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Up in Smoke: The BBQ Blunder Quiz
by Staff
A cookout can be a great time for family and friends. But a lapse of attention can result in drastic, and sometimes tragic, results. Do you how to make your next barbecue party a safe and successful one? Take our quiz to find out.

### What is the major contributing factor to most barbecue blunders?

• alcohol
• faulty grill and fuel lines

### On average, during a five-year period between 2005 and 2009, how many home fires were directly attributable to grilling?

• roughly 1,000 annually
• roughly 5,000 annually
• more than 8,000 annually

• almost 2,000
• almost 3,500
• almost 5,000

### How many outdoor fires were directly attributable to grilling annually between 2005 and 2009?

• roughly 1,000
• roughly 2,000
• almost 5,000

### In 2009, how many people wound up in a hospital emergency room with burns and blisters suffered in grilling-related accidents?

• nearly 5,000
• nearly 10,000
• nearly 18,000

### To be considered safe, red meats such as beef and veal should be cooked to what internal temperature?

• at least 100 degrees Fahrenheit (37.8 degrees Celsius)
• at least 125 degrees Fahrenheit (51.7 degrees Celsius)
• at least 145 degrees Fahrenheit (62.7 degrees Celsius)

### To be considered safe, poultry products such as chicken should be cooked to what internal temperature?

• at least 125 degrees Fahrenheit (51.7 degrees Celsius)
• At least 165 degrees Fahrenheit (73.9 degrees Celsius)
• at least 185 degrees Fahrenheit (85 degrees Celsius)

### What percentage of home fires involving grills started on a courtyard, terrace or patio from 2005 to 2009?

• less than 10 percent
• almost 30 percent
• more than 50 percent

### What percentage of home fires involving grills started on an exterior balcony or open porch?

• less than 10 percent
• between 10 and 20 percent
• roughly 28 percent

### As a rule of thumb, how often should you replace the battery in your home smoke detectors?

• every six months
• once a year
• every two years

### Based on statistics, which of the following is the most dangerous form of grilling?

• gas or propane grills
• charcoal grills
• wood-fired grills

### When grilling, what is a reasonable amount of time to leave the grill unattended?

• a minute or two
• a maximum of five minutes
• none

### Which of the following are considered fire hazards for someone hoping to grill?

• extremely fatty foods and/or grease buildup on the grill
• a malfunctioning fuel line and/or tossing lighter fluid on a lit fire
• all of the above

### When is it acceptable to grill under an enclosed space, like a tent or a garage?

• between sundown and sunrise
• when it's raining, or rain is in the forecast
• never

### If a grill flame jumps to the hose between the gas tank and grill, what is the best course of action?

• submerge the grill in water
• toss dirt and/or sand on the grill
• turn off the valve on the propane tank

### If a fuel line appears to be defective, which is the best course of action?

• Use duct tape to seal the line and replace at your convenience.
• Substitute charcoal in the bottom of your gas grill.
• Immediately replace the worn out or broken parts before grilling.

### Which of the following is an appropriate place to have a lit grill?

• on wooden porches or decks
• none of the above

### What is the best technique to make sure charcoal ash is safe to dispose?

• when it's cool to the touch
• making sure it is thoroughly drenched with water
• using a fire extinguisher

### Where is the safest place to dispose of charcoal ash?

• a cardboard box
• a plastic or rubber trash can
• a metal trash can or bin

### What should you do to limit the cancer risk of consuming grilled meats?

• Remove fat from the meats before grilling.
• Pre-cook meats in the microwave before grilling.
• Remove charred portions of the meat before eating.
• all of the above
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