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 ___________.
hazardous marine life
a lifeguard is on duty
it is safe to swim

2 of 15Pick your answer!

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

3 of 15Pick your answer!

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

4 of 15Pick your answer!

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

5 of 15Pick your answer!

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

6 of 15Pick your answer!

The swimming stroke most frequently used in freestyle swimming is the __________.
butterfly
backstroke
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
away from it
parallel to it

9 of 15Pick your answer!

Red tide is caused by __________.
algae
rust
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
'Survivor' by Destiny's Child
'Livin' on a Prayer' by Bon Jovi

11 of 15Pick your answer!

What is the minimum age for lifeguards in the U.S.?
17
16
15

12 of 15Pick your answer!

Which of the following is a vital sign?
blood type
age
pulse

13 of 15Pick your answer!

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

14 of 15Pick your answer!

Lifeguards use ________ to send signals to swimmers.
walkie-talkies
text messages
whistles

15 of 15Pick your answer!

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