Ropes and Knots
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What is a defining characteristic of utility rope?
It must not be used to support the weight of a person
Compared to a natural fiber rope, a synthetic fiber rope ________.
Has a smaller diameter than a natural fiber rope of equal strength
What is another term for safety knot?
What is another term for a sheet bend?
What is a common form of deterioration in a natural fiber rope?
A safety knot is most typically used to?
Secure the leftover working end of the rope
A rope carried by a firefighter only for self-rescue from an extreme situation is called a (an) ____________ rope.
When is the use of utility rope appropriate?
When the rope will not be supporting people
What is the term for the part of the rope used to form a knot?
What is a common sign of damage to a kernmantle rope?
Depressions in the kern
The individual fibers of a natural fiber rope are twisted together to form a _____________.
Which fiber is commonly used in life safety rope?
Which knot is used to prevent the end of a rope from slipping through the primary knot?
From which end of the rope can a clove hitch accept tension without coming untied?
Which of the following knots decreases the load bearing capacity of rope the least?
Figure eight follow-through
Which fiber is commonly used in water rescue rope?
Which type of harness is used in the fire service?
Which statement about natural fiber ropes is correct?
Natural fiber ropes deteriorate even if stored properly
The kern of the kernmantle rope is its _____________.
What is one of the three primary classification of ropes based on function?
Which of the following is one of the four parts of the maintenance formula for ropes?
What is the term for a rope used on an extension ladder to raise a fly section?
Which item is necessary to include in a life safety's rope documentation?
History of use
Which method is usually recommended for drying ropes?
Which question is important to consider when inspecting life safety ropes?
Has the rope been subject to shock loading?
A figure eight on a bight is used to?
Create a secure loop at the working end
Which natural fiber is commonly used to make ropes?
What is formed by making a circle in a rope?
Prolonged exposure to ___________ light can damage synthetic ropes.
Natural fiber ropes are created using which type of construction?
What is the second most common synthetic fiber used for life safety ropes?
For which application is dynamic rope especially well suited?
Which method of construction is required for life safety rope?
Which of the following is a commonly used device in rope rescue operations?
What is the term for a piece of equipment worn by a person to secure that individual to a rope?
Ropes should be cleaned with _____________.
The term for a rope that is suddenly put under unusual tension is _________ loading.
Which family of knots is used primarily to attach a rope around an object?
Which part of the rope is used for hoisting objects?
The running end
What is formed by reversing the direction of a rope to form a "U" bend with two parallel ends?
What is formed by making a loop in a rope and then bringing the two ends of the rope parallel to each other?
A rope is attached to a ladder for hoisting using a (an) _______.
Figure eight on a bight
Which knot is used to keep the hoisting rope aligned with the handle of the tool being hoisted?
Which knot would typically be used to attach a rope to a tree or pole?
Which knot component is part of a clove hitch?
Which device is used to protect a rope when it must be dragged over a sharp or abrasive surface?
What is the term for preparing a knot by tightening it and removing kinks, twists, and slack from a rope?
When hoisting a ladder, a ___________ line should be attached to the bottom of the ladder to help control it as its hoisted.
Which NFPA standard covers the criteria for design, construction, and performance of life safety rope and related equipment?
An escape rope must be _________ once its been used.
Which type of rope consists of individual strands twisted together?
A rope with minimal stretch under load __________?
A carabiner is a _________ device?
Which type of harness is used to support a firefighter in a rescue situation?
Which type of harness is used to support a firefighter being raised or lowered on a life safety rope?
Which of the following is a second line attached to a rescuer that serves as a backup if the main line fails?
Which kind of rescue takes place in a location such as a tank, silo, underground electrical vault, or storm drain?
What is the preferred type of rope for rescue operations?
Which knot is frequently used to secure the end of the rope to an anchor point?
Which knot is typically used to tie together two ropes of unequal size?
Figure eight on a bend
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