Chapter 7 Ropes and Knots


Which of the following is a characteristic of utility rope? (Pg 264)

Used to hoist equipment and secure unstable objects

What should you do if a rope becomes embedded with glass or other foreign objects that could cause damage? Pg 269

Take the rope out of service

When a piece of rescue rope is purchased, it s must be: Pg 270

Permanently identified

Which knot is easily tied and untied and is good for forming a single loop and does that will not constrict the object it is placed around? Pg 276

Bowline

Which of the following questions about utility rope is MOST accurate? Pg 265

There are industry standards concerning the physical properties of utility rope

Which of the following is the definition of “destroying” life safety rope? Pg 265

Alter it in such a way that it cannot be mistaken to be a life safety rope

Recommended methods of washing and drying rope: Pg 271

Vary with each manufacturer

Which of the following about cleaning synthetic fiber rope is MOST accurate? Pg 271

Cold water and mild soap are least likely to damage synthetic fiber rope

Which of the following about cleaning Natural Fiber rope is MOST accurate? Pg 271

Natural fiber rope cannot be cleaned effectively because water cannot be used in the cleaning process

Which of the following parts of a rope is that which is tied to the object being raised, lowered, or stabilized? Pg 274

Working end

Which type of knot is used to combine two unequal sized diameter ropes? Pg 278

Becket bend

Which of the following is the MOST accurate about hoisting objects? Pg 281-282

Axes, pike poles, power saws, fans, can all be hoisted

Which of the following statements about knots is most accurate?Pg 274

A ropes strength is reduced to some degree when it is bent

Dynamic Ropes are Not used for: Pg 267

Rescue or Hauling applications

Which of the following rope hardware is used to climb vertical rope? Pg 278

Ascender

Which criteria is to be considered before life safety rope is reused? Pg 264

It has not been exposed to any materials that may damage the rope

Which of the following is a characteristic of synthetic rope? Pg 265

Preferred for life safety applications

Which of the following types of rope is constructed by twisting yarns together to form strands and is almost exclusively used as utility rope? Pg 268

Laid Rope

When should life safety rope be destroyed? Pg 265

If it fails to pass inspection or has been impact loaded

What are the characteristics of natural fiber rope? Pg 265

Not accepted for use in life safety applications

Which of the following types of rope is constructed by uniformly intertwining strands of rope together and is most commonly used as utility rope? Pg 268

Braided

How often should unused rope be inspected? Pg 269

At least annually

What of the following elements of a knot is formed by simply bending the rope back on it self while keeping the sides parallel? Pg 275

Bight

Which of the following statements about webbing is MOST accurate? Pg 273

Most webbing is made from the same materials as synthetic rope, so the same precautions and maintenance procedures apply

Where should rescue rope be stored? Pg 272

In spaces or compartments that are clean and dry and have adequate ventilation



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