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Basic Locksmith Quiz

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This quiz asks some basic questions about locksmithing. See how much you know.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is a "bible" as it relates to locksmithing and where do you find it?
  • 2. 
    If a customer has the key to their lock but the keyway just keeps spinning, what is most likely to be the problem?
  • 3. 
    How do you rekey a Schlage secure key?
  • 4. 
    How many pins are usually in a kwikset Titan?
    • A. 

      4

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      6

    • D. 

      7

  • 5. 
    When there are no visible screws on the back of a deadbolt to remove it from the door, describe where they may be hidden/located.
  • 6. 
    What are spool pins and what  do they do?  What lock company commonly uses spool pins in their residential locks?
  • 7. 
    What size drill bit is used for a standard peep hole?
    • A. 

      1"

    • B. 

      1/2"

    • C. 

      3/8

    • D. 

      5/16"

  • 8. 
    Describe how to find the "hand" of a door.
  • 9. 
    Describe ways that you may be able to open a garage door when it is locked.
  • 10. 
    Name 3 things you need to know before ordering and installing a lock..
  • 11. 
    What would make a lock easier to pick?
    • A. 

      Core pins

    • B. 

      Spool pins

    • C. 

      Master pins

    • D. 

      Serrated pins

  • 12. 
    Masterkeying makes locks safer
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Kwikset makes the secure key
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Describe a LORI lock...
  • 15. 
    How many different detex keys are there?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      25

    • D. 

      30

  • 16. 
    What is a dummy cylinder?
    • A. 

      A cylinder that is stupid

    • B. 

      A cylinder without a keyway

    • C. 

      A thumb turn

    • D. 

      A high security cylinder

  • 17. 
    Astragal is another term for a latchguard.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    When you "loid" a lock you:
    • A. 

      Break it

    • B. 

      Open it

    • C. 

      Install it

    • D. 

      Fix it

  • 19. 
    You can always use an airwedge on a door
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    The "bitting" describes:
    • A. 

      The cuts of a key

    • B. 

      The keyway

    • C. 

      The length of the key

    • D. 

      The backset

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