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Chapter Pretests


Please read each question and select your answer from the choices provided. You must complete all of the questions in order to view your results. At the end of each exam, you have the option to e-mail your results to your instructor.


1:  What is an example of a striking tool?
A: Flat bar
B: Maul
C: Pipe wrench
D: Rabbit tool

2:  What does "try before you pry" refer to?
A: Apply gentle pressure rather than sharp strikes
B: See if it's locked before you force entry
C: Try to force entry by striking first, and only if that doesn't work, then by prying
D: Try to disassemble a door or window mechanism before resorting to force that will break it

3:  What tool is used to tighten or loosen fire hose couplings?
A: Hose tool
B: Crescent wrench
C: Pitot tool
D: Spanner wrench (Hydrant wrench design may include a spanner)

4:  What is a hacksaw used for?
A: Cutting wood
B: Cutting plastic
C: Cutting glass
D: Cutting metal

5:  What type of mechanical saw has a back-and-forth blade action?
A: A rotary saw
B: A circular saw
C: A reciprocating saw
D: A bi-directional chainsaw

6:  What type of tool is a crowbar?
A: Push or pull
B: Pry or spread
C: Strike
D: Cut

7:  Which component of a saw should be matched to the material to be cut?
A: The fuel
B: The blade or disc
C: The safety shield
D: The dust-gathering bag

8:  What is another use for pike poles besides pulling down ceilings?
A: Cutting power lines
B: Opening holes in walls
C: Prying open skylights
D: Cutting through floors

9:  In general, tools should be kept clean and free of:
A: Rust
B: Oil
C: Nitration
D: Metal on metal contact

10:  When should tools be cleaned and inspected?
A: After each use
B: After each hour of use
C: Only upon inspection and a finding of dullness
D: Only some six times in the life of the tool

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