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  • 1. 
    The proper tool to calculate conduit fill is -______.
    • A. 

      A. a calculator

    • B. 

      B. a cellphone or tablet application provided by a manufacturer

    • C. 

      C. a tape measure

    • D. 

      D. Table 9 of NFPA 72

  • 2. 
    A ______ is an electronic instrument that can locate faults in metallic cables (for example, twisted pair wire or coaxial cable).
    • A. 

      A. volt-Ohm meter

    • B. 

      B. time-domain reflectometer

    • C. 

      C. time-frequency shift meter

    • D. 

      D. tone generator

  • 3. 
    To measure current with a VOM you must 
    • A. 

      A. connect your meter in series.

    • B. 

      B. connect your meter in parallel.

    • C. 

      C. disconnect the power source.

    • D. 

      D. None of the above

  • 4. 
    Apps on your smartphone are not considered “tools.”
    • A. 

      A. True

    • B. 

      B. False

  • 5. 
    There are no effective tools to measure the health of a battery. You must allow it to drain naturally on full load draw.
    • A. 

      A. True

    • B. 

      B. False

  • 6. 
    To measure voltage with a VOM you must 
    • A. 

      A. connect your meter in series.

    • B. 

      B. connect your meter in parallel.

    • C. 

      C. disconnect the power source.

    • D. 

      D. All of the above

  • 7. 
    When working alone, a good tool to have for adjusting cameras is a ______.
    • A. 

      A. handheld lens focal point finder

    • B. 

      B. volt Ohm meter

    • C. 

      C. oscilloscope

    • D. 

      D. field monitor

  • 8. 
    Before operating a scissor lift, the operator must receive OSHA approved training.
    • A. 

      A. True

    • B. 

      B. False

    • C. 

      Option 3

    • D. 

      Option 4

  • 9. 
    To check for dial tone, the proper tool is ______.
    • A. 

      A. a tone generator

    • B. 

      B. a butt set

    • C. 

      C. a TDR

    • D. 

      D. an RJ31x

  • 10. 
    The best way to cut an EMT is to use a ______.
    • A. 

      A. hacksaw

    • B. 

      B. reciprocating saw

    • C. 

      C. conduit cutter

    • D. 

      D. band saw

  • 11. 
    A neat way of terminating multiple wires in one spot is to use a ______.
    • A. 

      A. cable tray

    • B. 

      B. patch panel

    • C. 

      C. beenie

    • D. 

      D. soldering iron

  • 12. 
    An effective way of stringing wires above a drop ceiling is with a ______.
    • A. 

      A. snake

    • B. 

      B. push pull rod

    • C. 

      C. slingshot

    • D. 

      D. None of the above

  • 13. 
    When testing fire alarm systems’ sounding devices, the proper tool to use is ______.
    • A. 

      A. an audiometer

    • B. 

      B. a spectrometer

    • C. 

      C. a sound level meter

    • D. 

      D. a recorded sound of a known level

  • 14. 
    To measure current with an ammeter, the proper technique is to ______.
    • A. 

      A. use the provided test leads

    • B. 

      B. insert both conductors inside the jaws

    • C. 

      C. grab one wire and pinch with the jaws

    • D. 

      D. insert a single conductor inside the jaws

  • 15. 
    To make holes in aluminum studs, the proper tool to use is a ______.
    • A. 

      A. knockout punch

    • B. 

      B. drill bit

    • C. 

      C. stud punch

    • D. 

      D. hole saw

  • 16. 
    What’s Wrong With This?Tommy the tech installed his connection from the alarm system RJ31x to the network interface jack shown here. The phone company kept disconnecting his wiring. What did he do wrong?