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Chapter Pretests


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1:  Fire hose can be damaged if run over by a vehicle. What can be used to protect hose in a roadway?
A: Hose clamp
B: Hose damper
C: Hose jacket
D: Hose ramp

2:  What branch of study deals with the properties of energy, pressure, and water flow as related to fire suppression?
A: Fire kinetics
B: Fire behavior
C: Fire hydraulics
D: Fire pneumatics

3:  What is the term for any device used in conjunction with a fire hose for the purpose of delivering water?
A: A hose appliance
B: A water adjunct
C: A pump accessory
D: A nozzle modifier

4:  What is a hose clamp used for?
A: To secure the hose to an appliance
B: To rigidly attach a hose to a discharge outlet
C: To tightly attach two hose sections together
D: To stop the flow of water through a hose

5:  When preparing to load hose, what is a technique for forcing the air out of the hose to make it lie flatter?
A: Rolling it
B: Walking its length
C: Hanging it from a height
D: Flushing it with water

6:  What is the surge in pressure that occurs when the flow of water is abruptly stopped?
A: Water hammer
B: Cavitation
C: Back pressure
D: Shock load

7:  What is used to protect a hose that is raised over the edge of a roof to keep it from chafing or kinking at the sharp edge?
A: A hose tool
B: A fire fighter's hand-over-hand action
C: A hose roller
D: A tag line

8:  What are fire hoses used to deliver water from an engine onto a fire called?
A: Attack lines
B: Pumper lines
C: Supply lines
D: LDH (Large delivery hose)

9:  Should firefighters attempt to uncouple any charged hose?
A: Only when it needs to be done in a hurry
B: Only when they are aware it is charged
C: No. This is an extremely dangerous procedure.
D: Any time the hose needs to be uncoupled

10:  What can occur if cotton-jacketed hose is packed while it is still wet?
A: Spontaneous combustion
B: Mildew and deterioration of the jacket
C: Insects
D: Foul odor

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