Report from Engine Co. 82 Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

Dennis Smith (firefighter)
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 2.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who was the second injured person found by firefighters at the Home and Simpson streets intersection, and how was he injured?
(a) The driver; he sustained the injuries in the accident.
(b) A bystander mistaken for the driver and beaten.
(c) The driver; he had been beaten by the angry crowd.
(d) The boy's friend, who was also hit.

2. How did Smith feel when first approached about writing a memoir of firefighting?
(a) Concerned that he would be incapable of writing.
(b) Challenged by the act of writing the way climbers are challenged by mountains.
(c) Convinced that people would never understand firefighters.
(d) Concerned that he did not know enough about firefighting.

3. What were the three young men doing in the empty Kelly Street apartment building?
(a) They were homeless and were squatting there.
(b) They were fixing the apartments up for future rental.
(c) They were hired by the landlord to torch it.
(d) They were selling drugs in the empty apartments.

4. What injury did the young Hispanic boy suffer during the dinner time call to Home and Simpson streets?
(a) A broken arm.
(b) Abrasions and bruises.
(c) A broken leg.
(d) A broken neck.

5. What did firefighters find at the scene of the fire at the Kelly Street apartments?
(a) Three gas cans, pointing to arson.
(b) Burned food on a stove.
(c) Faulty wiring.
(d) Molotov cocktails.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why did the plan not work out?

2. What is the name of the national magazine started by Smith after writing the memoir?

3. Which captain entered the Kelly Street apartment first?

4. In Smith's description, how does the life of a firefighter differ from that of other city workers?

5. Why does Smith call firefighters the most "ubiquitous" civil servants?

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