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Fan death: Quiz


Question 1: An electric motor does not function by combustion; unlike a ________, the electric motor consumes energy supplied by the electricity, not from a fuel.
Incandescent light bulbCandleFluorescent lampLighting

Question 2: John Linton at Yonsei's Severance Hospital, who attended medical school at ________, is licensed to practice medicine in South Korea:[2]
Ewha Womans UniversitySungshin Women's UniversityYonsei UniversitySogang University

Question 3: This explanation violates the principle of ________, as indoor fans are not nearly powerful enough to change the air pressure by any significant amount.
Special relativityMass–energy equivalenceConservation of massConservation of energy

Question 4: That fans contribute to ________, or abnormally low body temperature.
HypothermiaHyperthermiaAltitude sicknessDecompression sickness

Question 5: The fan motor's commutator does produce a small amount of ________ during normal operation.

Question 6: Gord Giesbrecht, a professor of thermophysiology at the University of Manitoba in ________,[16] is a leading expert on hypothermia:
United KingdomBarbadosCanadaUnited States

Question 7: That fans contribute to prolonged ________ due to environmental oxygen displacement or carbon dioxide intoxication.
Altitude sicknessDecompression sicknessHypoxia (medical)Asphyxia

Question 8: That an electric fan creates a vortex, which sucks the ________ from the enclosed and sealed room and creates a partial vacuum inside.

Question 9: This explanation violates mass conservation and well-known properties of ________ and gases, particularly that known breakdown energy of oxygen molecules lies in the ultraviolet range.

Question 10: Fan death is a putative phenomenon generally accepted only in ________, in which an electric fan left running overnight in a closed room can cause the death of those inside.
North KoreaKorean PeninsulaSeoulSouth Korea

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