General Class Exam Question Pool- Subelement G-5

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SUBELEMENT G5 – ELECTRICAL PRINCIPLES [3 Exam Questions – 3 Groups

 

 

G5A - Reactance; inductance; capacitance; impedance; impedance matching

 

G5A01 

What is impedance?

A. The electric charge stored by a capacitor

B. The inverse of resistance

C. The opposition to the flow of current in an AC circuit

D. The force of repulsion between two similar electric fields

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G5A02 

What is reactance?

A. Opposition to the flow of direct current caused by resistance

B. Opposition to the flow of alternating current caused by capacitance or inductance

C. A property of ideal resistors in AC circuits

D. A large spark produced at switch contacts when an inductor is
de-energized 

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G5A03 

Which of the following causes opposition to the flow of alternating current in an inductor?

A. Conductance

B. Reluctance

C. Admittance

D. Reactance

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G5A04 

Which of the following causes opposition to the flow of alternating current in a capacitor?

A. Conductance

B. Reluctance

C. Reactance

D. Admittance

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G5A05 

How does an inductor react to AC?

A. As the frequency of the applied AC increases, the reactance decreases

B. As the amplitude of the applied AC increases, the reactance increases

C. As the amplitude of the applied AC increases, the reactance decreases

D. As the frequency of the applied AC increases, the reactance increases

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G5A06 

How does a capacitor react to AC?

A. As the frequency of the applied AC increases, the reactance decreases

B. As the frequency of the applied AC increases, the reactance increases

C. As the amplitude of the applied AC increases, the reactance increases

D. As the amplitude of the applied AC increases, the reactance decreases

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G5A07 

What happens when the impedance of an electrical load is equal to the output impedance of a power source, assuming both impedances are resistive? 

A. The source delivers minimum power to the load

B. The electrical load is shorted

C. No current can flow through the circuit

D. The source can deliver maximum power to the load

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G5A08 

Why is impedance matching important?

A. So the source can deliver maximum power to the load

B. So the load will draw minimum power from the source

C. To ensure that there is less resistance than reactance in the circuit

D. To ensure that the resistance and reactance in the circuit are equal

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G5A09 

What unit is used to measure reactance?

A. Farad

B. Ohm

C. Ampere

D. Siemens

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G5A10 

What unit is used to measure impedance?

A. Volt

B. Ohm

C. Ampere

D. Watt

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G5A11 

Which of the following describes one method of impedance matching between two AC circuits?

A. Insert an LC network between the two circuits

B. Reduce the power output of the first circuit

C. Increase the power output of the first circuit

D. Insert a circulator between the two circuits

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G5A12 

What is one reason to use an impedance matching transformer?

A. To minimize transmitter power output

B. To maximize the transfer of power

C. To reduce power supply ripple

D. To minimize radiation resistance

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G5A13 

Which of the following devices can be used for impedance matching at radio frequencies?

A. A transformer

B. A Pi-network

C. A length of transmission line

D. All of these choices are correct

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G5B - The Decibel; current and voltage dividers; electrical power calculations; sine wave root-mean-square (RMS) values; PEP calculations

 

G5B01 

What dB change represents a two-times increase or decrease in power?

A. Approximately 2 dB

B. Approximately 3 dB

C. Approximately 6 dB

D. Approximately 12 dB

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G5B02 

How does the total current relate to the individual currents in each branch of a purely resistive parallel circuit?

A. It equals the average of each branch current

B. It decreases as more parallel branches are added to the circuit

C. It equals the sum of the currents through each branch 

D. It is the sum of the reciprocal of each individual voltage drop 

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G5B03 

How many watts of electrical power are used if 400 VDC is supplied to an 800 ohm load?

A. 0.5 watts

B. 200 watts

C. 400 watts

D. 3200 watts

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G5B04 

How many watts of electrical power are used by a 12 VDC light bulb that draws 0.2 amperes?

A. 2.4 watts

B. 24 watts

C. 6 watts

D. 60 watts

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G5B05 

How many watts are dissipated when a current of 7.0 milliamperes flows through 1.25 kilohms resistance?

A. Approximately 61 milliwatts

B. Approximately 61 watts

C. Approximately 11 milliwatts

D. Approximately 11 watts

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G5B06 

What is the output PEP from a transmitter if an oscilloscope measures 200 volts peak-to-peak across a 50 ohm dummy load connected to the transmitter output?

A. 1.4 watts

B. 100 watts

C. 353.5 watts

D. 400 watts

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G5B07 

What value of an AC signal produces the same power dissipation in a resistor as a DC voltage of the same value? 

A. The peak-to-peak value 

B. The peak value 

C. The RMS value 

D. The reciprocal of the RMS value

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G5B08  *** QUESTION REMOVED BY QPC  February 4, 2015****

 

 

 

G5B09 

What is the RMS voltage of a sine wave with a value of 17 volts peak? 

A. 8.5 volts 

B. 12 volts 

C. 24 volts 

D. 34 volts 

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G5B10 

What percentage of power loss would result from a transmission line loss of 1 dB?

A. 10.9 percent

B. 12.2 percent

C. 20.5 percent

D. 25.9 percent

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G5B11 

What is the ratio of peak envelope power to average power for an unmodulated carrier?

A. 0.707

B. 1.00

C. 1.414

D. 2.00

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G5B12 

What would be the RMS voltage across a 50 ohm dummy load dissipating 1200 watts?

A. 173 volts

B. 245 volts

C. 346 volts

D. 692 volts

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G5B13

What is the output PEP of an unmodulated carrier if an average reading wattmeter connected to the transmitter output indicates 1060 watts?

A. 530 watts

B. 1060 watts

C. 1500 watts

D. 2120 watts

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G5B14 

What is the output PEP from a transmitter if an oscilloscope measures 500 volts peak-to-peak across a 50 ohm resistive load connected to the transmitter output?

A. 8.75 watts

B. 625 watts

C. 2500 watts

D. 5000 watts

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G5C – Resistors, capacitors, and inductors in series and parallel; transformers

 

G5C01 

What causes a voltage to appear across the secondary winding of a transformer when an AC voltage source is connected across its primary winding?

A. Capacitive coupling

B. Displacement current coupling

C. Mutual inductance

D. Mutual capacitance

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G5C02 

What happens if you reverse the primary and secondary windings of a 4:1 voltage step down transformer?

A. The secondary voltage becomes 4 times the primary voltage

B. The transformer no longer functions as it is a unidirectional device

C. Additional resistance must be added in series with the primary to prevent overload

D. Additional resistance must be added in parallel with the secondary to prevent overload

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G5C03 

Which of the following components should be added to an existing resistor to increase the resistance?

A. A resistor in parallel

B. A resistor in series

C. A capacitor in series

D. A capacitor in parallel

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G5C04 

What is the total resistance of three 100 ohm resistors in parallel?

A. 0.30 ohms

B. 0.33 ohms

C. 33.3 ohms

D. 300 ohms

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G5C05 

If three equal value resistors in series produce 450 ohms, what is the value of each resistor?

A. 1500 ohms

B. 90 ohms

C. 150 ohms

D. 175 ohms

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G5C06 

What is the RMS voltage across a 500-turn secondary winding in a transformer if the 2250-turn primary is connected to 120 VAC?

A. 2370 volts

B. 540 volts

C. 26.7 volts

D. 5.9 volts

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G5C07 

What is the turns ratio of a transformer used to match an audio amplifier having 600 ohm output impedance to a speaker having 4 ohm impedance?

A. 12.2 to 1

B. 24.4 to 1

C. 150 to 1

D. 300 to 1

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G5C08 

What is the equivalent capacitance of two 5.0 nanofarad capacitors and one 750 picofarad capacitor connected in parallel?

A. 576.9 nanofarads

B. 1733 picofarads

C. 3583 picofarads

D. 10.750 nanofarads

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G5C09 

What is the capacitance of three 100 microfarad capacitors connected in series?

A. 0.30 microfarads

B. 0.33 microfarads

C. 33.3 microfarads

D. 300 microfarads

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G5C10 

What is the inductance of three 10 millihenry inductors connected in parallel?

A. 0.30 henrys

B. 3.3 henrys

C. 3.3 millihenrys

D. 30 millihenrys

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G5C11 

What is the inductance of a 20 millihenry inductor connected in series with a 50 millihenry inductor?

A. 0.07 millihenrys

B. 14.3 millihenrys

C. 70 millihenrys

D. 1000 millihenrys

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G5C12 

What is the capacitance of a 20 microfarad capacitor connected in series with a 50 microfarad capacitor?

A. 0.07 microfarads

B. 14.3 microfarads

C. 70 microfarads

D. 1000 microfarads

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G5C13 

Which of the following components should be added to a capacitor to increase the capacitance?

A. An inductor in series 

B. A resistor in series

C. A capacitor in parallel

D. A capacitor in series

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G5C14 

Which of the following components should be added to an inductor to increase the inductance?

A. A capacitor in series

B. A resistor in parallel

C. An inductor in parallel

D. An inductor in series

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G5C15 

What is the total resistance of a 10 ohm, a 20 ohm, and a 50 ohm resistor connected in parallel?

A. 5.9 ohms

B. 0.17 ohms

C. 10000 ohms

D. 80 ohms

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G5C16 

Why is the conductor of the primary winding of many voltage step up transformers larger in diameter than the conductor of the secondary winding?

A. To improve the coupling between the primary and secondary

B. To accommodate the higher current of the primary

C. To prevent parasitic oscillations due to resistive losses in the primary

D. To insure that the volume of the primary winding is equal to the volume of the secondary winding

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G5C17 
What is the value in nanofarads (nF) of a 22,000 pF capacitor?
A. 0.22 nF         
B. 2.2 nF        

C. 22 nF           
D. 220 nF       
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G5C18 

What is the value in microfarads of a 4700 nanofarad (nF) capacitor?
A. 47 µF
B. 0.47 µF
C. 47,000 µF

D. 4.7 µF
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