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SECTION A
Multiple Choice: This section comprises FIFTY questions. Choose the
corresponding letter of the correct response to each question below. Each question is
worth 1 mark
1. Doubling both the voltage and
resistance in a parallel or series circuit will
cause the current flow to
(A) double
(B)
halve
(C)
remain unchanged
2. Which of the following materials has
a negative temperature coefficient?
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

Brass
Silicon
Iron
Copper

## 3. The r.m.s value of a sinusoidal

alternating voltage is
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

1.414 peak value
0.707 peak value
0.77 peak value

4.

produced?
(A) photo cell
(B) Carbon
(C) Batteries
(D) Generators

## 6. In order to connect Battery X and Battery Y in

parallel, their terminals should be connected
(A) +X with +Y and X with Y
(B) +X with Y and X with +Y
(C) X with +Y
(D) Y with +X

## 7. It is advisable, not to use Water for

extinguishing electrical fires because
water
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

## may cause corrosion

may transmit shock to the user
may damage wire insulation
will not extinguish the fire

## 8. Which of the following is true for

TWO resistors connected in parallel?
(A)

## In the above diagram Lamps R and S

are identical.
A volt meter connected across Lamp S

## 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.

## (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

## 9. Four 24V batteries are first connected in

series and then in parallel. The total
voltage is
(A) Four times greater in parallel than in
series
(B) Four times smaller in series than in
parallel
(C) The same in both connection
(D) Four times smaller in parallel than in
series
10.
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

## What is the expected current

drawn by an electric cooker rated
at 12KW/230 volts?
19 Amps
48.5 Amps
52.17Amps
95 Amps

11.

(A)

## Infinitely high resistance and

zero current
Zero resistance and
excessive current
Excessive current and
excessive heat
Zero resistance and excessive
voltage drop

(B)
(C)
(D)

## 12. A secondary cell is one which

(A) has an internal resistance of 0.5
ohms
(B) cannot be recharged
(C) when in use will not deteriorate
(D) Can be recharged
13. Silver is a very good conductor of
electricity. It has
(A)
low permittivity
(B)
high conductivity
(C)
high resistivity
(D) low permeability

14.

## Which of the following would be true for

any value of current flowing in the above
circuit?
(A) V1 = V2
(B) V1 < V2
(C) V1 > V2
(D) V1 ~ V2
15. The rate at which work is done is
referred to as
(A)
Energy
(B)
Torque
(C)
Power
(D)
Current
16. An electric stove rated at IKW, 200V,
is accidentally connected to a 100V
supply. What power would it now
develop?
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

250W
500W
800W
1000W

17.

## The circuit above represents a

(A) bell circuit
(B) battery driven machine
(C) lamp dimmer
(D) potentiometer circuit

## 22. 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

18.

## The ratio of the current in circuit A to

that of circuit B is
(A) 1:5
(B) 2:1
(C) 5:1
(D) 5:2
19. The voltage at the end of a supply
line was only 90% of the supply voltage.
This could be due to the
(A) cable being too large
(B) cable overheating
(C) Supply voltage being too low
(D) resistance of the cable being too
high
20. The formula for quantity of
electricity in an electrical circuit is
Q = It. The correct expression for t is
(A) Q/I
(B) Q + t
(C) QI
(D) Qi
21. Primary cells are those which
(A) consist of two negative electrodes
(B) Can be recharged
(C) Carry an open circuit voltage of 1.5V
(D) Cannot be recharged

## 23. A variable resistor can be connected

as a potentiometer and as a
(A) varactor
(B) rheostat
(C) fuse
(D) switch
24. External energy such as heat, light or
electricity can cause electrons in the
valence shell to become
(A) charged
(B) stationary
(C) trapped
(D) free
25. The internal resistance of a cell having
an e.m.f. of 2V and a terminal voltage of
1.8V when supplying a current of 20A is
(A) 0.01
(B) 0.05
(C) 0.10
(D) 0.15
26. How many amperes of electric
current are equivalent to 600
milliamperes?
(A) 0.06A
(B) 0.6A
(C) 6A
(D) 60A
27. The alloy known as constantan is
used in standard resistors because in case
of a moderate rise in temperature its
resistance
(A)
increases appreciably
(B)
Decreases appreciably
(C)
Is hardly affected
(D)
Fluctuates

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28.

jelly
(D)
Run cold water over the area
33. The resistance of a conductor is 0.05
ohms. What current is required to pass
through it to give a 6 Volt drop?
-

suspended-

The two
electrical charges
illustrated above would
(A) attract each other
(B) repel each other
(C) rotate
(D) Vibrate
29. The total resistance of two resistors
having the same value and connected in
parallel in a circuit would be
(A) three times the ohmic value of
one
(B) two times the ohmic value of one
(C) the same ohmic value of one
(D) half the ohmic value of one

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

30A
40A
60A
120A

## 34. Electrical generating utilities in the

Caribbean distribute power at
frequencies of
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

30 or 40Hz
50 or 60Hz
70 or 80Hz
90 or 100Hz

## 35. An electrical shock is a physical

sensation caused by the

## 30. Which of the following colour codes

shows the correct value for a resistor of
1000 ohms?
(A) Brown, black, red
(B) Brown Brown, red
(C) Brown, brown, orange
(D) Brown, orange, brown

(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

## 31. Which of the following conditions would

present a low resistance path in an electrical
circuit?
(A) An open circuit
(B) A short circuit
(C) A series circuit
(D) A blown fuse

energy?
I.
Lumen
II.
Joules
III.
Kilowatt Hours

## 32. A person who gets an electrical burn

should immediately
(A)
Apply mercurochrome ointment
to the area
(B)
Apply gentian violet to the area
(C)
Rub the area with petroleum

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

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

## 37. The colour bands on a resistor are

red, orange, red. The coded value is
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

0.23k
2.30k
23.00k
232k

## 38. The frequency of an alternating

current source is the
(A)
(B)

voltage variations in one
revolution
(C)
number of cycles in one second
(D)
Completion of a set of specific
changes
39. Which of the following solutions is
used as the electrolyte in a simple cell?
(A) Copper sulphate
(B) Zinc sulphate
(C) Sulphuric acid
(D) Ammonium chloride
39. The collection of hydrogen bubbles
around the carbon electrode in a carbonzinc cell is called
(A) amalgamation
(B) local action
(C) ionization
(D) polarization

## (B) Ammeter in series with the load

42. Which of the following colour codes
shows the correct value for a resistor of
1000 ohms?
(A) Brown, black, red
(B) Brown Brown, red
(C) Brown, brown, orange
(D) Brown, orange, brown
43. 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
44. Which of the following should be
carried out last when treating an
unconscious person who has had an
electric shock?
(A) Keeping airways to the lungs clear
(B) Loosening tight clothing
(D) Treating burns
45. In which of the following graphs is
ohms law verified?

supply?
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

152.8V
169.6V
339.4V
376.7V

## 41. To measure the voltage across a load,

one would connect a/an
(A) Voltmeter in series with the load

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46.
49. Which of the following circuits will
dissipate the most power?

## 47. Which of the following precautions

should be observed when checking the
resistance of an electrical circuit with an
ohmmeter?
(A) Adjust the meter of f.s.d. before
using
(B) Adjust the meter to its lowest scale
(C) Connect the meter to an a.c. source.
(D) Ensure that no voltage is applied to
the circuit while resistance is being
measured.
48.

## 50. What effect does an ambient

temperature greater than 30oC have on
the current rating of a conductor?
(A) The current rating is decreased.
(B) The current rating is increased.
(C) The current rating remains
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unchanged.
(D) The current rating is multiplied by
the voltage drop

SECTION 2
Candidates MUST answer ALL SIX questions in this section.

1.

## 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 ______________

2. 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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Form 4 End of year exam 2010

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3. (a) State Ohms Law and write the formula that represents Ohms Law.
(b) Figure 1 shows a series parallel resistive circuit.

(2 marks)

Figure 1
Calculate the
(i)

(1 mark)

(ii)

(1 mark)

(iii)

(1 mark)

(iv)

## Maximum power developed in the 9 resistor.

(3 marks)
Total 8 marks

4. (a) State TWO (2) reasons why cells are connected in parallel.

(2 marks)

(2 marks)

## (c) A commercial battery, with an open circuit voltage of 14.4V, has a

terminal voltage of 12.2V when supplying a current of 20A to a load.
Calculate the internal resistance of the battery.

(4 marks)
Total 8 marks

5.

(a)

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(4 marks)
(b)
A copper cable 1500 m long, has a cross-sectional area of 25 x 10-6. The
resistivity of copper is 1.7 x 10-6 m.
Calculate the resistance of the cable

(c)

(4 marks)

## Describe the difference between positive and negative temperature

coefficients of materials.

6.

(2 marks

## (A) Make a neat sketch of an a.c. sine wave.

(4 Marks)

(B) Indicate the following values on the sketch in part (A) above:
(i) One cycle
(ii) Positive Peak Voltage
(iii) Peak to peak voltage
(iv) R.m.s. voltage

(4

Marks)
(C) Name TWO electrical characteristics of an a.c. sine wave.

(2 Marks)