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FFHB - Chapter 15

True/False
Indicate whether the sentence or statement is true or false.
 

 1. 

Soap and water is the primary method for cleaning natural fiber ropes.
 

 2. 

The NFPA minimum strength for a single person life safety rope is 4500 pounds.
 

 3. 

Natural fiber ropes have a high strength to weight ratio when compared to synthetic materials.
 

 4. 

Synthetic ropes may suffer a permanent strength loss when wet.
 

 5. 

There are three primary classes of ropes: utility, work, and life safety.
 

Multiple Choice
Identify the letter of the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

 6. 

____ rope is made from the fibers that grow in the leafstalk of the abaca plant.
a.
Manila
d.
Nylon
b.
Sisal
e.
Polyester
c.
Cotton
 

 7. 

The ____ of the rope is used to tie a knot.
a.
working end
d.
functional end
b.
standing end
e.
loop end
c.
running end
 

 8. 

When hoisting a ground ladder, another rope is used by a firefighter on the ground to control the ladder as it is being raised. This is called a ____.
a.
support line
d.
special line
b.
tag/guide line
e.
supplement line
c.
secondary line
 

 9. 

When the fibers of a kernmantle rope are twisted, it results in a ____ rope.
a.
low stretch
c.
static
b.
floating
d.
dynamic
 

 10. 

In a kernmantle rope, the majority of the load is carried by the ____.
a.
braid
c.
sheath
b.
kern
d.
mantle
 



 
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