Water Safety Quiz
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Water Safety Quiz

Do you know how to keep kids safe in the water, treat a jellyfish sting or react in a riptide? Test your smarts with our quiz.

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Question 1 of 20 Correct

In case you're caught outdoors during a sudden summer storm, what should you do to avoid being struck by lightning?

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The correct answer is: None of these options will keep you safe from lightning. Head downhill when possible. Get out of the water when swimming or boating. And seek shelter indoors, or away from wide open spaces, or even under uniform cover, such as low rolling hills or trees of uniform height.

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Question 2 of 20 Correct

How quickly can a child drown when no one is watching?

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The correct answer is: Most children who drowned in a home swimming pool had been out of sight less than five minutes. Among children ages 1 to 4 years, most drownings occur in residential swimming pools, so build fencing around pools to prevent children from gaining access to the pool area without an adult's awareness.

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Question 3 of 20 Correct

After rescuing an adult from drowning, you notice he has stopped breathing. You should:

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The correct answer is: You should do all of these. First give two rescue breaths, then quickly check for bleeding followed by CPR. Tell a bystander to call 911 for help.

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Question 4 of 20 Correct

Which of these can help prevent sunburn while you're out on the water?

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The correct answer is: Using a sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 15 every time you go outside will help protect your skin from the sun's harmful rays. A long-sleeved shirt and hat will help, too.

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Question 5 of 20 Correct

Drinking fluids isn't necessary when you're swimming and playing in the water all day.

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The correct answer is: This is false. Although you might remain cooler playing and exercising in water, your body still needs hydration. Water is your best option, with 0 calories and no sugar or artificial ingredients.

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Question 6 of 20 Correct

Which of these should you not do if someone is in trouble in the water?

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The correct answer is: Unless you are trained for water rescues, jumping in yourself can lead to more danger. Look for a lifeguard, or find a flotation device such as a ring buoy or life jacket to throw. You can also tell the person to try to move toward you, using the back float with slight kicks or small strokes.

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Question 7 of 20 Correct

Before using an AED (automated external defibrillator) on a drowning victim, be sure to:

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The correct answer is: Do all of the above to prevent electric shock. But work fast so defibrillation can begin. Here's what the Red Cross says: "Do not delay defibrillation when taking steps to create a dry environment."

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Question 8 of 20 Correct

What pantry item can help ease a jellyfish sting?

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The correct answer is: Washing the injured area with large amounts of vinegar for at least 30 seconds can help with the tentacles and the venom. Alternatively, a thick mix of baking soda and water will also work.

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Question 9 of 20 Correct

Most bug bites are harmless -- but what disease could a mosquito spread?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Mosquitos can spread the West Nile virus, Eastern equine encephalitis and dengue fever. Wear protective clothing and insect repellant to reduce the risk of being bitten.

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Question 10 of 20 Correct

What time of day are you most at risk for mosquito bites?

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The correct answer is: The highest risk hours are from dusk till dawn, so remember to use insect repellent and wear protective clothing in the evening and early morning—or stay indoors if possible.

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Question 11 of 20 Correct

What is the leading contributing factor in fatal boating incidents?

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The correct answer is: Alcohol is the leading factor in fatal boating accidents, and sun and heat only add to the problem. Nearly half of all boating fatalities take place while the boat is docked, anchored or drifting.

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Question 12 of 20 Correct

Which shot might a person need after being treated for a stingray wound?

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The correct answer is: After treatment for a stingray wound, a person should watch for signs of infection and check with their doctor to see if a tetanus shot is needed.

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Question 13 of 20 Correct

Which of these is a potentially fatal cause of seasick-like symptoms?

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The correct answer is: Engines and on-board generators can create exhaust containing carbon monoxide, which can't be seen or smelled. This toxic gas can cause headaches, confusion, fatigue, seizure, dizziness, loss of consciousness, nausea and even death. Seek fresh air immediately.

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Question 14 of 20 Correct

Which of these can help prevent swimmer's ear?

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The correct answer is: Using a hair dryer (lowest setting only!) near the ear can dry any excess water that can serve as a breeding ground for germs. First use a towel to dry your ears, then tilt your head and gently tug your earlobe to help water to escape. Do not use a swab or try to remove ear wax, which helps protect the ear canal from infection.

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Question 15 of 20 Correct

What precaution should parents take before using kiddie pools?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Kiddie pools carry risks for disease and even drowning. Bathing swimmers ahead of time reduces the germs that can be carried in the water. And proper cleaning will help keep swimmers safer.

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Question 16 of 20 Correct

True or false: Chlorine kills all the germs in the pool.

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The correct answer is: This is false. While chlorine does kill bugs, germs like salmonella take some time to eliminate. Keep sickness and infection away by taking showers before and after a swim, washing your hands after going to the restroom and never swallowing pool water.

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Question 17 of 20 Correct

Which of these activities should a person avoid immediately after scuba diving?

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The correct answer is: Decompression sickness (also known as "the bends") occurs in divers who surface too quickly because nitrogen bubbles that haven't cleared through the bloodstream can supersaturate tissues, which interferes with blood flow and oxygenation. Flying within 12 to 18 hours after a deep dive can make the problem worse.

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Question 18 of 20 Correct

True or false: Water noodles, water wings and inner-tubes are an acceptable replacement for life-jackets.

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The correct answer is: This is false. Never use air-filled or foam toys in replacement of a life jacket. These are toys and are not designed to keep swimmers safe.

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Question 19 of 20 Correct

Nine out of ten people who drowned in boating incidents …

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The correct answer is: Some 736 people died in boating incidents in 2009. Of those who drowned, 9 out of 10 were not wearing life jackets. These should be properly fitted and worn at all times by all passengers.

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Question 20 of 20 Correct

Which of these kills more people?

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The correct answer is: On average, more people die every year from rip currents than from shark attacks. The strongest rip currents can attain speeds reaching 8 feet per second -- that's faster than an Olympic swimmer. If you are caught in a rip current, swim horizontally along the beach, and don’t even try to swim straight back to the shore. If you grow tired, wave to signal for help. When you do get back to shore, alert the lifeguard and other swimmers of the danger.

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