Assessment Test

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1. Lower level fire main stations in the engine room should undergo regular routine maintenance, including __________.


2. Chemical foam is most suitable for use on a fire involving __________.


3. Which of the following statements is true regarding the operational testing and inspecting of a cargo vessel's lifesaving equipment by the ship's force?


4. Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF), commonly known as 'light water', is especially suitable for fighting __________.


5. The hand brake of a lifeboat winch is __________.


6. The centrifugal brake mechanism incorporated in a lifeboat handling winch is intended to __________.


7. An inflatable life-raft should be lifted back aboard the ship by using __________.


8. According to regulations, the capacity of a life-raft is required to be marked __________.


9. On a MODU, when may a work vest be substituted for a required life preserver?


10. A MODU must have a self-contained breathing apparatus to be used as protection from gas leaking from a refrigeration unit. To meet this requirement, you may use __________.


11. For use as protection from gas leaking from a refrigeration unit, each MODU must be equipped with a__________.


12. The immersion suit requirements for MODUs apply to units operating in the Atlantic Ocean __________.


13. According to 46 CFRs Part 199, for each passenger vessel normally operating above 32 degrees north latitude, the minimum number of immersion suits to be carried for each lifeboat is at least __________.


14. Each person on a MODU carrying immersion suits must wear the exposure suit in a boat drill, or participate in a drill which includes donning the suit and being instructed in its use at least once every __________.


15. The required periodic inspection of MODU lifeboat winch control apparatus must include __________.


16. During the required periodic boat drill aboard a MODU, each person not assigned duties as per the Muster List ("Station Bill") is __________.


17. You are involved in an emergency landing of a helicopter on the water. You should inflate your life jacket __________.


18. The fireman outfits required for MODUs are not to be used for any other purpose except for __________.


19. The person-in-charge shall insure that each lifeboat on a MODU is lowered to the water, launched, and operated at least once every __________.


20. How many people onboard a MODU must be trained in the use of the fireman's outfit?


21. Each distress signal and self-activated smoke signal must be replaced not later than the marked date of expiration, or from the date of manufacture, not later than __________.


22. A qualified person must be assigned as the second in command of a lifeboat on a MODU if the lifeboat has a capacity of more than __________.


23. The master or person-in-charge of a MODU shall insure that each deck from which lifeboats are launched is __________.


24. One life preserver or buoyant work vest is required to be worn on a MODU when a person is __________.


25. What should you do with your emergency position indicating radio beacon (EPIRB) if you are in a life-raft during storm conditions?


26. After having activated the emergency position indicating radio beacon(EPIRB), you should __________.


27. You are in a survival craft broadcasting a distress message. What information would be essential to your rescuers?


28. During an evacuation from a MODU, an individual without the option of a survival craft or life-raft should enter the water on the leeward side, except when __________.


29. During an evacuation from a MODU, an individual without the option of a survival craft or life-raft should enter the water on the leeward side, except when __________.


30. During an evacuation from a MODU, an individual without the option of a survival craft or life-raft should enter the water on the leeward side, except when __________.


31. With no alternative but to jump from a MODU, the correct posture should include __________.


32. After being launched from a MODU, a totally enclosed survival craft which has been afloat over a long period of time, requires __________.


33. Who is charged with appointing persons to be in command of the lifeboats and/or life-rafts on a mobile offshore drilling units?


34. A self-righting survival craft will return to an upright position provided that all personnel __________.


35. The purpose for the bag or box on top of some survival craft is to __________.


36. Who is responsible for lowering the survival craft?


37. To prevent the spread of fire by conduction, you should __________.


38. Each hand portable fire extinguisher carried on a MODU must be marked with __________.


39. Each hand portable, semi-portable, and fixed fire extinguishing unit on a MODU must be tested and inspected at least once every __________.


40. In the event of a fire, the doors to a stair tower must be closed to prevent the spread of fire by __________.


41. Burning diesel oil should be treated as which class of fire?


42. The material or substance involved in a class "B" fire can be burning __________.


43. At the required fire drill conducted aboard a MODU, all persons must report to their stations and demonstrate their ability to perform the duties assigned to them __________.


44. Which of the following would be considered a Class "B" fire?


45. Fire fighting agents, such as Halon and Purple K, suppress the fire by __________.


46. Burning paint, turpentine, or grease would be an example of which of the following classes of fire?


47. A class "B" fire would most likely occur in the __________.


48. Normally, fire hose should be stowed with the __________.


49. To prevent the spread of fire by convection __________.


50. Properly stowed fire hose is either faked or rolled into a rack with the __________.


51. Radiation can cause a fire to spread by __________.


52. A grade "E" petroleum product is __________.


53. Fire hoses should always be stowed at the fire main in a manner which will allow __________.


54. In a cartridge-operated dry chemical type fire extinguisher, when the CO2 cartridge is activated, the dry chemical is released from the extinguisher __________.


55. Fire hoses located at protected fire stations, must always be __________.


56. To properly maintain fire hoses, you should __________.


57. Which of the following methods should be used to prevent a class "A" fire in a topside compartment, with steel bulkheads, from spreading to the adjacent compartments?


58. The main objection to the use of a dry chemical fire extinguisher on an electrical fire is that, the __________.


59. A class "C" fire would most likely occur in the __________ .


60. When fighting a fire with a portable dry chemical extinguisher you should always __________.


61. A class "C" fire would occur in __________.


62. Which of the following statements concerning fire hose couplings is true?


63. The best way to effectively use a dry chemical type fire extinguisher in fighting a fire, is to __________.


64. A class "C" fire is burning __________.


65. MODU survival craft is manufactured with fire retardant __________.


66. Fire hose should always be stowed at the fire station in the hose rack __________.


67. Which of the listed materials would be considered as a burning class "C" fire?


68. If a fire hose is left unattended and under pressure with the nozzle shut off, the fire hose will __________.


69. The most likely location for a liquid cargo fire to occur on a tanker would be __________.


70. For the best extinguishing effect, the discharge from a dry chemical type fire extinguisher should be directed at the __________.


71. A fire, occurring in the windings, of an overloaded electrical motor, is considered a __________.


72. Fusible link fire dampers are operated by __________.


73. Fire dampers prevent the fire spreading through the process of __________.


74. A fire hose is subject to damage if the swivel on the female coupling is lubricated with __________.


75. Which of the following is least likely to cause the ignition of fuel vapors?


76. When using a dry chemical type fire extinguisher in a windy location, you should direct the stream from __________.


77. When compared to a high-expansion foam, a low expansion foam will __________.


78. The flammable limits of methane by volume is 5% to 15%. If the combustible gas indicator reading is 50% when sampling a compartment containing methane, the flammable vapor concentration at the sample point is __________.


79. If the threads and gasket of a fire hose coupling are in good condition, the minimum mechanical advantage necessary for making a watertight connection to another hose coupling, can be developed with __________.


80. Besides heat, fuel, and oxygen, which of the following is necessary for a fire to exist?


81. Fires are grouped into which of the listed categories?


82. When compared to low-expansion foam, a high expansion foam will __________.


83. Which of the listed classes of fire would apply to a main switchboard fire?


84. Which type of wrench listed is used to disconnect fire hose couplings?


85. Hose spanner wrenches should be used to connect __________.


86. Which of the tools listed is designed for connecting and disconnecting fire hose couplings?


87. If ignited, which of the listed materials would be a class "B" fire?


88. Foam is effective in combating which of the listed classes of fire?


89. When jumping into water upon which there is an oil fire, you should __________.


90. A class "D" fire would be considered as burning __________.


91. For the safety of personnel working with fire hoses, fire pumps are fitted with a/an __________.


92. Fires involving combustible metals are classified as __________.


93. Which of the following components provides a direct source of seawater for the fire main system?


94. Which of the hazards listed is of a primary concern, other than fire damage, associated with a class C fire?


95. A small fire is reported in the forward cargo hold on a vessel equipped with a combination smoke detection/carbon dioxide fixed fire extinguishing system. After ensuring the space is unoccupied and properly sealed off, you should next __________.


96. The fire main system should be flushed with fresh water whenever possible to __________.


97. Foam is a very effective smothering agent, in addition __________.


98. A fire involving aluminum powder would be a __________.


99. One of the disadvantages of using carbon dioxide to extinguish a fire in an enclosed space is __________.


100. One of the limitations of foam as a fire extinguishing agent is that foam __________.


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