# Electronics Practice Test

```Electronics Practice Test
By David Scott, Manfred Brancard and Gary Troutman
1. A few capacitors are in parallel. Calculate the total capacitance. The capacitor values are 1uF, 2uF,
3uF, and 4uF. The total capacitance is: Use same method as resistors in series
A. 10 uF
B. 5 uF
1&micro;F + 2&micro;F + 3&micro;F + 4&micro;F = 10&micro;F
C. 1 uF
D. .01 uF
2. Solve this binary equation. Answer in a decimal number form. 11011+1111=
A. 42
use calculator
B. 54
C. 15
D. 101010
3. An Oscilloscope reads 10 volts peak to peak. What is the RMS voltage?
A. .707 VRMS
Peak Voltage X .707 = RMS voltage
B. 7.07 VRMS
C. 3.54 VRMS
5V X .707 = 3.54 VRMS
D. 1.414 VRMS
4. In a capacitive circuit:
A. Voltage leads current by 180 degrees
B. Current leads voltage by 90 degrees ELI the ICE man. Voltage/current always leads by 90 degrees
C. Voltage leads current by 90 degrees
D. Current leads voltage by 180 degrees
5. A heating element in an infant incubator uses 90 Watts of power and has a resistance of 1 kΩ.
Calculate the current through the heating element.
A. .09 milliamps
Power = I&sup2; X R
B. .300 Milliamps
C. 300 milliamps
90W = I&sup2; X 1KΩ
(90/1000) = I&sup2;
.09 = I&sup2;
.3 = I
D. 9 milliamps
6. A Triac is used to switch
A. DC power
B. AC power the TRIAC a very convenient switch for AC circuits
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TRIAC#Application
C. AC or DC power
D. FET gate current
7. Waveforms on an EEG Monitor are temporarily stored in:
A. ROM
B. RAM
C. EPROM
D. EEPROM
8. A GFCI normally has a trip point of
A. 2 mA
B. 3 mA
C. 4 mA
D. 6 mA NFPA 99
9. The IEEE standard for Ethernet communication:
A. 802.11
B. 802.3 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEEE_802.3
C. 803.11
D. 811.3
10. Which one of these has the longest wavelength in the light spectrum:
A. Violet Light
B. Yellowish-Green Light
C. Orange Light
D. Dark Red Light
11. A Nicad battery normally has:
A. 1.3 V per cell
B. 1.2 V per cell Nickel-cadmium cells have a nominal cell potential of 1.2 volts (V).
C. 1.5 V per cell
D. 1.0 V per cell
12. A transformer has 1968 primary windings and 492 secondary windings (4:1) and the input current is 1
amp. Output current is? (Np/N/s) = (Ep/Es) = (Ip/Is)
A. 250 mA
B. 4 A
(4/1) = (1/x) cross multiply 4=x
C. 500 mA
D. 2 A
13. Calculate the total resistance of these resistors in parallel. 100 ohm, 3K ohm, 10K ohm.
A. 14100 ohms
B. 13100 ohms
C. 95 ohms
D. 100 ohms
14. Convert this number to decimal 4AF.
A. 1200
B. 1199 Use calculator
C. 1015
D. 1315
15. What would the inputs have to be on a 3 input OR gate to get a low out?
A. All low http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logic_gate can also use calculator
B. All high
C. 2 lows 1 high
D. 2 high 1 low
16. What inputs would be needed on the gate above to get a low output? (Reference above figure)
A. high and high
B. low and low
C. low and high
D. it can’t have a low output
17. Checking a good transistor with a digital multimeter between C &amp; E, it should read=
A. 2 shorts
C. .7V
D. Short and open
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E and C high R: 1 (+) and 2 (-): “OL”
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C and E high R: 1 (-) and 2 (+): “OL”
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E and B forward: 1 (+) and 3 (-): 0.655 V
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E and B reverse: 1 (-) and 3 (+): “OL”
C and B forward: 2 (+) and 3 (-): 0.621 V
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C and B reverse: 2 (-) and 3 (+): “OL”
18. Calculate the total inductance of two 40mH inductors in parallel. Inductors are treated like resistors
A. 20 mH
B. 80 mH
C. 40 mH
D. 60mH
Parallel:
Series:
19. If a 4AH battery were replaced with a 2 AH with the same voltage rating, what would the result be?
A. Shorter run time. A battery pack that can deliver 1 amp for 1 hour has a capacity of 1 Ah.
B. Longer run time
C. Same run time
D .It would overheat the charging circuit
• The amp-hour is a unit of battery energy capacity, equal
to the amount of continuous current multiplied by the
discharge time, that a battery can supply before
exhausting its internal store of chemical energy.
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20. What type of filter is this? http://www.allaboutcircuits.com/vol_2/chpt_8/1.html
A. High Pass
B. Low Pass
LOW PASS FILTERS: Inductive lowC. Band Pass
D. Impedance matching
pass filters insert an inductor in
series with the load. The inductor's
impedance increases with
increasing frequency. capacitive
low-pass filters insert a resistor in
series and a capacitor in parallel
impedance decreases with
increasing frequency.
BAND PASS FILTERS: Band-pass
filters can be made by stacking
a low-pass filter on the end of a
high-pass filter, or vice versa.
HIGHT PASS FILTERS: Capacitive
high-pass filters insert a capacitor
The
capacitor's impedance increases
with
decreasing
frequency.
Inductive high-pass filters insert a
resistor in series and an inductor in
The
inductor's impedance decreases
with decreasing frequency.
The above circuit gives the normal operating voltages. Answer questions 21-25 below using the above
schematic drawing.
21. If VE= 40mVolts, VC=12 Volts, VB 700 mVolts. What is the defect?
a. Open transistor base to emitter
b. Open transistor collector to emitter
c. Open transistor collector to base
d. R2 is open
22. If VB= .105 volts, VC= 12 volts, VE=.105 in the circuit above, what is the defect?
a. Open transistor base to emitter
b. Shorted transistor base to emitter
c. Open transistor collector to base
d. C3 is open
23. If VB= 0.69 Volts, VE= 3 mV, VC= 3.2 V in the circuit above, what is the defect?
a. Shorted C3
b. Open collector
c. Open R1
d. Shorted R3
24. The normal output voltage at R5 is 550 mV peak. If the output voltage is only 250 mV, but the DC
voltages at the transistor leads are normal, what is the defect?
a. Open collector emitter of the transistor
b. Leaky C3
c. Shorted R1
d. Open C2
25. What kind of amplifier set up is this in the drawing above?
a. Common Collector
b. Common Base
c. Common Emitter
d. Gate follower
A
Voltage applied to positive input of op
amp
B
Voltage Follower
No resistors
Unity gain
Vout = Vin
C
Comparator. Output = Vcc supply
voltage. If non-inverting input is high
then + supply voltage goes to
maximum. If inverting input is higher
then the – supply voltage goes to
maximum.
D
Differentiator
Cap in input line
E
Integrator
Cap in feedback line
F
Please use the drawings above for questions 26-30.
26. Which drawing is a comparator
a. A
b. B
c. C
d. D
e. E
f. F
27. Which one of the drawings is a voltage follower?
a. A
b. B
c. C
d. D
e. E
f. F
28. Which one of the drawings is a differentiator?
a. A
b. B
c. C
d. D
e. E
f. F
29. Which one of the drawings is a non-inverting amplifier?
a. A
b. B
c. C
d. D
e. E
f. F
30. Determine the output voltage of the op-amp in schematic F above, if C2 has a short.
a. 1.5 V
b. 1 V
c. 0 V
equal zero
d. 3.7 V
If C2 is shorted its resistance value is zero, therefore your voltage gain equation will
31. Which of the following is the unit of measure for capacitance?
a. Henrys
c. Working volts
d. Coulombs
32. Which of the following is the protocol that provides communication across interconnected
networks?
a. CSMA/CD
b. SMTP
c. TCP/IP
d. Routing table
33. Which of the following is defined as volatile memory? Reference Wikipedia
a. ROM non-volatile memory include read-only memory
b. Flash Flash memory is a non-volatile computer storage chip that can be electrically erased and
reprogrammed.
c. Stable
d. RAM The most widely used form of primary storage today is a volatile form of random access memory
(RAM), meaning that when the computer is shut down, anything contained in RAM is lost.
34. Which of the following is best determined by using an oscilloscope?
a. The relationship between AC and DC in a circuit.
b. The amount of AC current in a circuit.
c. The amplitude of a DC signal.
d. The voltage dropped across a resistor.
35. Which of the following is the objective of a band-pass filter?
a. Allow a range of frequencies between an upper and lower cutoff point to pass through.
b. Allow a range of frequencies below a upper cutoff frequency to pass through.
c. Allow a range of frequencies above a lower cutoff frequency to pass through.
d. Allow a range of frequencies above an upper cutoff frequency and below a lower cutoff
to pass through.
BAND PASS FILTERS: A bandpass filter works to screen out
frequencies that are too low or
too high, giving easy passage
only to frequencies within a
certain range.
frequency
36. Which of the following is the equivalent resistance of two 20 Ohm resistors in parallel in series with
a 10 Ohm resistor?
a. 30 Ohms
Parallel: 1/((1/20)+(1/20)) = 10 Ohms
b. 15 Ohms
Add 10 Ohms from above with the 10 Ohm series resistor answer is 20 Ohms
c. 50 Ohms
d. 20 Ohms
SERIES
PARALLEL
37. In order for a basic power supply to operate correctly, which of the following is true?
a. The transformer must follow the regulator.
b. The rectifier must follow the filter.
c. The rectifier must follow the transformer.
d. The regulator must be before the filter.
38. 10 to the minus 6 power is the prefix for which of the following?
a. Milli
b. Mega
c. Micro
http://www.allaboutcircuits.com/vol_1/chpt_4/5.html (a good website to learn how to use the
prefixes when you have to calculate using certain values)
d. Pico
39. Which of the following occurs when batteries are connected in series?
a. The current capability increases.
b. The voltage provided will increase. Connecting batteries in series increases voltage.
c. The smaller battery will explode.
d. The voltage provided will decrease.
Connecting batteries in parallel increases total current capacity
40. The decimal number 255 is equivalent to which of the following Hexadecimal numbers?
a. AA
b. 100
d. FA
41. Which of the following inputs to the circuit below will produce a one on the output?
ABCD
a. 1 1 0 0 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logic_gate
b. 0 0 0 0
c. 1 0 0 1
d. 0 1 1 0
42. In a circuit containing a 1 uF capacitor and a 1 megohm resistor, which of the
following is the amount of time needed for the capacitor to fully charge?
a.5 seconds
1 TC=R X C 1,000,000 Ohms X .000001 Farads = 1 second
5 TC= 5 seconds
b.0.1 seconds
c.0.5 seconds
d.1 second
One time constant (TC) = R X C (In seconds)
or One time constant (TC) = L/R
1 TC = 63.2%
2 TC = 86.5%
3 TC = 95%
4 TC = 98%
5 TC = 99.5%
43. If R1 in the circuit below becomes shorted, which of the following will result?
a. Lamps X1 and X2 will not glow.
b. Lamps X1 and X2 will glow brighter.
c. Lamps X1 and X2 will glow dimmer.
d. Both lamps will burn out.
44. A circuit you are troubleshooting has developed a short. Which of the following would you
expect to see?
a.
b.
c.
d.
An increase in current drawn by the circuit.
An increase in resistance.
A decrease in the current drawn by the circuit.
A decrease in voltage.
45. Which of the following is the frequency of a sine wave with a period of 8.3 milli seconds?
a. 60 Hz
b. 120 Hz
c. 100 Hz
d. 240 Hz
F=1/T
or T=1/F
F= 1 / .0083 = 120Hz
8.3 milli Seconds= 8.3 X 10^-3
46. For a component with a negative temperature coefficient, which of the following would occur?
a. The value of the component would increase with an increase in temperature.
b. The value of the component would not change.
c. The value of the component would decrease with an increase in temperature.
d. The value of the component would decrease with a decrease in temperature.
A positive coefficient for a material means that its resistance increases with an increase in temperature.
Pure metals typically have positive temperature coefficients of resistance. Coefficients approaching zero
can be obtained by alloying certain metals. A negative coefficient for a material means that its resistance
decreases with an increase in temperature. Semiconductor materials (carbon, silicon, germanium)
typically have negative temperature coefficients of resistance
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NOTE: Refer to the circuit above for questions 47 through 51. The normal operating voltages for this
circuit are: VCE= 6.9 V, VE = 8.1 V, VR2 = 8.8 V. The output is taken from C2.
47. Which of the following is the correct value for VC?
a. 8.8 V
b. 15 V
c. 6.1 V
d. 0 V
48. If VB = 0 V, which of the following would be the most likely circuit problem?
a. Q1 open collector to emitter.
b. R3 shorted.
c. Q1 shorted base to emitter
d. R2 shorted.
49. Which of the following is the correct value for VBE?
a. 8.1 V
b. 0.7 V
c. 8.8 V
d. 1.2 V
50. Assume there is a 10 millivolt peak-to-peak sine wave on the input. If C2 shorted, which of
the following would be the most likely result?
a. There would be no output.
b. You would measure only an AC voltage at the output.
c. You would measure an AC signal riding on an unknown DC voltage.
d. You would measure an AC signal riding on 8.1 volts
51. Assume VE measured 8.8 volts. Which of the following would be the most likely problem?
a. Open R2.
b. Shorted C1.
c. Base to emitter short on Q1
d. Collector to emitter short on Q1.
52. Which of the following is the correct voltmeter reading for the circuit shown below?
a. 2 volts.
b. 10 volts.
c. 4 volts.
d. 6 volts.
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