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Dennis Smith (firefighter)
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 4.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why did Smith want to re-read the Yeats poem about wise men becoming tense with violence before they can accomplish fate?
(a) He was trying to understand the situation of people throwing rocks at firefighters.
(b) He was preparing another letter to the editor.
(c) He was trying to understand what causes some men to willingly go into burning buildings.
(d) He was trying to take his mind off his work.

2. Which captain entered the Kelly Street apartment first?
(a) Capt. Solwen.
(b) Capt. O'Brien.
(c) Capt. Frimes.
(d) Capt. Smith.

3. In what town did Smith live while working in the South Bronx?
(a) Washingtonville.
(b) Flushing.
(c) New Paltz.
(d) Scarsdale.

4. How did Smith's wife compare his job to that of a soldier's in Vietnam?
(a) Soldiers were better-paid.
(b) It was safer in Vietnam.
(c) In Vietnam, soldiers only had to serve for a year.
(d) There was more job security as a soldier.

5. Which firefighter died shortly before the time Chapter 2 takes place?
(a) Mike Carr.
(b) Bob Starr.
(c) Mike O'Brien.
(d) Mike Sullivan.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Smith envision false alarms occurring in richer neighborhoods?

2. What is the name of the institute started by Smith after publication of the book?

3. What were the three young men doing in the empty Kelly Street apartment building?

4. From which service area did Fireman Vinny Royce switch to join Engine Co. 82?

5. Which two companies were prohibited from responding to the same fire under the new plan?

(see the answer key)

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