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Quiz of the Week – LDS Manual: Emergency Sanitation

These questions are derived from the LDS Preparedness Manual [links to PDF File]. Specifically, the “Emergency Sanitation” section (pages 312-314). You can find the answers to this quiz on my Facebook page. Good luck!

Q1. If you are asked to turn off your main water supply or the taps do not flow after a disaster you should do what:
a) turn off all water outlets (including faucets, toilet lines, a/c lines, etc)
b) turn off the gas/electricity that supplies your hot water tank
c) call your local water deperatment
d) both a and b
e) both a and c
f) bot b and c
g) all of the above

Q2. According to the manual, which of the following is NOT one of the three most important things to do if the toilets stop working:
a) separate urine and fecal matter
b) bury or store human waste
c) keep flies, roaches, and animals out of sewage
d) wash hands thoroughly

Q3. Which of the following are options if the toilets stop working:
a) line your toilet bowl with heavy plastic bags and use as you normally would
b) use a 5 gallon bucket with toilet seat on top
c) dig cat holes outside
d) they are all options
e) none of the above

Q4. Waste should be disposed of no clother than ____ feet from any open water source or well water:
a) 10 feet
b) 25 feet
c) 50 feet
d) 100 feet

Q5. If you must do so then (and your local laws permit):
a) dry garbage may be burned, wet garbage must be buried
b) wet garbage may be burned, dry garbage must be buried
c) both wet and dry garbage may be burned
d) both wet and dry garbage must be buried
e) what are we burning garbage? won’t the garbage men be here tomorrow?

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