An Advanced Maintenance Technician Test

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An Advanced Maintenance Technician Test

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When placing an order for a passage door, which of the below must be considered?
    • A. 

      Height, width and thickness

    • B. 

      Type of door

    • C. 

      Left or right hand

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    Three of the four types of fires listed below commonly occur in apartments. Select the one that does not apply:
    • A. 

      Grease

    • B. 

      Spontaneous Combustion

    • C. 

      Electrical

    • D. 

      Gas

  • 3. 
    Apartment communities prefer one type of fire extinguisher. Which of the below is it?
    • A. 

      Pressurized water

    • B. 

      CO2

    • C. 

      ABC

    • D. 

      Halon

  • 4. 
    Preventative maintenance for a water heater requires it to be drained and refilled how often?
    • A. 

      When it fails

    • B. 

      Annually

    • C. 

      Every 5 years

    • D. 

      Never

  • 5. 
    How often should a smoke detector be checked to see if it is working properly?
    • A. 

      When a service request is received

    • B. 

      Upon move-out of a resident

    • C. 

      Annually

    • D. 

      All of the abve

  • 6. 
    If you are called after hours for an emergency, your response should always include:
    • A. 

      Document call and respond in the morning

    • B. 

      Document call and respond in a timely manner

    • C. 

      Phone 911 and then call the property manager

    • D. 

      Call Human Resources and leave a message

  • 7. 
    The ground wire is which color?
    • A. 

      White

    • B. 

      Blue

    • C. 

      Black

    • D. 

      Green

  • 8. 
    A safety ground circuit interrupter is used to protect:
    • A. 

      Receptacles close to water fixtures

    • B. 

      Swimming pool lights

    • C. 

      Outdoor receptacles

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    Which area(s) are not permitted to have Romex wire used?
    • A. 

      Residential dwellings (inside walls)

    • B. 

      Surface mounted applications

    • C. 

      Residential dwellings (attics)

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      Warning sign

    • B. 

      Plastic cover

    • C. 

      30 amp circuit breaker

    • D. 

      Ground fault circuit interrupter

  • 11. 
    What would you use to measure electrical amperage?
    • A. 

      Ohmmeter

    • B. 

      Amp probe

    • C. 

      Megger meter

    • D. 

      Wiggy

  • 12. 
    Choose the primary colors used in single-phase 120/240 volt wiring.
    • A. 

      Brown, orange, yellow, gray, green

    • B. 

      Brown, red, black, green

    • C. 

      Black, red, white, green

    • D. 

      Black, red, white, blue

  • 13. 
    Before working on an electrical subpanel, you should always: 
    • A. 

      Wear safety glasses

    • B. 

      Turn off power

    • C. 

      Install a circuit "lock out" tag

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 14. 
    The maximum overcurrent circuit interrupter breaker for 14-gage wire is which of the following?
    • A. 

      15 amps

    • B. 

      20 amps

    • C. 

      30 amps

    • D. 

      50 amps

  • 15. 
    You would not utilize a ground wire to:
    • A. 

      Carry voltage load

    • B. 

      Bond G.F.C.I. plugs

    • C. 

      Bond metal boxes

    • D. 

      Bond pool lights

  • 16. 
    A circuit breaker trips off occasionally for no apparent reason. You should:
    • A. 

      Install a smaller circuit breaker

    • B. 

      Keep resetting the breaker

    • C. 

      Investigate the cause

    • D. 

      Install a larger circuit beaker

  • 17. 
    Choose the smallest wire:
    • A. 

      #2 gauge

    • B. 

      #6 gauge

    • C. 

      #12 gauge

    • D. 

      #14 gauge

  • 18. 
    Usually, the white wire is used for:
    • A. 

      Ground wire

    • B. 

      Common wire

    • C. 

      Hot wire

    • D. 

      Tie wire

  • 19. 
    • A. 

      15 amps

    • B. 

      16 amps

    • C. 

      18 amps

    • D. 

      20 amps

  • 20. 
    • A. 

      Common wires

    • B. 

      Black wires

    • C. 

      Sky wires

    • D. 

      Path of least resistance

  • 21. 
    When testing wires, you should protect against electrical shock by:
    • A. 

      Using a volt tester

    • B. 

      Keep your knees off the ground

    • C. 

      Wearing your insulated boots

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 22. 
    In order to meet the requirements for residential use, what is the required temperature for hot water?
    • A. 

      110 degrees

    • B. 

      115 degrees

    • C. 

      120 degrees

    • D. 

      125 degrees

  • 23. 
    The hot water is on which side of the faucet?
    • A. 

      Left

    • B. 

      Right

    • C. 

      Center

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 24. 
    • A. 

      Black steel

    • B. 

      ABS

    • C. 

      Copper

    • D. 

      PVC

  • 25. 
    • A. 

      Hold a pilot light open

    • B. 

      Clean water

    • C. 

      Test water

    • D. 

      Start a BBQ

  • 26. 
    You are responding to an overflowing toilet. What should you do?
    • A. 

      Shut the water off at the angle stop

    • B. 

      Keep trying to flush

    • C. 

      Remove the water from the toilet bowl with a bucket or pan

    • D. 

      Place a towel in the toilet bowl to keep the water from overflowing; then call a plumber

  • 27. 
    You are sealing the base of a toilet. What will you use?
    • A. 

      Wax ring

    • B. 

      Putty

    • C. 

      Glue

    • D. 

      Plumber's tape

  • 28. 
    • A. 

      Flush valve

    • B. 

      Ballcock

    • C. 

      Tank to bowl gasket

    • D. 

      Flapper

  • 29. 
    What should you do if you locate a water main leaking?
    • A. 

      Shut off main and call a plumber

    • B. 

      Shut the main valve off and locate the leak

    • C. 

      Call the City water department

    • D. 

      Shut the City water meter off

  • 30. 
    • A. 

      Never

    • B. 

      Sometimes

    • C. 

      Always

    • D. 

      All the above

  • 31. 
    Have you ever ingited a water heater? Describe how you would or have done this:
  • 32. 
    How do you clear the drain if a tub is stopped up and there is no clean out?
    • A. 

      Cut open the wall to access the vent pipe

    • B. 

      Go to the roof vent and run a snake

    • C. 

      Put the snake through the tub overflow

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 33. 
    You are looking for a gas leak - what could help?
    • A. 

      Spray soapy water from a spray bottle on all gas fittings

    • B. 

      Use a lighter by all gas fittings

    • C. 

      CO2 tester

    • D. 

      Increase pressure to the lines to 60 lbs of pressure

  • 34. 
    How would you decrease the pressure if the main water pressure was over 80 lbs? 
    • A. 

      Install a pressure regulator

    • B. 

      Shut the main water meter valve by 50%

    • C. 

      Close the main water valve by 50%

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 35. 
    • A. 

      Bad flapper

    • B. 

      Bad flush valve

    • C. 

      Tank to bowl gasket

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 36. 
    A pressurized water pipe needs to have "fall" when installed.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 37. 
    What should you use at the base of a new kitchen faucet when replacing it?
    • A. 

      Putty

    • B. 

      Cardboard

    • C. 

      Soap

    • D. 

      PVC Glue

  • 38. 
    How deep should a new gas line be installed?
    • A. 

      18 inches

    • B. 

      16 inches

    • C. 

      10 inches

    • D. 

      6 inches

  • 39. 
    Identify this piece of equipment:
    • A. 

      Photocell: turns exterior lights on and off from dusk until dawn

    • B. 

      Switching/Reversing Valve: in the condenser of a heat pump

    • C. 

      Tank to Towel Gasket: seals water from leaking between tank and bowl

    • D. 

      Ballast: used to start fluorescent tubes/lights

  • 40. 
    Identify this piece of equipment:
    • A. 

      Ballast: Used to start fluorescent tubes/lights

    • B. 

      Contactor: 24 volt pulls contactor down to send high voltage to A/C

    • C. 

      Mixet Cartridge: Shower valves

    • D. 

      Transformer: used to raise and reduce voltage

  • 41. 
    Identify this piece if equipment:
    • A. 

      Tank to bowl gasket: seals water from leaking between tan and bowl

    • B. 

      Sump Pump: Using a float switch, it pumps water out of flooded areas

    • C. 

      Mixet Cartridge: Shower valves

    • D. 

      Faucet Seat: Acts as a stop for bathroom sink and shower stems

  • 42. 
    Identify this piece of equipment:
    • A. 

      Capacitor: Stores electrical energy

    • B. 

      Oven Thermostat: Gas and electric stoves

    • C. 

      Key gauge: Measures and cuts in keys that correspond to pin numbers

    • D. 

      Range hood filter: stove range hoods

  • 43. 
    Identify this piece of equipment:
    • A. 

      Capacitor: Stores electrical energy

    • B. 

      Contactor: 24 volt pulls contactor down to send high voltage to A/C

    • C. 

      Switching/Reversing valve: in the condenser of a heat pump

    • D. 

      Oven Thermostat: Gas and electric stoves

  • 44. 
    Identify this piece of equipment:
    • A. 

      Capacitor: Stores electrical energy

    • B. 

      Sump pump: Using a float switch, it pumps water out of flooded areas

    • C. 

      Switching/Reversing valve: in the condenser of a heat pump

    • D. 

      Photocell: Turns exterior lights on and off from dusk until dawn

  • 45. 
    Identify this piece of equipment:
    • A. 

      Tub overflow gasket: prevents water from leaking through the overflow plate

    • B. 

      Tank to bowl gasket: seals water from leaking between tank and bowl

    • C. 

      Mixet cartridge: shower valves

    • D. 

      Burner receptacle: electric stove tops

  • 46. 
    Identify this piece of equipment:
    • A. 

      Faucet Seat: Acts as a stop for bathroom sink and shower stems

    • B. 

      Tank supply line: toilets only

    • C. 

      Transformer: used to raise and reduce voltage

    • D. 

      Contactor: 24 volt pulls contactor down to send high voltage to A/C

  • 47. 
    Identify this piece of equipment:
    • A. 

      Transformer: used to raise and reduce voltage

    • B. 

      Oven thermostat: Gas and electric ovens

    • C. 

      Switching/Reversing valve: in the condenser of a heat pump

    • D. 

      Burner receptacle: Electric stove tops

  • 48. 
    Identify this piece of equipment:
    • A. 

      Mixet cartridge: shower valves

    • B. 

      Oven thermostat: Gas and electric ovens

    • C. 

      Transformer: used to raise and reduce voltage

    • D. 

      Photocell: turns exterior lights on and off from dusk until dawn

  • 49. 
    Identify this piece of equipment:
    • A. 

      Key gauge: measures cuts in keys that correspond to pin numbers

    • B. 

      Switching/Reversing Valve: in the condenser of a heat pump

    • C. 

      Tub overflow gasket: prevents from leaking through the overflow plate

    • D. 

      Transformer: used to raise and reduce voltage

  • 50. 
    Identify this piece of equipment:
    • A. 

      Tank to bowl gasket: seals water from leaking between tank and bowl

    • B. 

      Range hood filter: stove range hoods

    • C. 

      Tub overflow gasket: prevents water from leaking through the overflow plate

    • D. 

      Faucet seat: acts as a stop for bathroom sink and shower stems

  • 51. 
    Identify this piece of equipment:
    • A. 

      Range hood filter: stove range hoods

    • B. 

      Ballast: used to start fluorescent tubes/lights

    • C. 

      Capacitor: stores electrical energy

    • D. 

      Transformer: Used to raise and reduce voltage

  • 52. 
    Identify this piece of equipment:
    • A. 

      Capacitor: stores electrical energy

    • B. 

      Switching/Reversing valve: in the condenser of a heat pump

    • C. 

      Tub overflow gasket: prevents water from leaking through the overflow plate

    • D. 

      Tank supply line: toilets only

  • 53. 
    Identify this piece of equipment:
    • A. 

      Contactor: 24 volt pulls contactor down to send high voltage to A/C

    • B. 

      Capacitor: stores electrical energy

    • C. 

      Oven Thermostat: Gas and electric ovens

    • D. 

      Transformer: used to raise and reduce voltage

  • 54. 
    Identify this piece of equipment:
    • A. 

      Ballast: used to start fluorescent tubes/lights

    • B. 

      Mixet cartridge: shower valves

    • C. 

      Transformer: used to raise and reduce voltage

    • D. 

      Burner receptacle: electric stove tops