Survival Quiz: The Right Course Of Action In Extreme Situations Can Save Lives
July 12, 2019 09:12 By Fabiosa
Some people, like adrenalin junkies or those who chose dangerous professions, intentionally get themselves in extreme situations, while others only hope that nothing bad will ever happen to them and are practically helpless when it does.
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Life is so unpredictable that anything can happen and the outcome of even a slightly dangerous situation depends largely on how fast we get a hold of ourselves and take action.
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So, let's get clear on what situation is considered extreme. It is unexpected, stressful, requires immediate action, and threatens people’s health or even lives. Even if it has never happened to you, you can’t be sure it will stay this way.
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We have prepared for you a little quiz, which will help you check if your actions in the following 5 different cases are correct. Some may seem too commonplace, others – unreal unrealistic, but in all of them, people’s actions are often wrong. So, let's begin.
1. You're at home, and suddenly there’s a hurricane. What should you do?
- Close all the windows and doors.
- Turn off electrical appliances and prepare a flashlight or candle.
- Lock the house and go outside.
2. What should you do if you're caught in a thunderstorm while swimming in a lake or river?
- Get out of the water and hide under a tree.
- Nothing, because swimming in the rain is so pleasant.
- Get away from the water and any metal objects.
3. What should you do if a swarm of bees is flying right toward you?
- If there is a body of water nearby, dive in it head-first.
- Find a dark sheltered place and hide in it.
- Attack the insects with repellent.
4. What should you do first if you’re trapped under rubble?
- Get out fast.
- Calm down and light a fire.
- Calm down and wrap your head with a piece of cloth.
5. What to do if a fire breaks out in a public place while you are in there?
- Loudly inform others about the emergency so that as many people know about it as possible.
- Start extinguishing the fire with improvised means.
- Keep calm and orderly move towards the nearest exit.
These questions are quite simple, and most schoolchildren know the answers to them. But many adults are occupied with more important things that matter here and now. So, don’t beat yourself up if you’ve made a few mistakes. So here are the correct answers.
- During a hurricane, it is necessary to turn off electrical appliances, close the windows, and doors.
- During a thunderstorm, swimming is strictly prohibited because water is an excellent conductor of electricity. One should get out of the water and keep as far away as possible from metal objects and trees.
- You should try to hide from bees in a dark place because they practically don’t see anything in such conditions and can’t harm you.
- If you find yourself under rubble, you need to wrap your face and head with a piece of cloth. This can reduce the risk of suffocation by preventing the earth or dust getting into the respiratory tract.
- During a fire in a public place, you should keep calm and move to the nearest exit, trying to stay on your feet as firmly as possible.
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This quiz is useful for many reasons. This is good training for the memory, a short break from the routine, and an opportunity to refresh your knowledge on how to act in extreme situations. Please let us know if you answered all the questions right and if you found this information useful.