1. Having the ability to make a fire in an emergency is very important. Which of the following is not true?
To make signal fires;
To warm up some water to make it potable;
To create warmth;
To provide comfort, a psychological boost.

2. What constitutes the Fire Triangle?
Oxygen, Light and Fuel;
Fuel, Heat and Combustion;
Oxygen, Heat and Friction;
Oxygen, Heat and Fuel.

3. What is a firesteel?
A magnesium based alloy;
A copper rod mixed with magnesium;
A ferrocerium rod which is composed of several metals;
None of the above.

4. Which is the proper order to make a fire?
Fuel, Tinder and Kindling;
Kindling, Tinder and Fuel;
Tinder, Kindling and Fuel;
Tinder, Fuel and Kindling.

5. The Bow and Drill method of starting a fire is based on what principle?
Percussion;
Combustion;
Friction;
None of the above.

6. The Fire Piston method of starting a fire is based on what principle?
Percussion;
Combustion;
Friction;
None of the above.

7. In general, which of the following should be your method of fire starting if you only had one to choose from?
Waterproof matches;
Butane lighter;
Fire Bow;
Firesteel.

8. A firesteel can be used for?
Starting fires;
Signaling;
Light;
All of the above.

9. In the list below, which would make the best tinder?
Green (live) wood;
Polyester;
Synthetic cotton mixed with petroleum jelly;
Cotton mixed with petroleum jelly.

10. When making a fire using a Bow and Drill:
Immediately go very fast in order to create the friction you need;
Take your time in the beginning;
The friction between the spindle (drill) and the fireboard will eventually cause a flame to appear;
None of the above.

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