Fireworks: How Safe Are You?

Take the test below and find out. Choose from either True or False. Answers and explanations will follow the quiz.
1. Firework injuries can only occur during the Fourth of July.
2. Sparklers are safe fireworks and can be given to children.
3. Gunpowder is a major ingredient in most types of fireworks.
4. Only people who are careless or unsupervised are injured from fireworks.
5. Only people who set off fireworks risk injuries.
6. Males are more likely to get hurt from fireworks.
7. Bottle rockets are not dangerous because they're just firecrackers tied to a stick.
8. Homemade fireworks are safer than store bought fireworks.
9. Using fireworks is an inexpensive way to celebrate the Fourth of July.
10. My state bans fireworks.

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And just in case you got a few of those questions wrong, please read the following safety tips from the National Council on Fireworks Safety:

To help you celebrate safely this Fourth of July, the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the National Council on Fireworks Safety offer the following safety tips:

Always read and follow label directions.
Have an adult present.
Buy from reliable sellers.
Use outdoors only.
Always have water handy (a garden hose and a bucket).
Never experiment or make your own fireworks.
Light only one firework at a time.
Never re-light a "dud" firework (wait 15 to 20 minutes and then soak it in a bucket of water).
Never give fireworks to small children.
If necessary, store fireworks in a cool, dry place.
Dispose of fireworks properly by soaking them in water and then disposing of them in your trashcan.
Never throw or point fireworks at other people.
Never carry fireworks in your pocket.
Never shoot fireworks in metal or glass containers.
The shooter should always wear eye protection and never have any part of the body over the firework.
Stay away from illegal explosives.
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