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Dennis Smith (firefighter)
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What ethnic group was now predominate in the formerly Irish neighborhood in which Smith grew up?
(a) Chinese.
(b) Dominicans.
(c) Blacks.
(d) Puerto Ricans.

2. Why did Smith choose to transfer to Engine Co. 82?
(a) It was the busiest engine company in the city.
(b) He wanted a quieter place to serve.
(c) He wanted to serve the South Bronx.
(d) He wanted to make more money.

3. Why were merchants good to firefighters (i.e., by giving them discounts) under the old system?
(a) They expected the firemen to be forgiving during inspections.
(b) They wanted to get faster response times during emergencies.
(c) They expected the firemen to protect them from arson.
(d) They were required to offer discounts to firemen.

4. What disease did one of the firefighters contract?
(a) Hepatitis.
(b) Influenza.
(c) Pneumonia.
(d) A bacterial infection.

5. What kind of living quarters did Dennis Smith grow up in?
(a) A townhouse in the Bronx.
(b) A New York City tenement.
(c) A single-family house in Flushing.
(d) A New York City high-rise studio apartment.

6. How old was Tina when Smith first met her?
(a) Eighteen.
(b) Ten.
(c) Seventeen.
(d) Fourteen.

7. For which radical group was the group of Park Avenue residents raising money in the magazine article read by Smith in Chapter 7?
(a) Black Panthers.
(b) Gray Panthers.
(c) Students for a Democratic Society.
(d) Symbionese Liberation Army.

8. While responding to an apartment fire on Simpson Street in Chapter 7, what did the firefighters see two teenagers carrying down the stairs?
(a) A television and phonograph.
(b) A radio and television.
(c) A radio and toaster oven.
(d) A television and toaster oven.

9. How old was Smith when he filled out an application to the fire department?
(a) Twenty-one.
(b) Eighteen.
(c) Twenty-five.
(d) Twenty-two.

10. What three jobs did the nuns at Smith's school tell the students they could aspire to?
(a) President, fireman, cop.
(b) Fireman, cop.
(c) Cop, teacher.
(d) Fireman, cop, teacher.

11. What did the cockroaches symbolize in Smith's view?
(a) Fear.
(b) Uncleanliness.
(c) Poverty.
(d) Disease.

12. Approximately how many children were at the ice cream party in Chapter 9?
(a) 120.
(b) 300.
(c) 200.
(d) 250.

13. How did Smith view the fire department's amusement park trip for neighborhood children?
(a) He believed most of the children were cynical about the trip.
(b) He believed the kids who attended were not the ones who needed help the most.
(c) He believed it improved relations and made the children less likely to pull false alarms.
(d) He believed it was ultimately a waste of time.

14. What was Billy O'Mann griping about when talking about empty lots near the fire station?
(a) He thought the station should be expanded onto those lots.
(b) He thought new buildings should be constructed on the lots.
(c) He thought the city should allow firefighters to park there so their cars do not get stolen.
(d) He thought parks should be built in the lots.

15. Who was temporarily in charge while Captain Albergray was on vacation in Chapter 10?
(a) Bill Valenzio.
(b) Lieutenant Stack.
(c) Artie Merritt.
(d) Lieutenant Collins.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why did one firefighter want to start up a collection at the station in Chapter 7?

2. What was the first call the department took the day after the Saint Patrick's Day parade?

3. Why did it take the firemen longer than usual to reach the large fire on Intervale Avenue in Chapter 10?

4. Why was Dennis upset about the visit from the welfare inspector?

5. How did the firefighters eventually subdue the naked man on Southern Boulevard?

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