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Quiz of the Week – LDS Manual: 3 Hours Without Shelter


These questions are derived from the LDS Preparedness Manual [links to PDF File]. Specifically, the “3 Hours Without Shelter” section (pages 323-324). You can find the answers to this quiz on my Facebook page. Good luck!

Q1. According to the manual, a drop in body temperature (hypothermia) of what amount is considered fatal (in degrees Centigrade):
a) 3 degrees
b) 5 degrees
c) 10 degrees
d) 15 degrees
e) none of the above

Q2. A quick test to test for possible hypothermia is to as a person to:
a) do some quick mental arithmetic
b) jump up and down for 10 seconds
c) run a sprint for several meters
d) say their ABC’s backwards

Q3. If necessary, where are the best places to put heat packs to warm up a person suffering from hypothermia:
a) neck and forehead
b) abdomen
c) armpits and groin
d) hands and feet
e) none of the above

Q4. Alcohol and coffee should be given to victims in order to stimulate their body to produce more heat:
a) true
b) false

Q5. Which of the following accelerate hypothermia conditions and, therefore, should be avoided:
a) low altitude
b) wind chill
c) damp clothing
d) both a and b
e) both b and c
f) both a and c
g) all of the above

Q6. According to the manual, what is the most likely reason why many hypothermia victims are killed:
a) pressing on and not dealing with the problem
b) not enough water
c) a lack of food
d) poorly insulated sleeping bag

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