The Quiz

1. What are the forms used to conduct the HQS inspection?

  1. 52580-A and 52580.
  2. The one provided to me at the local housing authority.
  3. It’s more of a pass or fail thing, the standards change.

2. If a housing authority wants to add onto the HQS standard what should they do?

  1. Hold a meeting and verbally issue the addition.
  2. Send out a memorandum or email to all the inspectors.
  3. Document it in the administrative plan and ensure compliance.

3. What is the most common tool used to test electrical circuits?

  1. An Ohm meter, set to voltage AC.
  2. A receptacle tester, with the GFCI test function.
  3. Plug your cell phone charger to the wall and see if it charges.

4. What is one thing you can do with a wooden stick during an inspection?

  1. Make measurement maker for quick references in your inspection.
  2. Defend yourself from an attacking animal.
  3. Ensure social distancing

5. Communication with all parties involved…

  1. Should be kept to a minimum.
  2. Is crucial.
  3. Definitely over-rated.

6. Is it part of your job, as an inspector, to question the family about their household composition?

  1. Yes, they are lying and you need to get to the bottom of it!
  2. No, however if there’s any suspicion you should document it in the comments section.

7. What are the basic inspection items?

  1. Electricity, Security and the associated hazards.
  2. Structural Condition of the Walls, Ceiling and Floor.
  3. All the above

8. How many consecutive steps must there be to require handrails?

  1. 4
  2. 5
  3. 6

9. Natural Gas stove requirements include:

  1. A device that can detect gas leaks.
  2. A minimum of two working burners.
  3. None of the above.

10. The temperature and pressure relief valve discharge lines are required to be:

  1. Made of copper and inspected at a timed interval.
  2. Be plumbed outside or six inches off the floor.
  3. Hidden to avoid damage to the system.

11. GFCI protected outlets are required when:

  1. Children under the age of five are present.
  2. Within six feet of a source of water.
  3. All the above.

12. Smoke detectors are required to be installed on every level of the unit, including the basement.

  1. True
  2. False

13. If someone in the home has a hearing-impairment the unit requires smoke alarms with visual alerting features.

  1. True
  2. False

14. The sink and shower both require hot and cold water.

  1. True
  2. False

15. Are kitchen cabinets required?

  1. Yes, to satisfy the area for storage, preparation and serving of food.
  2. No, a table can satisfy the requirements.

16. A microwave can substitute the oven and stove if it’s provided by the tenant or if it’s provided by the landlord and the tenant agrees with the substitution.

  1. True
  2. False

17. During the initial inspection, does the refrigerator have to be present?

  1. Yes, if tenants are ready to move in.
  2. Yes, even if the tenants is providing the unit.
  3. No, and it should be marked as “inconclusive”

18. Is a faulty smoke detector an automatic failure?

  1. Yes
  2. No

19. As an inspector, I can pass or fail an inspection as I please.

  1. Yes, you are the inspector!
  2. Yes, as long and the appropriate inspection standard were followed.

20. The most important thing to consider when doing an inspection is:

  1. The safety and standard of living conditions being evaluated.
  2. The need to be done fast because they all have to get done as scheduled.
  3. Maintaining a good number of failures, to ensure job security.