Placement For Alarm System Technician

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Placement Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    The placement of end-of-line (EOL) devices is not necessary for proper operation of the alarm system.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Resistors that are connected end-to-end are considered to be wired ______.
    • A. 

      Incorrectly

    • B. 

      In series

    • C. 

      In parallel

    • D. 

      In perpetuity

  • 3. 
    There are no longer any conditions in which the use of an RJ31x jack is useful.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Batteries installed on a burglar alarm system are required by code to be changed ______.
    • A. 

      Every year

    • B. 

      Every four years

    • C. 

      When service is performed

    • D. 

      No such requirement exists

  • 5. 
    Burglar alarm panels today are manufactured to meet ______ standards. 
    • A. 

      MD-01

    • B. 

      ECV

    • C. 

      NFPA 731

    • D. 

      CP-01

  • 6. 
    The agency that is not a recognized NRTL for alarm system purposes is ______.
    • A. 

      ETL

    • B. 

      CFM

    • C. 

      UL

    • D. 

      FM

  • 7. 
    To measure the resistance of an alarm circuit the technician would need ______.
    • A. 

      To place the meter leads across the live terminals

    • B. 

      A fully charged battery

    • C. 

      To open the circuit to avoid burning out the meter

    • D. 

      To disconnect the wires from the control panel

  • 8. 
    Residential 4 wire smoke detectors must be wired with ______.
    • A. 

      End-of-line resistors and a power supervision module

    • B. 

      24-gauge wire

    • C. 

      An end-of-line resistor

    • D. 

      Only one device per zone

  • 9. 
    What is the result of connecting batteries in series?
    • A. 

      It requires a larger transformer

    • B. 

      Backup standby time increases

    • C. 

      Resistance decreases

    • D. 

      Voltage increases

  • 10. 
    ______ burglar alarm installations are regulated by ______.
    • A. 

      Combination fire and / NFPA 101

    • B. 

      Commercial / UL 681

    • C. 

      Residential / NFPA 731

    • D. 

      Listed / NFPA 70

  • 11. 
    Motion detectors without a tamper switch may not be used on a commercial installation because they are not listed.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    The AHJ who approves an alarm installation may be
    • A. 

      The owner

    • B. 

      The architect

    • C. 

      The local building official

    • D. 

      Insurance agent

    • E. 

      Any of the above

  • 13. 
    The requirement for “neat and workmanlike manner” comes from ______.
    • A. 

      UL 681

    • B. 

      NFPA 70

    • C. 

      NFPA 1

    • D. 

      Manufacturers’ instructions

  • 14. 
    Panic buttons are usually wired as a/an ______ circuit, with ______ wiring.
    • A. 

      Closed / series

    • B. 

      Open / series

    • C. 

      Closed / parallel

    • D. 

      Open / parallel

  • 15. 
    A Class B fire alarm circuit requires a resistor to be placed at the last device on the circuit.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False