Fire Safety at Home Quiz
1. Where should fire alarms be located?
A: On every level of the house.
B: Right outside the kitchen.
C: In the rooms that get the most use.
D: On the main level of the house.
2. What should you do if a door is hot to the touch?
A: Crouch down then open it so you can crawl on the floor.
B: Put a blanket over yourself to protect you from the flames.
C: Keep the door closed and leave by another route.
D: Wait in a far corner of the room for the fire department.
3. What does an escape plan need to include?
A: Location of important documents and valuables.
B: Secondary escape routes (such as windows) and a meeting place outside.
C: List of important numbers, such as the fire department.
D: A box of food and first aid equipment.
4. Which group is at particularly high risk for death in a residential fire?
C: Middle-aged adults
D: The elderly
5. What should you do if you detect a fire in your home?
A: Gather what you can and leave.
B: Leave the house immediately.
C: Call the fire department, then leave.
D: Try to put it out with a fire extinguisher or by smothering it with a blanket.
6. What is the leading cause of residential fires?
A: Faulty electrical wiring.
B: Heating systems.
D: Children playing with matches or lighters.
7. Where do most electrical wiring fires begin?
A. In the bedroom.
B. In the kitchen.
C: In the living room.
D: In the basement.
8. When are electrical fires most likely to occur?
Answer key 1. A 2. C 3. B 4. A 5. B 6. C 7. A 8. D