A cookout can be a great time for family and friends. But a lapse of attention can result in drastic, and sometimes tragic, results. Do you how to make your next barbecue party a safe and successful one? Take our quiz to find out.
Question 1 of 20
What is the major contributing factor to most barbecue blunders?
Question 2 of 20
On average, during a five-year period between 2005 and 2009, how many home fires were directly attributable to grilling?
Question 3 of 20
During that same period -- between 2005 and 2009 -- how many structure fires were directly attributable to grilling annually?
Question 4 of 20
How many outdoor fires were directly attributable to grilling annually between 2005 and 2009?
Question 5 of 20
In 2009, how many people wound up in a hospital emergency room with burns and blisters suffered in grilling-related accidents?
Question 6 of 20
To be considered safe, red meats such as beef and veal should be cooked to what internal temperature?
Question 7 of 20
To be considered safe, poultry products such as chicken should be cooked to what internal temperature?
Question 8 of 20
What percentage of home fires involving grills started on a courtyard, terrace or patio from 2005 to 2009?
Question 9 of 20
What percentage of home fires involving grills started on an exterior balcony or open porch?
Question 10 of 20
As a rule of thumb, how often should you replace the battery in your home smoke detectors?
Question 11 of 20
Based on statistics, which of the following is the most dangerous form of grilling?
Question 12 of 20
When grilling, what is a reasonable amount of time to leave the grill unattended?
Question 13 of 20
Which of the following are considered fire hazards for someone hoping to grill?
Question 14 of 20
When is it acceptable to grill under an enclosed space, like a tent or a garage?
Question 15 of 20
If a grill flame jumps to the hose between the gas tank and grill, what is the best course of action?
Question 16 of 20
If a fuel line appears to be defective, which is the best course of action?
Question 17 of 20
Which of the following is an appropriate place to have a lit grill?
Question 18 of 20
What is the best technique to make sure charcoal ash is safe to dispose?
Question 19 of 20
Where is the safest place to dispose of charcoal ash?
Question 20 of 20