Ropes and Knots

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Ropes and Knots
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  1. What is the term for a rope that is intended to be used by a fire fighter only for self- rescue from
    an extreme situation?
    A. PELSR
    B. Personal escape rope
    C. Personal rescue rope
    D. Personal bail rope
    B. Personal escape rope
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  2. With natural fiber ropes, the fibers are twisted together to form a structure. What is this structure called?
    A. A braid
    B. A plait
    C. A strand
    D. A pearl
    C. A strand
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  3. What is the lightest of the synthetic fibers?
    A. Polypropylene
    B. Polypentylene
    C. Polyethylene
    D. Polybutylene
    A. Polypropylene
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  4. When placing a life safety rope into a bag for storage, what knot should be tied in the end of the
    rope that is going into the bag first?
    A. Monkey’s fist
    B. Full sheepshank
    C. Figure eight on a bight
    D. Anchorman’s tri-loop
    C. Figure eight on a bight
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  5. What effect do knots in ropes have on their load-bearing capacity?
    A. They have no effect.
    B. They lessen it.
    C. They strengthen it.
    D. It depends on the knot.
    B. They lessen it.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  6. What is another term for a safety knot?
    A. Finishing knot
    B. Double hitch
    C. Rescue knot
    D. Overhand knot
    D. Overhand knot
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  7. Will a correctly tied safety knot slide on the standing part of the rope?
    A. Yes, but only in the tightening direction.
    B. No, it will not slide.
    C. No, it does not touch the standing part of the rope.
    D. Yes, it will slide.
    D. Yes, it will slide.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  8. How are life safety ropes rated?
    A. For knots or for no knots
    B. For static or dynamic loads
    C. For one person or two persons
    D. For rappelling or for steady lowering only
    C. For one person or two persons
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  9. When can utility rope be used in situations that call for life safety rope?
    A. Only for lowering without shock load
    B. Only if the total load is under 750 lbs
    C. Any time
    D. Never
    D. Never
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  10. What is one material that is especially well-suited for water rescue rope?
    A. Polyvinyl chloride
    B. Synthetic silk
    C. Polypropylene
    D. Polyvinyl ester
    C. Polypropylene
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  11. What sort of core does a dynamic kernmantle rope have?
    A. Woven-strand, hook-and-eye
    B. Parallel-strand, intrinsically stable
    C. Reversing-strand, low-friction
    D. Overlapping or woven, shock-absorber
    D. Overlapping or woven, shock-absorber
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  12. What must happen to a personal escape rope once it is used?
    A. Inspected
    B. Replaced
    C. Cleaned
    D. Strength tested
    B. Replaced
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  13. What is the main difference between a twisted rope and a braided rope?
    A. Color
    B. Material
    C. Inner core
    D. Diameter
    C. Inner core
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  14. What term describes a second line that is attached to a rescuer and that serves as a backup if the main line fails?
    A. Tag
    B. Lifeline
    C. Tether
    D. Belay
    • D. Belay
  15. In what position should an axe be raised?
    A. Wrapped
    B. Head up
    C. Horizontal
    D. Head down
    D. Head down
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)

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