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
it is safe to swim
a lifeguard is on duty
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 ___________.
surfing is allowed, but swimming is not
no lifeguard on duty
lifeguard on duty
4 of 15Pick your answer!
At most U.S. pools and water parks, lifeguards wear _________ swimsuits.
blue
green
red
5 of 15Pick your answer!
In lifeguarding, the 10:20 rule has to do with __________.
how many people can be in the pool at the same time
how quickly lifeguards must be able to reach a distressed swimmer
how to perform CPR
6 of 15Pick your answer!
The swimming stroke most frequently used in freestyle swimming is the __________.
front crawl
backstroke
butterfly
7 of 15Pick your answer!
The purpose of CPR is to __________.
avoid extra movement when a person has a spinal injury
stabilize body temperature
restore breathing and heart function
8 of 15Pick your answer!
If there is a riptide, you should swim __________.
away from it
parallel to it
toward 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?
'Livin' on a Prayer' by Bon Jovi
'Survivor' by Destiny's Child
'Stayin' Alive' by the Bee Gees
11 of 15Pick your answer!
What is the minimum age for lifeguards in the U.S.?
15
17
16
12 of 15Pick your answer!
Which of the following is a vital sign?
age
pulse
blood type
13 of 15Pick your answer!
In lifeguarding, DNS stands for _____________.
Do Not Swim
Drowning Non-Swimmer
Dehydrated Nutritional Supplements
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 __________.
goggles
inflatable water wings
waterproof diapers
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