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# Basic Electrical Exam

Discussion in 'The Lighter Side' started by lethal tupperwa, Nov 26, 2002.

1. ### lethal tupperwa

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When taking some special classes in prep for my electrical exam sample test
were given to help prepare us for the exam. The following was one of the
ones that was given to us and I thought that you might want to see how hard
these things really are. There is no wonder that when I took my exam only
17% of those taking the test passed and most of those 17% were retakes.
The exam was a 100 question, multiple choice, 8 hour, two part test.
Rick

BASIC ELECTRICAL EXAM

1. What color is a green ground screw? ________________

2. When hooking up a 200 volt heater, you must use 220 volt wire.
true____ false____

3. Electricity will leak out of pipes if they are not connected with rain
tight fittings.
true____ false____

4. To trip a breaker, you must stick your foot out at it walks by.
true____ false____

5. When dealing with conduit, the O.D. must exceed the I.D. or the hole
will be on the outside.
true____ false____

6. A keyless fixture cannot be unlocked.
true____ false____

7. A circuit breaker reads "20" on the handle. This means it can only trip
20 times before it is worn out.
true____ false____

8. If you plug something marked 110 volts into a 120 volt outlet, 10 volts
will leak out and make a mess.
true____ false____

9. The gauge of wire tells you how many plugs you can hook into it.
true____ false____

10. When pulling two 4/0 wires into a 1/2" PVC conduit the "PVC" stands for
"Pipe Very Crowded".
true____ false____

11. An OHM is a Hindu measurement of voltage.
true____ false____

12. A flush mounted device may only be hooked up to a toilet.
true____ false____

13. Electrical Inspectors are also known as _________________________.

14. Service entrance conductors purchased from an electrical parts house
are very dangerous to install.
true____ false____

15. High voltage wire is used in the upper levels of tall buildings, where
as low voltage wire is usually
found in basements or underground.
true____ false____

16. If you have a molded case circuit breaker, the mold can be washed off
with warm soapy water.
true____ false____

2. ### larry_minnSilver MemberMillennium Member

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Number 13 is the one I have trouble with. I can think of a dozen answers and all are correct. Most I can't print here.

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