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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
(D) quadruple
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)

0.318 peak value


1.414 peak value
0.707 peak value
0.77 peak value

4.

5. From which of the following is electricity chemically


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
should read

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

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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.

An open circuit has the effect of

(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

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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

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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

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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

36. Which of the following are units of


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

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

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

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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)

radian
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


(C) Voltmeter across the load
(D) Ammeter across 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
(C) Administering artificial respiration
(D) Treating burns
45. In which of the following graphs is
ohms law verified?

40. What is the peak value of a 240V a.c.


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.

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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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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)

Total resistance when the switch S is closed

(1 mark)

(ii)

Total resistance when the switch S is open

(1 mark)

(iii)

Total current I when the switch S is closed

(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)

(b) State TWO advantages of an alkaline cell over a lead-acid cell.

(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)

Name THREE factors which affect the resistance of a metallic conductor.

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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.

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