Question Bank in DC Circuits
A. DC CIRCUITS: BASIC PRINCIPLES
1. 
REE Board Exam March 1998 The substation bus bar is made up of 2 inches round copper bars 20 ft long. What is 

the resistance of each bar if resistivity is 1.724 x 10 ^{}^{6} ohmcm. 

A. 7.21 x 10 ^{}^{5} Ω 
C. 
5.185 
x 
10 ^{}^{5} 

Ω 

B. 13.8 x 10 ^{}^{6} Ω 
D. 
2.96 
x 
10 ^{}^{5} Ω 

2. 
REE October 1997 

Determine the resistance of a busbar made 

of copper if the length is 10 meters long and 

the cross section is a 4 x 4 cm ^{2} . Use 1.7241 micro ohmcm as the resistivity. 

A. 2.121 x 10 ^{}^{4} Ω 
C. 3.431 x 10 ^{}^{5} 

Ω 

B. 4.312 x 10 ^{}^{4} Ω 
D. 
1.078 x 10 ^{}^{4} 

Ω 

3. 
EE Board Exam October 1991 One turn of a copper bar is produced by cutting copper washer along a radius and spreading the ends. The washer is cut from 

soft drawn copper having a resistivity at 20°C 

of 1.732 x 10 ^{}^{6} ohmcm. The washer is 0.125 

inch thick and has inside diameter and outside diameter of 1 inch and 9 inches respectively. Calculate the exact resistance between the two ends of the turn to direct current, taking into account the nonuniform current distribution. Assume the contact 

along the ends of the turn to be perfect over the entire cross section. 

A. 12.74 x 10 ^{}^{6} Ω 
C. 
17.22 
x 
10 
^{}^{6} 

Ω 

B. 15.53 x 10 ^{}^{6} Ω 
D. 
14.83 
x 
10 
^{}^{6} 

Ω 

4. 
EE Board Exam October 1990 Determine the resistance of a conductor 0.10 

m long, with a uniform diameter of 1.0 cm 

and having a resistivity which varies as a 

function of length L measured from the one end of the conductor according to ρ = 0.003 + 10 ^{}^{4} L ^{2} ohmcm. 

A. 0.0852 ohm 
C. 
0.0806 ohm 

B. 0.0915 ohm 
D. 
0.0902 ohm 

5. 
EE Board Exam April 1992 
A coil has 6,000 turns of wire and a
resistance of 380 ohms. The coil is rewound with the same quantity (weight) of wire, but
has 13,400 turns. How many ohms will the new coil have?
A.
B.
1895 ohms
1825 ohms
C.
D.
1792 ohms
1905 ohms
6. EE Board Exam April 1992
A copper wire of unknown length has a
resistance of 0.80 ohm. By successive passes through drawing dies, the length of the wire
is increased by 2 ½ times its original value.
Assuming that resistivity remains unchanged during the drawing process, determine the
new value of its resistance.
A. 4 ohms 
C. 
5 ohms 
B. 3 ohms 
D. 
6 ohms 
7. REE Board Exam October 1998
A onemeter rod of 2cm diameter is drawn
until its resistance is 100 times the initial resistance. Its length afterwards is?
A. 10 m 
C. 
12.5 m 
B. 100 m 
D. 
5 m 
8. EE Board Exam April 1993
A kilometer of wire having a diameter of 11.7
mm and a resistance of 0.031 ohm is drawn
down so that its diameter is 5.0 mm. What
does its resistance become?
A. 0.85 ohm 
C. 
0.93 ohm 
B. 0.78 ohm 
D. 
0.81 ohm 
9. EE Board Exam April 1995
A certain wire has a resistance R. The
resistance of another wire identical with the
first except for having twice its diameter is
A. 4R 
C. 
2R 
B. R/2 
D. 
R/4 
10. REE Board Exam October 1996
What is the size in square millimeter (mm ^{2} ) is the cable of 250 MCM size?
A. 118.656 mm ^{2} 
C. 
112.565 mm ^{2} 
B. 126.675 mm ^{2} 
D. 
132.348 mm ^{2} 
11. REE Board Exam October 1998, September 2001
The resistance of a copper wire at 30°C is 50
ohms. If the temperature coefficient of copper at 0°C is 0.00427, what is the resistance at 100°C?
A.
72.26 ohms
C.
63.24 ohms
B.
54.25 ohms
D.
58.15 ohms
12. REE Board Exam March 1998
What is the power required to transfer 97,000 coulombs of charge through a potential rise of 50 volts in one hour?
The resistance of a wire is 126.48 Ω at 100°C 
A. 0.5 kW 
C. 
1.3 kW 

and 100 Ω at 30°C. Determine the temperature coefficient of copper at 0°C. 
B. 0.9 kW 
D. 
2.8 kW 

A. 0.00427/°C 
C. 
0.0256/°C 18. REE Board Exam April 2001 

B. 0.00615/°C 
D. 
0.365/°C 
A 
round wire has 250 MCM. Find its diameter 

in 
inches. 

13. EE Board Exam October 1991 
A. 
½ 
C. 
0.16 

B. 
¼ 
D. 
0.08 

Two heating elements which is 500 ohms and 250 ohms are connected in series with temperature coefficients of 0.001 and 0.003 19. REE Board Exam September 2003 
ohms per °C, respectively at 20°C. Calculate the effective temperature coefficient of the
In the American wire gauge, as the number
of gauge increases, the diameter of wire
combination. 
A. increases 

A. 0.00215 
C. 
0.00712 
B. decreases 
B. 0.00626 
D. 
0.00167 
C. does not change 
D. become twice
14. EE Board Exam October 1992 The insulation resistance of a kilometer of 
20. REE Board Exam September 2003 

the cable having a diameter of 2 cm and an 
In 
cgs system, what is the unit of emf where I 

insulation thickness of 2 cm is 600 ohms. If 
is 
in abampere and P is in erg per second? 

the thickness of the insulation is increased to 
A. 
millivolt 
C. 
abvolt 
3 cm, find the insulation resistance of the 
B. 
kilovolt 
D. 
volt 
cable.
A, 
725 ohms 
C. 
757 ohms 21. REE Board Exam September 2002 

B. 
850 ohms 
D. 
828 ohms 
One (1) kW is equal to 
hp. 

A. 0.746 
C. 
550 

B. 1.34 
D. 
1.5 

15. EE Board Exam April 1989 It is required that a loading of 3 kW be maintained in a heating element at an initial temperature of 20°C, a voltage of 220 V is 22. REE Board Exam October 1998 Two copper conductors have equal length. 
necessary for the purpose. After the element has settled down to steady state, it is found that a voltage of 240 volts is necessary to maintain the 3 kW loading. The element resistance temperature coefficient is 0.0006 
The crosssectional area of one conductor is three times that of the other. If the resistance of the conductor having smaller crosssectional area is 20 Ω, what is the resistance of the other? 

per degree centigrade at 20°C. Calculate the 
A. 20/3 Ω 
C. 
180 Ω 
final temperature of the heating element. 
B. 60 Ω 
D. 
20/9 Ω 
A. 345.43°C 
C. 336.84°C 

B. 326.42°C 
D. 318.48°C 
23. REE Board Exam October 2000 
16. REE Board Exam October 1999
A copper bar has a length of 20 ft., width of 4
inches and thickness of 0.5 inch. If the
How long must a current of 5 A pass through resistivity of copper is 10.37 ΩCM/ft, what is the resistance of the bar? 

a 10 ohm resistor until a charge of 12000 coulomb passes through? A. 81.4 μΩ 
C. 
814 μΩ 

A. 1 min 
C. 
3 min 
B. 8.14 μΩ 
D. 
0.814 μΩ 
B. 2 min 
D. 
4 min 
24. REE Board Exam April 2001
17.
REE Board Exam October 1999
The resistance of the field winding of a DC machine is 0.25 Ω at 25°C. When operating
at fullload, the temperature of the winding is
75°C. The temperature coefficient of resistance of copper is 0.00427 per °C at
B.
watt second
D.
joule
32. ECE Board Exam November 1995
What composes all matter whether a liquid, solid or gas?
0°C. Find the resistance of the field winding 
A. 
electrons 
C. 
protons 
at fullload. 
B. 
atoms 
D. 
neutrons 
A. 0.298 Ω 
C. 
0.512 Ω 

B. 0.315 Ω 
D. 
0.271 Ω 
33. 
ECE Board Exam November 2001 What is a physical combination of 
25. REE Board Exam October 2000
A coil of copper has resistance of 5.46 Ω at
75°C. What will be its resistance at 25°C?
compounds or elements NOT chemically combined that can be separated by physical means?
A. 4.58 Ω 
C. 
5.02 Ω 
A. substance 
C. 
mixture 
B. 4.84 Ω 
D. 
4.35 Ω 
B. atom 
D. 
molecule 
26. REE Board Exam April 2001
A certain
joules per minute. What is the output in kW?
A.
generator
generates
C.
D.
25
125
1,500,000
50
500
B.
27. 
ECE BOARD NOV 2001 is anything that has weight had 

occupies space. It may be solid, liquid or 

gas. 

A. 
Amalgam 
C. 
Matter 

B. 
Alloy 
D. 
Compound 

28. 
ECE Board Exam April 2000 

It 
is defined as anything that occupies space 

and has weight. 

A. 
atom 
C. 
molecule 

B. 
compound 
D. 
matter 

29. 
ECE Board Exam November 1999 The lightest kind of atom or element 

A. hydrogen 
C. 
titanium 

B. helium 
D. 
oxygen 

30. 
ECE Board Exam November 1998 

In 
order to have a good conductor material, 

such material 
shall have 
valence 

electrons. 

A. one 
C. 
more than 

ten 

B. five 
D. 
twenty one 

31. 
ECE Board Exam November 1997 Electric power refers to 

A. volt ampere 
C. 
volt coulomb 
34. ECE Board Exam April 1998 Determine the equivalent work of 166 watt
second.
A.
B.
10 joules
100 joules
C.
D.
16.6 joules
166 joules
35. ECE Board Exam November 2001
One of the following is the best conductor of
electricity.
A. Air 
C. 
Carbon 
B. Copper 
D. 
Silicon 
36. ECE Board Exam November 1999 What is the basic unit for measuring current
flow?
A.
B.
weight
coulomb
ampere
C.
D.
volt
atomic
37. ECE Board Exam November 1995 has a unit of electron volt
A. Energy 
C. 
Current 
B. Potential difference 
D. 
Charge 
38. ECE Board Exam November 2001 The motion of charged particles especially colloidal particles through a relative
stationary liquid under the influence of an applied electric provided.
A. 
hysteresis 
C. 

electrophoresis 

B. 
electrolysis 
D. 
electro 
analysis
39. ECE Board Exam April 2001
What is a symbol that represents a quantity or a single object? A chemical combination of elements can be 

A. unit 
C. 
item 
separated by chemical means but not by physical means. It is created by chemically 

B. number 
D. 
base 
combining two or more elements. 
A. molecules 
C. 
matter 

40. ECE Board Exam April 2000 
B. compound 
D. 
mixture 
Determine which of the following has the least number of electrons found at the outer 
47. ECE Board Exam April 2000 
shell.
A substance which cannot be reduced to a
A. 
semiinsulator 
C. 
simpler substance by chemical means 

semiconductor 
A. atom 
C. 
matter 

B. 
insulator 
D. 
conductor 
B. molecule 
D. 
element 
41. ECE Board Exam April 2001 The term describes a material whose resistance remains relatively constant with 
48. ECE Board Exam November 2001 Calculate the equivalent power in watt of 100 joules per second. 

changes in temperature 
A. 1.66 watts 
C. 
16.66 watts 
A. positive temperature coefficient 
B. 100 watts 
D. 
1,000 watts 
B. negative temperature coefficient
C. neutral temperature coefficient
D. zero temperature coefficient
49. ECE Board Exam April 2001
It is a neutral particle that has no electrical
charge.
42. ECE Board Exam November 1998 
A. atom 
C. 
electron 
Resulting effect when electron is made to move 
B. proton 
D. 
neutron 
A. dynamic electricity 
C. 
lines of force 
50. ECE Board Exam November 1999 
B. static electricity 
D. 
magnetic 
Which material has more free electrons? 
lines 
A. mica 
C. 
conductor 
B. insulator 
D. 
dielectric 
43. ECE Board Exam November 1997 One of the following characteristics of a resistive material which do not change its resistive value with respect to time is its
51. ECE Board Exam November 2001
The new and preferred term for conductance
or mho
A. Siemens 
C. 
Seaman 

A. fidelity 
C. 
stability 
B. Sheman 
D. 
ROM 
B. sensitivity 
D. 
selectivity 
44. ECE Board Exam November 2001 What do you call the element that conducts electricity very readily?
52. ECE Board Exam April 2001
Represents the current flow produced by one volt working across one ohm of resistance.
A. resistance
A. semiconductors 
C. 
insulators 
B. ampere 
B. conductors 
D. 
dielectric 
C. voltage 
45. ECE Board Exam April 2001
Which of the following material is referred to as a medium whereby electrons can move easily from atom to atom?
D. electromotive force
53. ECE Board Exam November 1995 When an atom gains an additional results to a negative ion.
, it
A. insulator 
C. 
mica 
A. atom 
C. 
proton 
B. dielectric 
D. 
conductor 
B. neutron 
D. 
electron 
46. ECE Board Exam November 2001
54. ECE Board Exam November 1999
The
required to move an electron from a lower shell to higher shell.
A. quantum
B. positive energy
C. negative energy
D. quanta
discrete amount of energy
definite
B. 36 ohms +/10%
C. 3.4 ohms +/10%
D. 3.6 0hms +/10%
61. ECE Board Exam April 2001
A threeterminal resistor with one or more sliding contacts which functions as an adjustable voltage divider
55. ECE Board Exam November 1999 
A. 
Rheostat 
C. 

What will happen to an atom if an electron is 
Potentiometer 

either taken out or taken 
into the same 
B. 
Bleeder resistor 
D. 
Voltage 
atom? 
divider 
A. becomes a negative ion
B. becomes an ion
C. becomes a positive ion
D. nothing will happen
62. ECE Board Exam November 2000 A resistor which is used to draw a fixed amount of current
A. potentiometer 
C. 
fixed resistor 

56. ECE Board Exam April 1999 
B. bleeder resistor 
D. 
rheostat 
The energy in an electron that is called the energy of motion
A. electromotive force
B. kinematics
C. kinetic energy
D. potential energy
57. ECE Board Exam November 1996 Electric charge of neutron is the same as
63. ECE Board Exam November 2001
Find the value of a resistor with the following color codes: Orange, Yellow, Red, Red
A. 34 k ohms +/5%
B. 3.4 ohms +/2%
C. 3.4 k ohms +/10%
D. 34 k ohms +/20%
A. atom 
C. 
current 
64. ECE Board Exam November 1996 Electric energy refers to 

B. electron 
D. 
proton 
A. Joules divided by time 
C. 
Watt 
58. ECE Board Exam April 1998 Ion is
A.
B. nucleus without protons
C. proton
D. an atom with unbalanced charges
free electron
59. ECE Board Exam November 1997
An insulating element or material has capability of
A. storing voltage
B. preventing short circuit between two conducting wires
C. conducting large current
D. storing high current
60. ECE Board Exam April 1998 What is the value of a resistor with colors from left: Orange, Blue, Gold and Silver?
A. 34 ohms + /10%
B. Voltampere D. Voltcoulomb
65. ECE Board Exam April 2001
What
circuit?
is
the
resistance
of
an
open
fuse
A. at least 1000 ohms
B. infinity
C. zero
D. 100 ohms at standard temperature
66. ECE Board Exam April 1998
When should a fuse be replaced with a higher rated unit?
A. when the fuse of the original value is small in size
B. when the original is not available
C. never
D. if it blows
67. ECE Board Exam November 2000 The ability to do work
A. energy 
C. 
potential 
D. 
Gray, gray, black 

B. kinetic 
D. 
voltage 

75. 
ECE Board Exam November 1998 

68. ECE Board Exam November 2001 Which type of variable resistor should you 
If the bands on a resistor are yellow, violet, red and gold, what is the resistance value? 

use for controlling large amount of current? 
A. 470 ohms 5% 

A. Potentiometer 
C. 
Variac 
B. 470 ohms 10% 

B. Adjustable wirewound 
D. 
Rheostat 
C. 47000 ohms 5% 

D. 4700 ohms 5% 

69. ECE Board Exam April 2000 

What does the fourth loop of an electronic resistor color code represent? 
76. 
ECE Board Exam November 1997 Rust in electrical (wire) connections will result 

A. Multiplier 
to 

B. Temperature 
A. Conductance 
C. 
Voltage 

C. First digit of the equivalent value 
B. Resistance 
D. 
Inductance 

D. Tolerance 

77. 
ECE Board Exam November 1996 

70. ECE Board Exam November 2000 
The area of a conductor whose diameter is 

Ten micromicrofarads is equivalent to 
0.001 inch is equal to 

A. 100 picofarads 
A. One micron 
C. 
One circular 

B. 100 nanofarad 
mil 

C. 1000 milli microfarad 
B. One angstrom 
D. 
One 
D. 10.0 picofarads
71. ECE Board Exam November 1995 How much is the resistance of a germanium
steradian
78. ECE Board Exam November 1995 is the term used to express the amount
slag 10 cm long and cross sectional area of 1 
of electrical energy in an electrostatic field. 

square cm? 
A. Joule 
C. 
Volt 

A. 55 k ohms 
C. 
550 k ohms 
B. Coulomb 
D. Watt 

B. 5.5 k ohms 
D. 
550 ohms 
72. ECE Board Exam November 2001
A variable resistor normally used as a voltage divider
A. Carbon film resistor
B. Potentiometer
C. Adjustable resistor
D. Metal film resistor
73. ECE Board Exam April 2001 Determine the equivalent horse power of 2.611 kilowatts.
79. ECE Board Exam November 1995
Which of the following statement is correct?
A. Potentiometer has two terminals
B. Transistor has two terminals
C. Typical power rating of a carbon composition resistor ranged from 0.125 W to 2 W
D. Open resistor has small resistance
80. ECE Board Exam November 1996
is
resistance.
one
factor
that
does
not
affect
A. 3.50 hp 
C. 
2.25 hp 
A. Resistivity 
C. 
Length 
B. 2.50 hp 
D. 
1.50 hp 
B. Cross sectional area 
D. 
Mass 
74. ECE Board Exam November 2000
value
resistance
following resistors.
A. White, black, black
B. Violet, gray, yellow, silver
C. Red, black, gold
Find
the
lowest
of
the
81. ECE Board Exam November 1998 What is the value of a resistor having the following colored bands: YellowGrayRed Silver?
A. 4800 ohms ±10%
B. 480 ohms ±10%
What
happens
to
the
resistance
of
a
C. 3800 ohms ±1% 
conductor 
wire 
when 
its 
temperature is 

D. 4.8 ohms ±1% 
lowered? 

A. Decreased 
C. 
Zero 

82. ECE Board Exam November 1997 
B. Steady 
D. 
Increased 
Find the value of resistor with the following color codes; Brown, White, Orange, Red
A. 190 ohms 10%
B. 19 k ohms 2%
89. ECE Board Exam April 1998 Which of the following does not refer to electric energy?
C. 1.9 k ohms 10% 
A. Joule 
C. 
Volt coulomb 
D. 19 k ohms 20% 
B. Watt second 
D. 
Volt ampere 
83. ECE Board Exam November 1998
Resistor with colored bands in the body
A. Adjustable resistor
B. Wirewound resistor
C. Variable resistor
D. Carbon composition resistor
84. ECE Board Exam November 1998
If the bands on a resistor are red, red, orange and silver, what is the resistance value?
A. 220 ohms 5%
B. 223 0hms 10%
C. 22,000 ohms 10%
D. 2200 ohms 20%
85. ECE Board Exam November 1997
What does the second strip of an electronic resistor color code represent?
A. Tolerance
B. Second digit of the value
C. Temperature
D. Multiplier
90. ECE Board Exam March 1996
Which of the following statement is incorrect?
A. open transistor has three (3) terminals
B. transistors have three (3) terminals
C. typical power rating of carbon composition resistor ranged 0.001 W to 0.1 W
D. potentiometer has three (3) terminals
91. ECE Board Exam November 1997 Term used in electronic measuring device
when a metal increases resistance due to heat produced by current flowing through
them.
A. positive resistance coefficient
B. positive temperature coefficient
C. negative temperature coefficient
D. negative resistance coefficient
92. A 1 km cable consists of 12 identical strands of aluminum each 3 mm in diameter. What is the resistance of the cable?
A. 0.34 ohm 
C. 
0.44 ohm 

86. ECE Board Exam November 2000 A. Kinetic energy 
B. 0.54 ohm 
D. 
0.24 ohm 
The energy in an electron that is called the energy of position 
93. A piece of wire has a resistance of 0.5 ohm. The length is doubled and the area is 
B. Kinematics
increased four times. What is its resistance?
C. Electromotive force 
A. 0.75 ohm 
C. 
0.25 ohm 
D. Potential energy 
B. 0.50 ohm 
D. 
1 ohm 
87. ECE Board Exam April 1999 If an electronic resistor does not have the
fourth color strip it means it has a tolerance of
A.
B.
5%
20%
C.
D.
10%
1%
88. ECE Board Exam April 1998
94. Copper wire of certain length and resistance
is drawn out to four times its length without change in volume. What is the resistance of the bar?
A. unchanged 
C. 
16R 
B. R/16 
D. 
4R 
95. Current is simply
A. Flow of electrons 
C. 
Radiation 
102. 
How 
many 
B. Flow of protons 
D. 
Emission 
circular mils does a round copper rod of 0.25 inch diameter have? 
96. The resistance of 
a coil of wire is 
1 
kΩ 
at 
A. 196,000 
C. 
1,963,500 
20°C. If the coil 
is immersed into oil, the 
B. 62,500 
D. 
49,000 

resistance falls to 880 Ω. If the wire has 
a 

temperature coefficient of 0.006 at 20°C, 
103. 
A 
substance 

how much is the temperature of the liquid? 
whose molecules consist of the same kind of 

A. 0°C 
C. 17.6°C 
atoms is called 

B. 20°C 
D. none of these 
A. mixture 
97. The copper field coils of a motor was
measured at 21°C and found to have a resistance of 68 Ω. After the motor has run for a given time, the resistance is found to be
is the hot temperature of the
96 Ω. What winding?
A. 
106.36°C 
C. 
103.66°C 

B. 
166.30°C 
D. 
none 
of 
these 
98. A wire has a resistance of 30 Ω at 20°C. What will its resistance be at 60°C? Assume the temperature coefficient of resistance to be 0.000385 at 20°C.
A. 
34.26 Ω 
C. 
32.46 Ω 

B. 
36.42 Ω 
D. 
none 
of 
these 
99. Determine the length of a copper wire (ρ = 10.37 ΩCM/ft) where diameter is 0.30 inch and resistance of 0.5 Ω at 20°C.
A.
B.
An electric water
heater has a rating of 1 kW, 230 V. The coil
used as the heating element is 10 m long and has a resistivity of 1.724 x 10 ^{}^{6} ohmcm. Determine the required diameter of the wire in mils.
A.
B.
100.
4,339 ft
5.225 ft
C.
D.
6,125 ft none of these
2.43 mils
2.52 mils
C.
D.
3.21 mils
1.35 mils
101.
A certain wire 20
a
100 circular
resistance of 1.6 . What is its resistivity?
A. 10.3 ohmCM/ft
B. 2.2 ohmCM/ft
ft
long
and
mil
area
has
C. 8 ohmCM/ft
D. 15.2 ohmCM/ft
B. element
C. compound
D. none of the above
104. 
The 
diameter 
of 

the atom is about 

A. 10 ^{}^{1}^{0} m 
C. 
10 ^{}^{2} m 

B. 10 ^{}^{8} m 
D. 
10 ^{}^{1}^{5} m 

105. 
The 
number 
of 

compounds available in nature is 

A. 105 
C. 
1000 

B. 300 
D. unlimited 

106. 
The 
mass 
of 
a 
proton is
A. equal to
B. less than
C. about 1837 times
D. 200 times
the mass of an electron.
107. 
The 
maximum 

number 
of 
electrons 
that can 
be 

accommodated in the last orbit is 

A. 4 
C. 
18 

B. 8 
D. 
2 

108. 
The 
electrons in 

the last orbit 
of 
an atom are called 

electrons. 

A. free 
C. 
valence 

B. bound 
D. 
thermionic 
109.
If the number of
valence electrons of an atom is less than 4, the substance is usually
A. a conductor
B. an insulator
C. a semiconductor
D. none of the above
110. 
If the number of 
117. 
EMF has the unit 

valence electrons of an atom is more than 4, 
of 

the substance is usually 
A. 
power 
C. 
charge 

A. a semiconductor 
B. 
energy 
D. 
none of these 

B. a conductor 

C. an insulator 
118. 
Potential 
D. none of the above
111.
If the number of
valence electrons of an atom is exactly 4, the
substance is usually
A. a semiconductor
B. an insulator
C. a conductor
D. a semiconductor
112.
The
number
of
valence electrons of an atom is less than 4. The substance will be probably
A. a metal
B. a nonmetal
C. an insulator
D. a semiconductor
113.
charge
electrons.
A.
B.
is
equal
628 x 10 ^{1}^{6} 6.28 x 10 ^{1}^{6}
114.
has
temperature.
A.
B.
20 x 10 ^{1}^{0}
about
200
to
the
One
coulomb
charge
on
C.
D.
62.8 x 10 ^{1}^{6} 0.628 x 10 ^{1}^{6}
of
One cc of copper free electrons at room
C.
D.
8.5 x 10 ^{2}^{2} 3 x 10 ^{5}
115.
a wire is the flow of
A. free electrons
B. bound electrons
C. valence electrons
D. atoms
116.
Electric current in
EMF in a circuit is
A. cause current to flow
B. maintains potential difference
difference has the unit of
.
A. 
charge 

B. 
power 

C. 
energy 

D. 
none of the above 

119. 
The resistance of 

a 
material is 
its area of crosssection. 
A. 
directly proportional to 

B. 
inversely proportional to 

C. 
independent of 

D. 
none of the above 

120. 
If the length and 
area of crosssection of a wire are doubled up, then its resistance
A. 
becomes four times 

B. 
remains unchanged 

C. 
becomes sixteen times 

D. 
none of the above 

121. 
A length of wire 
has a resistance of 6 ohms. The resistance of
a wire of the same material three times as
long and twice the crosssectional area will be
A. 36 ohms 
C. 
9 ohms 
B. 12 ohms 
D. 
1 ohm 
122.
specific resistance is
The
SI
unit
of
A. mho 
C. 
ohmm ^{2} 
B. ohmm 
D. 
ohmcm 
123. 
The 
specific 

resistance of a conductor 
with rise in 

temperature. 

A. increases 

B. decreases 

C. remains unchanged 

D. none of the above 

124. 
The 
SI 
unit 
of 
C. increases the circuit resistance 
conductivity is 

D. none of these 
A. ohmm 
C. 
mhom 
B. ohm/m 
D. 
mho/m 
125. 
The 
SI 
unit 
of 
D. none of the above 

conductance is 

A. 
mho 
C. 
ohmm 
132. 
Eureka 
has 

B. 
ohm 
D. 
ohmcm 
temperature coefficient of resistance. 

A. positive 

126. 
The resistance of 
B. negative 

a 
material 2 
m long 
and 2 
m ^{2} 
in cross 
C. almost zero 

sectional area is 1.6 
x 
10 ^{}^{8} 
Ω. 
Its 
specific 
D. none of the above 

resistance will be 
A. 
3.2 x 10 ^{}^{8} ohmm 

B. 
6.4 x 10 ^{}^{8} ohmm 

C. 
1.6 x 10 ^{}^{8} ohmm 

D. 
0.16 x 10 ^{}^{8} ohmm 

127. 
Conductors 
have 

temperature coefficient of resistance. 

A. 
positive 

B. 
negative 

C. 
zero 

D. 
none of the above 

128. 
Semiconductors 

have 
temperature 
coefficient 
of 

resistance. 

A. negative 

B. positive 

C. zero 

D. none of the above 

129. 
The 
value 
of 
α 
(i.e. temperature coefficient of resistance) depends upon
A. length of the material
B. crosssectional area of the material
C. volume of the material
D. nature of the material and
temperature 

130. 
The temperature 
coefficient of resistance of a conductor with rise in temperature.
A. increases
B. decreases
C. remains unchanged
D. none of the above
131.
Insulators
have
temperature coefficient of resistance.
A. zero
B. positive
133.
shows
the temperature/resistance graph of a conductor. The value of α _{0} is
Fig.
1.1
A. 0.005/°C 
C. 
0.1/°C 

B. 0.004/°C 
D. 
0.4/°C 

134. 
Referring 
to 
Fig. 

1.1, the value of the α _{5}_{0} will be 



A. 0.005/°C 
C. 
0.1/°C 

B. 0.004/°C 
D. 
0.4/°C 

135. 
Referring 
to 
Fig. 

1.2, the value of α _{0} is 

A. 1/30 per °C 

B. 1/40 per °C 

C. 1/1200 per °C 

D. none of the above 

136. 
Referring 
to 
Fig. 
1.2, the value of R _{4}_{0} will be
C.
negative
A.
B.
137.
70 ohms
40 ohms
C.
D.
35 ohms
50 ohms
Referring
to
1.2, the value of α _{4}_{0} will be
Fig.
141.
Two wires A and
B have the same crosssection and are made
of the same material, R _{A} = 600 Ω and R _{B} =
100 Ω. The number of times A is longer than
B is
A. 6 
C. 
4 

B. 2 
D. 
5 

142. 
A 
coil 
has 
a 

resistance of 100 Ω 
at 90°C. At 100°C, 
its 

resistance is 
101 
Ω. 
The 
temperature 

coefficient of wire at 90°C is 

A. 0.01 
C. 
0.0001 

B. 0.1 
D. 
0.001 
143. 
Which 
of 
the 

following 
material has nearly 
zero 
temperaturecoefficient of resistance?
A. carbon 
C. 
copper 
B. porcelain 
D. 
manganin 
144.
following
material
Which
has
a
of
negative
the
A. 1/30 per °C 
C. 
1/50 per °C 
temperature coefficient of resistance? 

B. 1/70 per °C 
D. 
1/1200 
per 
A. brass 
C. 
aluminum 
°C 
B. copper 
D. 
carbon 

138. 
The value of α _{0} of 
145. 
A cylindrical wire 
a conductor is 1/236 per °C. The value of α _{1}_{8} will be
A. 1/218 per °C
B. 1/272 per °C
1 m in length, has a resistance of 100 .
What would be the resistance of a wire made from the same material both the length and the crosssectional area are doubled?
C. 1/254 per °C 
A. 200 
C. 
100 
D. none of the above 
B. 400 
D. 
50 
139.
The value of
α _{5}_{0}
146.
Carbon
of a conductor is 1/230 per °C. The value of 
composition 
resistors 
are 
most 
popular 
α _{0} will be 
because they 
A. 1/180 per °C
1/280 per °C
C. 1/250 per °C
B.
D. none of the above
140.
A
good
electric
conductor is one that
A. has low conductance
B. is always made of copper wire
C. produces a minimum voltage drop
D. has few free electrons
A. cost the least
are smaller
B.
C. can withstand overload
D. do not produce electric noise
147.
A unique feature
of a wirewound resistor is its
A. lower power rating 
C. 
high 

stability 

B. 
low cost 
D. 
small size 

148. 
A 
coil 
has 
a 
resistance of 100 ohms at 90 ^{°} C. At 100°C, its
resistance is 
101 
ohms. 
What 
is 
the 
A. 0.217 siemens 
C. 
4.52 siemens 
temperature coefficient of the wire at 90 ^{°} C? 
B. 3.41 siemens 
D. 
0.562 
A. 0.01 
C. 
0.0001 
siemens 
B. 0.1 
D. 
0.001 
155. REE Board Exam October 1997
149. 
What is the unit 
A 5ohm resistance is connected in parallel 

for charge (Q)? 
with a 10ohm resistance. Another set, a 6 

A. Farad 
C. 
Siemens 
ohm and an 8ohm resistances are also 
B. Joule 
D. 
Coulomb 
connected in parallel. The two sets are connected in series. What is the equivalent 
150. 
The 
charge 
resistance? 
delivered by a constant voltage source is 
A. 6.76 ohm 
C. 
14.4 ohms 
shown. Determine the current supplied by 
B. 9.25 ohm 
D. 
21.2 ohms 
the source at (a) t = 1 s (b) t = 3 s.
A. 5 ma, 3.33 ma 
C. 
–3.33 
ma, 
5 

ma 

B. 5 ma, 3.33 ma 
D. 
3.33 
ma, 
5 

ma 
B. OHM’S LAW AND ELECTRIC CIRCUITS
151. REE Board Exam October 1998
The resistance of 120 meters of wire is 12 ohms. What is its conductance?
A. 0.0521 siemens 
C. 
6 siemens 
B. 0.0833 siemens 
D. 
12 siemens 
152. EE April 1981, October 1984
Two (2) 115V incandescent lamps A and B are connected in series across a 230V
source. If lamp A is rated 75 watts and lamp B is rated 50 watts, determine the current drawn by the series connection.
A.
B.
0.52 A
0.64 A
C.
D.
0.48 A
0.57 A
153. REE Board Exam March 1998
Three resistors of 10, 15 and 20 ohms each
the
are
equivalent resistance?
A.
B.
connected
45 ohms
17.2 ohms
in
parallel.
C.
D.
What
is
0.22 ohm
4.62 ohms
154. REE Board Exam March 1998
Three resistors of 10, 15 and 20 ohms each are connected in parallel. What is the total conductance?
156. REE Board Exam March 1998
Two resistances of 10 and 15 ohms each respectively are connected in parallel. The two are then connected in series with a 5 ohm resistance. What is the equivalent resistance?
A. 11 ohms 
C. 
10 ohms 
B. 12 ohms 
D. 
9 ohms 
157. REE Board Exam October 1997
A 10ohm and a 20ohm resistance are connected in parallel. Another resistance of
5ohm is connected in series with the two. If the supply voltage is 48 volts, what is the current through the 10ohm resistor?
A. 3.21 A 
C. 
4.02 A 
B. 2.74 A 
D. 
5.72 A 
158. REE Board Exam March 1998
Two resistances of 10 and 15 ohms, each respectively are connected in parallel. The two are then connected in series with a 5
ohm resistance. It is then connected across a
12V battery, what are the current and 

power? 

A. 1.2 A, 17.28 W C. 
1.09 
A, 
13.1 

W 

B. 0.96 A, 11.52 W D. 
1.5 
A, 
20.25 

W 

159. 
REE Board Exam September 2001 
Three resistors 10Ω, 15Ω and 20Ω are connected in series across a 48V source.
What is the voltage across the 15Ω resistor?
A. 20 V 
C. 
24 V 
B. 16 V 
D. 
12 V 
160. REE Board Exam September 2001
The theory of Ohm’s law is applied in a
Three resistors 
10Ω, 15Ω and 
20Ω are 
circuit. 

connected 
in 
parallel. 
What 
is 
the 
total 
A. linear 
C. 
trivalent 
resistance? 
B. exponential 
D. 
unilateral 
A. 
3.56 Ω 
C. 
0.217 Ω 

B. 
4.62 Ω 
D. 
45 Ω 
167. 
ECE Board Exam April 2000 
Refers to the most important components in controlling flow of electrons 

161. 
REE Board Exam September 2000 A. voltage, electromotive force and current 
Two 10Ω resistances are connected in
parallel. The two are then connected in series with a 5Ω resistance. It is then connected across a 24volt battery; find the voltage across the 5Ω resistor.
B. reactance, current and resistance
C. conductance, resistance and reactance
D. voltage, resistance and current
168. ECE Board Exam November 1999
A. 
12 volts 
C. 
9 volts 
Which 
of 
the 
following 
is 
not 
a 
valid 
B. 
24 volts 
D. 
15 volts 
expression of ohm’s law? 

A. E = IR 
C. 
R = E/I 

162. 
REE Board Exam April 1997 
B. R = PI 
D. 
I = E/R 

A 
circuit consists of three resistors rated 3Ω, 
4Ω and 5Ω connected in parallel. If the
169. ECE Board Exam November 2000
circuit is connected to a battery which has an internal resistance of 0.2Ω, what would be the current through the 4Ω resistor? A simple electronic equipment which takes a 2 amperes current from a power source has a 

A. 2.04 A 
C. 
2.4 A 
total load resistance of 100 ohms. How much power does it use? 

B. 4.8 A 
D. 
3.0 A 
A. 200 watts 
C. 
400 watts 
B. 100 watts 
D. 
50 watts 
163. REE Board Exam September 2000 How many abvolts in 1 volt?
170. ECE Board Exam November 1996
A. 
10 ^{8} abvolts 
C. 
1 abvolt 
What do you expect when you use the two 20 A. Provide lighter current 

B. 
10 ^{}^{8} abvolts 
D. 10 abvolt 
kohms, 1 watt resistor in parallel instead of 

164. 
REE Board Exam September 2003 
one 10 kohms, 1 watt? 

A 
total current of 60 A is divided among 3 
B. Provide wider tolerance 
parallel branches having resistances of 10 Ω,
Ω and 12 Ω, respectively. What is the
current that flows through the branch with 10
6
Ω resistance?
C. Provide more power
D. Provide less power
171. ECE Board Exam November 1999
A. 17.1 A 
C. 
14.3 A 
The total resistance of a two similar wire 
B. 28.6 A 
D. 
42.9 A 
conductors connected in parallel is 
165. REE Board Exam October 2000
Two 10ohm parallel resistors are connected
in series with a 5ohm resistor. The
combination is then connected across a 24 volts battery. Find the voltage drop across the 5ohm resistor.
A.
B.
6 V
18 V
C.
D.
12 V
20 V
166. ECE Board Exam November 1998
A. same resistance of one wire
B. double the resistance of one wire
C. one half the resistance of one wire
D. resistance of one wire multiplied by 4
172. ECE Board Exam March 1996
When you increase the resistance in a circuit, the flow of electrons will
A. be constant 
C. 
be stopped 
B. flow faster 
D. 
be decreased 
173. ECE Board Exam April 2001
Which of the following allows more current if applied to the same voltage?
A series circuit in which desired portions of the source voltage may be tapped off for use
A. 0.002 siemen 
C. 
0.004 siemen 
equipment. 

B. 25 ohms 
D. 
2.5 ohms 
A. 
Voltage trap 
B. 
Voltage selector 

174. ECE Board Exam April 1998 
C. 
Voltage divider 

Ohm’s law refers to 
D. 
Dividing network 

A. power is directly proportional to both 

voltage squared and the resistance 
180. 
ECE Board Exam April 1998 
B. power is directly proportional to the resistance and inversely as the current squared
C. current varies directly as the voltage and inversely as the resistance
D. current is directly proportional to both voltage and resistance
175. ECE Board Exam November 2000
A circuit which a break exists in the complete conduction pathway
A.
B.
Open circuit
Short circuit
C.
D.
Close circuit
Circuit
176. ECE Board Exam November 1997
How much is the equivalent power in watts can a 3 horse power provide?
A.
B.
3000 watts
248.66 watts
C.
D.
1492 watts
2238 watts
177. ECE Board Exam March 1996
The current needed to operate a soldering iron which has a rating of 600 watts at 110 volts is
A.
B.
18,200 A
0.182 A
C.
D.
66,000 A
5.455 A
178. ECE Board Exam November 1997
Find the power across the resistor of 5 ohms
internal
resistance of 3 ohms and a constant emf of 4
volts.
delivered
from
a
battery
of
an
A.
B.
120 watts
100 watts
C.
D.
60 watts
1.25 watts
179. ECE Board Exam April 2000
An electronic device draws 300 watts from its
source. Find effective
24
resistance.
volt
power
A. 
1.25 Ω 
C. 
19.20 Ω 
B. 
1.92 Ω 

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