Medical Reserve Corps Preparedness Pre-test

Dallas County Health and Human Services - 2377 N. Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX 75207

Telephone: 214-819-2000

Find out how much you already know about being prepared. Write down the one most correct answer for each of these ten questions. Let us know how you did!

The answer key can be found by clicking here.

1. How much water per person should you have stored at home for emergencies?

  1. One gallon
  2. Five gallons
  3. 8 glasses per day
  4. Rule-of-thumb is 2.5 gallons

2. Being prepared for an emergency evacuation of your home, which includes having a household “go kit,” is essential to ensuring the safety of your family.

  1. True
  2. False

3. The history of Texas earthquakes dates back to?

  1. 1882
  2. 1921
  3. 1776
  4. 1993

4. Which of the following can improve your “disaster personality?”

  1. Attitude
  2. Knowledge
  3. Anxiety control
  4. All of the above

5. Designating emergency meeting locations for your family should be part of your emergency communications plan.

  1. True
  2. False

6. One voice call on your cell phone uses the same band width as how many text messages?

  1. 100
  2. 500
  3. 800
  4. 1,200

7. Having a home fire escape plan for your family is critical. What is the second most important element in practicing fire safety at home?

  1. Knowing how to alert others
  2. Having a place to meet outside
  3. Holding fire drills on a regular basis
  4. Knowing everyone’s name

8. What is the acronym first responders will look for in your cell phone to contact a member of your family?

  1. LUV
  2. ICE
  3. CALL
  4. AAA

9. Before collecting emergency supplies for your home, what is a critical first step?

  1. Identify a place in your home for storage
  2. Assign each family member an area of responsibility
  3. Include items for your “go kit”
  4. Plan to buy only items that never expire

10. Your disaster recovery plan should include names and contact information for:

  1. Emergency financing
  2. Transportation replacement
  3. Spiritual or emotional needs
  4. All of the above