Questions Of The Week August 11 :~)

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GOOD LUCK! ~ GO! :cowboy_hat_face:

  1. What determines where a lightning strike will hit the ground?

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2) When fire depletes oxygen levels to _______% a person experiences Headache, dizziness, nausea, fatigue

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3) Flexible water connections are required to be _______
a) Accessible
b) Readily Accessible
c) Limited to first-floor installations
d) Properly supported
e) Easily dismantled

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4) Federal and state regulations both require certain warnings to be conspicuous. As a home inspector, you will often have to determine whether or not hazardous components are adequately labeled.
Which of the following would a reasonable person consider to be conspicuous
a) UNPLUG POWER BEFORE TOUCHING CIRCUIT (with graphic warning symbols)
b) UNPLUG POWER BEFORE TOUCHING CIRCUIT (without graphic warning symbols)
c) DANGER ENERGIZED EQUIPTMENT (with graphic warning symbols)
d) DANGER SHOCK HAZARD UNPLUG POWER BEFORE TOUCHING CIRCUIT
e) A B
f) A B D

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5) What is Electromotive force?
a) Current
b) Power
c) Force
d) Voltage
e) Don’t tase me bro!

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EXTRA CREDIT!
WHO sang this on WHAT song?? :thinking:
she said life is one big scam
always in a jam

Good questions Marc. Thanks

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Thanks, Marc. good questions. :smile:

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Good questions Marc, thanks for your time!

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  1. A growing imbalance of positive and negative charges between the ground and clouds cause by rain, humidity, wind and pollutants.
  2. 6-10%
  3. B
  4. F
    5)D
    XTR) Jam-Master Jammin by RUN D.M.C.

Good Questions Marc! I’ll give them a go.

  1. The place I happen to be standing when the strike hits!
  2. 100% and add to it severe dedydration, crispy skin, and loss of pulse!
  3. Required to be “Flexible”.
  4. Answer “G” - When burnt skin is found on the device.
  5. f. - The force that motivates Electroman
  6. I don’t want to start a political fight so I’ll refrain from answering that one.

Come on players let’s get moving on these great questions or I’ll win it for sure! :wink::wink:

Nice try Manny!
At least Jacob got one correct… … … :wink:

One?!?! Just one?! @mgoldenberg

OK here goes my answers… hopefully I got more than 1 correct :grinning:

  1. where the opposing charges are greatest between the ground and the cloud

  2. 15%

  3. B

  4. C

  5. D

Extra) Romance is all screwed up by Sir Douglas Quintet

I know I had at least the first one right! :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

  1. Wherever it finds the path of least resistance
  2. 10-12%
  3. B
  4. F
  5. A Current
  1. When the difference between the negatively charged middle portion of the cloud and the ground become large enough to overcome the insulating effects of the air.

  2. 16%

  3. B

  4. F

  5. D

Unfortunately no winner this week.
THANKS to Steven Floyd for getting the music one correct! :smiley:
I’ll post the answers later on.

1- Difference between the electrical potentials. ( When the lower part of the cloud becomes negatively charged, objects in the air and on the ground below become positively charged.)
2- 10-15%
3- A
4- F
5- D

Another tough week! Man these are hard.

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There is always another time. :smile:

  1. What determines where a lightning strike will hit the ground?

The location of the thunderstorm overhead alone determines where lightning will hit the ground. A lightning bolt that is several miles long, generated by a cloud that is more than 6 to 10 miles high, is not going to be influenced by your jewelry, or even your house
https://stormhighway.com/small_metal_objects_attract_lightning_myth.php

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2) When fire depletes oxygen levels to _______% a person experiences Headache, dizziness, nausea, fatigue

12%
https://www.nfpa.org/News-and-Research/Publications-and-media/Press-Room/Reporters-Guide-to-Fire-and-NFPA/Consequences-of-fire
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3) Flexible water connections are required to be _______
a) Accessible
b) Readily Accessible
c) Limited to first-floor installations
d) Properly supported
e) Easily dismantled

a accessible
All flexible water connections are required to be accessible. This means that they can be concealed in a cabinet or behind an access panel, but they must be accessible
https://www.tests.com/practice/plumbing-practice-test

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4) Federal and state regulations both require certain warnings to be conspicuous . As a home inspector, you will often have to determine whether or not hazardous components are adequately labeled.
Which of the following would a reasonable person consider to be conspicuous
a) UNPLUG POWER BEFORE TOUCHING CIRCUIT (with graphic warning symbols)
b) UNPLUG POWER BEFORE TOUCHING CIRCUIT (without graphic warning symbols)
c) DANGER ENERGIZED EQUIPTMENT (with graphic warning symbols)
d) DANGER SHOCK HAZARD UNPLUG POWER BEFORE TOUCHING CIRCUIT
e) A B
f) A B D
A B
https://www.tests.com/practice/Home-Inspector-Practice-Test

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5) What is Electromotive force?
a) Current
b) Power
c) Force
d) Voltage
e) Don’t tase me bro!

d Voltage
Explanation: Electromotive force is not actually a force. It is basically a voltage. It is the voltage developed by any source of electrical energy

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EXTRA CREDIT!
WHO sang this on WHAT song?? :thinking:
she said life is one big scam
always in a jam
Sir Douglas Quintet - Romance Is All Screwed Up 1994

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Thanks, again, Marc. You are doing great.

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Well I’m going to go ahead and start a discussion on that first question. That answer is false. The location of a thunderstorm overhead is definitely not the only determining factor of where it will strike the ground. “Thunderstorm” clouds don’t necessarily hit the ground all the time. The answer I gave and the answer @sfloyd2 are the accurate determining factors. Mine came from a NOAA website.

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