41.              The best way to combat an engine room bilge fire is through the use of

a)                dry chemical extinguisher and solid stream water b)Foam extinguisher and low velocity water fog

c)                foam extinguisher and solid stream water                                    d)                foam and soda acid extinguishers

42.              What type of release is allowed for fixed gas fire extinguishing installation onboard

a)                Any automatic release system                                      

b)                A manually operated release only

c)                An automatic release system activated by fire alarms

d)                An automatic release system activated by fire detectors

43.              In the case of Direct Reduced Iron (DR) cargo in the hold, contact with water may lead to vigorous re-oxidation accompanied by the evolution of heat and hydrogen which may give rise to the risk of explosion

a)                True           b)                False

44.              Which of the following colors is used to indicated Foam fire extinguisher

a)                Red and yellow band                  b)                Red and cream band

c)                Red and blue band                      d)                Red and black band

45.              The letters A,B and C on the portable fire extinguisher represent what

a)                How much chemicals it holds                     

b)                The first three letters of the alphabet

c)                types of fire the extinguisher will put out

46.              What do the words ‘spontaneously combustion’ mean

a)                The substance is very difficult to set alight, even when it is very hot

b)                when this substance burns it burns completely and does not leave any residue or ash

c)                when the substance burns it becomes very hot

d)                the substance can catch fire by itself without an external source of heat or ignition

47.              Quick closing valve can be operated from a remote location

a)                True           b)                False

48.              Which one of the listed requirements regarding abandon ship and fire drills do not correspond to present regulations

a)  On all international voyages, except short voyage, muster of passengers shall take place within 24 hours after embarkation

b)                On all short international voyages, muster of passengers shall take place as soon as possible

c)                Each member of the crew shall participate in at least one abandon ship drill and one fire drill every month

d)                A training manual shall be provided in each crew mess room and recreation room or in each crew cabin

49.              Portable fire extinguisher is designed to put out______ effectively?

  1. Small fire
  2. Explosion
  3. Industrial  fire
  4. Large bush fire

50.              The fire signal on a ship must be a continuous blast of the whistle or electrical bell for not less than ____ seconds

a)                10                                                       b)                15

c)                20                                                       d)                None of the above

51.              Instructions for ‘Preparation for welding or hot work in cargo tanks’ is laid down by the Norwegian Maritime Directorate. During ongoing inspection on work

a)                At one level for at least two places in the tank

b)                At three levels at one point close to the working area

c)                At three levels for at least two places in the tank

d)                At two levels for three places in the tank

52.              Fire watch should be performed during and after all hot work activities

a)                True                               b)                False

53.              In accommodation the automatic sprinklers shall come into operation within the temperature range

a)                80 – 90                          b)                68 – 79

c)                56 – 67                          d)                48 – 55

54.              The lowest temperature at which the heat from the combustion of a burning vapor is capable of producing vapor to enable combustion but not sustaining is

a)                Ignition point                                 b)                Flashpoint

c)                Fire point                                          d)                None of the above

55.              In a mixture of flammable vapor and air, if there is too much vapor and not enough air to support combustion, we say the mixture is

a)                Too rich                        b)                Over concentrated

c)                Too lean                      d)                Saturated

56.              When is it required for portable carbon dioxide fire extinguishers to be recharged ?

a)                at least once each year                                        b)                each time the vessel dry docks

c)                when the charged weight decreased by 50%          d)                whenever used for demo or to fight fire onboard ships

57.              What is the minimum number of portable fire extinguishers that must be carried on ships of 100 GRT and above ?

a)                3                                      b)                5

c)                9                                      d)                7

58.              In tankers sufficient foam concentration shall be supplied to ensure at least _____ min of foam generation in tankers fitted with an inert gas installation

a)                10 minutes                  b)                20 minutes

c)                30 minutes                  d)                40 minutes

59.              To operate the fire extinguisher, the acronym PASS is often used to help us remember to

a)                Pull the pin, aim at the base of the fire, squeeze the handle, and sweep at the base of the fire

b)                Pass by the fire, activate the fire alarm,  select the proper extinguisher, shoot at the base of the fire

c)                Pull the alarm, alert the response team, shut down the power sources, secure the area

d)                Pass by the fire, activate the sprinkler system, seal fire area from oxygen, stop unauthorized entry

60.              The best form of protection against fire is ______

a)                Cure                                                  b)                Hose reel

c)                Prevention                                     d)                Fire extinguisher

61.              Fire hoses shall have  a length of at least 10m , but not more than ___ in machinery space

a)                15 m                                                  b)                20 m

c)                25 m                                                  d)                None of above

62.              If a fixed foam fire fighting system is not of the premix type , a sample of the foam liquid must be tested by

a)                Coast Guard inspection officer                                       b)                The safety man aboard the unit

c)                The designated person in charge of the unit           d)                The manufacturer or his authorized representative

63.              Below is a list of fire extinguisher types matched with surfaces on which they can be used? Which is the incorrect option

a)                Class A – Cloth, paper and rubber                                 b) Class B – Plastics, polyethylene, Styrofoams

c)                Class C – Wiring, fuse boxes, electrical equipment and computers

d)                Class D – Combustible metals such as magnesium, potassium, and sodium

64.              Carbon-di-oxide (CO2) release alarm is fitted outside the engine room

a)                True                               b)                False

65.              Class A divisions formed by bulkheads and constructed with steel or other equipment material and suitably stiffened

a)                True                               b)                False

66               A cargo hold containing cargo such as nitrates, chlorates, etc which produce oxygen under the influence of heat catches fire. How would you deal with this?

a)                With this type of material the hatches should not be battened down. The fire can only be extinguished using large quantities of water

b)                Boundary cooling

c)                Close the hatches, apply boundary cooling and allow fire to use up the oxygen and extinguish itself

d)                Close the hatches and use the fixed CO2 system

67.              Flammability means

a)                That burns below 37.5 deg  C / 100 deg F                    b)                any fuel that can burn

c)                Both                                                                                          d)                none

68.              Class A fires involve flammable liquids

a)                True                               b)                False

69.              CO2 portable extinguisher fitted in accommodation should have ______ of liquid

a)                2.5kg                             b)                3.5 kg

c)                4.5 kg                            d)                5.5 kg

70.              All  portable,semi-portable and fixed fire extinguishing units on board ship must be tested and inspected at least once every

a)                six weeks                                        b)                six months

c)                twelve months         d)                two years

71.              During fire, the means of communication

a)                Messengers                                   b)                Telephones

c)                Walkie-Talkie                                 d)                All of the above

72.              How do you direct a fire nozzle under full water pressure

a)                Blowing                                                                                    b)                Two hoses for each vertical fire zone

c)                One hose for every second fire hydrant

d)                one hose for each 30-meter length of ship plus one spare hose for engine and …..

73.              Who has the authority to pull the fire alarm after discovering a fire on the worksite

a)                Only Mater can activate the fire alarm    b)                Anyone who has seen a fire can activate the fire alarm

c)                only the fire safety officer activate the fire alarm                      d)                only the crew can activate the fire alarm

74.              What is the maintenance schedule for a sprinkler system onboard

a)                Monthly                                           b)                Quarterly

c)                Weekly & yearly                          d)                Half yearly

75.              What action should be taken immediately after a fire has been extinguished

a)                They are liable to spontaneous combustion             b)                They are not a hazard

c)                They are not hazard unless ignited

d)                They generate their own oxygen when ignited and are therefore difficult to extinguish

76.              Which ship shall be provided with international shore connection for supply of water as extinguishing media

a)                Tankers                                                                                 b) All ships of 500 GRT and upward

c)                Passenger ships carrying more than 36 passengers                   d)                Passenger ships of 100 GRT and upward

77.              Fire detector principle of operations could be based on

a)                Bimetallic strip                               b)                Fusible links

c)                Quartzite bulb                               d)                All the above

78.              You should always check closed doors for heat before opening them

a)                True                                                   b)                False

79.              Fire of carbonaceous substances is known as

a)                Class B Fire                                                          b)                Class A fire

c)                Class C fire                                                          d)                Class D fire

80.              Fire blankets are used for

a)                Smothering of fire                                          b)                Cooling of fire

c)                Inhibition of fire                                               d)                Starvation of fire

81.              Designated exits must always be unlocked from both side

a)                True                               b)                False

82.              The lowest temperature at which the heat from the combustion of a burning vapor is capable of producing sufficient vapor to sustain the reaction and to enable combustion to continue is called

a)                Flashpoint                                     b) Self-ignition temperature

c)                Fire point                                         d)                None of the above

83.              What fixed fire fighting medium do we normally use in the engine room, pump room and other spaces?

a)                68 – 79                                              b)                56 – 67

c)                48 – 55                                              d)                80 – 90

84.              Structural fire protection refers to the passive measures taken to

a)                Provide a vessel with a sprinkler system                    b)                Provide a vessel with fire fighting equipment

c)                Limit the risk and spread of fire                                    d)                Limit the size of the engine room

85.              What quantity of reserve fuel is to be available for diesel-driven fire pumps outside the main machinery space

a)                20 liters                      

  b)                40 liters   

c)                sufficient amount for six hours operation at full capacity

d)                Sufficient amount for fifteen hours operation at full capacity



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