What is a panic room for? If you're familiar with the dangers of hurricane, home invasion, nuclear war or domestic violence, you won't be surprised to learn that panic rooms are increasingly seen as "safe points," allowing occupants time to take stock and call the emergency services. Don't panic, but take this quiz to learn more about panic rooms.
What is another name for panic room?
What is a panic room made of?
reinforced sheet rock
What does a panic room contain?
padded walls in case you feel claustrophobic
calming wall hangings
provisions and gas masks
Are panic rooms designed to protect against hurricanes or tornadoes?
Yes, this is their sole purpose.
No, only terrorist attacks and home invasions.
Yes, as well as terrorist attacks and home invasions.
What else, aside from people, can you keep safe in a panic room?
expensive items or rare collections
What is the recommended location for the construction of a panic room?
the top floor
the ground floor
the second floor
If panic rooms are supposed to hide their occupants, what is one of their best defenses?
a smoke screen
an invisible entrance
a false bottom
What sort of locks are common for panic room doors?
Why would you want to soundproof the panic room?
to keep you calm by not having to hear the howling hurricane winds
to ensure that the neighbors won't be alarmed by your shouting
to keep your communication with the outside, secret from intruders
A lot of panic rooms have their own generators. What should you be aware of regarding them?
that you have to have adequate ventilation
that it might cost you a lot
that you needn't go with this option
What is the recommended water supply for a panic room?
one gallon (3.78 liters) per person per day
three gallons (11.35 liters) per person per day
four gallons (15.14 liters) per person per day
When constructing your home, it is a good idea to plan a panic room into the design. If so, what should you have the architect sign?
a confidentiality agreement
a power of attorney
What is the cost of building a panic room?
between $30,000 and $300,000
between $50,000 and $500,000
between $70,000 and $700,000
If you're not particularly wealthy, what options do you have for building a panic room?
You can ditch the idea altogether.
You can shop around for a good price.
You can convert a closet or windowless extra room into a panic room.
It seems that almost every new mansion in _____ has a panic room.
What historical incident prompted more and more middle-income families to invest in panic rooms?
the Tate murders (1969)
the Twin Towers attack (2001)
the allied invasion of Iraq (2003)
For what purpose do British authorities sometimes recommend installing a panic room?
as an alternative to temporary housing for domestic violence victims
as a safeguard against ransom kidnappings
as a measure against biological warfare
Ancient Egypt had safe rooms within the pyramids to protect the pharaohs' treasures. During what period in later history were safe rooms used to protect living people?
during the period of the Napoleonic wars
during the period of the Vikings
during the period of feudal lords and castles
In the United States in the 1920s, what did they use hidden rooms for?
to hide against invading Red Indians
to stash Prohibition-banned liquor
to conceal slaves
What were the first safe rooms for weather protection?