Locksmith Certification Practice Test

Locksmith Certification Practice Test

ALOA (Associated Locksmiths of America) offers standardized certification that helps aspiring locksmiths get recognized.

Do you want to become a certified locksmith?

Have you decided to have your professionalism recognized by obtaining an ALOA designation?

Here are 20 practice questions to help you on this quest.

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Question 1
The MACS of the Titan by Kwikset is
A
2
B
4
C
6
D
7
Question 2
A standard pin tumbler lock on a house door contains how many pin tumbler sets?
A
1-2
B
3-4
C
5-6
D
9-10
Question 3
Please indicate the correct use of mushroom and spool security pins:
A
They make standard lock picking attempts more difficult
B
They hinder attempts at key duplication
C
They allow for easier lock picking
D
They make duplicating the key easier
Question 4
Please indicate what type of lock the statement describes: A key-in-knob lock where a key on either side is required to operate it.
A
An Exit Lock function
B
A Classroom Lock function
C
An asylum or Institutional Lock function
D
A Passage or Closet Latch function
Question 5
GM 10-cut lock system normally means that the lock has:
A
An odd number of total cut depths
B
An even number of total cut depths
C
Five -1 depths
D
Four equal depth cuts in the 10 spaces
Question 6
What parts of the key most commonly stop it from deeper insertion in the cylinder than is necessary?
A
The shoulder
B
The tip
C
A and B
D
The bow
Question 7
The lock most commonly found on General Motors cars is...
A
A tubular key lock
B
A sidebar wafer lock
C
A keyless entry lock
D
A rim/mortise locks
Question 8
The interchangeable core locks were developed by Frank Best and their most popular manufacturer is:
A
Kwikset
B
Best Lock Corporation
C
Core Lock Corporation
D
Chubb Locks
Question 9
A rim cylinder is normally used in what type of locks?
A
Profile locks
B
Mortise locks
C
Deadbolts
D
Lever tumbler locks
Question 10
What is an uncombinated key called?
A
A key base
B
A key blank
C
A non-key
D
A practice key
Question 11
Please identify what could be the holding force capacity of an electromagnetic lock.
A
14,000
B
12,000
C
2,200
D
1,200
Question 12
When using a key machine, running the cutter into the vise jaw...
A
is advisable to do
B
will speed up the process
C
will dull the cutter and reduce its efficiency
D
None of the above
Question 13
To install a Preso-Matic you need to drill 12 1-inch holes. This statement is
A
True
B
False
Question 14
Kaba Simplex/ Unican 1000 series provides combination locks that offer double protection by requiring a code on both sides of the door.
A
True
B
False
Question 15
No key is required to open a combination lock.
A
True
B
False
Question 16
One of the items that can be used to open a chain lock is...
A
a rubber band
B
a laptop
C
a padlock
D
None of the above
Question 17
The acronym VATS stands for
A
Video-assisted Timing System
B
Video Alarm Technology Sample
C
Video Alarm Theft System
D
Vehicle Anti Theft System
Question 18
Please indicate what statement is correct of the locking system on most BMW vehicles:
A
BMW locks are the easiest to pick open
B
BMW vehicles usually feature a deadlocking key mechanism
C
It is difficult to open a BMW vehicle lock with car opening tools
D
B and C
Question 19
If the entire cylinder is turning inside a car lock, the cause could be
A
A broken key
B
A damaged or loose set screw
C
The key is blocked
D
None of the above
Question 20
The acronym VIN is used for:
A
Vehicle Integration Numeral
B
Vehicle Identification Number
C
Vehicle Information Number
D
None of the above
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