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The Ultimate Child Safety Quiz
by Staff
As parents, we all naturally love and cherish our children. We think we know how to look out for their safety, but there are many pitfalls we might never consider. Do you know how to keep your kids safe in this complex modern world? Take our quiz to learn what you can do to keep your precious children safe and secure.

Which of these is a leading cause of injury and death among children below the age of five?

  • home-related accidents
  • car accidents
  • violent crime

In which of these types of containers should you never store poisonous materials?

  • food containers
  • unlabelled containers
  • original containers

The best place to store poisonous materials in the home is where?

  • in the bathroom
  • in the garage
  • as far out of the way as possible

During the winter holidays, many people decorate the home with which of these poisonous items?

  • holly
  • mistletoe
  • pine trees

Which of these exotic ingredients is actually poisonous?

  • rhubarb
  • curry
  • nori

If you have young children, you should set the hot water in your home to what temperature?

  • 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit (37C)
  • 120 degrees
  • 212 degrees

One of the most effective ways to keep kids away from dangerous kitchen items is to do which of these?

  • Keep the kitchen locked at all times.
  • Install child-proof latches.
  • Dispose of all dangerous items.

Which way should you turn the handles of pots and pans in use on the stove?

  • inward
  • outward
  • downward

Jewelry poses what sort of danger to infants?

  • Infants can cut themselves with sharp jewelry.
  • Infants can choke on small item such as jewelry.
  • Infants can lose your expensive jewelry.

A sleeping infant should never be given which of these?

  • a mobile
  • a teething ring
  • a pillow

What is the most dangerous room in any house?

  • the kitchen
  • the bathroom
  • the living room

In the bathroom that your children use, you should mark which of these?

  • the cold-water knob
  • the hot-water knob
  • the shower plug

To prevent injury you should modify the sharp corners of your furniture in what way?

  • You should round off the corners with a file.
  • You should only purchase furniture with rounded edges and corners.
  • You should affix soft, round bumpers to the corners of your furniture.

Fireplaces should be equipped with which of these safety features?

  • a fire extinguisher
  • a barrier and screen
  • an off button

Every floor of a home should have at least one of which of these important items?

  • a telephone
  • a smoke detector
  • a fire extinguisher

The screen you use to keep your children away from the fireplace should be made of what material?

  • glass
  • mesh
  • firewood

How should you protect kids with medical conditions?

  • Children with medical conditions should carry their own cell phone.
  • Children with medical conditions should always carry medical-emergency information.
  • Children with medical conditions should never be allowed to play on their own.

What is one of the most important lessons any child can ever learn?

  • Always look both ways before crossing the street.
  • Never talk to strangers.
  • Come inside once it gets dark.

When riding a bicycle, you must insist that your children wear which of these?

  • glasses
  • a helmet
  • riding gloves

Children should be taught never to provide which of these pieces of information over the phone?

  • Children should not reveal their age.
  • Children should not reveal their social security number.
  • Children should not reveal that they are home alone.