Ropes & Knots Quiz

1.  NFPA ____ is for Standard on Life Safety Rope and Equipment for Emergency Services.

2.  Natural materials include all but one....

3.  Soaking manila rope in water makes it limber, but reduces it's strength by ___ %.

4.  Mexico's agave plant is the source of which type of rope?

5.  True or Fales: Nylon and polyester both lose their strength at temperatures of 300°F.

6.  Polypropylene loses it's strength at ____ while Polyethylene looses it's strength at ____. **All degrees are in Fahrenheit.

7.  _______ is a simple example of a nylon line.

8.  Nylon was introduced in 1938 by who?

9.  Negative properties of nylon include all but which...?

10.  True or False: Polypropylene loses no strength when wet.

11.  Which material is most similar to polypropylene?

12.  The most common type of construction for natural fiber ropes is....

13.  The problem with braided rope is that.....

14.  True or False:  Braid-on-braid rope are dynamic (stretchy).

15.  In a kernmantle rope, the kern usually carries the bulk (about 75%) of the load.  What is the kern?

16.  The main purpose of the mantle is to.....

17.  True or False: Utility ropes are used for saving lives.

18.  Which type of life safety rope can carry two people?

19.  Rope has three parts.  In order they are:

20.  A bight is...

21.  True or False:  A round turn is more complicated than a loop.

22.  ______ a knot is the practice of making sure that all parts of the knot are lying in the proper orientation to the other parts.

23.  _____ a knot is the finishing step of making sure the knot is snug in all directions of pull.

24.  There are many types of knots.  Which is usually the correct one to use?