Friday, December 16, 2016

NICET Practice Test for Fire Alarm

Why are NICET Practice Tests Only Half the Battle?


It is very important to properly prepare for the NICET Exam.  We recommend not only using NICET Practice Tests but also using other practices such as tabbing your code books, learning the proper way to navigate the references such as NFPA 72 (2013) and NEC or NFPA 70 (2011).  These little practices can cut down on your time thus reducing anxiety as well as giving you time to circle back at the end of your NICET exam to answer any questions you were unsure on.  

What Makes a Good NICET Practice Test?


A good NICET practice test should consist of a wide range of questions as well as the answers with code or standard references.  This helps the user locate the answers in the applicable reference.  Remember that NICET practice tests can only get you so far not only on the actual NICET exam but your future career in the fire alarm industry.  The NICET exam is open book because the industry is always evolving.  NICET understands that learning the applicable codes and how to navigate these references will get you a lot further than forcing you to memorize all of the material.  If you simply memorize the answers to a NICET practice test, you are only cheating yourself.  Solid practice tests for the NICET exam will make it easy to understand where to locate the answers or in some case if the answers are not in a reference, the test should break down the solution in an easy to understand manner.  In short, the NICET practice exams should not only get your ready for your exam, but make you comfortable in using your references on the job. 

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Please note that the NICET Practice Test questions below are not directly associated with NICET nor are they found on the actual exam.  These questions are taken from our NICET Practice Test as a preview as what you can expect on the exam.

AN INSTALLATION OF A FIRE ALARM SYSTEM THAT SERVES ADJACENT AND NON-ADJACENT PROPERTIES, UNDER ONE OWNERSHIP, IS CONSIDERED A ________________ FIRE ALARM SYSTEM.

A – REMOTE SUPERVISING STATION
B – CENTRAL STATION
C – PROPRIETARY SUPERVISING STATION 
D – AUXILIARY
E – PROTECTED PREMISES

AN INITIATING DEVICE IN WHICH THE SENSING ELEMENT IS DESIGNED TO BE DESTROYED IN THE PROCESS OF OPERATION, IS OF WHAT TYPE?

A – NON-RESTORABLE 
B – SINGLE STATION
C – HEAT DETECTOR
D – LINE
E – SPOT

FPLR STANDS FOR WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING?

A – FIRE PROTECTING LOW RESISTANCE
B – FIRE POWER LIMITED RESISTANCE
C – FIXED POWER LINE RESISTANCE
D – FIRE POWER LIMITED RISER 

MANUAL PULL STATIONS ARE TO BE MOUNTED AT WHAT HEIGHT?

A – 48 INCHES TO THE TOP
B – 48 INCHES TO THE CENTER 
C – 48 INCHES TO THE BOTTOM
D – ANYWHERE WITHIN ARMS REACH

THE TIME DELAY BETWEEN THE ACTIVATION ON AN INITIATING DEVICE AND THE AUTOMATIC ACTIVATION OF A LOCAL FIRE SAFETY FUNCTION, SHALL NOT EXCEED ________ SECONDS.

A – 90
B – 60
C – 30
D – 20
E – 10 

WHILE TESTING A FIRE ALARM SYSTEM YOU REMOVE A TWO WIRE DETECTOR FROM ITS PLUG IN BASE ON A STYLE B TYPE CIRCUIT. WHAT ALARM CAPABILITY WOULD YOU EXPECT FROM THE REMAINING DETECTORS ON THIS CIRCUIT?

A – ANY ACTIVATED DETECTOR WOULD CAUSE AN ALARM
B – ACTIVATED DETECTORS BETWEEN THE CONTROL UNIT AND THE BREAK SHOULD ALARM. 
C – ACTIVATED DETECTORS BETWEEN THE BREAK AND THE EOL DEVICE SHOULD ALARM
D- NONE OF THE REMAINING DETECTORS WOULD CAUSE AN ALARM WHEN ACTIVATED.
E – THE ENTIRE CIRCUIT WOULD BE DISABLED.

PULL STATION SHALL BE WITHIN ________ FEET FROM THE EXIT DOOR.

A – 3
B – 15
C – 5 
D – 3 TO 5
E – 7

WHEN TESTING A WATERFLOW SWITCH, HOW LONG SHALL IT TAKE FOR A SIGNAL TO BE GENERATED AT THE FIRE CONTROL UNIT?

A – WITHIN 90 SECONDS 
B – 1 MINUTE
C – 45 – 120 SECONDS
D – 1 MINUTE TO 2 MINUTES

WHEN RUNNING OPEN WIRE ABOVE THE CEILING, HOW MANY FEET MAX SHOULD EACH STRAP BE PLACED?

A – 2
B – 3
C – 4 
D – 5

WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING IS TRUE WHEN BATTERIES ARE PLACED IN SERIES (FIRE ALARM PANELS)?

A – VOLTAGE DOUBLES AND THE SMALLEST AMP HOUR TAKES PRECEDENCE 
B – VOLTAGE STAYS THE SAME AND THE AMP HOURS ADD UP

SMOKE DETECTORS SHALL BE PLACED NO CLOSER THAN _____ FEET FROM ANY AIR SUPPLY OR RETURN.

A – 3 
B – 10
C – 15
D – IT DOES NOT MATTER

ADDRESSABLE DEVICES ARE ON A ______ STYLE CIRCUIT, CONVENTIONAL INITIATING DEVICES ARE ON A ______ CIRCUIT AND HORN/STROBES ARE ON A _______ CIRCUIT.

A – SLC, IDC, NAC 
B – IDC, SLC, NAC
C – SLC, NAC, IDC
D – IDC, NAC, SLC

HOW MANY FEET FROM THE END OF A CORRIDOR SHALL A HORN/STROBE BE PLACED?

A – 5
B – 10
C – 15 
D – 20
E – 25

HOW MANY FEET FROM THE END OF A CORRIDOR SHALL A SMOKE DETECTOR BE PLACED?

A – 5
B – 13
C – 15
D – 20 
E – 25

OPEN WIRE IS ALLOWED ABOVE THE FINISHED FLOOR AT HOW MANY FEET.

A – 5
B – 7 
C – 9
D – 15

WHAT IS THE MAXIMUM TURNS ALLOWED ON A TAMPER VALVE IN ORDER TO INITIATE A SUPERVISING SIGNAL?

A – 1.5 OR ONE HALF THE TRAVEL OF VALVE
B – 2 OR ONE FIFTH THE TRAVEL OF VALVE
C – 2.5 OR ONE HALF THE TRAVEL OF VALVE
D – 3 OR ONE FIFTH THE TRAVEL OF VALVE
E – 3.5 OR ONE HALF THE TRAVEL OF VALVE

HOW MANY CONDUITS CAN BE CONNECTED TO ONE SEISMIC WIRE?

A – 3 
B – 5
C – 7
D – 10

HEAT DETECTORS SHALL BE PLACED WITHIN _______ FEET OF A SPRINKLER HEAD INSIDE OF AN ELEVATOR SHAFT OR MECAHNICAL ROOM?

A – 2 
B – 4
C – 6
D – 8
E – ALL THE ABOVE

WHAT PAPERWORK IS REQUIRED AT A FIRE ALARM FINAL INSPECTION?

A – APPROVED PLANS AND PERMITS 
B – AS-BUILT
C – NFPA RECORD OF COMPLETION
D – ALL OF THE ABOVE

GIVE A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF ELEVATOR RECALL. EXAMPLE: A TWO STORY BUILDING. EXPLAIN WHERE SMOKE DETECTORS ARE REQUIRED AND WHAT FUNCTIONS THEY WILL PREFORM.



FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS SHALL HAVE SUFFICIENT BATTERY BACK-UP TO OPERATE THE SYSTEM FOR ______ HOURS OF STAND-BY AND _____ MINUTES OF ALARM.

A – 25/15
B – 5/24
C – 15/60
D – 24/5

EMERGENCY VOICE EVACUATION SYSTEMS SHALL HAVE SUFFICIENT BATTERY BACK-UP TO OPERATE THE SYSTEM FOR ______ HOURS OF STAND-BY AND _____ MINUTES OF ALARM.

A – 24/15
B – 5/24
C – 15/60
D – 24/5

DUCT SMOKE DETECTORS ARE REQUIRED ON HVAC UNITS THAT ARE _______ CFM OR _______ TONS.

A – 2500/7
B – 2000/5
C – 1500/5
D – 1500/6

DUCT SMOKE DETECTORS ARE POWERED UP WITH RESETABLE/NON-RESETABLE POWER. (CIRCLE CORRECT CHOICE) ALSO GIVE A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF WHY THIS POWER SOURCE IS USED.


CONVENTIONAL DEVICES SUCH AS WATERFLOWS, TAMPER SWITCHES, PULL STATIONS, HEAT DETECTORS AND DUCT DETECTORS USE WHICH CONTACTS?

A – NORMALLY CLOSED
B – NORMALLY OPEN

WHAT IS THE MINIMUM SIZE COPPER WIRE NEEDED FOR A 20 AMP CIRCUIT?

A – 14 AWG
B – 12 AWG
C – 10 AWG
D – 6 AWG

HOW MANY #14 AWG THHN CONDUCTORS CAN BE INSTALLED INSIDE IN A TRADE SIZED 1/2 INCH EMT?

A – 12
B – 10
C – 13
D – 14

HEAT DETECTORS SHALL BE INSTALLED FOR MAXIMUM EXPECTED AMBIENT CEILING TEMPERATURE. THE TEMPERATURE RATING SHALL BE AT LEAST HOW MANY DEGREES ABOVE MAX AMBIENT?

A – 10 F
B – 15 F
C – 20 F

D – PER THE MANUFACTURER’S INSTRUCTIONS AND CLASSIFICATIONS

WHAT IS THE MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE VOLTAGE ON A CLASS 1 CIRCUIT?

A – 24 VOLTS
B – 28 VOLTS
C – 30 VOLTS 
D – 120 VOLTS

WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING CLASSIFICATIONS IS CONSIDERED THE MOST DANGEROUS?

A – CLASS III, DIVISION 1
B – CLASS II, DIVISION 1
C – CLASS III, DIVISION 2
D – CLASS 1, DIVISION 1 

HOW MANY #14 THHN AWG. CONDUCTORS CAN BE INSTALLED IN A ½” TRADE SIZE EMT?

A – 12 
B – 10
C – 13
D – 14

WHAT DOES AN ASTERISK (*) REPRESENT IN NFPA 72?

A – EXPLANATORY INFORMATION FOLLOWS IN THE APPENDIX 
B – AN EXCEPTION TO THE REQUIREMENT FOLLOWS
C – A CHANGE IN INFORMATION FROM LAST CODE EDITION
D – SEE UL STANDARDS FOR DETAILED EXPLANATIONS

EQUIPMENT CONSTRUCTED AND INSTALLED IN CONFORMITY WITH NFPA 72 SHALL BE?

A – APPROVED
B – LISTED 
C – TESTED
D – INSPECTED

WHEN THE WORD “SHALL” IS USED IN NFPA 72 IT WOULD INDICATE A?

A – A MANDATORY REQUIREMENT 
B – A RECOMMENDATION
C – REQUIRED IF DICTATED BY AHJ
D – COMMON INDUSTRY PRACTICE

THE DISCONNECTING MEANS FOR THE FIRE ALARM CIRCUIT SHALL BE?

A – MARKED IN RED
B – ACCESSIBLE ONLY TO THE AHJ
C – MARKED WITH FIRE ALARM CIRCUIT CONTROL
D – BOTH A AND C 

WHEN INSTALLING DETECTORS ON PEAKED CEILINGS, A ROW OF DETECTORS SHALL BE LOCATED?

A – WITHIN 3 FEET OF THE LOW SIDE
B – ON THE SIDE WALL OF THE LOW SIDE
C – WITHIN 1/2 THE LISTED SPACING OF THE PEAK
D – WITHIN 3 FEET OF THE PEAK 

WHEN RUNNING OPEN WIRE ABOVE THE CEILING, HOW MANY FEET MAX SHOULD EACH STRAP BE PLACED?

A – 2
B – 3
C – 4 
D – 5

WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING IS TRUE WHEN BATTERIES ARE PLACED IN SERIES (FIRE ALARM PANELS)?

A – VOLTAGE DOUBLES AND THE SMALLEST AMP HOUR TAKES PRECEDENCE 
B – VOLTAGE STAYS THE SAME AND THE AMP HOURS ADD UP

SMOKE DETECTORS SHALL BE PLACED NO CLOSER THAN _____ FEET FROM ANY AIR SUPPLY OR RETURN.

A – 3 
B – 10
C – 15
D – IT DOES NOT MATTER

SCAFFOLDING AND COMPONENTS SHALL BE CAPABLE OF SUPPORTING A WEIGHT OF?

A – 2X THE MAX INTENDED LOAD
B – 4X THE MAX INTENDED LOAD 
C – MAX INTENDED LOAD PLUS 1000 POUNDS
D – MAX INTENDED LOAD PLUS 1500 POUNDS

HOW MANY FEET FROM THE END OF A CORRIDOR SHALL A HORN/STROBE BE PLACED?

A – 5
B – 10
C – 15 
D – 20
E – 25

HOW MANY FEET FROM THE END OF A CORRIDOR SHALL A SMOKE DETECTOR BE PLACED?

A – 5.5
B – 13.5
C – 15.5
D – 20.5 
E – 25.5

OPEN WIRE IS ALLOWED ABOVE __________ FEET.

A – 5
B – 7 
C – 9
D – 15

WHEN ARE HARD HATS REQUIRED ON JOB SITES?

A – WHEN OSHA STANDARDS ARE ENFORCED
B – FOR GOVERNMENT JOBS
C – ALL CONSTRUCTION SITES
D – WHEN THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FALLING OBJECTS 

IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE THE CORRECT LENGTH ON A 90 DEGREE BEND WITH ½” “ CONDUIT ________ INCHES SHALL BE SUBTRACTED FROM THE TOTAL MEASUREMENT.

A – 3
B – 8
C – 5 
D – 6 

HOW MANY CONDUITS CAN BE CONNECTED TO ONE SEISMIC WIRE?

A – 3 
B – 5
C – 7

WHICH TYPE OF DETECTOR IS AFFECTED BY ALTITUDES OVER 3000’?

A – IONIZATION 
B – THERMAL
C – PHOTOELECTRIC
D – PROJECTED BEAM
E – ALL THE ABOVE

LINE TYPE HEAT DETECTORS SHALL BE LOCATED ON THE CEILING OR SIDEWALL NOT MORE THAN ____ INCHES FROM THE CEILING?

A – 10 
B – 12
C – 18
D – 20

A FIRE POWER LIMITED CABLE THAT CAN BE RAN IN PLENUMS IS MARKED AS?

A – FPLR
B – FPR
C – FRLP 
D – FPLP

WHAT DOES NPLFA STAND FOR?

A – NON POWER LIMITED FIRE ALARM
B – NON POWER LIMITED FUSE ATTACHED
C – NON POWER LIMITED FIRE ALARM CIRCUIT 
D – NON PLENUM LIMITED ENERGY FIRE ALARM 

ACCORDING TO NFPA 72 WHEN SHOULD WATERFLOW SWITCHES BE TESTED?

A – ANNUALLY
B – QUARTERLY
C – SEMIANNUALLY 
D – MONTHLY

WHEN INSTALLING LOBBY SMOKE DETECTORS FOR ELEVATOR RECALL WHAT IS THE MAXIMUM DISTANCE THEY MUST BE FROM THE CENTER LINE OF THE ELEVATOR DOOR?

A – 15 FEET
B – 4 FEET
C – 21 FEET 
D – 6 FEET

WHAT IS THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF WATERFLOWS ALLOWED TO SHARE AN INITIATING DEVICE CIRCUIT?

A – 2
B – 3
C – 4 
D – 5 

WHAT IS THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF SUPERVISORY SWITCHES ALLOWED TO SHARE AN INITIATING DEVICE CIRCUIT?

A – 12
B – 15
C – 20 
D – 25

NOTIFICATION APPLIANCES INTENDED FOR OPERATION IN PUBLIC MODE SHALL HAVE A SOUND LEVEL OF NOT LESS THAN.

A – 55 dBA 
B – 65 dBA
C – 75 Dba 

D – IT DOES NOT MATTER

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