The Ultimate Carbon Monoxide Detector Quiz
by Staff
Carbon monoxide, known as the “silent killer,” can go undetected in your home, leading to serious health complications and even death. Protect your family and make sure this odorless, tasteless and colorless gas can be detected in your home. Take this quiz and learn all about carbon monoxide detectors.

What can produce carbon monoxide?

  • gasoline, propane and oil
  • natural gas, wood and coal
  • all of the above

How much carbon monoxide is needed to cause health complications?

  • very little
  • a moderate amount
  • a significant amount

How does carbon monoxide impact your health?

  • It destroys the lining of your vessels.
  • It replaces the oxygen in your blood.
  • both of the above

What are the health consequences of mild carbon monoxide exposure?

  • reversible damage to the brain, lungs and heart
  • permanent damage to the brain, lungs and heart
  • reversible damage to the liver, pancreas and kidneys

What are the signs of moderate carbon monoxide exposure?

  • nausea, vomiting and dizziness
  • burning eyes, headaches and difficulty breathing
  • both of the above

Carbon monoxide poisoning can be mistaken for:

  • the flu
  • food poisoning
  • both of the above

Who is at increased risk of dying due to carbon monoxide poisoning?

  • infants and the elderly
  • people with respiratory illnesses
  • both of the above

How can you reduce your risk of carbon monoxide poisoning?

  • by properly maintaining your fuel burning appliances
  • by using combustible fuels in ventilated areas
  • both of the above

Which of the following likely produces carbon monoxide?

  • a clogged chimney
  • a cracked furnace
  • both of the above

Where should you install a carbon monoxide detector?

  • on the ceiling
  • above a doorway
  • low to the ground

What should you first do if your carbon monoxide detector goes off?

  • Call the fire department immediately.
  • Check to see if anyone is sick and open up your windows.
  • Leave the house immediately.

At what point should you call emergency services after your carbon monoxide detector goes off?

  • if someone starts feeling sick
  • if the detector doesn't shut off
  • both of the above

The higher the concentration of carbon monoxide in the home:

  • the faster the detector will respond
  • the higher the pitch of the sounding alarm
  • the louder the alarm will sound

What does a carbon monoxide alarm sound like?

  • a little quieter than a lawnmower
  • louder than the highest setting on your TV
  • a very high pitched but quiet beeping sound

How does a biomimetic carbon monoxide detector work?

  • It mimics carbon monoxide poisoning in the blood.
  • It uses light sensors to detect carbon monoxide levels.
  • It uses reproduced biological cells to detect carbon monoxide levels.

How many people in the United States are treated each year for carbon monoxide exposure?

  • 2,000 people
  • 15,000 people
  • 30,000 people

Carbon monoxide detectors:

  • can be either battery operated or plugged in
  • can only be plugged in
  • are only battery operated

How often should you have your chimney and furnace inspected to reduce the risk of carbon monoxide exposure?

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

How often should you test your carbon monoxide detector?

  • once a month
  • every six months
  • whenever it starts to beep

If you live in a cold climate, what should you do to prevent carbon monoxide exposure during the winter months?

  • Make sure your vents are clear of snow.
  • Never leave your heat on high for extended periods of time.
  • both of the above