Following are 20 multiple-choice questions. Select the best answer for each question.
Each question in this sample test is based on one of the sources in the Official Book List for the Engineer/Operator's examination. Answer each question based on the text or document from which it was taken. Following each question, in bold face, is the page and paragraph or section from which the question was taken.
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Questions 1-4 are taken from Brannigan's Building Construction for the Fire Service, 5th edtion and are to be answered in accordance with this text.
1. An external force that acts on a structure is called a load. The internal forces that resist the load are called:
A. compression and tension.
p. 13; col. 2, para. 2
2. For most toxic materials, the toxic effect is a product of concentration and:
p. 129; col. 2, para. 4
3. Which of the following statements about Ordinary Construction is correct?
A. As a general rule, there
is no effective fire separation within the ordinary construction building,
either from floor to floor or within floors.
p. 245; col. 2, para. 3
4. Tying steel units together means that if one part of the building is distorted by fire, torsional or eccentric loads beyond the designed capacity may be placed on the balance of the building. This can:
A. cause pressure on the walls
and their eventual collapse.
p. 288; col. 1, para. 1
Questions 5-8 are taken from Bucher, Diversity Consciousness, 4th edition and are to be answered in accordance with this text.
5. Dimensions of diversity refer to:
A. the methods used to promote
p. 20; bottom
6. Managing diversity does not imply control or manipulation, it means:
A. ensuring that employees
receive diversity training.
p. 50; #5
7. Which of the following views of prejudice makes it easier to examine ourselves and allows us to begin to realize that uncovering prejudice in ourselves does not make us bad people?
A. Prejudice is universal.
p. 73; para. 6
8. There is a growing body of literature on multicultural or inclusive communication. The author offers eleven strategies for communicating in a way that makes people feel included rather than excluded. The first priority is:
A. listen actively.
p. 145; #1
Questions 9-10 are taken from Evidence-Based Practices for Strategic and Tactical Firefighting, and are to be answered in accordance with this text.
9. Modern houses are larger, have more open spaces, and are constructed to be energy-efficient. The result is:
A. a house that is more tightly
p. 4; col. 1, para. 2
10. Fire spread is largely a(n)______ phenomenon.
p. 6; col. 1, para. 2
Questions 11-14 are taken from Fire Service Personnel Management, 3rd edition and are to be answered in accordance with this text.
11. A fire officer shares power and information, solicits input, and rewards people based on performance. This refers to:
A. performance-based management.
p. 50; para. 6
12. A major challenge for the performance appraisal systems is to define performance standards while maintaining objectivity. The focus of performance appraisal systems is on:
A. evaluation and development.
p. 203; para. 4
13. The overall goal of progressive discipline is to put the employee on notice and to:
A. preserve the self-esteem
and positive attitude of the employee.
p. 234; para. 5
14. Which of the following is recommended to provide upward mobility for the careers of women and minorities who have less access to career-enhancing experiences than do majority members?
p. 354; para. 5
Questions 15-20 are taken from HFD Guidelines and are to be answered in accordance with these documents.
15. At a high-rise incident, under what conditions is it acceptable to hook up on the fire floor?
A. While in the investigative
II-05, High-Rise Firefighting, p. 9; 6.02 (B)(7)(a)
16. The partition of an incident into geographical areas of operation is:
A. a division.
II-06 IMS; p. 3, 3.17
17. First Responders Operational (FRO) who respond to releases or possible releases of hazardous materials are trained to:
A. recognize hazardous materials'
presence, protect themselves, call for trained personnel, and protect
II-15, Hazardous Materials; p. 2, 3.10
18. Which of the following statements is correct about individual firefighters and company officers when a May-Day situation is reported?
A. Maintain communication with
II-42, May-Day; 6.08 (C)(1)
19. The purpose of resetting the fire is to:
A. control the direction of
the flow path.
II-47, Structure Fire Incidents; p. 5, 3.14
20. HFD is permitted to use and disclose PHI without written authorization, or opportunity to object in certain conditions:
A. for the treatment activities
of another healthcare provider.
III-02, HIPPA; p. 15, 6.03 (E)