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Quiz of the Week – LDS Manual: Emergency Heating and Cooking

These questions are derived from the LDS Preparedness Manual [links to PDF File]. Specifically, the “Emergency Heating & Cooking” section (pages 288-290). You can find the answers to this quiz on my Facebook page. Good luck!

Q1. Propane produces carbon monoxide when it burns and is, therefore, poisonous:
a) true
b) false

Q2. The primary hazard when using propane is that it is heavier than air and may “pool” resulting in a flammable atmosphere:
a) true
b) false

Q3. Which fuel is generally the least expensive to purchase:
a) propane
b) kerosene
c) white gas (Coleman gas)

Q4. Why should charcoal NEVER be used inside the home or other enclosed or even partially enclosed space:
a) it is a voracious consumer of oxygen
b) it produces vast amounts of carbon monoxide
c) it gets too hot for most stoves to handle
d) both a and b
e) both a and c
f) both b and c

Q5. Sterno fuel is:
a) safe to use indoors
b) a jellied petroleum product
c) will evaporate easily (even with the lid on)
d) all of the above
e) none of the above

Q6. In general, each charcoal briquette will produce about how much heat (in degrees Fahrenheit):
a) 10 degrees
b) 20 degrees
c) 40 degrees
d) 60 degrees

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