Wild World: Blast-resistant Clothing Quiz
by Staff
Blast-resistant clothing can leave you unscathed after an explosion, but no material is entirely bombproof if you're close enough to the blast. What do bomb suits consist of, and who's wearing them on the job?

Who doesn't tend to wear blast-resistant clothing?

  • humanitarians working in war zones
  • military
  • construction workers

What are the standard components of a blast-resistant suit?

  • helmet, collar, blast plates, overshoes and quick-release straps
  • helmet, collar, blast plates, gloves and quick-release straps
  • helmet, blast plates, gloves, quick-release straps and utility belt

What are bomb suits usually made of?

  • Kevlar
  • Tyvek
  • Tabre

Why are blast-resistant suits good at protecting you from bombs?

  • They're made of tightly woven fibers.
  • They're flame-resistant.
  • Both of the above traits come in handy in blast-resistant suits.

Demining aprons, often used in humanitarian missions that clear mines, don't protect your ___.

  • front
  • back
  • groin

What part of a bomb blast inflicts the most damage?

  • shock wave
  • blast wave
  • fragmentation

What's an IED?

  • an improvised explosive device
  • an improvised explosive detonator
  • an indestructible explosive device

Which country is developing bombproof buses?

  • U.S.
  • Israel
  • South Korea

Which of the following isn't a blast-resistant structure currently in use in public spaces?

  • bombproof trashcans
  • blast-resistant football stadiums
  • blast doors

What is 60 times stronger than steel?

  • Tabre
  • Kevlar
  • nanotubes