SAFETY QUESTIONS:

  1. What is generally covered in the scope of NFPA 1127?
    1. Design and construction of commercial high power rocket motors, high power rocket vehicles and launch operations.
    2. Design and construction of all amateur high power rocket motors, high power rocket vehicles and launch operations.
    3. Design and construction of model and high power rocket motors model and high power rocket vehicles and launch operations.
  2. The design and construction of high power rocket motors, high power rocket vehicles and launch operations is detailed in what code?
    1. NFPA 1122 and the Tripoli Safety Code.
    2. NFPA 1125 and the Tripoli Safety Code.
    3. NFPA 1127 and the Tripoli Safety Code.
  3. Who is exempt from NFPA 1127?
    1. There are no exemptions to NFPA 1127 n everyone must comply.
    2. Federal, state and local government, colleges, universities and licensed for-profit business engaged in high power rocketry activities.
    3. Individuals manufacturing high power rocket motors for their own use or limited distribution.
  4. Individuals, firms, partnerships, joint ventures, corporations or other business entities engaged in high power rocketry activities are exempt from NFPA 1127 until what point?
    1. When flying high power rockets as part of a test program.
    2. When selling to qualified users in conformance with NFPA 1127.
    3. When engaged in commercial space activities.
  5. What is the purpose of NFPA 1127 and the Tripoli Safety Code?
    1. Provide safe and reliable motors, establish flight operations guidelines and prevent injury.
    2. Promote experimentation with propellant formulas, rocket designs and payload systems.
    3. Prevent beginning high power hobbyists from making mistakes.
  6. What is the Authority Having Jurisdiction?
    1. A court proceeding that rules on high power rocketry activities.
    2. The individual preparing a high power rocket for flight.
    3. The organization, office or individual responsible for approving equipment, an installation or a procedure.
  7. What is a complex high power rocket?
    1. A rocket having more than one stage.
    2. A rocket having a cluster of rocket motors.
    3. Both a and b.
  8. What are the rocket motor criteria (minimum) that defines a high power rocket?
    1. A rocket with a single motor with more than 160 Newton-seconds total impulse or an installed impulse of 320 Newton-seconds and no more than 40n960 Newton-seconds.
    2. A rocket with a single motor having an average thrust in excess of 80 Newtons.
    3. Both a and b.
  9. What is the lower weight limit of a high power rocket?
    1. A rocket weighing more than 53 ounces.
    2. A rocket weighing less than 112 pounds.
    3. Both a and b.
  10. When is a recovery device not necessary in a high power rocket?
    1. When the high power rocket is intended for ballistic flight.
    2. When the rocket has a bursting charge.
    3. A recovery device is always necessary.
  11. A high power rocket may be constructed of what materials?
    1. Paper, wood, fiberglass or plastic with a minimum amount of metallic parts.
    2. Paper wood, fiberglass, plastic and aluminum.
    3. There are no restrictions on construction materials.
  12. What is a high power rocket motor?
    1. A rocket motor with more than 80 Newton-seconds of total impulse and 80 Newtons average thrust.
    2. A rocket motor with more than 160 Newton-seconds of total impulse or 80 Newtons average thrust.
    3. A rocket motor with more than 160 Newton-seconds of total impulse and 160 Newtons average thrust.
  13. What are the structural or load-bearing parts of a high power rocket?
    1. Nose cone, body tube and motor mount.
    2. Nose cone, body tube and fins.
    3. Nose cone, motor mount and fins.
  14. Who may operate a high power rocket?
    1. Any member of a nationally recognized rocketry organization.
    2. Only those licensed by the federal government.
    3. A person that is a certified user.
  15. What operating clearances must we be in compliance with for flying high power rockets?
    1. NFPA 1122, NFPA 1127 and Federal aviation Administration Regulation Part 101.
    2. NFPA 1127, Federal Aviation Administration Regulation Part 101 and applicable federal, state and local regulations.
    3. NFPA 1122, Federal Aviation Administration Regulation Part 101 and applicable federal, state and Local regulations.
  16. What criteria apply to the construction of a high power rocket?
    1. Use suitable materials to withstand operating stresses and retain structural integrity in flight.
    2. Use only the lightest weight materials for the construction-of high power rockets.
    3. Use materials that allow minimal flex of the rocket in flight.
  17. When must the stability of a rocket be determined?
    1. If the safety monitor requests it.
    2. When designing a new rocket.
    3. Whenever the rocket is prepared for flight.
  18. What is the maximum weight of a high power rocket?
    1. Less than maximum weight recommended by the motor manufacturer for a given motor.
    2. Less than 112 pounds or 50kg.
    3. There is no maximum high power rocket weight.
  19. When is it permissible to catch a high power rocket?
    1. If the rocket weights less than 2.2 pounds or 1 kg.
    2. It is never permissible to catch a high power rocket.
    3. Neither a or b.
  20. What payloads are not permitted in a high power rocket?
    1. Payloads that are flammable or explosive or intended to cause harm.
    2. Vertebrate animals.
    3. Both a and b.
  21. When must a high power rocket launching device incorporate a blast deflector?
    1. When necessary to prevent the rocket motor's exhaust from impinging on flammable materials.
    2. All launch systems must incorporate a blast deflector.
    3. When the design of the launch device requires it.
  22. What is the maximum launch angle from vertical for a high power rocket?
    1. 30°
    2. 20°
    3. There is no maximum launch angle.
  23. What are the elements of an ignition system?
    1. Remotely controlled, electrically operated, a launch switch that returns to OFF when released.
    2. Remotely controlled, electrically operated and a removable safety interlock in series with the launch- switch.
    3. Remotely controlled, electrically operated, a launch switch that returns to OFF when released and a removable safety interlock in series with the launch switch.
  24. When shall the motor ignitor(s) be installed in a high power rocket motor?
    1. At the launcher or a designated area.
    2. When the motor is installed in the rocket.
    3. Neither a or b.
  25. When shall firing circuits be armed?
    1. When testing ignitor continuity.
    2. When the rocket is in the launching position.
    3. Both a and b.
  26. What is the Launch Site Dimensions Table used for?
    1. For all high power rocket flights.
    2. When there is a question relating to the diameter of sides of the launching area.
    3. As the standard for minimum launch site dimensions.
  27. What is the alternate launch site criteria?
    1. No less than 1500 feet.
    2. No less than one-half the maximum altitude expected or granted by the FAA.
    3. Both a and b.
  28. What is the minimum distance from an occupied building or public highway for a launch site?
    1. 1000 feet.
    2. 1500 feet.
    3. No minimum distance if the building occupants are informed of the activity.
  29. How close can spectators be to a high power rocket launch?
    1. At the distance defined by, and behind, the Safety Monitor.
    2. At the distances shown in the Safe Distances Table.
    3. Both a and b.
  30. What is the maximum altitude allowed for flying high power rockets if there is a cloud ceiling of 3000 feet?
    1. 3500 feet.
    2. To the limit of the FAA waiver.
    3. Neither a or b.
  31. What is the limit of surface wind for launching a high power rocket?
    1. 30 mph.
    2. 20 mph.
    3. 15mph.
  32. When may a high power rocket be launched?
    1. After warning the spectators and giving a 5 second countdown.
    2. When all systems are ready and after a 5 second countdown.
    3. After informing and getting permission and attention from the safety monitor.
  33. High power rocket motors, motor reloading kits and pyrotechnic modules shall be stored in what type of container?
    1. A Type 3 or Type 4 indoor/outdoor magazine.
    2. A resealable, non-combustible container.
    3. Both a (depending on propellant weight) and b.
  34. What is the minimum distance for smoking (or open flames) from high power rocket motors, motor reloading kits and pyrotechnic modules?
    1. 10 feet.
    2. 25 feet.
    3. There is no minimum distance.
  35. What quantity of high power rocket motors, motor reloading kits and pyrotechnic modules may be stored in an indoor magazine?
    1. la pounds.
    2. 25 pounds.
    3. 50 pounds.
  36. According to NFPA 1127, who can produce a solid propellant high power rocket motor?
    1. A commercial manufacturer.
    2. Anyone with the knowledge.
    3. Holders of a BATF Explosives Manufacturer License.
  37. A commercial manufacturer of high power rocket motors may produce what kind of motors?
    1. Expendable, solid propellant high power rocket motors.
    2. Reloadable non-expendable solid propellant high power rocket motors.
    3. All of the above.
  38. How much variation can there be in the certified total impulse and delay time of commercial high power rocket motors?
    1. 10%
    2. 20 %
    3. 30 %
  39. When may a solid propellant high power rocket motor be shipped and stored with the ignitor installed?
    1. It is never permissible to ship or store a solid propellant high power rocket motor with the ignitor in place.
    2. When the rocket will be launched within 48 hours of ignitor installation.
    3. Neither a or b.
  40. What is the key prerequisite for certification of a solid propellant high power rocket motor?
    1. Prior classification by the U.S. Department of Transportation as a U N Division 1.3 or 1.4 explosive or written acknowledgment of the motor or reload kit as a flammable solid.
    2. Authorization for manufacture of solid propellant high power rocket motors from the Authority Having Jurisdiction.
    3. Registration of the propellant formula and characteristics with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.
  41. When must the manufacturer report changes to the authority that originally certified the certified high power rocket motor?
    1. If the design results in greater than 20% deviation from the performance established at certification.
    2. Within 30 days of the change.
    3. No reports must be made.
  42. Who may receive a solid propellant high power rocket motor?
    1. certified users.
    2. Members of nationally recognized rocketry organizations.
    3. Neither a or b.
  43. What is the age limit Tripoli recognizes for a certified solid propellant high power rocket motor user?
    1. 21 years of age.
    2. 18 years of age.
    3. There is no age limit.
  44. When may a high power rocket motor be used for spectacular displays of color, light and/or sound?
    1. When used in a public display.
    2. When properly designed for that purpose.
    3. They may not be used for this application.
  45. When is the sale, offering for sale and/or exposing for sale of uncertified motors permissible?
    1. When the motors are not to be transported outside the state of manufacture.
    2. When the sale of motors are limited to certified users.
    3. It is never permitted.
  46. When is conveying a high power rocket motor to an uncertified person permitted?
    1. When the person is preparing to certify as a high power user.
    2. When the person is a resident of the state in which the transfer took place.
    3. It is never permitted.
  47. When is it permissible to consume alcohol when prepping or launching high power rockets?
    1. When the preparation is done the day before the launch.
    2. If the blood alcohol level is below the "impaired" level.
    3. It is never permitted.
  48. What organizations may certify high power rocket motors?
    1. Tripoli Rocketry Association.
    2. The National Association of Rocketry.
    3. Both a and b.
  49. What organizations may currently certify users of high power rocket motors?
    1. Tripoli Rocketry Association.
    2. The National Association of Rocketry.
    3. Both a and b.
  50. What document has been adopted by the Tripoli Rocketry Association as the Tripoli Safety Code?
    1. NFPA 1127
    2. NFPA 1125
    3. NFPA 1122