Backyard Safety Quiz
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Backyard Safety Quiz

Health risks from poison ivy to swimming pool dangers may lurk in your backyard. Test your safety smarts with our quiz.

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Question 1 of 20 Correct

Which of these can be used to remove a splinter?

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The correct answer is: In many cases, pressing a piece of duct tape over the affected area and then pulling it off will remove a splinter easily.

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Question 2 of 20 Correct

Which of these may be a symptom of a poison ivy rash?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Symptoms of a poison ivy rash include red, swollen, itchy skin with blisters. The rash may appear in thick patches or as thin lines where the edge of the plant rubbed against your skin. Treat affected areas with calamine lotion, Epsom salts or bicarbonate of soda to relieve itching and burning.

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Question 3 of 20 Correct

True or false: If your backyard is mostly shaded, there is no reason to apply sunscreen to you or your children when you're outside.

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The correct answer is: This is false. The sun's ultraviolet rays can sneak in through clouds and trees, so whenever you're outside, layer up with some SPF. Dermatologists recommend at least an SPF 30. Don't forget to reapply every two hours.

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Question 4 of 20 Correct

Which of these shoes is best for your child to wear when they are playing on playground equipment?

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The correct answer is: When your children are playing on playground equipment, whether at your home or at the park, they should always wear shoes. Shoes should be skid-resistant and sturdy enough to protect feet against glass, nails and other objects.

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Question 5 of 20 Correct

True or false: It's not necessary to remove your cat or dog's feces from your yard because it safely decomposes.

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The correct answer is: This is false. It's important you remove your pet's feces from your yard or public places because feces contain many types of bacteria, some of which can be harmful to people. You should also keep young children away from areas that may contain dog or cat feces to prevent the spread of roundworms and hookworms.

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Question 6 of 20 Correct

Which of these is a symptom of a poisonous snake bite?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. When venom is released during a snake bite, it enters your tissues and spreads to other body parts. If you or someone you're with suffers a snake bite, immobilize the bitten area and place it below the heart. Clean the wound and bite area, and then seek immediate medical help.

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Question 7 of 20 Correct

At what age can children be allowed to handle sparklers?

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The correct answer is: Only persons over the age of 12 should be allowed to handle sparklers of any type. Because sparklers can get as hot as 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit, remind younger children to not pick up or touch spent sparklers as they can cause serious burns.

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Question 8 of 20 Correct

Which of these is best for cleaning scraped skin?

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The correct answer is: Clean scrape wounds with hydrogen peroxide, then apply an antibiotic ointment. This will help speed up healing without leaving behind a scar.

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Question 9 of 20 Correct

Which of these can attract bugs?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Avoid insect bites and stings by wearing neutral colors and skipping the flowery scents. Sweet-smelling perfumes, lotions and hairsprays will attract stinging insects.

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Question 10 of 20 Correct

Which of these makes an ideal ground cover around swing set equipment?

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The correct answer is: Protect against skinned knees and hands by using soft materials such as sand or wood chips underneath playground equipment. Other safe surfaces include mulch, sand, pea gravel, shredded rubber or rubber-like surfaces.

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Question 11 of 20 Correct

True or false: You should submerge burned skin in icy water to stop the burning.

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The correct answer is: This is false. If there is no break in the skin, run cool water (not ice cold) over the affected area for about 5 minutes then cover the burn with a sterile bandage. This will help ease the burning and reduce swelling.

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Question 12 of 20 Correct

Which of these is a symptom of chlorine exposure?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Chlorine and other disinfecting chemicals are often used to treat pools and hot tubs. Direct contact with these chemicals, can lead to breathing difficulties, a burning sensation in the eyes and throat and skin burns.

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Question 13 of 20 Correct

Which of these is the leading cause of death from an injury in children ages 1 to 4?

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The correct answer is: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), children ages 1 to 4 have the highest drowning rates. Most of those drowning occur in home swimming pools.

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Question 14 of 20 Correct

True or false: The best way to prevent a child from drowning is by having them take swimming lessons.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Swimming lessons are first and foremost about water safety and prevention of drowning. Research suggests that children age 1 to 4 may be less likely to drown if they have had formal swimming instruction. Before letting them take the plunge with friends, make sure your children prove themselves in a controlled swim lesson environment.

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Question 15 of 20 Correct

In which of these situations is in necessary to wear protective eye gear?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends people wear protective eyewear when working around the yard or house -- especially when mowing the lawn, using a line trimmer on weeds or trimming branches or shrubs.

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Question 16 of 20 Correct

True or false: The bacteria responsible for tetanus is found in dirt.

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The correct answer is: This is true. The bacteria Clostridium tetani, which is responsible for tetanus, is usually found in dust, soil and manure. It can enter the body through cuts, puncture wounds or other breaks in the skin. You should have a tetanus vaccine at least every ten years. This vaccine will be given to your child in a series of five injections over the first few years of a child's life (before age seven), and then booster doses of the vaccine are recommended every 10 years after that.

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True of false: Playground sets made with pressure-treated wood are the safest.

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The correct answer is: This is false. Avoid models with pressure-treated wood to avoid toxins. If you decide on installing an at-home playground set, make sure to get one with manufacturer instructions that give you the lowdown on safety and installation. From moving parts to screws, there's a lot to look out for, so make sure you have all safety checks in place.

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Question 18 of 20 Correct

How many children can jump on a trampoline together safely?

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The correct answer is: Allow only one person at a time on the trampoline, and no one under the age of six should be allowed on a trampoline at all. Limiting the jumpers to just one can reduce the risk for injury.

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Question 19 of 20 Correct

True or false: Chlorine in a swimming pool will protect you from catching diseases from others.

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The correct answer is: This is false. Though chlorine is a disinfectant, it's not always effective at killing bacteria and viruses. If someone who is sick is swimming in the water with you, you may soon share a virus from them. Help prevent this by showering before and after you enter a pool.

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Question 20 of 20 Correct

Which of these may help you protect against mosquito bites?

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The correct answer is: Keep mosquitoes at bay without all the harsh chemicals and pesticides by burning citronella candles; applying essential oils, such as lemon, eucalyptus and lavender to your skin; and removing areas of still water where mosquitoes lay eggs.

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