As you work through Fallout 76‘s main quest line, it’s more than likely your progress will come to a screeching halt in the quest “Into the Fire.” This is because you’re tasked to pass the Fire Breather Knowledge Exam, a multiple-choice test that you’re liable to fail if you’re unprepared. It’s the first step of a longer trial that’ll eventually help increase your chances of survival against the dangers of the West Virginia wasteland.

For the uninitiated, the Fire Breathers were a division of fire fighters dedicated to combating the Scorched before 2102, who were masters of surviving the wasteland’s more hazardous climates. Passing their exam grants you access to their protective equipment, which you can use to navigate the Ash Heap. Below we detail the answers to the Fire Breather Knowledge Exam, as well as provide another solution for those who need a little direction but don’t want the answers.

If you’re looking for more Fallout 76 guides, check out our survival guide, as well as our guide offering tips you should know before starting. You can also check out our feature highlighting where to get some easy Power Armor sets. If you’re more curious about how the game is, read our Fallout 76 early review impressions.

Where To Find The Answers Yourself

When you arrive at the Charleston Fire Department, you’ll need to take the Knowledge Exam to initiate the process of becoming a Fire Breather. The questions mostly lean on your common sense, but you might run into some issues answering the questions correctly. Luckily for you, there is a cheat sheet in the main office upstairs. Refer to the screenshots below if you need help pinpointing exactly where it is.

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Alternatively, you can search the station for marked notes scattered around the station that provide answers to the test. There are two notes in the same room as the terminal, while there’s another in the locker room next door in an open locker. The last note is in the fire truck garage in another open locker. You can probably just look to the first method if you want an easier time!

Exam Answers

While the cheat sheet itself provides pretty much all the answers to the exam, you’re free to look below for all the answers. No judgement! Just input them into the Fire Breather Training System terminal downstairs and you should be well on your way.

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Question 1:

The tunnel you’re traversing has begun filling up with a strange gas and you’re without your breathing apparatus. What do you do?

Answer: Evacuate as quickly as possible

Question 2:

While traversing a smoke-filled building, your breathing apparatus has failed. Which of the following will serve as the best replacement?

Answer: A water-soaked rag

Question 3:

One of your fellow Fire Breathers has been burned. The area is painful to the touch, but no blisters are forming. You’ve applied a cool compress. What’s the next thing you should do?

Answer: Gently bind the burn with clean bandages

Question 4:

While exploring a collapsed mine, your team leader flashes their safety light quickly three times. What does this mean?

Answer: Retreat immediately

Question 5:

One of your squadmates has caught a case of Sludge lung. Which of the following sets of ingredients, when cooked together, can be used as a cure?

Answer: 1 pt. Purified Water, 2 Ash Rose, 2 Blight, 2 Soot Flower

Question 6:

You’ve stumbled upon a band of Scorch-diseases people brandishing clubs. Which of the following is the only acceptable method of engaging them?

Answer: Fall back and engage from a distance with firearms

Question 7:

You’ve captured a Scorched-infected man who you recognize as a childhood friend. What do you do?

Answer: End his life as mercifully as possible

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