Technical Theatre Safety Exam! Trivia Quiz

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Technical Theatre Safety Exam! Trivia Quiz


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    You should brush away any wood chips or sawdust while cutting wood. (True/False)
  • 2. 
    Powdered, oil based paints are best for painting sets. (True/False)
  • 3. 
    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.
  • 4. 
    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?
  • 5. 
    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. 
  • 6. 
    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?
  • 7. 
    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

  • 8. 
    A class "B" fire involves
    • A. 

      Paper

    • B. 

      Electrical wiring

    • C. 

      Wood

    • D. 

      Grease

  • 9. 
    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

  • 10. 
    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

  • 11. 
    Loose-fitting clothing should be worn while using power equipment True or False?.
  • 12. 
    Hard hats should be worn when rigging lighting equipment.  (True/False)
  • 13. 
    All exit doors should be unlocked and able to be opened readily from inside. (True/False)
  • 14. 
    Rags, papers, and clothing saturated with flammable liquids should be discarded outside rather than inside. (True/False)
  • 15. 
    Nonskid safety feet should be installed on any straight ladder.  (True/False)
  • 16. 
    The blade in the table saw should be recessed when not in use. (True/False)
  • 17. 
    "Heads up!"  is the emergency call for falling objects. (True/False)
  • 18. 
    When loading and unloading heavy stage furniture, everyone should remain silent. (True/False)
  • 19. 
    The grid crew should empty their pockets before going to the grid. (True/False)
  • 20. 
    Scenery and lights should be attached to the batten only after the arbor is loaded.
  • 21. 
    If the grid crew must take tools to the grid; tools should be tied or secured to the worker. (True/False)
  • 22. 
    Lighting instruments cannot shock anyone after the light board is turned off.(True/False)
  • 23. 
    When stacking weights, the heavier weight should be on top. (True/False)
  • 24. 
    CPR should not be used on shock victims. (True/False)
  • 25. 
    Most paints and glues are free of toxic chemicals. (True/False)
  • 26. 
    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

  • 27. 
    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

  • 28. 
    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

  • 29. 
    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

  • 30. 
    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

  • 31. 
    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

  • 32. 
    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

  • 33. 
    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

  • 34. 
    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

  • 35. 
    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

  • 36. 
    Trey wears tennis shoes to avoid electric shock when using power tools.
    • A. 

      Satisfactory behavior

    • B. 

      Unsatisfactory behavior

  • 37. 
    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

  • 38. 
    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

  • 39. 
    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

  • 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!"

  • 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!"

  • 42. 
    What warns you that scenic pieces are coming in?
    • A. 

      "Incoming!"

    • B. 

      "Thumbs up!"

    • C. 

      "Heads up!"

    • D. 

      "Look out!"

    • E. 

      "Watch out!"

  • 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!"

  • 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!"