Holiday Quiz

 In 2021, Tip of the Week

We know there’s one more Monday in December but due to the holidays we are sending out the monthly quiz a little early. Our editors will be taking some well-deserved time off. But before we get into the quiz, we join with those that mourn the recent massive disastrous tornado system that swept across six states, taking at least 90 lives, with many people still missing. We ask you to consider donating to help those affected by the tornadoes. We recommend the following sites:

Team Kentucky

American Red Cross

And now for our holiday safety quiz…

1. Many of us are using ladders as we decorate for the holidays. What do you know about how frequently ladders should be inspected?

A.  Ladders should be inspected monthly.
B.  Ladders should be inspected weekly
C.  Ladders should be inspected at the start of each shift, prior to use

D.  Trick question, ladders don’t need to be inspected.

2. Which of these plants that are commonly used in holiday décor are not toxic or poisonous to humans, dogs, or cats?

A. Poinsettia
B. Cyclamen
C. Holly berries

D. American mistletoe

3. Which of the following tips about Christmas tree safety are true?

A. If you are using an artificial tree, make sure it is rated as “fire resistant.”
B. If you are using a real tree, cut about two inches off the bottom and keep it in water to reduce the likelihood of fires. Remember to refill the water for the tree.
C. Keep Christmas trees at least three feet from fireplaces, heaters, candles, and any other ignition source.
D. B and C are true.

E. All the above are true.

4. We all like to gather to eat holiday food. Which of the following is an untrue tip for preventing food poisoning while preparing our holiday meals?

A. During the preparation and cooking process, the cook and all helpers should wash their hands frequently.
B. After dinner, it’s okay to go into a food coma. You can take a break as long as the leftover meats are refrigerated within about five hours.
C. Separate raw meat from produce and cooked meats.
D. Cut up the turkey into smaller pieces to allow it to chill faster. It will last up to three to four days when kept refrigerated.

E. All the above are correct.

5. Uncle Harold was telling a story while eating dinner. He starts to choke on a bite of food. What do you do?

A. Give him two back slaps.
B. Ask him to cough.
C. Get behind him, wrap your arms around him, place your fists just under his diaphragm, and give quick, hard upward thrusts.

D. Just do B and C.

6. Name the reindeer that pull Santa’s sleigh, in order.

Answers:

1. C
2. A
3. E
4. B
5. D

6. Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, and Rudolph

Happy Holidays to all our readers. Cheers for a happy, healthy, and safe 2022!
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