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Unit 4 Fire

True/False
Indicate whether the statement is true or false.
 

 1. 

The original Smokey Bear was actually a survivor of a forest fire.
 

 2. 

Native Americans used fire as a way to clear the land and to improve wood production.
 

 3. 

A prescribed fire must be controlled very closely.
 

 4. 

A prescribed fire must not be allowed to get too hot.
 

 5. 

A prescribed fire must not be allowed to get out of control.
 

 6. 

The most famous fire in America’s history is the Great California Fire.
 

 7. 

Wildfires are part of the natural system.
 

 8. 

Fire is both a chemical and a physical process.
 

 9. 

Ground crews must constantly patrol a fire line.
 

 10. 

Mopping up involves patrolling a fire line until the fire is no longer dangerous.
 

Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

 1. 

Managed, intentional fire is called a ____ fire.
A.
prescribed
B.
wild
 

 2. 

Forest fires result from the rapid combination of ____ with other chemicals contained in wood, leaves, and other material in the forest.
A.
water
C.
fuel
B.
heat
D.
oxygen
 

 3. 

Most fires are caused by ____.
A.
animals
C.
lightning
B.
people
D.
railroads
 

 4. 

Once a surface fire gets into the forest canopy, it becomes a ____ fire.
A.
surface
C.
crown
B.
ground
D.
prescribed
 

 5. 

A(n) ____ is used to determine the direction from the tower to the fire.
A.
arbor
C.
gps
B.
compass
D.
alidade
 

 6. 

The forestry office uses a process called ____ to determine the actual location of a fire.
A.
equalization
C.
determination
B.
triangulation
D.
cruising
 

 7. 

A(n) ____ attack on a wildfire involves removing fuel from the fire triangle.
A.
indirect
B.
direct
 

 8. 

The Great ____ Fire damaged 1.3 million forest acres in Wisconsin and 2.5 million forest acres in Michigan.
A.
California
C.
Peshtigo
B.
Chicago
D.
Yellowstone
 

 9. 

Forest fire ____, detection, and suppression programs in the United States have been among the most successful environmental or conservation efforts of all time.
A.
health
C.
promotion
B.
advertising
D.
prevention
 

 10. 

A fully mature forest may be beautiful, but it is very ____ from many perspectives.
A.
productive
B.
unproductive
 

Matching
 
 
Match the question with the correct response
A.
smokers
F.
fuel
B.
surface
G.
caution
C.
backfire
H.
wind
D.
barrier
I.
prevention
E.
humidity
J.
improves wildlife habitats
 

 1. 

Benefit of a prescribed fire
 

 2. 

Required for a forest fire to occur
 

 3. 

Major source of a wildfire
 

 4. 

Factor that affects the anatomy of a fire
 

 5. 

A forest fire category
 

 6. 

Used to predict fire potential
 

 7. 

Needed when the burning index is high
 

 8. 

Any road, stream, bare area, field, lake, or natural obstacle
 

 9. 

Smaller fires set along the firebreak on the side toward the fire
 

 10. 

Best way to combat fires
 



 
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