The Ultimate Fire Extinguisher Quiz
Having a fire extinguisher handy when you need it may save your life. Find out how fire extinguishers work and how to use them correctly. Our fact-filled quiz will get you started.
For a fire to ignite, oxygen needs to combine with:
- a fuel
- carbon dioxide
For a combustion reaction to take place and thus a fire to break out, fuel has to be heated to its _____ temperature.
Besides a fire itself, what might heat wood enough to ignite?
- focused light
- both of the above
Extreme heat, oxygen and fuel are needed for a fire to occur. A fire extinguisher is designed to _____ at least one of these elements.
What is the best way to remove heat from a fire?
- with water
- with sand
- with oil
What's the best way to remove oxygen from a fire?
- Fan it.
- Smother it.
- Blow on it.
Fire extinguishers are filled with:
- a smothering material
- either of the above
How often should you have your fire extinguisher checked to make sure it's working properly?
- every year
- every two years
- every six years
Most dry-chemical fire extinguishers have a built-in _____ gauge.
In a fire extinguisher, what keeps the compressed gas in the small cylinder from escaping?
- a release valve
- a stop valve
- a check valve
To use a fire extinguisher, what is the first thing you need to do?
- Open the safety valve.
- Shake it.
- Pull out the pin.
What is the function of the metal safety pin of a fire extinguisher?
- It keeps the cylinder from closing.
- It keeps the siphon from closing.
- It keeps the operating lever from closing.
Which type of fire extinguisher is popular in restaurants?
- carbon dioxide
- sodium bicarbonate
Which common ingredient used in baking is the most popular fire extinguisher material?
Fire extinguishers are rated by the _____ of fire they can put out.