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Your score: 57 out of 100 (57%) [Within Time limit]

Quiz Attempts: 1

Your Responses:

1. 1. The phenomenon evidenced by the change in the observed frequency of a [1

sound or a radio wave caused by the time rate of change in the magnitude of pts.]
the radial component of relative velocity between the source and the point of
Tunnel effect
Doppler effect
Gunn effect
End effect

2. 2. Power density is inversely proportional to the square of the distance from [1

the source or transmitter to the destination or receiver. this is called pts.]
Coulomb’s law
Inverse square law
Lenz,s law
Maxwell’s law

3. The atomic number of an element is determined by: A.B. C. D. [1

The number of neutrons. pts.]
The number of protons.
The number of neutrons plus the number of protons.
The number of electrons.
4. An ion: [1
Is electrically neutral. pts.]
Has positive electric charge.
Has negative electric charge.
Might have either a positive or negative charge.

5. An isotope: [1
Is electrically neutral. pts.]
Has positive electric charge.
Has negative electric charge.
Might have either a positive or negative charge.

6. A molecule: [1
Might consist of just a single atom of an element. pts.]
Must always contain two or more elements.
Always has two or more atoms.
Is always electrically charged.

7. Half-wave rectification means that: [1

Half of the ac wave is inverted. pts.]
Half of the ac wave is chopped off.
The whole wave is inverted.
The effective value is half the peak value
8. A thermocouple: [1
Gets warm when current flows through it. pts.]
Is a thin, straight, special wire.
Generates dc when exposed to light.
Generates ac when heated.

9. An ammeter shunt is useful because: [1

It increases meter sensitivity. pts.]
It makes a meter more physically rugged.
It allows for measurement of a wide range of currents.
It prevents overheating of the meter.

10. Suppose a certain current in a galvanometer causes the needle to deflect 20 [1

degrees, and then this current is doubled. The needle deflection: pts.]
Will decrease.
Will stay the same.
Will increase.
Will reverse direction.

11. Voltmeters should generally have: [1

Large internal resistance. pts.]
Low internal resistance.
Maximum possible sensitivity.
Ability to withstand large currents.

12. Which of the following is not a function of a fuse? [1

To be sure there is enough current available for an appliance to work pts.]
To make it impossible to use appliances that are too large for a given
To limit the amount of power that a circuit can deliver.
To make sure the current is within safe limits.

13. A utility meter’s readout indicates: [1

Voltage. pts.]

14. An oscilloscope cannot be used to indicate: [1

Frequency. pts.]
Wave shape.
Peak signal voltage.

15. Suppose you double the voltage in a simple dc circuit, and cut the resistance [1
in half. The current will become: pts.]
Four times as great.
Twice as great.
The same as it was before.
Half as great.

16. . Four resistors are connected in series across a 6.0-V battery. The The [1
voltage values are R1 = 10 Ω, R2 = 20 Ω, R3 = 50 Ω, and R4 = 100 Ω across pts.]
R2 is:
0.18 V.
33 mV.
5.6 mV.
670 mV.

17. . In a voltage divider network, the total resistance: [1

Should be large to minimize current drain. pts.]
Should be as small as the power supply will allow.
Is not important.
Should be such that the current is kept to 100 mA.

18. The maximum voltage output from a voltage divider: [1

Is a fraction of the power supply voltage. pts.]
Depends on the total resistance.
Is equal to the supply voltage.
Depends on the ratio of resistances.

19. Biasing in an amplifier circuit: [1

Keeps it from oscillating. pts.]
Matches it to other amplifier stages in a chain.
Can be done using voltage dividers.
Maximizes current flow.

20. A transistor can be protected from needless overheating by: A. B. C.D. [1

Current-limiting resistors. pts.]
Bleeder resistors.
Maximizing the driving power.
Shorting out the power supply when the circuit is off.

21. Carbon-composition resistors: [1

Can handle lots of power. pts.]
Have capacitance or inductance along with resistance.
Are comparatively nonreactive.
Work better for ac than for dc.

22. The best place to use a wirewound resistor is: [1

In a radio-frequency amplifier. pts.]
When the resistor doesn’t dissipate much power.
In a high-power, radio-frequency circuit.
In a high-power, direct-current circuit.

23. If a sound triples in actual power level, approximately what is the decibel [1
increase? pts.]
3 dB.
5 dB.
6 dB.
9 dB.

24. A package of resistors is rated at 56 Ω, plus or minus 10 percent. You test [1

them with an ohmmeter. Which of the following values indicates a reject? pts.]
50.0 Ω.
53.0 Ω.
59.7 Ω.
61.1 Ω.
25. A resistor has a value of 680 Ω, and you expect it will have to draw 1 mA [1
maximum continuous current. What power rating is best for this application? pts.]
A. B.C. D.
1/4 W.
1/2 W.
I W.
2 W.

26. Red, red, red, gold indicates a resistance of: [1

22 Ω. pts.]
220 Ω.
2.2 K Ω.
22 K Ω.

27. A resistor has three bands: gray, red, yellow. This unit can be expected to [1
have a value within approximately what range? pts.]
to 980 K Ω. 660 K Ω
to 900 K Ω. 740 K Ω
to 9.0 K Ω. 7.4 K Ω
The manufacturer does not make any claim.

28. A cell that cannot be recharged is: [1

A dry cell. pts.]
A wet cell.
A primary cell.
A secondary cell.
29. A Weston cell is generally used: A. B. C. D. [1
As a current reference source. pts.]
As a voltage reference source.
As a power reference source.
As an energy reference source

30. Alkaline cells: A. B. C. D. [1

Are cheaper than zinc-carbon cells. pts.]
Are generally better in radios than zinc-carbon cells.
Have higher voltages than zinc-carbon cells.
Have shorter shelf lives than zinc-carbon cells.

31. The energy in a cell or battery depends mainly on: A. B. C.D. [1

Its physical size. pts.]
The current drawn from it.
Its voltage.
All of the above.

32. In which of the following places would you most likely choose a lithium [1
battery? A. B. C. D. pts.]
A microcomputer memory backup.
A two-way portable radio.
A portable audio cassette player.
A rechargeable flashlight.
33. A disadvantage of mercury cells and batteries is that: [1
They don’t last as long as other types. pts.]
They have a flat discharge curve.
They pollute the environment.
They need to be recharged often.

34. Which kind of battery should never be used until it “dies”? [1

Silver-oxide. pts.]

35. The current from a solar panel is increased by: [1

Connecting solar cells in series. pts.]
Using NICAD cells in series with the solar cells.
Connecting solar cells in parallel.
Using lead-acid cells in series with the solar cells.

36. The geomagnetic field: [1

Makes the earth like a huge horseshoe magnet. pts.]
Runs exactly through the geographic poles.
Is what makes a compass work.
Is what makes a compass work.

37. Magnetic flux can always be attributed to: [1

Ferromagnetic materials. pts.]
Aligned atoms.
Motion of charged particles.
The geomagnetic field.

38. The gauss is a unit of: [1

Overall magnetic field strength. pts.]
Magnetic flux density.
Magnetic power.

39. A unit of overall magnetic field quantity is the: [1

Maxwell. pts.]

40. If a wire coil has 10 turns and carries 500 mA of current, what is the [1
magnetomotive force in ampere-turns? pts.]

41. An advantage of an electromagnet over a permanent magnet is that: [1

An electromagnet can be switched on and off. pts.]
An electromagnet does not have specific polarity.
An electromagnet requires no power source.
Permanent magnets must always be cylindrical.

42. A high tape-recorder motor speed is generally used for: [1

Voices. pts.]
Digital data.
All of the above

43. A device that reverses magnetic field polarity to keep a dc motor rotating is: [1
A solenoid. pts.]
An armature coil.
A commutator.
A field coil.

44. The length of time between a point in one cycle and the same point in the [1
next cycle of an ac wave is the: pts.]

45. The sixth harmonic of an ac wave whose period is 0.001 second has a [1
frequency of pts.]
0.006 Hz.
167 Hz.
7 kHz.
6 kHz.
46. A degree of phase represents: [1
6.28 cycles. pts.]
57.3 cycles.
1/6.28 cycle.
1/360 cycle.

47. A triangular wave: [1

Has a fast rise time and a slow decay time. pts.]
Has a slow rise time and a fast decay time.
Has equal rise and decay rates.
Rises and falls abruptly.

48. If two waves have the same frequency and the same amplitude, but opposite [1
phase, the composite wave is: pts.]
Twice the amplitude of either wave alone.
Half the amplitude of either wave alone.
complex waveform, but with the same frequency as the originals.

49. In a 117-V utility circuit, the peak voltage is: [1

82.7 V. pts.]
165 V.
234 V.
331 V.
50. An advantage of ac over dc in utility applications is: [1
Ac is easier to transform from one voltage to another. pts.]
Ac is transmitted with lower loss in wires.
Ac can be easily gotten from dc generators.
Ac can be generated with less dangerous by-products.

51. An inductor works by: [1

Charging a piece of wire. pts.]
Storing energy as a magnetic field.
Choking off high-frequency ac.
Introducing resistance into a circuit.

52. A ferromagnetic core is placed in an inductor mainly to: [1

Increase the current carrying capacity. pts.]
Increase the inductance.
Limit the current.
Reduce the inductance

53. Two inductors are connected in series, without mutual inductance. Their [1
values are 33 mH and 55 mH. The net inductance of the combination is: pts.]
1.8 H.
22 mH.
88 mH.
21 mH.

54. Two inductors, each of 100 μH, are in series. The coefficient of coupling is [1
0.40. The net inductance, if the coil fields reinforce each other, is: pts.]
50 μH.
120 μH.
200 μH.
280 μH.

55. With permeability tuning, moving the core further into a solenoidal coil: [1
Increases the inductance. pts.]
Reduces the inductance
Has no effect on the inductance, but increases the current-carrying
capacity of the coil.
Raises the frequency.

56. A significant advantage, in some situations, of a toroidal coil over a solenoid [1

is: pts.]
The toroid is easier to wind.
The solenoid cannot carry as much current.
The toroid is easier to tune.
The magnetic flux in a toroid is practically all within the core.

57. Capacitance acts to store electrical energy as: [1

Current. pts.]
A magnetic field.
An electric field.

58. As capacitor plate area increases, all other things being equal: [1
The capacitance increases. pts.]
The capacitance decreases.
The capacitance does not change.
The voltage-handling ability increases.

59. A capacitance of 0.033 μF is the same as: [1

33 pF. pts.]
330 pF.
3300 pF.
33,000 pF.

60. Two capacitors are in series. Their values are 47 pF and 33 pF. The [1
composite value is: pts.]
80 pF.
47 pF.
33 pF.
19 pF.

61. Air works well as a dielectric mainly because it: [1

Has a high dielectric constant. pts.]
Is not physically dense.
Has low loss.
Allows for large capacitance in a small volume.

62. A disk ceramic capacitor might have a value of: [1

100 pF. pts.]
33 μF.
470 μF.
10,000 μF.

63. Which of the following types of capacitors is polarized? [1

Paper pts.]

64. If a capacitor has a negative temperature coefficient: [1

Its value decreases as the temperature rises. pts.]
Its value does not change with temperature.
It must be connected with the correct polarity.
Its value increases as the temperature rises.

65. Which of the following is not a general characteristic of an ac wave? [1

The wave shape is identical for each cycle. pts.]
The polarity reverses periodically.
The electrons always flow in the same direction.
There is a definite frequency

66. You can add or subtract a certain number of degrees of phase to or from a [1
wave, and end up with exactly the same wave again. This number is: pts.]
67. A wave has a frequency of 300 kHz. One complete cycle takes: [1
1⁄300 second. pts.]
0.00333 second.
1⁄3,000 second.
0.00000333 second.

68. Shifting the phase of an ac sine wave by 90 degrees is the same thing as: A. [1
B.C.D. pts.]
Moving it to the right or left by 1⁄4 cycle.
Moving it to the right or left by a full cycle.
Turning it upside-down.
Leaving it alone.

69. If wave X leads wave Y by 45 degrees of phase, then: [1

Wave Y is 1⁄4 cycle ahead of wave X. pts.]
Wave Y is 1⁄4 cycle behind wave X.
Wave Y is 1⁄8 cycle behind wave X.
Wave Y is 1⁄16 cycle ahead of wave X.

70. Two sine waves are in phase opposition. Wave X has a peak amplitude of 4 [1
V and wave Y has a peak amplitude of 8 V. The resultant has a peak pts.]
amplitude of:
4 V, in phase with the composites.
4 V, out of phase with the composites.
4 V, in phase with wave X.
4V, in phase with wave Y.
71. As the number of turns in a coil increases, the reactance: [1
Increases. pts.]
Stays the same.
Is stored in the core material.

72. As the frequency of an ac wave gets lower, the value of XL for a particular [1
coil: pts.]
Stays the same.
Depends on the voltage.

73. at f = 132 kHz. What is L? An inductor has XL = 555 Ω [1

670 mH. pts.]
670 μH.
460 mH.
460 μH.

74. A coil has L = 689 μH at f =990 kHz. What is XL? [1

682 Ω. pts.]
4.28 Ω.
4.28 K Ω.
4.28 M Ω.
75. Each impedance R + jXL: [1
Corresponds to a unique point in the RL plane. pts.]
Corresponds to a unique inductive reactance.
Corresponds to a unique resistance.
All of the above.

76. In an RL circuit, as the ratio of inductive reactance to resistance, XL/R, [1

decreases, the phase angle: pts.]
Stays the same.
Cannot be found.

77. In a purely reactive circuit, the phase angle is: [1

Increasing. pts.]
0 degrees.
90 degrees.

78. As the size of the plates in a capacitor increases, all other things being equal: [1
A. B. C. D. pts.]
The value of XC increases negatively.
The value of XC decreases negatively.
The value of XC does not change.
You can’t say what happens to XC without more data.

79. A capacitor has C = 166 pF at f = 400 kHz. What is XC? [1

-2.4 K Ω. pts.]
-2.4 Ω.
10-6 Ω. -2.4 x
-2.4 M Ω.

80. . A capacitor has C = 4700 μF and XC = -33 Ω. What is f? [1

1.0 Hz. pts.]
10 Hz.
1.0 kHz.
10 kHz.

81. If R increases in an RC circuit, but XC is always zero, then the vector in the [1
RC plane will: pts.]
Rotate clockwise.
Rotate counterclockwise.
Always point straight towards the right.
Always point straight down.

82. The square of an imaginary number: [1

Can never be negative. pts.]
Can never be positive.
Might be either positive or negative.
Is equal to j.

83. The impedance vector 5 + j0 represents: [1

A pure resistance. pts.]
A pure inductance.
A pure capacitance.
An inductance combined with a capacitance.

84. What is the magnitude of the vector 18 - j24? A.B.C.D. [1

42. pts.]

85. What is the absolute-value impedance of 3.0 - j6.0? [1

Z = 9.0 Ω. pts.]
Z = 3.0 Ω.
Z = 45 Ω.
Z = 6.7 Ω.

86. If the center conductor of a coaxial cable is made to have smaller diameter, [1
all other things being equal, what will happen to the Zo of the transmission pts.]
It will increase.
It will decrease.
It will stay the same.
There is no way to know.

87. Inductive susceptance is measured in: [1

Ohms. pts.]

88. Capacitive susceptance is: [1

Positive and real valued. pts.]
Negative and real valued.
Positive and imaginary.
Negative and imaginary.

89. In general, the greater the absolute value of the impedance in a circuit: [1
The greater the flow of alternating current. pts.]
The less the flow of alternating current.
The larger the reactance.
The larger the resistance.

90. A coil of 25.0 μH and capacitor of 100 pF are connected in series. The [1
frequency is 5.00 MHz. What is the impedance vector, R + jX? pts.]
0 + j467.
25 + j100.
0 - j467.
25 - j100.

91. . and a capacitor with A resistor of 150 Ω, a coil with reactance 100 Ω are [1
connected in series. What is the complex reactance -200 Ω impedance R + pts.]
150 + j100.
150 - j200.
100 - j200.
150 - j100.
92. What will happen to the susceptance of a capacitor if the frequency is [1
doubled, all other things being equal? pts.]
It will decrease to half its former value.
It will not change.
It will double.
It will quadruple.

93. The admittance for a circuit, G + jB, is 0.02 + j0.20. What is the impedance, [1
R + jX? pts.]
50 + j5.0.
0.495 - j4.95.
50 - j5.0.
0.495 + j4.95.

94. The power in a reactance is: [1

Radiated power. pts.]
True power.
Imaginary power.
Apparent power.

95. Which of the following is not an example of true power? [1

Power that heats a resistor. pts.]
Power radiated from an antenna.
Power in a capacitor.
Heat loss in a feed line.
96. Power factor is equal to: [1
Apparent power divided by true power. pts.]
Imaginary power divided by apparent power.
Imaginary power divided by true power.
True power divided by apparent power.

97. . A series circuit has Z = 88.4 Ω with R = 50.0 Ω What is PF? [1

99.9 percent. pts.]
56.6 percent.
60.5 percent.
29.5 percent.

98. Phase angle is equal to: [1

Arctan Z/R. pts.]
Arctan R/Z.
Arctan R/X.
Arctan X/R.

99. A wattmeter shows 220 watts of VA power in a circuit. There is a resistance [1

of 50 Ω in series with a capacitive reactance of −20 Ω. What is the true pts.]
237 watts.
204 watts.
88.0 watts.
81.6 watts.
100 Which of the following is the most important consideration in a [1
. transmission line? pts.]
The characteristic impedance.
The resistance.
Minimizing the loss.
The VA power.