Fire!
  • 1. Our town has a ______ for teens that says they must not be out without an adult after 10:00 P.M.
A) curfew
B) ventilate
C) dedication
D) brigade
  • 2. When Jamie burned the cookies, she opened the windows to ______ the house.
A) flammable
B) ventilate
C) brigade
D) billow
  • 3. When there is not rain for a long time, grass and leaves become dry and ______.
A) billowing
B) flammable
C) curfew
D) ventilate
  • 4. His _____ to the project enabled us to finish ahead of our schedule.
A) dedication
B) curfew
C) decree
D) brigade
  • 5. As we drove down the road, we saw thick smoke _____ from a car.
A) billowing
B) flammable
C) famine
D) curfew
  • 6. Several members of the fire _____ are volunteers who work only on weekends.
A) brigade
B) ventilate
C) trickle
D) dedication
  • 7. What is this selection mostly about?
A) a day in the life of one important firefighter
B) the dangers of firefighting
C) the importance of fire department equipment
D) firefighting now and long ago in the United States.
  • 8. There are _____ firefighters in the United States.
A) over ten million
B) over a million and a half
C) twenty five
D) under ten thousand five hundred
  • 9. Every fire department does things their own way, but they all agree that the job is _____.
A) always challenging
B) too boring to work there a long time
C) never exciting
D) too hard to handle
  • 10. Who is in charge of the firefighting crew during a "worker"?
A) a firefighter
B) an officer
C) a driver
D) a back-stepper
  • 11. According to the selection, a rig is the name of the _____.
A) firehouse pole
B) fire truck
C) firefighting equipment
D) fire alarm
  • 12. What is the first thing a firefighter does when getting to work?
A) gets his or her gear in order and sets it up next to the fire truck.
B) shops for groceries and prepares dinner.
C) makes his or her bed and cleans the station house.
D) attends a training session.
  • 13. What does the word overhaul mean to firefighters?
A) The fire is almost out.
B) The fire is starting again.
C) The ashes must be soaked until they are cold.
D) The townspeople form a bucket brigade.
  • 14. What's one reason towns burned id one house caught fire in the 1600's?
A) They didn't have firefighters back then.
B) They built their houses too quickly and sloppily.
C) They didn't understand the causes of fire.
D) They built their houses out of flammable material
  • 15. Why were children part of the firefighting force in the 1600's?
A) All children were required to work.
B) It took the whole town to put out fires.
C) Windows in houses were too small for adults.
D) Every house had a bucket hanging next to the door.
  • 16. In the 1600's, why did the town elders order a curfew for the citizens?
A) People needed to be off the streets during the night.
B) People needed to sleep all night.
C) Fires often occurred between 9:00 pm and 4:30 am.
D) Firefighters were not available during the night.
  • 17. Why was a "rattle watch" necessary in cities long ago?
A) to warn people if a fire broke out at night.
B) to stop any fires that started during the night
C) to tell what time it was
D) to protect the streets from robbers at night
  • 18. Who invented the first fire department?
A) Thomas Jefferson
B) Paul Revere
C) Benjamin Franklin
D) George Washington
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