1.
What natural fiber material best maintains its insulative properties when wet?
A.
cotton
B.
wool
C.
silk
D.
down


2.
Cotton is an inappropriate material to be worn by SAR providers.
A.
True
B.
False


3.
The rate of heat transfer in clothing depends on:
A.
the amount of dead air spaces trapped within the clothing and layers.
B.
water and moisture within the layers.
C.
the amount of air that passes through the material.
D.
all of the above.


4.
When considering clothing systems, SAR providers should also consider:
A.
hats.
B.
gloves.
C.
gaiters.
D.
all of the above.


5.
What are the five layers of clothing recommended for SAR providers?
A.
underwear, clothing, insulation, clothing, shell
B.
underneath, wicking, clothing, insulation, shell
C.
underwear, wicking, insulation, clothing, shell
D.
none of the above


6.
A waterproof, non-breathable shell layer could also be called a:
A.
vapor barrier.
B.
GORE-TEX®.
C.
micropore laminate.
D.
none of the above.


7.
The clothing layer should saturate and encourage the evaporation of perspiration.
A.
True
B.
False


8.
Generally when dry, nylon fleece, polyester pile and batting, goose down, and wool all have similar insulation values for the same thickness.
A.
True
B.
False


9.
Cordura® is a type of:
A.
polyester
B.
cotton
C.
Capilene™
D.
nylon


10.
Polyester fibers are hollow, don't absorb moisture, and, much like nylon, are poor at wicking moisture.
A.
True
B.
False



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