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Bouncer Worthy Test

The work of a Bouncer is not for everyone, for the simple fact that not everyone wants to be a Bouncer.  Many people believe that you have to be big, strong and mean.  But is it the size or the nasty attitude that makes a Bouncer?

Today's nightclub security is becoming less physical and less intimidating.  Not to say that those traits are being eliminated completely.  Unfortunately there will always be a need for them until those certain patrons no longer require them.

You will learn that the floodgates for individuals to become Bouncers are not as wide open as the club owners would like them to be.  It is without a doubt that a successful Bouncer has a certain quality or a special knack in how he performs his job, and that is to communicate.

We have provided a test based on the qualifications and the experience of becoming a Bouncer that many club owners look for. This test is provided for you to gasp the understanding of what the responsibilities of a Bouncer are.  Once you have achieve that, then you have found the foundation in which to build your experience from.

Good Luck!


  1. What would you say is the primary goal of a Bouncer?
A. To Protect the premises.
B. To break up fights.
C. To report all incidents to the police.
D. To protect the club's liability.


  1. If smoking in nightclubs is prohibited by law (in some states), how would you approach a patron who is smoking?
A. Direct the patron to a designated smoking area.
B. Remind the patron that there is no smoking in the club.
C. Ask the patron to leave the club.
D. Ask the owner of the club what he would like done about it.
  1. If a patron refuses to leave the club, what would you do?
A. Call the police to have the patron removed from the club.
B. With assistance from another Bouncer, drag the patron out of the club.
C. Discontinue all services to the patron.
  1. A "guard card," which is a State-certified document which verifies a security guard's status and training history, is required to become a Bouncer?
  1. A Bouncer has more authority then a patron?
  1. What does A.B.C. stand for?
A. Alcohol Beverage Control
B. Alcoholic Beverage Commission
C. Alcoholic Beverage Control
D. All of the above
  1. To eject a patron means to?
A. Throw or drag a patron out of the club.
B. Escort a patron out of the club.
C. Inform the patron that he (or she) is no longer allowed to enter the club.
D. Cut the patron off from drinking.
  1. If you observed a patron using or selling drugs on the club's premises, what would you do?
A. Immediately escort the patron out of the club.
B. Confiscate the drugs and give the patron a warning.
C. Inform the club owner or general manager.
D. Confiscate the drugs and escort the patron out of the club.
  1. When should a Bouncer hit a patron?
A. When a Bouncer is defending himself.
B. When a Bouncer is breaking up a fight.
C. Never.
D. It is up to the individual Bouncer.
  1. What type of items would a Bouncer be allowed to carry?
A. Flashlight, 2-way radio, Baton, Pepper Spray.
B. Flashlight, 2-way radio, Handcuffs.
C. Flashlight, 2-way radio, Taser.
D. Items for which they have a permit.
  1. If a patron presents a fake ID to you, you should?
A. Confiscate it then turn it over to the police.
B. Confiscate it then give it to the owner of the club.
C. Return it back to the patron and deny them access to the club.
D. Ask for another form of ID.
  1. Bouncer's should always:
A. Be alert.
B. Listen.
C. Observe patrons.
D. All of the above.
  1. A Bouncer's role is the same as that of a police officer?
  1. While you are working, the owner approaches you and tells you that he thinks a patron has stolen a bottle from behind the bar. Do you think that you are legally allowed to search the patron?
  1. What would you think the responsibility of a Bouncer would be before an incident occurs?
A. Search and seize.
B. Stay out of sight.
C. Eject the patron from the club.
D. Prevention.
  1. On private property owned by the club owner, would a Bouncer's authority to question be:
A. No more than any private citizen.
B. The same as the owner of the club and greater than that of a private citizen.
C. The same as a police officer's.
D. The same as a private citizen.
  1. Under what conditions do you think that "Reasonable Force" can be used against a patron?
A. To protect yourself.
B. To protect others.
C. To overcome a patrons resistance.
D. Any of the above.
  1. If a Bouncer uses too much force on a patron, that Bouncer could be sued and/or have criminal charges filed against him!
  1. A patron in a bar is making obscene remarks and trying to start fights. A Bouncer asks the patron to leave, but he refuses. What offense may the patron have committed?
A. Burglary.
B. Arson.
C. Disturbing the peace and trespassing.
D. Theft.
  1. The wrongful acts of a Bouncer may result in a liability lawsuit to include which of the following parties?
A. You, the Bouncer.
B. Your Employer.
C. Other people involved.
D. All of the above.




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