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Dennis Smith (firefighter)
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. How was a firefighter injured while rescuing a child from a fire on Prospect Avenue?
(a) He fell through a hole in the floor.
(b) He was struck by falling debris.
(c) He suffered smoke inhalation.
(d) He broke his ankle going down the stairs.

3. How long did Smith take off to recover from the throat damage he sustained during the Prospect Avenue fire in Chapter 3?
(a) Five days.
(b) Two weeks.
(c) One week.
(d) One month.

4. What did the ladder company do to get to the source of the smoke at the Charlotte Street fire?
(a) Broke down all the doors inside.
(b) Broke the windows.
(c) Ventilated the roof.
(d) Ripped holes in the wall.

5. What do arsonists sometimes do when they leave the scene of a fire?
(a) They leave booby traps to hurt firefighters.
(b) They do not call the fire department to report the fire.
(c) They gather evidence of arson and take it away.
(d) They call the fire department anonymously.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why did the firefighters think the car in the middle of Stebbins Avenue was stolen?

2. How many injured people were found in the Kelly Street apartment?

3. What did firefighters find at the scene of the fire at the Kelly Street apartments?

4. How does Smith describe his political leanings?

5. What did Smith find buried under the rubble at the Charlotte Street apartment in Chapter 5?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the fire department announce the death of a fellow firefighter in the line of duty?

2. In what ways does Smith view the old-style machine politics as preferable to the current system?

3. What did the firemen do when they got the second teenager out of the Intervale Avenue apartment building, which was torched in the arson attack in Chapter 1?

4. What did the South Bronx neighbors do in an attempt to stop malicious false alarms from the Hoe Avenue alarm box and was it effective?

5. Besides the risks to firefighters, what does Dennis Smith believe is a real risk of malicious false alarms?

6. How did Smith's mother's attitude toward work reflect an old-fashioned way of viewing labor in New York City?

7. What did Dennis Smith observe about the attitude of the driver who hit the young boy and was then beaten by the crowd in Chapter 2?

8. As the fire truck responded to the call on Wilkens Avenue in Chapter 3, what experience did Smith flash back to?

9. Why were the firefighters remaining at the scene of the fire on Forest Avenue (in Chapter 5) unsure of the names of the injured firemen?

10. How did Dennis Smith get started on writing Report From Engine Co. 82?

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