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PETERSFIELD HIGH SCHOOL


END OF YEAR EXAMINATION
ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY
2 Hours
Form 4
Dec. 8, 2012

Section A consists of 30 multiple choice items. Candidates must attempt all questions
Section B consists of TWELVE (12) questions. Candidates must attempt all questions

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS
1.

This paper consists of TWO sections. Candidates MUST answer ALL questions.

2.

All working must be clearly shown.

3.

Use sketches where necessary to support your answers.

4.

Silent electronic calculators may be used.

NAME: _______________________________________
CLASS: _______________________________________
Reminder!!!
Leave no stone unturned, do all youre required to: DO NOTHING AND THATS YOUR
SCORE!!!

DO NOT TURN OVER UNTIL YOU ARE TOLD TO DO SO

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SECTION A
Multiple Choice: This section comprises THIRTY questions. Choose the
corresponding letter of the correct response to each question below. Each question is
worth 1 mark
5. Which of the following is true for
TWO resistors connected in parallel?

1. Doubling both the voltage and


resistance in a parallel or series circuit will
cause the current flow to
(A)
(B)
(C)

(D)

(A) The current flow through each


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

double
halve
remain unchanged
quadruple

2.

6. What is the expected current drawn


by an electric cooker rated at
12KW/230 volts?
(A) 19 Amps
(B) 48.5 Amps
(C) 52.17Amps
(D) 95 Amps

In the above diagram Lamps R and S


are identical.
A volt meter connected across Lamp S
should read
7.

(A) one quarter of the applied voltage


(B) one third of the applied voltage
(C) one half of the applied voltage
(D) the total applied voltage

(A) Infinitely high resistance and


zero current
(B) Zero resistance and excessive
current
(C) Excessive current and
excessive heat
(D) Zero resistance and excessive
voltage drop

3. It is advisable, not to use Water for


extinguishing electrical fires because
water
(A)may cause corrosion
(B) may transmit shock to the user
(C) may damage wire insulation
(D)will not extinguish the fire

8. Silver is a very good conductor of


electricity. It has
(A) low permittivity
(B) high conductivity
(C) high resistivity
(D) low permeability

4. The rate at which work is done is


referred to as
(A) Energy
(B) Torque
(C) Power
(D) Current
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An open circuit has the effect of

9. An electric stove rated at IKW, 200V,

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is accidentally connected to a 100V


supply. What power would it now
develop?
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

13. The power dissipated by a 50 resistor


which is connected to a 24V d.c. supply is
(A) 10.00w
(B) 11.52w
(C) 54.00w
(D) 360.00w

250W
500W
800W
1000W

14. External energy such as heat, light or


electricity can cause electrons in the
valence shell to become

10.

(A) charged
(B) stationary
(C) trapped
(D) free
15. How many amperes of electric
current are equivalent to 600
milliamperes?
The ratio of the current in circuit A to
that of circuit B is

(A) 0.06A
(B) 0.6A
(C) 6A
(D) 60A

(A) 1:5
(B) 2:1
(C) 5:1
(D) 5:2

16. A person who gets an electrical burn


should immediately

11. The formula for quantity of


electricity in an electrical circuit is
Q = It. The correct expression for t is

(A)

Apply mercurochrome ointment


to the area
(B)
Apply gentian violet to the area
(C)
Rub the area with petroleum
jelly
(D)
Run cold water over the area

(A) Q/I
(B) Q + t
(C) QI
(D) Qi
12. Which of the following is the SI unit
for flux density?

17. The resistance of a conductor is 0.05


ohms. What current is required to pass
through it to give a 6 Volt drop?

(A) Weber
(B) Newton
(C) Tesla
(D) Ampere

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

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30A
40A
60A
120A

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22. Which of the following safety gears


is worn when using the grinding
machine?
(A) Welding shield
(B) Gas Mask
(C) Safety Helmet
(D) Safety Goggles

18. An electrical shock is a physical


sensation caused by the
(A)

amount of current that can result


in serious damage to the muscles of a
persons body
(B)
changes in temperature of a
persons body
(C)
Current passing through the
chest region of the body
(D)
Reaction of the nerves to electric
current

23. In the event that a classmate is being


shocked by electricity. What is the
FIRST thing you must do?
(A) Pull him away from the electricity
(B) Check for electric burns
(C) Give him mouth to mouth breathing
(D) Turn off the main switch

19. Which of the following are units of


energy?
I.
Lumen
II.
Joules
III.
Kilowatt Hours
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

24. The colour used to indicate danger,


emergency or stop controls is
(A) black
(B) green
(C) white
(D) Red

I and II only
I and III only
II and III only
I, II and III

25. The pointer of a d.c. voltmeter moves in the


wrong direction when connected to a circuit.
What does this indicate

20.
An electrician should always
make sure that his tools are kept in
good condition because
(A)
A good j ob cannot be done
without perfect tools.
(B)
Tools that are in good
condition require no care.
(C)
Defective tools may
cause accidents.
(D)
Good tools make a good
workman

(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)
26.

Voltmeter in series
with the load

(B)

Ammeter in series
with the load

Neutrons
Protons
Electrons
Magnetrons

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To measure the voltage


across a load, one would connect a/an
(A)

21. An atom is said to be negatively


charged when it gains one or more
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

The selector switch is off


The voltmeter is faulty
The voltmeter leads are too short
The polarity is incorrect

(C)

Voltmeter across
the load

(D)

Ammeter across
the load

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27. Which of the following should be


carried out last when treating an
unconscious person who has had an
electric shock?

30. Which of the following pairs of


statements is an expression of ohms
law?
I. Current is directly proportional
to resistance
II. Current is directly proportional
to voltage
III. Current is inversely
proportional to voltage
IV. Current is inversely
proportional to resistance

(A)

Keeping airways to the lungs


clear
(B)
Loosening tight clothing
(C)
Administering artificial
respiration
(D) Treating burns
28. Which of the following represents
one unit of electric charge?
(A) 1 coulomb
(B) 1 Hertz
(C) 1 Watt
(D) 1 kWh

(A) I and II only


(B) I and III only
(C) II and IV only
(D) III and IV only

29. When a glass rod is rubbed with silk


it will
(A) produce free electrons
(B) become positively charged
(C) positively charge the silk
(D) become positively charged
Total Marks = /30

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SECTION 2: SHORT ANSWER: Answer all questions in this section


1.

What is a close path for current flow called?


(1mark)
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2.

Name the FOUR (4) main parts of an electric circuit and state their function.
(8 marks)
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3.

The resistance of a circuit is doubled, and the applied voltage is halved. What will
happen to the current flowing through the circuit?
(3marks)
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4.

5.

The figure above indicates three resistance readings taken by an ohmmeter. Write
the letters (X) , (Y) and (Z) . Next to EACH letter, write the value of reading
indicated.
(6 marks 2 marks each)
X - ______________
Y - _________________
Z ______________

6.

A 50 load dissipates 100W of power. How much voltage is across the load? (3 marks)
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7.

An 8 load dissipates 20W of power. What is the current through the load? (3 marks)
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8. The figure below shows the dials of a five dial watt-hour meter for a JPS customer.
Calculate how much it would cost the customer for the one month period if he previous
reading was 1141 and the rate is $9.25/KWH.
(3 marks)

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9.

10.

Calculate the cost of running a refrigerator rated at 110V and draws 25A for a
week at a rate of $9.25/KWH.
(4 marks)
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Find RT, IT, PT, VR1, VR2, VR3 and PR1, PR2, PR3 for the circuit below
(18 marks)

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11.

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

Second Band

Third Band

1b. Find the value of the resistors below.

Fourth Band

Resistor Value, %
68k 5
27k 10
1000 5
56 10
330 20

(2 marks each; 6 marks)

Total Marks - /60

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