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Electrical Workshop II Unit # 1 Series Circuits G10-STS Worksheet # 6

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1. A 100- resistor, R1, and a 300- resistor, R2, are in parallel across a dc voltage source. Which resistor
dissipates more power?
A. The 300- resistor.
B. Both resistors dissipate the same amount of power.
C. The 100- resistor.
D. They have no Power.
E. It cannot be determined.

2. Which of the following statements about parallel circuits is false?


A. The voltage is the same across all branches in a parallel circuit.
B. The equivalent resistance, REQ, of a parallel circuit is always smaller than the smallest branch resistance.
C. In a parallel circuit the total current, IT, in the main line equals the sum of the individual branch currents.
D. The equivalent resistance, REQ, of a parallel circuit decreases when one or more parallel branches are removed
from the circuit.
E. None of the above

3. If one branch of a parallel circuit becomes open, _______________________.


A. all remaining branch currents increase.
B. the voltage across the open branch will be 0 V.
C. the remaining branch currents do not change in value.
D. the equivalent resistance of the circuit decreases.
E. all remaining branch currents decrease.

4. If wire in the main line of a parallel circuit opens, _______________________.


A. the voltage across each branch will be 0 V.
B. the current in each branch will be zero.
C. the current in each branch will increase to offset the decrease in total current.
D. both A and B.
E. the voltage across each branch will increase to its maximum.

5. The total resistance of a parallel circuit_______________________.


A. increases as more loads are connected in parallel.
B. decreases as more loads are connected in parallel
C. is less than the resistance of the smallest load resistor.
D. both B and C.
E. both A and B.
6. In a normally operating parallel circuit, the individual branch currents are_________________.
A. independent of each other.
B. not affected by the value of the applied voltage.
C. larger than the total current, IT.
D. usually equal
E. none of the above.

7. If one branch of a parallel circuit opens, the total current, IT, _______________________.
A. decreases.
B. stays the same.
C. increases.
D. drops to zero.
E. Goes to maximum.

8. If a fourth lamp is added in parallel with the lamps in the circuit below, what will happen to the three existing
lamps?
A. The lamps will become brighter.
B. The lamps will become dimmer.
C. The brightness of the lamps will remain the same.
D. The lamps will turn off.
E. Nothing will happen.

9. If a resistor in a parallel circuit becomes open, how much is the voltage across each of the remaining resistors
that are still good?
A. Each good resistor has the full value of applied voltage.
B. The applied voltage is split evenly among the good resistors.
C. 0 V.
D. It cannot be determined.

10. The voltage applied to a parallel circuit is always______________.


A. divided among each of the loads.
B. divided equally among each of the loads.
C. the same across each of the loads and equal in value to the applied voltage.
D. different across each of the loads.
E. Both B and D.