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Resistance and Power MCQ Questions & Answers

Resistance and Power MCQs : This section focuses on the "Resistance and Power". These Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) should be practiced to improve the Resistance and Power skills required for various interviews (campus interview, walk-in interview, company interview), placement, entrance exam and other competitive examinations.

Question 1

If a calculator display was "0.00263," what would this answer be in percent?

A. 0.03%
B. 0.26%
C. 2.63%
D. 26.30%

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Question 2

What is the ratio of 13 to 47 expressed in percent?

A. 2.76%
B. 27.70%
C. 3.60%
D. 36.10%

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Question 3

How many connections does a potentiometer have?

A. 1
B. 2
C. 3
D. 4

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Question 4

A potentiometer has how many leads?

A. 1
B. 2
C. 3
D. 4

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Question 5

How many basic types of resistors exist?

A. 1
B. 2
C. 3
D. 4

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Question 6

How many connections does a rheostat have?

A. 1
B. 2
C. 3
D. 4

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Question 7

The resistivity of copper is:

A. 9.9
B. 10.7
C. 16.7
D. 17

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Question 8

A 22-gauge wire will have a diameter in mils of:

A. 10.03
B. 22.35
C. 45.26
D. 71.96

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Question 9

One ampere of current flowing through one ohm of resistance is equal to:

A. 1 horsepower
B. 1 Btu
C. 1 watt
D. 1 joule

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Question 10

How many amps are used by a 100 watt, 120 volt light bulb?

A. 1.2 amps
B. 12000 amps
C. 830 mA
D. 12 amps

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Question 11

With 1 mA of current, what wattage rating should a 470 ohm resistor have?

A. 1/4 watt
B. 1/2 watt
C. 1 watt
D. 2 watts

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Question 12

How much energy is stored if 6.24 x 1018 electrons are stored in 4 volts?

A. 4 joules
B. 1.56 x 1018 electrons
C. 1.56 coulombs
D. 2.496 x 1019 electrons

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Question 13

A color code of orange, orange, orange is for what ohmic value?

A. 22 kilohms
B. 3300 ohms
C. 44000 ohms
D. 33 kilohms

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Question 14

How many joules of energy will a 10 W lamp dissipate in one minute?

A. 10 joules
B. 60 joules
C. 600 joules
D. 3600 joules

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Question 15

For P = V2/R, a decrease in resistance should produce:

A. a decrease in power
B. an increase in ohms
C. an increase in power
D. a decrease in current

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Question 16

A good fuse will have:

A. zero ohms resistance
B. a medium resistance
C. a high resistance
D. an infinite resistance

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Question 17

If a metallic conductor has a positive temperature coefficient of resistance, then:

A. as temperature increases, resistance decreases
B. as current increases, resistance decreases
C. as voltage increases, current increases
D. as temperature increases, resistance increases

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Question 18

What property does an incandescent lamp possess?

A. cold resistance
B. hot resistance
C. ballast resistance
D. both cold and hot resistance

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Question 19

How is power dissipated in a resistor?

A. by resistance
B. by voltage
C. by current
D. by heat

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Question 20

How do fixed resistors usually fail?

A. slowly over time
B. by increasing their value
C. by becoming an open circuit
D. by increasing their value and becoming an open circuit

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Question 21

What are the parts of a rheostat?

A. wiper and resistor track
B. solenoid and armature
C. contact and wire wound
D. center tape and wiper

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Question 22

Electrical equipment is protected against excessive current by a(n):

A. fusible wire link
B. insulated glass container
C. metal ended coil
D. circuit opener

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Question 23

What happens to current and resistance if the voltage doubles?

A. Current doubles and resistance doubles.
B. Current doubles and resistance is halved.
C. Current remains the same and resistance doubles.
D. Current doubles and resistance remains the same.

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Question 24

With Ohm's law:

A. current is inversely proportional to resistance
B. resistance is directly proportional to voltage
C. voltage is indirectly proportional to power
D. current is directly proportional to resistance

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Question 25

The load resistance increases. How will the load current change?

A. vary
B. remain constant
C. increase
D. decrease

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Question 26

If resistance decreases, then current will:

A. decrease
B. increase
C. remain the same
D. double

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Question 27

What are the two major categories for resistors?

A. low and high ohmic value
B. commercial and industrial
C. low and high power value
D. fixed and variable

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Question 28

Good insulators:

A. have few electrons in their outer shells
B. have a large dielectric strength
C. have a small breakdown voltage
D. have many electrons in the nucleus

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Question 29

Components designed to oppose the flow of current are called:

A. insulators
B. conductors
C. resistors
D. heat exchangers

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Question 30

Wirewound resistors are usually used in circuits that have:

A. high current
B. negative temperature coefficients
C. low power
D. high voltage

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Question 31

Which formula shows a direct proportionality between power and voltage?

A. V = IR
B. P = VI
C. P = IR
D. I = V/R

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Question 32

Resistors are identified as to wattage by:

A. size
B. color code
C. types of materials
D. internal construction

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Question 33

With Ohm's law, no change in resistance means that current and voltage will be:

A. directly proportional
B. unable to produce energy
C. the same
D. inversely proportional

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Question 34

Power is measured in units of:

A. joules x charge
B. joules/work
C. joules x voltage
D. joules/time

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Question 35

A wire with a smaller cross-sectional area will produce:

A. less heat
B. more conductance
C. less resistance
D. more heat

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Question 36

After a lamp is turned on, its filament resistance will change to become:

A. less resistive
B. cooler
C. brighter
D. more resistive

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Question 37

Resistor tolerance is either printed on the component, or is provided by:

A. keyed containers
B. size
C. color code
D. ohmmeter reading

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Question 38

One advantage of a carbon film resistor over a carbon composition resistor is:

A. less circuit noise
B. smaller size
C. higher wattage
D. poor tolerance

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Question 39

The six basic forms of energy are:

A. light, sun, magnetic, chemical, electrical, and mechanical
B. electrical, mechanical, light, heat, magnetic, and chemical
C. electrical, mechanical, sun, heat, chemical, and light
D. potential, sun, light, chemical, electrical, and mechanical

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Question 40

Ohm's law is not:

A. V = IR
B. I = V/R
C. R = IV
D. R = V/I

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Question 41

Which is the most important step utilized when measuring resistors?

A. use the highest possible scale
B. keep test leads short
C. zero the meter before using
D. remove power from the circuit

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Question 42

Resistance is:

A. the opposition to current flow accompanied by the dissipation of heat
B. symbolized by R, measured in ohms, and directly proportional to conductance
C. directly proportional to current and voltage
D. represented by the flow of fluid in the fluid circuit

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Question 43

With Ohm's law, if voltage increases and resistance stays the same:

A. current remains the same
B. power decreases
C. current increases
D. resistance decreases

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Question 44

What is the most commonly used conductor in electronics?

A. aluminum
B. copper
C. gold
D. silver

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Question 45

If a variable resistor's resistance varies in a nonuniform manner as the shaft is moved, it is considered to be:

A. linear
B. defective
C. not wirewound
D. tapered

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Question 46

Power is defined as:

A. the rate at which energy is used
B. watts
C. energy
D. the rate at which energy is generated

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Question 47

Resistance in a circuit is:

A. opposition to current
B. opposition to voltage
C. the same as current
D. the same as voltage

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Question 48

What resistor type is found in SIPs and DIPs?

A. metal film
B. wirewound
C. metal oxide
D. thick film

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Question 49

One problem with mechanically variable resistors is noticeable in audio circuits as:

A. scratchy noise
B. lack of bass response
C. variable volume
D. too much treble response

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Question 50

The unit designator for resistance value is the:

A. ampere
B. ohm
C. volt
D. watt

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Question 51

Which type of test equipment is used to measure resistors?

A. ohmmeter
B. ammeter
C. voltmeter
D. watt meter

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Question 52

With a complex circuit, a supply source senses:

A. open circuit components
B. when voltages need to be increased
C. only a single resistive connection
D. when complex currents are needed

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Question 53

What type of resistors have a tolerance rating of 5% or greater?

A. precision
C. general-purpose
D. wirewound

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Question 54

The word work means that:

A. energy has been transferred
B. it is inversely related to energy
C. no energy has been transferred
D. work and energy are not related

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