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Test Yourself On Smoke And Deadly Gas Safety

The following series of questions were designed to increase consumer awareness of the hazards inherent in any dwelling without proper smoke alarms.

Answers are at the bottom of this page.

Question #1

Which are the common technologies in use for smoke detection?

a) ionization b) semiconductor c) photoelectric d) gel-cell

Question #2

Which type of technology would respond first to a fast flaming fire?

a) gel-cell b) semiconductor c) photoelectric d) ionization

Question #3

Which type of technology would respond first to slow smoldering fire?

a) photoelectric b) gel-cell c) ionization d) semiconductor

Question #4

For maximum protection in the home, which type, or combination of smoke alarm technologies should be installed?

a) semiconductor b) ionization c) photoelectric d) gas powered

Question #5

The NFPA reports that ____ percent of all smoke alarms installed in homes are not operating because of dead or missing batteries.

a) 10% b) 33% c) 50% d) 75%

Question #6

After what period of time in use should a smoke alarm be replaced?

a) 1 year b) 5 years c) 7 years d) 10 years

Question # 7

At what height should yours smoke alarms be located?

a) on the ceiling/wall b) mid-wall level c) doesn't matter d) any convenient place

Question #8

Which room(s) in the home is(are) most appropriate to install smoke alarms in?

a) kitchen b) living room c) bedrooms d) basement e) all of the above


1-a,c 2-d 3-a 4-b,c 5-b 6-d 7-a 8-e