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5. F The purpose of the fault tree analysis is to illustrate
a procedure or event in a way that can be visualized and if it is
complicated, it will no longer be an effective tool.
1. What is meant by the term “negative event?”
a. A political rally for a negative candidate.
b. A near miss, or accident that results in personal injury or
c. An automobile race where all the vehicles drive in reverse.
d. A series of events that if there are two together they will
actually make a positive event.
2. What is a benefi t of the fault tree analysis?
a. It offers shade on a sunny day.
b. You can determine the amount of money it will cost to
implement a procedure.
c. You will get meaningful data about the overall reliability of
d. It takes little time and expense to create.
3. What does the circle symbol used in the formation of the tree
a. The negative event that will be studied.
b. The transfer of a branch to another location on the tree.
c. A terminal event that doesn’t need to be developed further.
d. A base event with no events below it.
4. What was the fault tree analysis created to do?
a. To evaluate the production of baked goods.
b. To increase the safety level of the space program.
c. To improve the safety of missile systems.
d. To illustrate how to safely set up a Christmas tree.
5. A fault tree analysis should be as complicated as possible. T/F