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Chapter Pretests


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1:  What term is defined as gaining access to a structure when the normal means of entry are locked, secured, obstructed, blocked, or unable to be used for some other reason?
A: Emergency ingress
B: Emergency access
C: Forcible entry
D: Breaking entry

2:  What part of the body should be used when lifting heavy objects?
A: The mid and lower back
B: The mid and upper back
C: The legs
D: The arms

3:  What is another term for laminated glass
A: Salt glass
B: Plate glass
C: Safety glass
D: Bathroom glass

4:  What is usually the best place to force entry into a structure?
A: Through a wood-siding wall
B: Through a vinyl-siding wall
C: Through a door or window
D: Around a chimney

5:  What type of windows open by swinging out like a door?
A: Casement windows
B: Jimmy windows
C: English windows
D: Nine-light windows

6:  What does "try before you pry" mean?
A: Try to gain the property owner's permission before any forcible entry
B: Make sure the door or window is not locked before forcing it
C: Try all your strength on the tool before calling others for help
D: Try to force the door with body strength and weight before resorting to tools, which are much more dangerous

7:  What is the frame of a door called?
A: The jamb
B: The striker
C: The receiver
D: The pane

8:  If you can see the hinges on a door,, which way does it open?
A: Toward you
B: Away from you
C: Slides into the wall on the side of the hinges
D: Slides into the wall on the side opposite the hinges

9:  How do awning windows normally operate?
A: By manual raising and lowering
B: By turning a long, plastic rod
C: By pulling one side of a rope loop
D: With a hand-crank from the inside

10:  What happens to plate glass when it is broken?
A: It crumbles into thousands of small pieces
B: It cracks, but holds together like the shell on a hard-boiled egg
C: It creates long, sharp pieces (Shards are mentioned in Double-pane glass)
D: It breaks locally, creating a hole

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