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SECTION A

Multiple Choice: This section comprises TEN questions. Choose the corresponding
letter of the correct response to each question below. Each question is worth 1 mark

1. An atom is said to be negatively charged when it gains one or more


(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

Neutrons
Protons
Electrons
Magnetrons

2. Which of the following materials has a negative temperature coefficient?


(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

Brass
Silicon
Iron
Copper

3. What would be the colour code of a 3900 ohm resistor with a 5% tolerance?
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

Yellow, white, yellow, gold


Yellow, grey, yellow, gold
Orange, white, red, gold
Orange, grey, orange, gold

4. Which of the following is true for TWO resistors connected in parallel?


(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

The current flow through each resistor is the same.


The voltage across each resistor is the same.
The combined value of the resistors is equal to the sum of the individual values.
Each resistor has the same resistance value.

5.

An electrician should always make sure that his tools are kept in good
condition because

(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)
6.
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

A good job cannot be done without perfect tools.


Tools that are in good condition require no care.
Defective tools may cause accidents.
Good tools make a good workman.
An open circuit has the effect of
Infinitely high resistance and zero current
Zero resistance and excessive current
Excessive current and excessive heat
Zero resistance and excessive voltage drop

7.

Which of the following should be done if a very acidic substance gets on the skin?
A.
B.
C.
D.

8.

The colour used to indicate danger, emergency or stop controls is


A.
B.
C.
D.

9.

black
green
white
Red

In the event of a workshop fire, the FIRST thing to do is to


A.
B.
C.
D.

10.

Quickly wipe away the acidic substance


Dry then cover the area with clean dressing
Immediately, wash the skin with clean, running water
Dry the skin and cover the area with grease

call the fire brigade


raise an alarm
try to put fire out
tell the foreman

Andrew Brown, a co-worker is being shocked by electricity. What is the FIRST


thing you must do?
A.
B.
C.
D.

Pull him away from the electricity


Check for electric burns
Give him mouth to mouth breathing
Turn off the main switch

SECTION B
Short answer: This section comprises TEN questions. Do all questions
1.

List TWO (2) protective gears that can be used to protect your eyes. (2 marks)

2.

The flow of charged particulars in one direction is called?

(1 mark)

3.

The opposition to the flow of electric current is called?

(1 mark)

4.

The flow of charged particulars in one direction is called?

(1 mark)

5.

State ohms law

(1mark)

6.

Name TWO (2) types of resistors?

(2 marks)

7.

What is a close path for current flow called?

(1mark)

8.

A resistor which is coded Red, Orange, Red-Silver was measured to be 3 K


should this resistor be replaced? Why?
(3marks)

9.

Three resistors are connected together across a power service and the total current
measured is x amp. If x amps flows through each resistor then how are the
resistors connected?
(1 mark)

10.

What are the two most popular materials that are used in the manufacture of
electrical conductors?
(2 marks)

SECTION C
This section comprises THREE questions. Candidates MUST attempt TWO
questions from this section: Questions ONE and any other.
1.

Complete the following table of colour coding of resistors. 2 marks each; 10 marks
First Band

2.

Second Band

Third Band

Fourth Band

Resistor Value,
%
680 5%
1000 %5
18k 5%
330 20%
12 10%

(a) Name THREE factors which affect the resistance of a metallic conductor. (3 marks)
(b) A copper cable 1500 m long has a cross-sectional area of 25 x 10-6 m2 at 20C.
The resistivity of copper is 1.7 x 10-8 m.

Calculate the (i)


(ii)

resistance of the cable

resistance of the cable if the temperature rises from 20C to 35C, and

the temperature coefficient of copper is 0.004 /C.


(c)

(4 Marks)
(4 Marks)

Describe the difference between positive and negative temperature


coefficients of materials.
(4 marks)

3.

(a)
(b)

Total resistance of the circuit


Voltage drop across the resistor R1 (VR1)

(c)

Current flowing through the resistor R4 (IR4)

(8 Marks)
(3 marks)
(4 Marks)