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The purpose of these two quizzes is for you to experience how long it takes you to find the answers to eight questions, from two pages of NFPA 72, 2007.  Quiz One will ask four questions from page 60 using a standard version of NFPA 72, 2007.   Quiz Two will ask you four similar questions with all the answers found on page 61 from our 2007 Classroom Edition©.   Each quiz will automatically record the time taken for you to locate the correct answers.   With practice, using the Classroom Edition©  should make you significantly faster.

Yes, this sample quiz uses pages from the older 2007 Classroom Edition©.  HOWEVER, the function and appearance of the original 2007 Classroom Edition© and the 2013 Classroom Edition© are the same.


Take Quiz One.

First, establish a baseline for how long it takes you to find answers to four questions by taking Quiz One.

Note the time when you are finished.



Right-click and open non-highlighted quiz in a new window.

Next, right-click and open page 60 in a new window.

[Note: When opened, you may need to adjust the test page to full size, at least 8.5 in. by 11 in., before starting your quiz.

When finished, note the elapsed time shown on the "results" page of the quiz.  Just as on an actual NICET exam, you should attempt to score a 100%.



Then take Quiz Two.




Take a quick look at the highlighting and icon information provided below. 





Review the highlighting and icon information shown below.

When finished familiarizing yourself with the colors and icons used, right-click and open the Classroom Edition quiz in a new window.

Next, right-click and open page 61 in a new window.

When opened, you may need to adjust the page to full size, (i.e. the same as you did in Quiz One), before starting.

When finished, note the elapsed time shown on the "results" page of the quiz.



Colors used for visual cues.

You must remember these three highlighting colors for Quiz Two.  Read them a few times.


Some of the Highlighting colors used.

Yellow = Key Words.  Yellow is the de facto color for highlighting Key Words.  Key words will help you locate the precise answer you're looking for.

Blue = Information is located either in another chapter of NFPA 72 or in another standard.  Blue is the color of the sea.  Blue means you are about to be 'shipped out' to another chapter or book for the information you may be seeking.

Green = A numeric value. Green indicates time, distance, pressure, decibels, temperature, height, angles, etc.  A lot of test questions are looking for a number value of some type.  When someone asks "How high is the grass", they are asking for a length.  Green Acres referred to a quantity of land.  Someone that's "green around the gills" should have their temperature taken.  So, if a question asks "How high should a..." and gives you a choice of 5, 10, 15 or 20 feet.  The answer will be in green.


With your printing order, you will receive our four page color explanation of all the visual cues (icons) and highlighting colors used in our Classroom Edition© printing of your .PDF.




The visual cues used in our Classroom Edition are the same as used in our Fire Alarm Systems Training software!  Practice quizzes are coordinated with the Classroom Edition©.


NICET is testing on the 2013 edition of NFPA 72.  NOT the 2010 edition! 

(The 2013 Classroom Edition is now shipping for those taking a NICET exam.  The 2007 edition may also be ordered for taking local and state licensing exams.)


Icons used for visual cues.

We feel that the icons we use are intuitive and need very little explanation. 

Most are simple and take only a little time to get used to.   Or you can learn to "speed read".


This speaker indicates rules for Emergency Voice Evacuation Systems.


This spool of wire (conductors) is used to denote rules for the physical installation of wiring, conduit, fiber optic cables and junction boxes.


CO.  Carbon Monoxide detection is being added to the duties permitted to be performed by a fire alarm system.  The CO symbol also indicates the location of rules regarding single-  and multiple-station CO alarms commonly available at hardware and discount department stores.


This symbol for a battery is used to indicate locations for standby battery power requirements.


This radio tower indicates the rule location for all devices and services using radio waves for the communication “pathway”.


Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Intertek, Factory Mutual, etc. are collectively known as National Recognized Testing Laboratories or "nert-als"  Important UL requirements are found by looking for this icon.


This depiction of a simple electrical relay marks the many locations of rules pertaining to these useful fire safety devices.