Blizzards, tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes -- natural disasters can strike at any time and take out the city's power for weeks. Forget about luxuries such as television or Internet. When the power is out food spoils, security alarms don't work, and medical equipment fails. Do you have a backup plan for these kinds of emergencies? Take our quiz to learn about the best sources of emergency power.
Question 1 of 20
The most common cause of a major, long-term power outage is what?
Question 2 of 20
How does a loss of power create greater problems for people living in rural areas?
Question 3 of 20
The most expensive consequences of a winter power outage is which of these?
Question 4 of 20
Which of these units is used to measure electrical power?
Question 5 of 20
What do we mean when we say 60-watt light bulb?
Question 6 of 20
If wattage is the amount of power something needs in order to run, what is surge wattage?
Question 7 of 20
What sorts of items typically have a surge wattage greater than their regular wattage?
Question 8 of 20
Approximately how much power does a regular color television use?
Question 9 of 20
Which of these items uses the most power?
Question 10 of 20
About how much power does it take to heat or cool an entire house?
Question 11 of 20
To prevent a power surge from causing your computer to crash, your computer should be attached to what?
Question 12 of 20
Why should you stagger your power consumption when using a generator?
Question 13 of 20
A 5,000-watt generator can be purchased for as little as how much?
Question 14 of 20
The average cost of a 10,000-watt generator is around how much?
Question 15 of 20
Emergency generators usually run on which of these?
Question 16 of 20
How much gas does a 5,000-watt generator use per hour?
Question 17 of 20
For how long can you store gasoline without using special chemicals?
Question 18 of 20
How much horsepower (hp) does a 5,000-watt generator engine have?
Question 19 of 20
What is the function of an inverter?
Question 20 of 20