Quiz: Can You Actually Get A 10/12 On This Test? A Lifeguard Could!


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This fun trivia quiz contains questions about lifeguard lore, including flags, terminology, and life-saving techniques.

 Oct 20, 2017

1 of 15Pick your answer!

At the beach, a green flag means ___________.
it is safe to swim
a lifeguard is on duty
hazardous marine life

2 of 15Pick your answer!

At the beach, a red and yellow flag means ___________.
lifeguard on duty
no swimming

3 of 15Pick your answer!

At the beach, a black and white flag means ___________.
lifeguard on duty
no lifeguard on duty
surfing is allowed, but swimming is not

4 of 15Pick your answer!

At most U.S. pools and water parks, lifeguards wear _________ swimsuits.

5 of 15Pick your answer!

In lifeguarding, the 10:20 rule has to do with __________.
how to perform CPR
how many people can be in the pool at the same time
how quickly lifeguards must be able to reach a distressed swimmer

6 of 15Pick your answer!

The swimming stroke most frequently used in freestyle swimming is the __________.
front crawl

7 of 15Pick your answer!

The purpose of CPR is to __________.
stabilize body temperature
avoid extra movement when a person has a spinal injury
restore breathing and heart function

8 of 15Pick your answer!

If there is a riptide, you should swim __________.
toward it
parallel to it
away from it

9 of 15Pick your answer!

Red tide is caused by __________.
blood from a shark's feeding frenzy

10 of 15Pick your answer!

Which song is most helpful for timing CPR chest compressions?
'Stayin' Alive' by the Bee Gees
'Livin' on a Prayer' by Bon Jovi
'Survivor' by Destiny's Child

11 of 15Pick your answer!

What is the minimum age for lifeguards in the U.S.?

12 of 15Pick your answer!

Which of the following is a vital sign?
blood type

13 of 15Pick your answer!

In lifeguarding, DNS stands for _____________.
Dehydrated Nutritional Supplements
Do Not Swim
Drowning Non-Swimmer

14 of 15Pick your answer!

Lifeguards use ________ to send signals to swimmers.
text messages

15 of 15Pick your answer!

At most public pools, babies must wear __________.
inflatable water wings
waterproof diapers
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