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What are the four types of waste

Human
Liquid
Garbage
Rubbish

1

What is the water requirement per person per day in a temperate zone?

5 gallons

2

A latrine can be no closer than what distance to a what're source

100 ft

3

What is potable water

Water that is safe to drink

4

What are the measurements of a straddle trench

1 foot wide 4 feet long
2 1/2 feet deep

5

How many gallons of water will a lister bag hold?

36 gallons

6

How deep is a cat hole

6 to 12 inches

7

What is a communicable disease

A disease that can be transmitted person to person animal to person and insect to person

8

What are the five Fs of field sanitation

Fingers
Feces
Flies
Fluids
Foods

9

What is the best protection against disease or biological warfare

Immunization and personal hygiene

10

What field manual covers unit field sanitation team

FM 4-25.12

11

What FM covers field hygiene sanitation

FM 21-10

12

What is field sanitation

Measures to create and maintain healthy environmental conditions

13

What are the 5 communicable disease grouped by the Army?

Respiratory
Intestinal
Insect born
General
Miscellaneous

14

What is a vector

A living organism that can carry a disease producing virus

15

What is palatable water

Water that is pleasing to taste but may be unsafe

16

What are some disease carried by a fly

Typhoid
Cholera
Dysentery

17

What 3 rules apply to water discipline in the field

Drink only from approved sources
Conserve water
Do not contaminate your sources

18

What are the three most common poison plants

Poison ivy
Poison oak
Poison sumac

19

Where should the latrine be located in relation to the mess hall

At least 100 meters downstream or down hill

20

What are some of the disease caused by the mosquito

Malaria
Dengue
Yellow fever
Encephalitis
Filariasis

21

What are some methods for human waste disposal

Straddle trench
Mound latrine
Burn out latrine
Deep pit
Bore hole latrine
Pail latrines
Urine soak pits

22

How far should garbage pits be placed away from the mess area.

30 yards and no closer than 100 ft from any water sources

23

Enough straddle trenches should be dug to accommodate what percentage of the unit at one time?

8 percent

24

Water that is not properly treated can spread what diseases?

Common diarrhea
Leptospirosis
Cholera
Dysentery
Bacillary
Typhoid
Paratyphoid fever

25

What are two ways to purify water

Iodine tablets
Boiling

26

Who gives the final approval on whether water is safe to drink?

Medical personnel