Ropes & Knots Quiz 2

1. This knot is used with other knots to keep hoisted objects in proper orientation.

2.  A knot should not be considered completely safe until what is backing it up?

3.  This knot is most often used to secure the loose end of the working end after tying a knot.

4.  Most often used to to attach a rope to objects such as trees, fences and tools, the _______ will hold equally when pulled from either end of the rope.

5.  The _____ is used for tying ropes of equal diameter together, while the _____ is used for tying ropes of unequal diameter together.

6.  Once a primary knot in the fire service, the ______ is becoming less used as synthetic rope takes the place of natural fiber rope.

7.  This knot was passed down to firefighters from mountain climbers and cavers, about the same time that synthetic ropes began being used.

8.  Which of the following is not a feature of figure eight knots?

9.  True or False:  The water knot is the only knot that is recommended for use to form a length of webbing into a load-bearing loop.

10.  True or False:  If a 'life safety rope' is found unusable or deemed unsafe, it should be removed from all forms of service including "utility" service.

11.  True or False:  Rope may be inspected while being placed back in storage, coiled or bagged.

12.  When inspecting rope "tactilely", firefighters should....

13.  True or False:  When inspecting laid (twisted) rope, never untwist the strands.

14.  In braid-on-braid rope, the outside braid typically represents ___% of the strength.

15.  In kernmantle rope, the kern portion typically represents ___% of the strength.

16.  One way to discover minor imperfections in rope is to....

17.  Which of the following is not a way to wash rope?

18.  True or False:  Drying rope may be done by hanging it, or laying in on a clean, dry surface under a mild sun.

19.  The two most common methods of storing life safety rope are....

20.  When using the coil method of for storing rope, you want loops about ___ to ___ inches apart.

21.  When bagging rope, tie a ____ knot at the beginning and end of the rope.  Then stuff ___ to ___ inches in the bag at a time.

22.  True or False:  For the most part, anything with a closed handle can be hoisted with a figure 8 knot.

23.  _____ are used when items being hoisted are likely to get caught on or rub the side of a structure causing potential damage.

24.  When hoisting an uncharged hose, fold the nozzle back how many feet?

25.  Which of the following is not covered by NFPA 1983?