Fire Alarm Expert Roy Pollack Tests

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Fire Alarm Expert Roy Pollack Tests

Fire alarm expert Roy Pollack tests your knowledge of some of the fire alarm system basics.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A magnetic switch that closes upon the proximity of a magnet is considered a ____ switch.
    • A. 

      Normally Open

    • B. 

      Normally Closed

    • C. 

      Class A

    • D. 

      Class B

  • 2. 
    A smoke detector is a device suitable for connection to a circuit that has a sensor that responds to a physical stimulus.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      The panel’s capacity is overdrawn.

    • B. 

      The panel’s capacity is sufficient.

    • C. 

      Another power supply is needed.

    • D. 

      Insufficient information exists.

  • 4. 
    A ____ fire alarm circuit uses two wires that 1.) start on two terminals at the panel, 2.) go out to devices and 3.) return to the panel on two different terminals. 
    • A. 

      Class A

    • B. 

      Class B

    • C. 

      Class C

    • D. 

      Class D

  • 5. 
    Battery calculations are necessary for only commercial fire alarm systems.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The phrase “Authority having jurisdiction” normally refers to:
    • A. 

      The fire inspector

    • B. 

      The owner

    • C. 

      The building official

    • D. 

      The insurance company

    • E. 

      Any of the above

  • 7. 
    Which chapter of NFPA 72, 2013 edition, deals with household fire alarm systems?
    • A. 

      6

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      26

    • D. 

      29

  • 8. 
    Which is the largest size wire?
    • A. 

      22 AWG

    • B. 

      18 AWG

    • C. 

      16 AWG

    • D. 

      6 AWG

  • 9. 
    The Doppler Effect is the principle upon which a(n) ____ motion detector operates.
    • A. 

      Active infrared

    • B. 

      Passive infrared

    • C. 

      Microwave

    • D. 

      Ultrasonic

  • 10. 
    Our profession is guided by a series of codes, standards and, in some states, laws.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      A person that has been NICET certified in the field of fire alarms to at least level II.

    • B. 

      A person that has been factory trained on the equipment that he or she will be working on.

    • C. 

      A competent and capable person or company that has met the requirements and training for a given field acceptable to the authority having jurisdiction.

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 12. 
    • A. 

      18 AWG wire has more resistance than a 22 AWG wire.

    • B. 

      Larger wires have more resistance.

    • C. 

      20-gauge wire can run farther than 16 AWG wire with less voltage drop.

    • D. 

      14 AWG wire is larger in cross sectional diameter than a 22 AWG wire.

  • 13. 
    A waterflow device should be field adjusted so that an alarm is initiated no more than ____ seconds after a sustained flow of at least ____ GPM.
    • A. 

      30/5

    • B. 

      90/10

    • C. 

      120/10

    • D. 

      30/30

  • 14. 
    An RJ31x jack was used to connect alarm systems to a ____.
    • A. 

      McCullough loop

    • B. 

      Direct wire

    • C. 

      POTS line

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 15. 
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      6

    • C. 

      15

    • D. 

      21