjust items at heights. Standing on furniture not designed for such purposes can damage the furniture and pose a risk to personal safety.

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  • 24. 

    Betsy's cousin is visiting.  Betsy is proud and very careful as she gives her cousin a tour of the theater, from the dressing rooms to the grid. 

    • A.

      Satisfactory behavior

    • B.

      Unsatisfactory behavior

    Correct Answer
    B. Unsatisfactory behavior
  • 25. 

    To make a realistic "fire" onstage, Eunice wads up a string of white christmas lights and covers the wad with orange and red paper to look like glowing coals.

    • A.

      Satisfactory behavior

    • B.

      Unsatisfactory behavior

    Correct Answer
    B. Unsatisfactory behavior
    Explanation
    The given answer "Unsatisfactory behavior" is correct because using a string of white Christmas lights covered with orange and red paper to create the illusion of glowing coals is not a safe or realistic way to simulate fire onstage. This method can be dangerous as the lights can overheat and cause a fire hazard. It is important to use proper stage props and techniques to create a realistic fire effect without compromising safety.

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  • 26. 

    While the crew is using power tools onstage to build flats, Binky, who is in the wings sewing a hem in her costume, puts on earmuffs to block out the noise.

    • A.

      Satisfactory behavior

    • B.

      Unsatisfactory behavior

    Correct Answer
    A. Satisfactory behavior
    Explanation
    The answer "Satisfactory behavior" is correct because Binky is taking appropriate action to block out the noise from the power tools by wearing earmuffs. This shows that she is considerate of her own comfort and is able to focus on her task of sewing the hem in her costume without being disturbed by the noise.

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  • 27. 

    Homer needs to clean the stage dust off his hands.  instead of going to the washroom, he pours a few drops of paint thinner into his palm and wipes it with a paper towel.

    • A.

      Satisfactory behavior

    • B.

      Unsatisfactory behavior

    Correct Answer
    B. Unsatisfactory behavior
    Explanation
    Pouring paint thinner on his hands instead of washing them with water and soap is considered unsatisfactory behavior because paint thinner is a chemical solvent that can be harmful if it comes into contact with the skin. It can cause skin irritation, dryness, and even chemical burns. It is important to use appropriate methods, such as washing with soap and water, to clean dirt and dust off the hands to maintain good hygiene and avoid any potential harm.

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  • 28. 

    Chelsea, working the light crew during dress rehearsal, notices Brittany, a member of the prop crew, in the opposite wing with her boyfriend.  The boyfriend lights a cigarette, and Chelsea sends Ben to tell him to put it out immediately or go outside.

    • A.

      Satisfactory behavior

    • B.

      Unsatisfactory behavior

    Correct Answer
    A. Satisfactory behavior
    Explanation
    Chelsea's action of sending Ben to tell Brittany's boyfriend to put out the cigarette immediately or go outside can be considered as satisfactory behavior. As a member of the light crew, Chelsea is responsible for ensuring the safety and smooth running of the dress rehearsal. Lighting a cigarette in an indoor setting can pose a fire hazard and is against the rules. By taking prompt action to address the situation, Chelsea demonstrates professionalism and a commitment to maintaining a safe environment for everyone involved in the rehearsal.

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  • 29. 

    Chelsea's boyfriend, muttering insults to Ben, goes outside through the rear exit.  Ben locks the door bedhind him.

    • A.

      Satisfactory behavior

    • B.

      Unsatisfactory behavior

    Correct Answer
    B. Unsatisfactory behavior
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Unsatisfactory behavior" because Chelsea's boyfriend is muttering insults to Ben, which is disrespectful and inappropriate. It shows a lack of consideration for others and is not a positive or acceptable way to communicate. Additionally, locking the door behind him could be seen as a hostile action, further indicating unsatisfactory behavior.

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  • 30. 

    When an off-balance batten flies towards the actors onstage, Jorge grabs the line with his hand and holds on to it

    • A.

      Satisfactory behavior

    • B.

      Unsatisfactory behavior

    Correct Answer
    B. Unsatisfactory behavior
    Explanation
    Jorge's action of grabbing the line and holding on to it when an off-balance batten flies towards the actors onstage is considered unsatisfactory behavior. This is because it is potentially dangerous and could lead to accidents or injuries. In such situations, it is important for actors to prioritize their safety and follow proper protocols, such as moving out of the way or alerting stage crew members. Holding on to a flying object can put oneself and others at risk, making it an unsatisfactory behavior.

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  • 31. 

    Kirby, his long-sleeved shirt unbuttoned at the cuffs, uses a large bandanna to shield his face from flying sawdust when he uses the power saw.

    • A.

      Satisfactory behavior

    • B.

      Unsatisfactory behavior

    Correct Answer
    B. Unsatisfactory behavior
    Explanation
    The given answer "Unsatisfactory behavior" is correct because Kirby is not following proper safety protocols while using the power saw. His long-sleeved shirt should be buttoned at the cuffs to prevent any loose fabric from getting caught in the saw, which could cause serious injury. Additionally, using a large bandanna to shield his face from sawdust is not an appropriate safety measure. He should be wearing proper safety goggles or a face shield to protect his eyes and face from potential hazards.

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  • 32. 

    Trey wears tennis shoes to avoid electric shock when using power tools.

    • A.

      Satisfactory behavior

    • B.

      Unsatisfactory behavior

    Correct Answer
    A. Satisfactory behavior
    Explanation
    The given answer "Satisfactory behavior" is correct because wearing tennis shoes to avoid electric shock when using power tools is a responsible and safe action. It shows that Trey is taking precautions to protect himself from potential harm and is following proper safety protocols. This behavior is satisfactory because it demonstrates a responsible attitude towards personal safety while working with power tools.

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  • 33. 

    After painting the sets for a school production, Patsy puts the spray can next to the paint thinner on an open shelf in the prop room.

    • A.

      Satisfactory behavior

    • B.

      Unsatisfactory behavior

    Correct Answer
    B. Unsatisfactory behavior
    Explanation
    Putting the spray can next to the paint thinner on an open shelf in the prop room is considered unsatisfactory behavior because it poses a safety risk. Spray cans contain pressurized contents that can be flammable or hazardous, and placing them near paint thinner increases the likelihood of accidents or spills. Proper storage and handling of potentially dangerous substances is crucial to maintain a safe environment, especially in a school production setting where there may be students or other individuals present.

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  • 34. 

    After making sure the lid is secure; Ethan carefully sets his coke cup next to the light board before turning on the lights.

    • A.

      Satisfactory behavior

    • B.

      Unsatisfactory behavior

    Correct Answer
    B. Unsatisfactory behavior
    Explanation
    Placing a coke cup next to the light board is considered unsatisfactory behavior because it poses a risk of spillage or damage to the equipment. The coke cup could accidentally be knocked over and spill onto the light board, causing damage to the electronics or creating a safety hazard. It is important to keep beverages away from sensitive equipment to ensure their proper functioning and avoid any accidents or damage.

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  • 35. 

    Sidney stands on top of a stepladder to replace a light bulb (after making sure the ladder is completely open before she steps on it), then tosses the burned- out bulb to Shulonda, asking her politely to throw it away.

    • A.

      Satisfactory behavior

    • B.

      Unsatisfactory behavior

    Correct Answer
    B. Unsatisfactory behavior
  • 36. 

    Kenny plugs in the Theater Department's CD player and feels a slight jolt.  Rubbing his hand, he notices the cord is torn and that a piece of the inside wire is exposed.  His hand feels OK.  What should he do?  Explain your answer.

  • 37. 

    Keisha has the lead in the musical.  In the dressing room on opening night she discovers she has forgotten her mascara.  Her best friend Ashley tells Keisha that she may borrow hers.  What should Keisha do?

  • 38. 

    Sandy gets an urgent phone call and you are told to find her immediately.  She is busy drilling holes in flat and she cannot hear you when you call her name.  Explain how you will go about getting her attention. 

  • 39. 

    Besides both being tragic disasters, what do the Iroquois Theater Fire and the sinking of the Titanic have in common?  What do both disasters teach us about safety precautions?

  • 40. 

    What is called when you need to move clear of the locking rail?

    • A.

      "Heads up!"

    • B.

      "Clear the stage!"

    • C.

      "Clear the rail!!"

    • D.

      "Rail clear!"

    • E.

      "Rail is safe!"

    Correct Answer
    C. "Clear the rail!!"
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Clear the rail!!". This phrase is used when there is a need to move away from the locking rail for safety reasons. It is a command to ensure that the rail is free from any obstructions or hazards, allowing for safe movement. The other options may be used in different contexts, but they do not specifically address the need to move away from the locking rail.

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  • 41. 

    What term is used when it is OK for a grid worker to begin loading/unloading?

    • A.

      "Rail clear!"

    • B.

      "Good to go!"

    • C.

      "Rail is safe!"

    • D.

      "Go ahead!"

    • E.

      "Clear the rail!"

    Correct Answer
    A. "Rail clear!"
    Explanation
    The term "Rail clear!" is used when it is OK for a grid worker to begin loading/unloading. This phrase indicates that the rail is free from any obstacles or dangers, ensuring a safe environment for the worker to proceed with their task.

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  • 42. 

    What warns you that scenic pieces are coming in?

    • A.

      "Incoming!"

    • B.

      "Thumbs up!"

    • C.

      "Heads up!"

    • D.

      "Look out!"

    • E.

      "Watch out!"

    Correct Answer
    C. "Heads up!"
    Explanation
    "Heads up!" is an expression commonly used to alert someone to be aware of something coming towards them. In this context, it is used to warn that scenic pieces are approaching. The phrase suggests that one should be prepared and ready to observe or react to the incoming scenery.

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  • 43. 

    When a grid worker has finished loading/unloading what term is used?

    • A.

      "Clear!"

    • B.

      "All done!"

    • C.

      "The area is secure!"

    • D.

      "All good!"

    • E.

      "Rail is safe!"

    Correct Answer
    E. "Rail is safe!"
    Explanation
    The term "Rail is safe!" is used when a grid worker has finished loading/unloading. This phrase indicates that the rail area is secure and there are no potential dangers or obstacles present. It serves as a signal to other workers or personnel that the task is completed and it is safe to proceed with other activities involving the rail.

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  • 44. 

    What is the emergency call for a falling object?

    • A.

      "Run!"

    • B.

      "Move!"

    • C.

      "Out of the way!"

    • D.

      "Clear the stage!"

    • E.

      "Clear the area!"

    Correct Answer
    D. "Clear the stage!"
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Clear the stage!" This is the appropriate emergency call for a falling object because it instructs people to evacuate the immediate area where the object is falling, ensuring their safety. "Run!", "Move!", "Out of the way!", and "Clear the area!" are also commands that indicate the need to move away from the falling object, but "Clear the stage!" specifically refers to a performance or event setting where a stage is present.

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