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September Quiz

True/False
Indicate whether the sentence or statement is true or false.
 

 1. 

Surface water sources are influenced by tidal changes.
 

 2. 

The fire flow requirement is the amount of water required to put out a fire.
 

 3. 

Most of the earth’s freshwater supply is ground water.
 

 4. 

Rural water supply operations require careful coordination.
 

 5. 

A specialty hydrant called the flush-type hydrant is mounted above grade level and is usually found in a pit, vault, or valve box.
 

 6. 

Check valves control water flow in one direction.
 

 7. 

The two-person method of coupling fire hose requires one firefighter to hold the female coupling at the hip, slightly below the waist.
 

 8. 

The triple-layer load is a modified flat load where the hose is folded over on itself four times.
 

 9. 

A hydrant wrench is an example of a hose appliance.
 

 10. 

The safest manner to advance a hose up a ladder is to charge the hose before you take it up the ladder.
 

 11. 

Master streams are non-handheld water applicators capable of flowing over 350 gpm.
 

 12. 

Stream shape is the arrangement of the droplets of water as they leave the nozzle.
 

 13. 

Piercing nozzles were originally designed to penetrate the wall of a building.
 

 14. 

Application rate is the amount of foam needed to extinguish a fire. It is expressed in gallons per minute per square foot.
 

 15. 

Nozzle reach is the distance the water will travel after leaving the nozzle.
 

 16. 

Nozzle flow is distance water will travel after it leaves the nozzle.
 

 17. 

Nozzle reaction is the force of nature that makes the nozzle move in the opposite direction of the water flow.
 

 18. 

Class B fuels include flammable liquids in two categories: hydrocarbons and acids.
 

 19. 

A common foam proportioner is an eductor, which works on the venturi principle.
 

 20. 

A combination fire attack uses a blend of the direct and indirect fire attacks.
 

Multiple Choice
Identify the letter of the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

 21. 

A ____ is a piping system for drafting from a static water source with a fire department connection at one end and a strainer at the water end.
a.
wet barrel hydrant
d.
cistern
b.
tender
e.
water table
c.
dry hydrant
 

 22. 

Firefighters should ensure that fire hydrants are operated and shut down with the valve in either the ____ or closed position to prevent damage to the hydrant and to ensure unrestricted water volume.
a.
partially opened
d.
fully opened
b.
slightly opened
e.
none of the above
c.
halfway opened
 

 23. 

A ____ operation involves mobile water supply apparatus moving large quantities of water between a dump site and a fill site and controls the fire flow capacity of an incident.
a.
siphon
d.
portable tank
b.
shuttle
e.
tender
c.
dry hydrant
 

 24. 

____ pressure is the pressure in a water distribution system after water has begun flowing.
a.
Flow
d.
Backflush
b.
Static
e.
Wet barrel
c.
Residual
 

 25. 

The force or weight of a substance measured over an area is ____.
a.
friction loss
c.
specific gravity
b.
pressure
d.
vapor density
 

 26. 

____ is a flexible conduit used to convey water or other agents from a source to the fire.
a.
A gate valve
d.
A fire hose
b.
A water hammer
e.
A nozzle
c.
A hydrant
 

 27. 

What type of hose is typically used to connect a pumper to a hydrant?
a.
hard suction hose
d.
both b and c
b.
soft suction hose
e.
none of the above
c.
soft sleeve hose
 

 28. 

The ____ is the blunt ending of the threads of fire hose couplings that allows the threads to be properly matched and to avoid cross threading.
a.
siamese
d.
Higbee cut
b.
manifold
e.
Storz coupling
c.
switch valve
 

 29. 

A ____ hose roll is used when access to either or both couplings may be needed.
a.
straight
d.
specialty
b.
storage
e.
simple
c.
single donut
 

 30. 

A 50-foot section of charged hoseline needs to be advanced inside a structure to the third floor. Which of the following is correct?
a.
Taking the hoseline up the outside of the building will reach the third floor, but advancing the hoseline up the stairs will not.
b.
Taking the hoseline up the outside of the building will not reach the third floor, but advancing the hoseline up the stairs will reach.
c.
Taking the hoseline up the outside of the building and advancing the hoseline up the stairs will both reach the third floor.
d.
Neither taking the hoseline up the outside of the building nor advancing the hoseline up the stairs will reach the third floor.
e.
None of the above are true.
 

 31. 

When a hoseline needs to be extended, firefighters can use the break-apart nozzle method or a ____.
a.
gated wye
d.
hose jacket
b.
siamese
e.
hose clamp
c.
hose bridge
 

 32. 

When should fire hose be service tested?
a.
prior to being placed in service
b.
annually
c.
after being damaged
d.
after repairs have been made to the hose
e.
all of the above
 

 33. 

When conducting service testing of fire hose, what is the maximum length of hose that can be tested per line?
a.
100 feet
d.
300 feet
b.
200 feet
e.
400 feet
c.
250 feet
 

 34. 

Fire hose has ____ components; ____.
a.
3; male coupling, female coupling, and the hose
b.
3; couplings, the outer jacket, and the inner liner
c.
4; male coupling, female coupling, outer jacket, and the inner liner
d.
2; the hose itself and the couplings
 

 35. 

Couplings are divided into which two types?
a.
threaded and automatic
c.
nonthreaded and threaded
b.
automatic and Higbee
d.
Storz and nonthreaded
 

 36. 

The method of fire attack where firefighters attack the fire by aiming the flow of water directly at the seat of the fire is called the ____.
a.
direct attack
d.
interior attack
b.
indirect attack
e.
hoseline attack
c.
combination attack
 

 37. 

What is an important consideration in calculating flow rates and pressures and is the measurement of friction in a system, such as a hoseline?
a.
friction potential
d.
head pressure
b.
venturi principle
e.
friction flow
c.
friction loss
 

 38. 

Which of the following is not an acceptable technique for applying foam from a foam nozzle?
a.
bank-in technique
b.
bank-back or bounce-off technique
c.
raindown or snowflake technique
d.
straight stream directly into the center of the product
e.
All of the above are acceptable techniques
 

 39. 

Nozzle pressure is the pressure required for effective nozzle operation and relates to ____.
a.
flow and reach
c.
stream size
b.
stream length
d.
firefighter ability
 

 40. 

Small-diameter handlines are typically 1 1/2, 1 3/4, or 2 inches in diameter and flow ____.
a.
from 50 to 100 gpm
c.
from 75 to 400 gpm
b.
from 100 to 250 gpm
d.
from 100 to 150 gpm
 

Matching
 
 
Match the following terms to their proper definition.
a.
nozzle pressure
g.
solid stream nozzle
b.
nozzle flow
h.
combination nozzle
c.
nozzle reach
i.
adjustable gallonage nozzle
d.
stream shape
j.
automatic nozzle
e.
nozzle reaction
k.
Bresnan distributor
f.
fog nozzle
l.
water curtain nozzle
 

 41. 

capable of providing straight stream and spray patterns
 

 42. 

distance water will travel after leaving the nozzle
 

 43. 

delivers a fixed spray pattern
 

 44. 

designed to spray water to protect against exposure to heat
 

 45. 

pressure required for effective nozzle operation
 

 46. 

flow that is adjusted by the pump operator
 

 47. 

volume of water that a nozzle will provide at a given pressure
 

 48. 

arrangement of the droplets of water as they leave the nozzle
 

 49. 

can be used to fight fires in basements when you cannot make a direct attack
 

 50. 

force that makes a nozzle move in the opposite direction of the water flow
 



 
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