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1. What is the smallest number of polarities required for current flow?


A : One - a negative terminal

B : Two - a negative terminal and a positive terminal

C : Three - negative, positive and neutral terminals

D : Four - two negative and two positive

2. The value of a capacitor can be made larger by:


A : increasing the area of the plates

B : decreasing the area of the plates

C : increasing the frequency of the applied voltage

D : increasing the voltage applied to the plates

3. Which one of the following equations most directly determines the power dissipation of a resistance when you know the voltage drop and amount of resistance?


A : P = I 2 R

B : P = IE

C : P = E 2 /R

D : I = P/E

4. Suppose a voltage source has an ideal voltage of 12V and an internal resistance of 0.5W. For what values of load resistance will the voltage source appear stiff?


A : 5 Ohm

B : 50 Ohm or more

C : 100 Ohm

D : 6 Ohm

5. Which one of the following equations most directly determines the amount of current flowing through a resistor when you know the value of the resistor and the voltage drop across it?


A : E = PR

B : E = I 2 R

C : I = E/R

D : I = ER

6. Voltage is


A : The flow of charged particles through a material

B : The smallest electrically charged particle

C : Trie force that causes electrons to flow

D : The number of free electrons in an atom

7. The north pole of a magnet is the one:


A : that has its molecules arranged in a random pattern

B : that would be attracted to the earth's north magnetic pole

C : that would be repelled by the south pole of another magnet

D : that would be attracted to the earth's south magnetic pole

8. A resistor has a rated value of 100 ohm and a tolerance of 10%. What is its minimum and maximum allowable resistance value?


A : 90 Ohm - 101 ohm

B : 90 Ohm - 110 ohm

C : 98 Ohm - 100.1 ohm

D : 99 Ohm - 102 ohm

9. What is the turns ratio for the transformer specified in the above question?


A : 10.738

B : 0.707

C : 1.5

D : 0.575

10. What is a negative ion?


A : An atom that contains more electrons than neutrons

B : An atom that contains more protons than neutrons

C : An atom that contains more electrons than protons

D : An atom that contains more protons than electrons

1. Which is the most widely used semiconductor?


A : Copper

B : Silicon

C : Germanium

D : All of the above

2. Which one of the following statements is true?


A : Power dissipation of a pure inductor decreases with operating frequency

B : Power dissipation of a pure inductor is at a maximum for dc source voltages

C : Power dissipation of a pure inductor increases with operating frequency

D : There is no meaningful relationship between the power dissipation of a pure inductor and its operating frequency

3. How much power is being dissipated by a 1000 W resistance that has 25 V applied to it?


A : 0.24 W

B : 0.625 W

C : 80 W

D : 325 kW

4. Current can flow through a normally open push button switch as long as:


A : you are pressing the button

B : you are not pressing the button

C : its contact remain open

D : its contact remain open

5. The transistor has a current gain of 175. If the base current is 0.1 mA, what is the collector current?


A : 1750 mA

B : 17.5 mA

C : 175 mA

D : 1.75 mA

6. An intrinsic semiconductor has some holes in it at room temperature. What causes these holes?


A : Doping

B : Valence electrons

C : Free electrons

D : Thermal energy

7. When operating above its resonant frequency, a parallel RLC circuit has the characteristics of a:


A : parallel RL circuit

B : parallel RC circuit

C : parallel RLC circuit operated above its resonant frequency

D : purely resistive circuit

8. A circuit has two different voltage sources that are connected in a series-aiding form. If the sources are rated at 6 V and 9 V, what is the total source voltage?


A : 15 V

B : 16 V

C : 7.5 V

D : 8 V

9. An unloaded zener regulator has a source voltage of 20 V, a series resistance of 330 W, and a zener voltage of 12 V, What is the Zener current?


A : 28.4 mA

B : 24.2 mA

C : 34.4 mA

D : 68.4 mA

10. Doubling the operating frequency of a purely capacitive circuit:


A : has no effect on the total circuit current

B : doubles the amount of total current

C : cuts the total current by one-half

D : thrice the amount of total current

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