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1. A condensing unit should be mounted on a slab that is level to: a. Allow any accumulated water to evenly run out of the cabinet b. Increase airflow through the fin area c. Prevent the unit from tipping over d. Make certain any top discharge air blows straight up 2. A simple time activated switch is an example of a control that does not use: a. Feedback b. Electronics c. Calibration d. Manual adjustment 3. Which of the following systems would typically require a blower with a 2000 cfm output? a. 2-ton ac system b. 3-ton ac system c. 5-ton ac system d. 7.5-ton ac system 4. A typical induced draft furnace uses a blower-off delay in the cooling mode to: a. Increase the efficiency of the system b. Air wash the coil on shutdown c. Minimize dehumidification at the coil d. Prevent blowing moisture off the coil on shut off 5. 3,412 BTU a. 1 watt b. 3.4 watts c. 1 kilowatt d. 3.4 kilowatts 6. Which of the following would a technician use to check the operating sequence of an air conditioning system? a. Schematic b. Pictorial diagram c. Illustration d. Isometric drawing

7. Gas heating systems on roofs or other elevated locations shall be accessible by way of the building if the building is taller than; a. 10 feet b. 15 feet c. 20 feet d. 25 feet 8. Rafters in typical residential construction are how far apart? a. 12 inches b. 14 inches c. 16 inches d. 18 inches 9. Which of the following components is energized first after an intermittent ignition gas furnace calls for heat? a. Induced draft motor b. Pilot valve c. Blower motor d. Gas valve 10. To have a system automatically switch to heating or cooling as the load changes, the thermostat: a. System switch should be in auto b. System switch should be in off c. System switch should be on d. Fan switch should be in auto 11. A typical heat pump uses a high-pressure control to shut off the compressor if the condensing pressure becomes excessive. The control uses a switch that makes the compressor contact on a pressure a. Rise at the compressor discharge b. Fall at the compressor discharge c. Difference between the high and low side d. Combination of the high and low side 12. Which of the following is typically covered by local codes? a. Minimum cfm per outlet b. Maximum length of a trunk c. Termination of condensate line d. Refrigerant charge 13. What is the difference between the wiring of an electromechanical thermostat and an electronic thermostat? a. Both the hot leg and the common of a 120-volt supply must be run to the electronic thermostat. b. Typically there is no difference, they are designed to be interchangeable

c. Wire size used on the electronic thermostat must be larger d. Both the low voltage hot and common must be run to the electronic thermostat. 14. A secondary drain pan is used when an air conditioning system is located: a. Above a ceiling b. In a closet c. Below grade d. More than 30 feet from a useable drain 15. A person is sitting near a cold window on a winter day. They are losing heat to the cold window by: a. Conduction b. Convection c. Radiation d. Evaporation 16. In electrical wiring, the black conductor usually indicates; a. The hot conductor b. The neutral conductor c. The ground wire d. The safety wire 17. Which of the following is the correct equation for determining wattage in an electrical circuit? a. W = E times I b. W = E/I c. W = I/R d. W = E times R 18. The rpm of a motor is determined by: a. The motor’s voltage b. The motor’s amperage c. The number of poles d. The size of the motor windings 19. An ohmmeter reading of infinity across a switch means; a. The switch is open b. The switch is closed c. The switch is good d. The switch is bad 20. The synchronous speed of a four pole 60 Hz single phase motor is: a. 3600 rpm b. 1500 rpm c. 3450 rpm

d. 1800 rpm 21. Contactors are rated according to the maximum amperage through the: a. Coil b. Contacts c. Thermostat d. Fuse 22. Lowering the airflow over an evaporator will: a. Increase the temperature drop of the air and increase the amount of moisture removed from the air. b. Decrease the temperature drop of the air and increase the amount of moisture removed from the air. c. Increase the temperature drop of the air and decrease the amount of moisture removed from the air. d. Decrease the temperature drop of the air and decrease the amount of moisture removed from the air. 23. What is the temperature rise of 250 cfm of air if an electric heater adds 8,500 btuh to the air? a. 18 degrees F b. 27 degrees F c. 31.5 degrees F d. 40 degrees F 24. When a compressor service valve is located on the compressor discharge and is back-seated; a. The compressor is connected to the discharge piping. b. The back-seat port is closed to the compressor. c. The front-seat port is open to the compressor. d. All of the above are true. 25. The maximum secondary amperage of a 40VA, 240 by 24 volt control transformer would be; a. 1.6 amps b. 6 amps c. 10.5 amps d. .16 amps 26. A combination electrode/nozzle gauge can be used to perform which of the following tasks? a. Remove the spark electrode b. Remove the burner nozzle head c. Measure the nozzle pressure d. Position the nozzle to the burner head

27. A single trunk duct system that extends in one or two directions from the unit and has multiple branches is a (an) a. Perimeter duct system b. Extended plenum duct system c. Radial duct system d. Reducing trunk system 28. After cutting copper tubing, the tube edge should be cleaned with a: a. Wire brush b. Hacksaw blade c. Round file d. Reamer 29. Which of the following is covered by the National Fire Protection Code? a. Wire sizing b. Use of return air sensors c. Locations of service platforms d. Clearances around condensing units. 30. Maintaining manufacturer specified clearances on all sides of a condensing unit is: a. Necessary in residential applications only b. Necessary in commercial applications only c. Only necessary if required by local codes d. Necessary whenever locating the equipment 31. Of the following, which is most likely powered by a supply voltage of 240V single phase? a. Natural gas furnace b. Residential condensing unit c. Commercial packaged unit d. Residential humidifier 32. Which of the following would be considered a good location to mount a wall thermostat? a. In a kitchen b. In a bathroom c. On an exterior wall d. Near a return grille 33. To have a system automatically switch to heating or cooling as the load changes, the thermostat must have: a. System switch set in the cooling position b. System switch set in the heating position c. Fan switch set in the auto position d. System switch set in the auto position

34. A heat pump operating in the heating mode with inadequate airflow across the indoor coil will typically have which of the following symptoms? a. A higher than normal temperature rise across the outdoor coil b. A low than normal temperature rise across the outdoor coil c. A higher than normal temperature rise across the indoor coil d. A lower than normal temperature rise across the indoor coil 35. Condensate piping must be properly trapped to prevent: a. Ice formation in colder temperatures b. Condensate running off the evaporator coil c. Condensate overflowing the drain pan d. Excessive air noise in the piping 36. A BTU is defined as the amount of heat that must be added to one ________ of water to raise its temperature one degree Fahrenheit. a. b. c. d. Pound Ounce Quart Gallon

37. In a simple resistive circuit, the voltage is 24 volts and the current is 8 amps. According to Ohm’s law the resistance is: a. 16 ohms b. 3 ohms c. 192 ohms d. .5 ohms 38. A traverse joint is used to connect: a. Electrical wiring b. Ductwork c. Refrigerant piping d. Condensate pipe 39. To determine the amount of sensible heat added to the refrigerant above the saturation point in an evaporator the installer would: a. Perform a subcooling check on the liquid line b. Perform a superheat check on the evaporator line c. Perform a cfm check across the evaporator coil d. Perform a delta T check across the evaporator coil 40. To check a de-energized, normally open relay for fused contacts, a VOM would be set to check: a. Amps b. Voltage c. Current d. Ohms

41. Which of the following oil furnace components should be replaced annually? a. Burner head b. Fuel filter c. Flame prover d. Combustion chamber 42. Pigtail 120 volt wires should be connected to the supply wiring by twisting the appropriate wires together insulating and securing each connection with: a. Duct tape b. Plastic tape c. Wire nuts d. Rubber electrical tape 43. Which of the following components is typically used only on induced draft condensing gas furnaces? a. Electronic fan control b. Hot surface ignition c. Induced draft blower motor d. Secondary heat exchanger 44. Proper control of temperature, humidity, air movement, air cleanliness and fresh air ventilation is: a. To achieve a total comfort level in residential HVAC applications only. b. To achieve a total comfort level in commercial HVAC applications only. c. To achieve a total comfort level in any structure. d. To achieve a total comfort level in Southern states only. 45. 7,000 BTU is approximately equal to _______ KW. a. One b. Two c. Three d. Four 46. Which precaution should an installer perform to keep copper from oxidizing internally while brazing a connector to the tube? a. Hold the torch flame centered over the connector b. Purge the tube with an inert gas such as nitrogen c. Increase torch flame to its maximum setting d. Hold the torch flame on the tubing only 47. After connecting two sections of metal ductwork using drive cleats, you should: a. Bend the ends of the drives over the duct b. Bend the ends of the drives away from the duct c. Cut the ends of the drives off d. Crimp the ends of the drives and cut off

48. The term “sheathing” in the building trade refers to: a. Lumber used between roof beams or rafters as a base for roofing material b. Lumber used to brace interior and exterior walls c. Interior sheet rock d. Plywood decking in an attic 49. Which of the following areas of metal air duct design is often governed by municipal codes? a. The size of air ducts b. The number of duct fittings c. Thickness of duct insulation d. Type of connections made at duct joints 50. A customer needs the outdoor condensing unit replaced. Which of the following should the size of the outdoor unit be based upon? a. The cooling load of the space b. The capacity of the evaporator c. The size of the slab d. The available clearances around the unit 51. Customer complaints of “cold air blowing” from the registers of a properly charged heat pump system may be rectified by: a. All supply registers are slightly undersized to increase air velocity b. Any sidewall mounted supply registers are slightly oversized to increase air velocity c. Only ceiling supply registers are slightly undersized to increase air velocity d. All supply registers are sized correctly for both throw and velocity 52. Fresh air intake ducts, used to route outdoor air to interior spaces, connect to the: a. Vent piping b. Combustion air duct c. Supply side of the duct system d. Return side of the duct system 53. According to the Uniform Mechanical Code, an attic-mounted furnace must have a permanently mounted light fixture. Where must the switch which controls this light be located? a. At the main circuit panel b. Within reach of the furnace c. Within sight of the furnace d. At the required passageway opening 54. In the following sentence, which of the choices below would best simplify and still express the nearest meaning of the statement? “In my opinion, the new thermostat design is a change for the better”.

a. b. c. d.

An improvement A step in the right direction A help A badly needed modification

55. Metal duct that has hung for several years must be checked for sags and misalignments because: a. They can place excessive stress on joints and seals b. They increase static pressure in the duct c. They decrease static pressure in the duct d. They increase CFM at the diffusers 56. The typical procedure for repairing a small tear in the outer foil covering of a ductboard plenum is to: a. Cover the tear with a vapor barrier such as a piece of plastic b. Cover the tear with an approved foil tape c. Wrap the section of ductboard with insulation d. Cut out an area 2 inches larger than the cut and insert a replacement plug 57. A thermistor is a component used in an electronic wall thermostat to measure: a. Temperature b. Humidity c. Atmospheric pressure d. Barometric pressure 58. Two-stage heat, single-stage cool thermostats are typically used on dual fuel heat pump systems that use oil heat for second stage heating. How would the heat pump operate if the second stage of the thermostat had an open circuit on an extremely cold day? Assume the emergency heat switch is not turned on. a. The heat pump will operate on calls for heat without energizing the oil furnace. b. The oil furnace will operate on calls for heat without energizing the heat pump. c. Neither the heat pump nor the oil furnace will operate in heating modes. d. The oil furnace will operate in emergency heat mode only. 59. The slope of the condensate lines in an attic are often set by: a. Uniform Mechanical Code b. Underwriter c. AGA d. ARI 60. Which of the following joints, when properly done, will best join a copper tube to a copper fitting? a. Compression b. Flare

c. Sweat d. Interference 61. Suction line refrigerant pressure and temperature are measurements needed to determine the: a. Air temperatures entering and leaving the evaporator coil. b. Amount of refrigerant in a system. c. Subcooling of refrigerant leaving a condensing coil. d. Superheat in the refrigerant leaving an evaporator. 62. On startup, a natural gas heating system has “cold air” blowing from the registers. What could be the problem? a. Burner manifold pressure is too high. b. Supply duct runs are too short. c. Blower “ON” delay is set too short. d. Blower “ON” delay is set too long. 63. A PSC condenser fan motor is not operating but the compressor runs. A voltage check of the condenser fan motor shows no voltage at the motor. Which of the following may be the cause? a. Open run capacitor b. Shorted run capacitor c. Open motor windings d. Poor or open wiring connection 64. Which of the following statements is true concerning state and local codes and regulations? a. Local codes never override state codes. b. Local codes always override state codes. c. State codes always contain regulations that are more strict than local codes. d. Local codes must be followed if they are more strict than state codes. 65. Which of the following instruments would typically be used to measure static and total pressure in a duct system? a. Psychrometer b. Diaphragm type differential pressure gauge c. Portable air hood d. Anemometer 66. Which of the following instruments must be used with the power de-energized? a. Voltmeter b. Ohmmeter c. Ammeter d. Wattmeter

67. A customer asks that you do something that your company rules specifically prohibit. When responding to their request you should: a. Tell the customer you cannot comply with their request and leave it at that. b. Explore with the customer the circumstances under which you might do it. c. Tell the customer you cannot comply with their request and offer a brief explanation why you can’t. d. Whenever possible prevent a conflict and go ahead and do it. 68. Blower belt noise is caused by which of the following? a. Over voltage to the motor. b. Worn pulley c. Under voltage to the motor. d. Wrong blower whee 69. While checking the installation of attic mounted flexible duct, you find 7 to 9 foot spacing between duct supports. What steps if any, should be taken? a. No steps are necessary unless the spacing is greater than 10 feet. b. No steps are necessary since the spacings are greater than 5 feet. c. All supports must be relocated to maintain a maximum spacing of 5 feet. d. All supports must be relocated to maintain a minimum spacing of 7 feet. 70. A vapor charged temperature control uses what in its power element? a. Oil b. Water c. Antifreeze d. Refrigerant 71. Isolation collars are typically added to ductwork to: a. Reduce vibration noise b. Reduce static pressure c. Reduce heat gain d. Increase air velocity 72. On a typical 120 volt three prong electrical receptacle, the hot wire should be: a. The narrow slot b. The wide slot c. Both the narrow and wide slots d. The round slot 73. Each phase of three-phase power is ______ degrees out of phase from each other. a. 60 degrees b. 45 degrees c. 90 degrees d. 120 degrees

74. Two 5mfd capacitors are in series with one another. The total capacitance of the two is: a. 2.5mfd b. 5mfd c. 10mfd d. None of these. 75. Three 10mfd capacitors are connected in parallel with each other. The total capacitance of the three is: a. 10mfd b. 20mfd c. 30mfd d. None of these 76. The air temperature drop across an evaporator is measured and determined to be 30 degrees Fahrenheit. Which of the following is most likely true? a. There is too much evaporator airflow. b. There is too little evaporator airflow. c. The system is overcharged. d. The system is undercharged. 77. The square root of the number 9 is: a. 1.5 b. 2 c. 3 d. 6 78. Air flows from an 8-inch duct where the duct is reduced to 6 inches. Which of the following is true? a. The air velocity increases b. The air velocity decreases c. The CFM increases d. The CFM decreases 79. Which of the following is true about compression ratio: a. It is the absolute high side pressure divided into the absolute suction pressure. b. It is the absolute suction pressure divided into the absolute high side pressure. c. It is the high side pressure in psig divided into the suction pressure in psig. d. It is the suction pressure in psig divided into the high side pressure in psig. 80. The speed of a three-phase motor is determined by: a. The voltage to the motor b. The current draw of the motor. c. The frequency of the power supplied to the motor.

d. The number of poles in the motor. 81. Which one of the following fuse types should be used to protect the condensing unit on a residential split system air conditioning system. a. Time-delay b. Instant blow c. Fast reacting d. Series rated ground-fault 82. Which of the following organizations rates electrical components and equipment for electrical safety? a. ARI b. UL c. RSES d. ASHRAE 83. On a heat pump the “balance point” is: a. The point at which the heat loss of a structure matches the heat pump capacity. b. The point at which the heating load calculation matches the cooling load calculation. c. The lowest effective outside temperature at which the heat pump can operate. d. The most effective temperature where the heat pump’s electric auxiliary heat should be energized. 84. On a system using a reciprocating compressor, raising the evaporator pressure and/or lowering the condensing pressure will: a. Decrease the compressor’s volumetric efficiency. b. Increase the compressor’s volumetric efficiency. c. Have no effect of volumetric efficiency. d. Increase the compressor’s power consumption. 85. A heat anticipator in a typical thermostat is wired: a. In series with the “R” terminal b. In parallel with the “R” terminal c. In series with the “W” terminal d. In parallel with the “W” terminal 86. To test a capacitor with an ohmmeter, the ohmmeter should be set at: a. The R times 1 scale b. The R times 10 scale c. The R times 100 scale d. The highest ohms scale available 87. Which of the following is considered a good evacuation?

a. b. c. d.

2000 microns 1500 microns 1000 microns 500 microns or less.

88. A filter-drier has a temperature drop across it. Which of the following is true about the filter-drier? a. It is partially plugged b. It is totally plugged c. A temperature drop across it is normal d. The filter-drier has not yet broken in 89. An FRN-R fuse is: a. A time delay fuse b. An instant blow fuse c. Neither A nor B is true d. Only used on non-inductive circuits 90. A fuse must be selected according to: a. Type, amperage and voltage b. Type and amperage c. Type and voltage d. Type, amperage, voltage and wattage 91. On a typical three terminal single-phase fully hermetic compressor, between which two terminals is the start winding located? a. The two with the highest resistance b. The two with the least resistance c. The two with the middle resistance d. The two with continuity to ground 92. A Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter monitors: a. The current between the hot wire and ground b. The current between the hot wire and the neutral wire c. The current between the neutral wire and ground d. The voltage across the line 93. Typical bypass humidifiers are connected: a. Between the supply and the return ducts. b. Between the supply and outside air intake c. Between the outside air intake and return air duct d. Between the exhaust air and return air ducts. 94. The typical bypass humidifier does not work well with which of the following heating system types? a. Natural gas

b. Propane gas c. Heat pumps & electric heat d. Oil fired furnaces 95. During the heating season a damper located in the bypass duct of a bypass humidifier must be: a. Closed b. Open c. Adjusted according to the temperature rise of the furnace d. Adjusted according to the total cfm of the duct system. 96. As air is heated its relative humidity: a. Increases b. Decreases c. Remains the same d. None of these is correct 97. A sling Psychrometer measures: a. Dew point temperature b. Specific humidity c. Relative humidity d. Dry & wet bulb temperatures 98. A protractor is best used to: a. Measure distance b. Layout angles c. Determine air velocity d. Select a contractor 99. Which of the following is the most accurate method of balancing a duct system? a. Proportional balancing b. Sequential balancing c. Temperature balancing d. Total pressure balancing 100. Which of the following statements most correctly defines the difference between “accuracy” and “precision” in instruments? a. There is no difference between the two terms. b. “Accuracy” refers to how close the measurement is to the actual value being measured while “precision” refers to how small a value can be measured. c. “Accuracy” refers to how small a value can be measured while “precision” refers to how close the reading is to the actual value. d. “Accuracy” refers to the repeatability of the measurement while “precision” refers to the percentage of error in the reading.

NATE Practice Multiple Choice Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question. 1. A technician is servicing a package cooling system that has an open overload on the indoor blower motor. Which of the following multimeter readings would indicate this? a. 240 VAC across the motor c. 0 VAC across the motor - 0 amps normal amps d. 240 VAC across the motor - 0 b. 120 VAC across the motor higher than normal amps amps ANSWER: D POINTS: 0 / 1 2. A proper trap is required in a condensate line a. for correct drainage of the pan c. to prevent air and odors from entering the system b. to prevent insect invasion of the d. all of the above system ANSWER: C POINTS: 0 / 1 3. Suction line pressure and temperature measurements are needed to a. determine the evaporator split c. determine operating superheat b. determine operating sub-cooling d. know the weight of the refrigerant charge ANSWER: C POINTS: 0 / 1 4. Which of the following is covered by the National Fire Protection Code? a. wire sizing c. location of service platforms b. use of return air sensors d. clearances around condensing units ANSWER: B POINTS: 0 / 1 5. What legal condition exists after a verifiable verbal agreement is reached between a customer and a contractor? a. the contractor may be liable for the c. no legal condition exists unitil

bid b. either party can terminated the agreement within 7 days ANSWER: A POINTS: 0 / 1

both parties attorneys have signed the agreement d. no legal condition exists until a written agreement is signed

6. Proper sizing of an expansion valve is important because a. too large of a valve cause erratic c. the larger the valve the higher its operation and too small of a valve superheat setting causes excessive pressure drop b. too small of a valve cause erratic d. the smaller the valve the higher its operation and too large of a valve superheat setting causes excessive pressure drop ANSWER: A POINTS: 0 / 1 7. to avoid possible condensing unit noise complaints, the installer should a. cover the fin area with waterproof c. remove all shrubs from the area insulation b. consider the location before d. bolt the condensing unit to the slab installing ANSWER: B POINTS: 0 / 1 8. Which of the choices below would best simplify and still express the meaning of the words in bold? In my opinion, the new thermostat design is a change for the better. a. an improvement c. a help d. a badly needed modification b. a step in the right direction ANSWER: A POINTS: 0 / 1 9. Which of the following can cause refrigerant gauges to act erratically? a. low outdoor ambient c. oil in the gauges or hoses b. high outdoor ambient d. low oil levels in the system ANSWER: C POINTS: 0 / 1 10. In a simple resistive circuit, the voltage is 120VAC and the current is 4 amps. What is the restance of the circuit?

a. 480 ohms b. 3 ohms ANSWER: C POINTS: 0 / 1

c. 30 ohms d. 0.3 ohms

11. The number of air changes required in a commercial stucture can be found in ____ specifications. a. ARI c. OSHA b. ASHRAE d. Uniform Mechanical Code ANSWER: B POINTS: 0 / 1 12. A thermistor is a component used in an electronic thermostat to a. measure temperature c. record atmospheric pressure b. measure humidity d. log time events ANSWER: A POINTS: 0 / 1 13. Excessive liquid line length and/or lift can cause a. flash gas in the liquid line c. ice on the condenser coil d. high liquid line pressures b. low superheat ANSWER: A POINTS: 0 / 1 14. A persistant person a. always agrees with with c. stays the course no matter how everything said by another person difficult b. sticks with their friends no matter d. constantly disagrees with you what they have done ANSWER: C POINTS: 0 / 1 15. After cutting pipe or tubing the end should be cleaned a. with a wire brush c. with a round file b. with a hacksaw blade d. with a reamer ANSWER: D POINTS: 0 / 1 16. A tripped internal overload on a hermetic compressor should be reset by a. cycling the wall thermostat c. waiting for it cool down

b. press the manual reset button ANSWER: C POINTS: 0 / 1

d. replacing the overload

17. On a Preventative MAintenance call, a technician notices that the low voltage wire to a condensing unit has been frayed by a lawn trimmer. What should be done? a. replace and bury the new wire c. relocate the wire and cover with tape b. tape the frayed wire and bury it d. replace the wire and relocate it on the unit ANSWER: D POINTS: 0 / 1 18. Why must a contract include commitments from both parties? a. to let each know their c. to make the contract legally responsibilities binding b. because it is federal law d. to make the contract warranty unlimited ANSWER: C POINTS: 0 / 1 19. to check a de-energized NO relay for welded or stuck contacts, the multi-meter should be set to check a. watts c. volts d. amps b. ohms ANSWER: B POINTS: 0 / 1 20. If you purchased 5 contactors for $55.85, what is the price for one contactor? a. 10.25 c. 13.19 b. 11.17 d. 9.95 ANSWER: B POINTS: 0 / 1 21. A condensing unit should be installed level a. to allow water to run out of the c. prevent the unit from becoming oil cabinet evenly logged b. increase airflow through the fin d. to ensure the air discharges area straight up

ANSWER: A POINTS: 0 / 1 22. Packaged units should not be installed a. on a concrete slab c. directly on the ground d. on legs b. wooden timbers ANSWER: C POINTS: 0 / 1 23. Carefully choosing questions that reveal a customer’s true feelings is a. to be avoided when dealing with a c. not as important as getting as customer that has a complaint many questions as possible answered b. a good technique to use when d. a procedure that should only be dealing with a customer that has a used when dealing with a satisfied complaint customer ANSWER: B POINTS: 0 / 1 24. When installing condensate drains, which of the following is set by the Uniform Mechanical Code? a. size of secondary drain pipe c. distance to the final drain b. maximum number of connections d. maximum drop to the drain permitted ANSWER: A POINTS: 0 / 1 25. Which of the following is most likely powered by 240 VAC single phase? a. natural gas furnace c. commercial package unit d. residential humidifier b. residential condensing unit ANSWER: B POINTS: 0 / 1 26. Which of the following is usually covered by local codes? a. maximum CFM per diffuser c. refrigerant line sizing b. wire sizing d. location of condensate drains ANSWER: D POINTS: 0 / 1 27. Which of the following would cause a motor to reverse rotation a. disconnect one lead of a single c. reverse the connections on the run

phase power supply capacitor b. reverse the connections on a single d. switch any two leads of a three phase power supply phase power supply ANSWER: D POINTS: 0 / 1 28. A proper evacuation of of a refrigerant circuit to remove non-condensables a. will ensure higher condensing c. will reduce suction pressure drop temperature b. higher suction pressure d. improve efficiancy and capacity ANSWER: D POINTS: 0 / 1 29. If the number of poles in a PSC motor are reduced from 4 to 2, what happens to the RPM a. decreases c. stays the same d. RPM is not affected by the number b. increases of poles ANSWER: B POINTS: 0 / 1 30. Decreasing the diameter of the motor pulley will a. decrease motor RPM c. increase motor RPM b. decrease CFM output d. increase CFM output ANSWER: B POINTS: 0 / 1 31. The slope of the condensate lines in an attic are often set by a. Underwriter’s Laboratory c. ARI b. AGA d. Uniform Mechanical Code ANSWER: D POINTS: 0 / 1 32. What should be done to prevent scale formation (oxidizing) when brazing copper tubing? a. purge with an inert gas such as c. hold the torch steady over the nitrogen fitting b. keep the flame as hot as possible d. apply heat only to the fitting, not the tube ANSWER: A

POINTS: 0 / 1 33. To determine the amount of sensible heat added to the refrigerant above its saturation point, the technician would a. check sub-cooling c. check superheat b. check amp draw d. measure coil split ANSWER: C POINTS: 0 / 1 34. Which of the following would be used to determine the sequence of operation for an air-conditioner? a. schematic diagram c. illustration b. pictorial diagram d. isometric drawing ANSWER: A POINTS: 0 / 1 35. If you add each of the angles of a trianle together the result would be a. 360º c. 45º b. 90º d. 180º ANSWER: D POINTS: 0 / 1 36. On a call to a 1 year old system a technician finds that the air volume to all rooms is low and the customer complains that the unit slowly stopped cooling as well as it did when new. The most likely problem is a. bad fan blade c. dirty filter b. low refrigerant charge d. bad blower motor ANSWER: C POINTS: 0 / 1 37. Condensation on the suction line of an air-conditioner is a concern when a. lines are in a wall c. lines are exposed outdoors b. lines are underground d. in a package AC unit ANSWER: A POINTS: 0 / 1 38. a vapor charged temperature control uses _____ in its power element. a. oil c. refrigerant b. water d. glycol ANSWER: C

POINTS: 0 / 1 39. 3,412 BTUs is equal to _______ watts. a. 1 c. 746 b. 1000 d. 10kw ANSWER: B POINTS: 0 / 1 40. EPA regulations require that recovered refrigerant be used a. only in the equipment it came c. any equipment owned by the same from person(s) b. any equipment with the same type d. any equipment as long as it has of refrigerant been recycled ANSWER: C POINTS: 0 / 1 41. To minimize refrigerant migration to the compressor, the technician should install a a. compressor time delay c. a crankcase heater b. condenser low ambient kit d. a fixed orifice metering device ANSWER: C POINTS: 0 / 1 42. To reduce the diameter of the end of a piece of round duct, the installer would usually use a. a punch c. a notching tool b. a hand seamer d. a hand crimper ANSWER: D POINTS: 0 / 1 43. On a service call to an R-22 unit with a low pressure freeze protection control the technician finds that the control occansionally trips on start-up buns normally once it statrs. The most likely problem is a. the control has drifted to an c. the internal overload is opening excessively high cut-out b. he control has drifted to an d. the unit is overcharged excessively high cut-out ANSWER: A POINTS: 0 / 1 44. A traverse joint is used

a. to connect electrical wiring b. to connect duct work ANSWER: B POINTS: 0 / 1

c. to connect refrigerant lines d. to connect condensate piping

45. What instrument is used to measure air pressure in a duct system? a. psychrometer c. magnehelic b. velometer d. anemometer ANSWER: C POINTS: 0 / 1 46. A customer asks you to do something that your company rules expressly forbid. You should c. tell the customer you cannot a. just tell the customer that you cannot comply comply and briefly explain why d. to avoid loosing the customer, just b. discuss the circumstances by which you may do it do it. ANSWER: C POINTS: 0 / 1 47. Maintaining manufacturer’s specified clearances is a. necessary only on residential c. necessary only when required by systems local code b. necessary only on commercial d. always necessary systems ANSWER: D POINTS: 0 / 1 48. When brazing, capillary action a. allows flux to flow more easily c. reduces the melting point of the brazing alloy b. causes the filler metal to flow d. allows the joint to be sealed throughout the joint more evenly without a filler metal ANSWER: B POINTS: 0 / 1 49. Indoor air quality can be reduced by a. oversized supply diffusers c. low supply air humidity b. undersized supply diffusers d. excessive humidity in supply air ANSWER: D

POINTS: 0 / 1 50. What purpose is served by performing a resistance check from each compressor terminal to ground? a. to determine correct phase rotation c. to identify the terminals b. to check for possible path to d. to check for possible open ground windings ANSWER: B POINTS: 0 / 1 51. What would be a good location for the wall thermostat? a. on any exterior wall c. in the kitchen b. near the main return air grill d. it does not matter ANSWER: B POINTS: 0 / 1 52. Which of the following tasks would MOST require wearing safety glasses or goggles? a. cutting cap tube c. programming a thermostat b. changing vacuum pump oil d. brazing copper tubing ANSWER: D POINTS: 0 / 1 53. A time activated switch is an example of a control that does not use a. feedback c. calibration d. manual adjustment b. electronics ANSWER: A POINTS: 0 / 1 54. An understanding of correct response procedures for accidents involving refrigerants is a requirement of a. all equipment manufacturers c. the NFPA b. all refrigerant manufacturers d. the federal government ANSWER: C POINTS: 0 / 1 55. Which of the following is used to express the efficiancy of an air-conditioner a. AFUE c. COP b. SEER d. LRA ANSWER: B

POINTS: 0 / 1 56. Moisture remaining in a system following evacuation a. will be removed by the drier c. removed by the receiver b. trapped in the accumulator d. will cause no harm ANSWER: A POINTS: 0 / 1 57. Which of the following would most likely require supply registers to be located in the floor of both upper and lower floors of a two story home? a. in colder climates with the furnace c. in armer climates with the furnace in the basement in the attic b. in colder climates with the furnace d. in warmer climates with the in the attic furnace in the basement ANSWER: A POINTS: 0 / 1 58. Which of the following requires an evacuation to 0 PSIG according to EPA section 608 regulations? a. an Air-conditioner containing less c. an Air-conditioner containing less than 200 lbs of R-22 than 25 lbs of R-502 b. an Air-conditioner containing d. an Air-conditioner containing more than 200 lbs of R-22 more than 25 lbs of R-502 ANSWER: A POINTS: 0 / 1 59. Isolation collars are typically added to ductwork to a. reduce vibration noise c. reduce heat gain b. reduce static pressure d. increase velocity ANSWER: A POINTS: 0 / 1 60. To calculate CFM of airflow in a duct you would need a. static pressure and duct length c. duct length and air velocity b. cross sectional area and length d. cross sectional area and air velocity ANSWER: B POINTS: 0 / 1

5. What legal condition exists after a verifiable verbal agreement is reached between a customer and a contractor? a. the contractor may be liable for the bid c. no legal condition exists unitil both parties attorneys have signed the agreement b. either party can terminated the d. no legal condition exists until a written agreement within 7 days agreement is signed 10. In a simple resistive circuit, the voltage is 120VAC and the current is 4 amps. What is the restance of the circuit? a. 480 ohms c. 30 ohms b. 3 ohms d. 0.3 ohms ANSWER: C POINTS: 0 / 1 20. If you purchased 5 contactors for $55.85, what is the price for one contactor? a. 10.25 c. 13.19 b. 11.17 d. 9.95 ANSWER: B POINTS: 0 / 1 30. Decreasing the diameter of the motor pulley will a. decrease motor RPM c. increase motor RPM b. decrease CFM output d. increase CFM output ANSWER: B POINTS: 0 / 1 40. EPA regulations require that recovered refrigerant be used a. only in the equipment it came from c. any equipment owned by the same person(s) b. any equipment with the same type of d. any equipment as long as it has been refrigerant recycled

ANSWER: C POINTS: 0 / 1 50. What purpose is served by performing a resistance check from each compressor terminal to ground? a. to determine correct phase rotation c. to identify the terminals b. to check for possible path to ground d. to check for possible open windings ANSWER: B POINTS: 0 / 1 60. To calculate CFM of airflow in a duct you would need a. static pressure and duct length c. duct length and air velocity b. cross sectional area and length d. cross sectional area and air velocity ANSWER: D POINTS: 0 / 1 16. A tripped internal overload on a hermetic compressor should be reset by a. cycling the wall thermostat c. waiting for it cool down b. press the manual reset button d. replacing the overload ANSWER: C POINTS: 0 / 1 NEC Practice Multiple Choice Identify the letter of the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question. 1. The meaning of approved is ____. a. listed by a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) b. acceptable to the National Electrical Code® c. acceptable to the architect or engineer designing the job d. acceptable to the authority having jurisdiction ANSWER: D POINTS: 0 / 1

2.

As defined in Article 100, a dwelling unit has the following feature(s) ____. a. permanent provisions for cooking b. a basement or storage area c. space for eating, sleeping, and recreation d. both a and c ANSWER: A POINTS: 0 / 1

3.

In the international system of units, the prefix kilo- means ____. a. hundred b. thousand c. million d. billion ANSWER: B POINTS: 0 / 1

4.

In the international system of units, the prefix milli- means ____. a. one hundredth b. one thousandth c. one millionth d. one billionth ANSWER: B POINTS: 0 / 1

5.

The National Electrical Code® shows measurements in which system of units first? a. inch-pound (English) b. SI (metric) c. alternates between the two systems d. does not contain measurements ANSWER: B POINTS: 0 / 1

6.

Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories (NRTL) ____ electrical products to provide a basis for approval by inspectors in the field. a. approve b. test and list c. rate d. none of these ANSWER: B

POINTS: 0 / 1 7. The purpose of electrical symbols on plans is ____. a. to allow bilingual plans by eliminating words b. to graphically represent electrical products and systems c. to provide a code to prevent untrained persons from doing electrical work d. all of these ANSWER: B POINTS: 0 / 1 8. All of the following items of electrical equipment are devices, except for ____. a. receptacle b. three-way switch c. light bulb d. disconnect switch ANSWER: C POINTS: 0 / 1 9. Branch-circuit conductors at outlet boxes are required to have at least ____ inches of free length for making splices and connections. The length of conductor is measured is from where the conductors enter the box. a. 4 b. 6 c. 8 d. 12 ANSWER: B POINTS: 0 / 1 10. NEC® 300.15 requires that a ____ be installed at each conductor splice or connection point. a. insulated wire connector b. outlet box c. grounding electrode conductor d. none of these ANSWER: B POINTS: 0 / 1 11. According to the NEC®, unless “listed” for the purpose, electrical wall boxes shall not be mounted back-to-back in walls because ____. a. sound may be transmitted from room to room.

b. it reduces the fire resistance of the wall. c. there is not sufficient room in the wall cavity to mount electrical wall boxes back-to-back. d. all of these. ANSWER: B POINTS: 0 / 1 12. According to ____, unused knockouts and other openings in electrical boxes and cabinets are required to be closed. a. Article 250 b. NEC® 110.12(A) c. NEC® 314.17 (D), Fine Print Note d. both b and c ANSWER: D POINTS: 0 / 1 13. In construction of one- and two-family dwellings, the electrical circuits are usually designed by the ____. a. electrician b. architect c. consulting engineer ANSWER: A POINTS: 0 / 1 14. All of the following are included when calculating the usable area of a dwelling to compute the required lighting load, except for ____. a. living room b. crawl space c. finished basement d. powder rooms ANSWER: B POINTS: 0 / 1 15. A 20-ampere branch circuit requires ____ conductors, ignoring the effects of voltage drop. a. 14 AWG copper b. 14 AWG aluminum c. 12 AWG copper d. 12 AWG aluminum ANSWER: C POINTS: 0 / 1

16. Article 210 provides ____ guidelines for locating receptacle outlets in residences. a. mandatory b. recommended c. maximum d. both a and c ANSWER: A POINTS: 0 / 1 17. Grounding-type receptacles are permitted to be installed with the grounding terminal ____. a. up b. down c. sideways d. all of these ANSWER: D POINTS: 0 / 1 18. Is a receptacle required on a 3 ft (900 mm) wall space behind a door that is normally left open? a. yes b. no ANSWER: A POINTS: 0 / 1 19. Small appliance receptacle outlets ____ required to be included in the 3 volt-ampere per square foot load calculation. a. are b. are not ANSWER: B POINTS: 0 / 1 20. The Code generally requires receptacles installed in a garage to be GFCIprotected. The exception(s) to this rule include ____. a. receptacles that are not readily accessible, such as a ceiling receptacle installed to serve an automatic garage door operator b. a single receptacle installed for a refrigerator or freezer located in a dedicated space, or a duplex receptacle installed for two appliances (refrigerator and freezer) located in a dedicated space c. a single receptacles installed to serve an alarm system d. all of the above

ANSWER: D POINTS: 0 / 1 21. A receptacle shall be installed in a hallway that measures ____ feet. or more measured along the centerline of the hallway a. 6 b. 9 c. 10 ANSWER: C POINTS: 0 / 1 22. Wire sizes up through No. 4/0 are expressed in American Wire Gauge (AWG). Wire sizes larger than 4/0 AWG are expressed in ____. a. metric units b. kcmil c. diameter d. radians ANSWER: B POINTS: 0 / 1 23. The smallest wire size for which overcurrent protection is specified in the Code is ____. a. 20 AWG b. 18 AWG c. 16 AWG d. 14 AWG ANSWER: B POINTS: 0 / 1 24. Section 310.3 requires that conductors 8 AWG and larger must be ____ when installed in a raceway. a. grounded b. bonded c. stranded d. none of these ANSWER: C POINTS: 0 / 1 25. Older electrical books and plans sometimes use the term "MCM," which means the same thing as ____. a. metric

b. kcmil c. A.I.C. d. GFCI ANSWER: B POINTS: 0 / 1 26. The rating of a branch circuit is determined by its ____. a. overcurrent protective device (fuse or circuit-breaker) b. wire size c. demand factor d. connected load ANSWER: A POINTS: 0 / 1 27. When a branch circuit supplies both equipment fastened in place (such as lighting) and cord-and-plug connected equipment, the permanently installed equipment shall not exceed ____ percent of the branch circuit rating. a. 30 b. 50 c. 75 d. 90 ANSWER: B POINTS: 0 / 1 28. For a given conductor size, which of the following material has the greatest ampacity? a. copper b. copper-clad aluminum c. aluminum d. both b and c ANSWER: A POINTS: 0 / 1 29. Connectors marked ____ are suitable for use with aluminum, copper, or copper-clad conductors. Connectors not so marked are for use with copper conductors only. a. CO-ALR b. AL/CU c. UL 9 d. both a and b

ANSWER: D POINTS: 0 / 1 30. Table 310.16 gives allowable ampacities of copper conductors with various types of insulation. When conductors will be used in ambient temperatures exceeding 30°C (86°F), the ____ for the table must be applied. a. notes b. correction factors c. temperature limits d. Examples in Chapter 9, NEC® ANSWER: B POINTS: 0 / 1 31. Article 210 applies to branch circuits, but branch-circuit calculations are covered in ____. a. Article 220 b. Article 230 c. Article 240 d. Chapter 9, Examples ANSWER: A POINTS: 0 / 1 32. Under certain circumstances, the grounded conductors of a residential service ____ permitted to be sized smaller than the phase conductors. a. are b. are not ANSWER: A POINTS: 0 / 1 33. Low voltage (high voltage drop) in a home can be caused by ____. a. a conductor that is too small for the load b. a circuit that is too long c. poor connections at the terminals d. all of these ANSWER: D POINTS: 0 / 1 34. Closed-loop and programmed power systems for residences are covered in Article ____. a. 210 b. 240 c. 300

d. 780 ANSWER: D POINTS: 0 / 1 35. Cables run parallel to (along) or through holes bored in framing members must be at least ____ from the edge of the framing member. a. 1/2 inches (13 mm) b. 1 inches (25 mm) c. 1 1/4 inches (32 mm) d. 2 inches (50 mm) ANSWER: C POINTS: 0 / 1 36. Armored cable includes a(n) ____ to insure a low-impedance grounding path. a. insulated equipment grounding conductor (green ground) b. bare equipment grounding conductor c. internal bonding strip d. interlocking armor ANSWER: C POINTS: 0 / 1 37. Type AC cable is manufactured with ____ phase conductors. a. two b. three c. four d. all of these ANSWER: D POINTS: 0 / 1 38. Support and physical protection requirements for Type AC cable are similar to those for ____. a. Type NM cable b. electric metallic tubing c. Type MI cable d. none of these ANSWER: A POINTS: 0 / 1 39. The maximum number of Type NM cables that can be inserted into a connector is ____.

a. b. c. d.

one two one, unless listed for more none of these

ANSWER: C POINTS: 0 / 1 40. Liquidtight flexible nonmetallic conduit is subject to which of the following limitations? a. cannot be used in direct sunlight, unless marked for this application b. can become brittle in extremely cold temperatures c. cannot be direct-buried, except when marked for this application d. all of these ANSWER: D POINTS: 0 / 1 41. When wiring houses with Type NM cable and metal boxes, to avoid the possibility of induction heating, all conductors of the same circuit shall be ____. a. in the same cable b. in separate cables ANSWER: A POINTS: 0 / 1 42. Phase conductors 6 AWG and smaller ____ permitted to be re-identified as equipment ground conductors using green paint, tape, or other effective means. a. are b. are not ANSWER: B POINTS: 0 / 1 43. When using conduit wiring methods, which of the following colors of insulation or marking are permitted to identify "hot" phase conductors? a. black, red, and blue for 120/208-volt systems b. yellow, orange, and brown for 277/480-volt systems c. any colors except white, gray, or green d. all of these ANSWER: D POINTS: 0 / 1

44. Alternating current, general-use snap switches are UL-listed to control motors rated up to ____ horsepower. a. 1/2 b. 3/4 c. 2 d. as marked on the switch ANSWER: C POINTS: 0 / 1 45. NEC® 404.2(A) requires that switching be done only in the ____ conductor. a. ungrounded b. designated c. black d. red ANSWER: A POINTS: 0 / 1 46. On isolated ground receptacles, the metal yoke ____ integrally bonded to the equipment grounding terminal of the receptacle. a. is b. is not ANSWER: B POINTS: 0 / 1 47. To avoid inductive heating in metallic raceways, NEC® 300.20 requires that ____. a. all circuit conductors be run in the same raceway b. the grounded (neutral) conductor be oversized c. the equipment grounding conductor be bonded to the raceway d. none of these ANSWER: A POINTS: 0 / 1 48. Which of the following underground feeder installations to a remote building "meets Code"?

a. A b. B ANSWER: B POINTS: 0 / 1 49. When an existing two-wire, nongrounding-type receptacle is replaced in a location where the Code requires a GFCI receptacle, it is permitted to be replaced by a ____. a. GFCI receptacle b. two-wire, nongrounding-type receptacle c. three-wire, grounding-type receptacle d. all of these ANSWER: A POINTS: 0 / 1 50. Luminaire is a term that refers to ____. a. incandescent lighting fixtures b. fluorescent lighting fixtures c. outdoor pole-mounted fixtures d. both a and b ANSWER: D POINTS: 0 / 1 51. Overheating of luminaires (fixtures), which often results in fires, is most often caused by ____. a. burying recessed fixtures under thermal insulation b. failure to ground metal fixture bodies properly c. overlamping d. both a and c ANSWER: D

POINTS: 0 / 1 52. Information about what types of luminaires (fixtures) are suitable for which types of installations can be found in ____. a. National Electrical Code® b. UL General Information About Electrical Products (white book) c. UL Electrical Construction Materials Directory (green book) d. all of these ANSWER: D POINTS: 0 / 1 53. In addition to National Electrical Code® requirements, some areas have ____ requirements for energy conservation that also affect lighting fixture selection. a. seismic b. building code c. statutory d. EPA ANSWER: B POINTS: 0 / 1 54. NEC® 410.16(C) requires that when a suspended ceiling grid is used to support lay-in type lighting fixtures, ____. a. the grid be securely fastened together and secured to the building structure with bolts, screws, or rivets. b. the lay-in fixtures be securely fastened to the grid members using bolts, screws, rivets, or listed clips c. the fixtures be Class P rated d. both a and b ANSWER: D POINTS: 0 / 1 55. All of the following are types of fluorescent ballasts, except for ____. a. pre-heat b. rapid start c. instant start d. capacitor-boost ANSWER: D POINTS: 0 / 1 56. Which of the following lamp types generally performs badly in low temperatures?

a. incandescent b. fluorescent c. metal halide ANSWER: B POINTS: 0 / 1 57. Many electricians wire the lights and receptacles in a room on different circuits because this ____. a. is required by the NEC® b. is required by building Codes c. offers the advantage that all power in a room will not go out if the overcurrent protective device trips d. simplifies grounding ANSWER: C POINTS: 0 / 1 58. Residential wiring plans generally show lighting and receptacle outlet locations but not circuits. The electrician should design the installation with which of the following in mind: ____. a. economy - minimizing the number and length of circuits b. convenience for the homeowner or other user c. National Electrical Code® requirements d. all of these ANSWER: D POINTS: 0 / 1 59. Which of the following rules of thumb can be followed when planning branch circuits for dwelling units? a. one 15-ampere lighting circuit for every 600 square feet (55.74 square meters) b. one 20-ampere lighting circuit for every 800 square feet (74.32 square meters) c. load circuits to no more than 80% of their rating d. all of these ANSWER: C POINTS: 0 / 1 60. The maximum volt-ampere loading permitted on a 15-ampere branch circuit is ____. a. 1,440 VA b. 1,800 VA c. 1,920 VA

d. 2,400 VA ANSWER: B POINTS: 0 / 1 61. Which of the following switch types is rarely used in residential wiring? a. single-pole b. double-pole c. three-way d. four-way ANSWER: B POINTS: 0 / 1 62. A rotary light dimmer ____ suitable for use as a ceiling-suspended (paddle)fan speed control. a. is b. is not ANSWER: B POINTS: 0 / 1 63. Residential receptacles are required to be installed so that the grounding slot is located on the ____. a. bottom or right side b. top or left side c. either a or b d. none of these ANSWER: D POINTS: 0 / 1 64. Ceiling-suspended (paddle) fans weighing more than ____ pounds are required to be supported independently of the outlet box. a. 15 b. 25 c. 35 d. 50 ANSWER: C POINTS: 0 / 1 65. A raised plaster cover (often called a plaster ring or mud ring) is permitted to increase the maximum number of conductors permitted in an outlet box when it is ____. a. listed as a box extension

b. by the same manufacturer as the box c. marked with its cubic-inch volume d. metallic and capable of being grounded ANSWER: C POINTS: 0 / 1 66. Ceiling-suspended (paddle) fan speed can be controlled by ____. a. pull chain on the fan b. speed control mounted in a wall box c. remote-control similar to TV/VCR type d. any of these ANSWER: D POINTS: 0 / 1 67. NEC® 210.12 requires that ____ protection be provided for all electrical outlets in residential bedrooms. a. ground-fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) b. arc-fault circuit interrupter (AFCI) c. both a and b ANSWER: A POINTS: 0 / 1 68. A bathroom is defined as "an area including a basin, with one or more of the following ____. a. toilet b. tub c. shower d. any of these ANSWER: D POINTS: 0 / 1 69. The 20-ampere branch circuit required for bathroom receptacles is permitted to serve equipment other than receptacles only under which of the following conditions? a. when the circuit is protected by a GFCI circuit-breaker b. when the circuit supplies a single bathroom c. when the receptacle is built into the lighting fixture d. either a or b ANSWER: B POINTS: 0 / 1

70. Receptacles installed in bathrooms are required to be ____ protected. a. GFCI b. AFCI c. water-proof ANSWER: A POINTS: 0 / 1 71. Fluorescent lamps are color-rated in terms of degrees Kelvin, which express temperature above absolute zero (-273°F). The ____ the degrees Kelvin, the ____ the color tone. a. lower, cooler b. higher, warmer c. lower, warmer d. cooler, higher ANSWER: C POINTS: 0 / 1 72. Some portable appliances use double insulation in place of grounding to provide shock protection to users. Double-insulated appliances normally have ____ power cords and attachment plug caps. a. three-wire b. 16 AWG or larger c. Type SJT d. two-wire ANSWER: D POINTS: 0 / 1 73. GFCI-protected receptacles ____ permitted to be installed within a tub or shower space. a. are b. are not ANSWER: B POINTS: 0 / 1 74. Luminaires (fixtures) intended for installation in wet locations must be ____. a. marked "Class W" b. marked "Suitable for Wet Locations" c. both a and b ANSWER: B POINTS: 0 / 1

75. Kitchen lighting ____ permitted to be supplied by the two 20-ampere small-appliance circuits required for the kitchen and dining room area. a. is b. is not ANSWER: B POINTS: 0 / 1 76. GFCI protection can be provided for receptacles serving kitchen countertop areas by ____. a. GFCI circuit-breakers on the two required 20-ampere small appliance branch circuits. b. installing a GFCI-protected receptacle at each location. c. installing two feed-through type GFCI receptacles. One to protect downstream receptacles on one of the two required 20-ampere small appliance branch circuits, and the other to protect downstream receptacles on the other required 20-ampere small appliance branch circuit. d. all of these. ANSWER: D POINTS: 0 / 1 77. Three-wire circuits are more efficient and cost effective than two-wire circuits, because they permit ____. a. fewer conductors b. smaller raceways c. reduced voltage drop d. all of these ANSWER: D POINTS: 0 / 1 78. Improper wiring or mishandling of multi-wire branch circuits can cause ____ connected to the circuit. a. overloading of the ungrounded conductor b. overloading of the grounded “neutral” conductor c. destruction of equipment because of overvoltage d. both b and c ANSWER: D POINTS: 0 / 1 79. The load for each small-appliance, branch circuit load is required to be calculated at ____.

a. b. c. d.

1,440 watts 1,500 volt-amperes 1,920 watts 2,400 volt-amperes

ANSWER: B POINTS: 0 / 1 80. Outdoor weatherproof receptacles ____ permitted to be connected to a 20ampere, small-appliance branch-circuit serving a kitchen or dining area. a. are b. are not ANSWER: B POINTS: 0 / 1 81. The 125-volt, 20-ampere receptacles installed to serve kitchen countertops are required to have GFCI protection ____. a. when they are within 6 feet (1.8 m)of the sink b. under all circumstances c. unless provided with assured grounding conductor protection d. none of these ANSWER: B POINTS: 0 / 1 82. An electric circuit consists of the ____. a. power source b. conductors c. load d. all of the above ANSWER: D POINTS: 0 / 1 83. Which of the following is required in order to dim fluorescent fixtures? a. fluorescent dimmer b. dimming ballasts c. oversized neutral in the branch-circuit d. both a and b ANSWER: D POINTS: 0 / 1 84. All electrical outlets in residential bedrooms shall be protected by ____. a. ground-fault circuit interrupters

b. arc-fault circuit interrupters c. nonmetallic faceplates ANSWER: B POINTS: 0 / 1 85. When laying out the wall receptacle locations in a bedroom, make sure that a receptacle is installed so that no point along the floor line is more than ____ from a receptacle. a. 6 feet (1.8m) b. 9 feet (2.7m) c. 12 feet (3.7m) ANSWER: A POINTS: 0 / 1 86. Cord sets rated 40, 45, or 50 amperes are usually called ____ cords, and cord sets rated 30 amperes are called ____ cords. a. SJT, SJ b. range, dryer c. heavy-duty, extra heavy-duty d. washer, dryer ANSWER: B POINTS: 0 / 1 87. NEC® 422.60(A) requires that an appliance nameplate show ____. a. The appliance rating in volts and amperes b. the maximum overcurrent protection c. the appliance connected load in volts and watts d. either a or c ANSWER: D POINTS: 0 / 1 88. Which of the following are acceptable disconnecting means for appliances? a. a circuit-breaker in sight of the appliance b. a circuit-breaker or switch capable of being locked in the off position c. a horsepower-rated switch d. an attachment cord and plug e. all of the above ANSWER: E POINTS: 0 / 1

89. A "unit switch" used as a disconnecting means for an electric clothes dryer shall ____. a. be horsepower-rated b. interrupt all ungrounded circuit conductors c. have a NEMA 3R enclosure when installed outdoors d. both a and b ANSWER: B POINTS: 0 / 1 90. A porcelain lampholder with a pull-chain ____ permitted to serve as the lighting outlet required by NEC® 210.70(A)(3). a. is b. is not ANSWER: A POINTS: 0 / 1 91. To provide shock protection, low-voltage wiring systems are required by Article 411 to be ____. a. double-insulated b. grounded c. supplied though isolating transformers d. all of these ANSWER: C POINTS: 0 / 1 92. Type UF "underground feeder" cable ____ permitted to be used to supply service entrances. a. is b. is not ANSWER: B POINTS: 0 / 1 93. The minimum depth for a 120-volt, 15-ampere, GFCI-protected circuit to an outdoor pole light run under a paved driveway is ____. a. 6 inches (150 mm) b. 12 inches (300) c. 18 inches (450 mm) d. 24 inches (600 mm) ANSWER: B POINTS: 0 / 1

94. While multi-wire branch circuits are sometimes used in residential wiring, there is the remote possibility that if the grounded (neutral) conductor opens, the line-to-line voltage on the ungrounded (phase) conductors will divide between the connected line-to-neutral loads. Depending upon the value of these connected loads, the ____ can rise high enough to damage equipment connected to the circuit. a. current b. voltage c. ground potential d. resistance ANSWER: B POINTS: 0 / 1 95. The minimum diameter of flexible metallic conduit permitted for use as fixture whips is ____. a. 3/8 inch (10 mm) b. 1/2 inch (13 mm) c. 5/8 inch (16 mm) d. 3/4 inch (19 mm) ANSWER: A POINTS: 0 / 1 96. Lighting fixtures marked "Recessed Fluorescent Fixture" ____ permitted to be installed in a suspended ceiling. a. are b. are not ANSWER: A POINTS: 0 / 1 97. The advantage(s) of pull-chain switches for luminaires (fixtures) include ____. a. local control of task lighting b. energy conservation c. safer than wall switches d. both a and b ANSWER: D POINTS: 0 / 1 98. The branch circuit feeding the required laundry receptacle ____ permitted to supply other dedicated equipment in the laundry room, including lighting and an exhaust fan. a. is

b. is not ANSWER: B POINTS: 0 / 1 99. Raceways ____ required to be completely installed between boxes before pulling in the wires. a. are b. are not ANSWER: A POINTS: 0 / 1 100. Metallic raceways and metallic cable installations ____ generally considered to be adequate equipment grounding conductors. a. are b. are not ANSWER: A POINTS: 0 / 1 101. Switch and outlet boxes are available with all the following size knockouts, except for ____. a. Trade size 3/8 b. Trade size 1/2 c. Trade size 3/4 d. Trade size 1 ANSWER: A POINTS: 0 / 1 102. What size EMT is required for three 6 AWG-THW conductors and two 8 AWG-THW conductors? a. Trade size 1/2 b. Trade size 3/4 c. Trade size 1 d. Trade size 1 1/4 ANSWER: B POINTS: 0 / 1 103. A raceway with two, 3-wire branch circuits consisting of four ungrounded conductors and two grounded neutral conductors. The ampacity of these conductors must be based on ____ percent of the ampacity values as found in Table 310.16. a. 80

b. 70 c. 60 ANSWER: A POINTS: 0 / 1 104. Where the values of branch circuit protection required for motors according to Table 430.52 do not correspond to standard ratings as listed in NEC® 240.6, the next ____ rating is permitted to be used. a. higher b. lower c. fuse d. none of these ANSWER: A POINTS: 0 / 1 105. Motor-circuit conductors are sized at 125% of the motor’s nameplate ampere rating, in conformance to ____. a. Table 310-16 b. Table 310-19 c. NEC® 430-6(A)(1) and 430.22. d. Chapter 9, Table 8 ANSWER: C POINTS: 0 / 1 106. When direct-burial Type UF or USE cables are installed beneath sidewalks or other paved areas in residential occupancies, they are required to be ____. a. installed in raceways b. connected to pole lighting standard grounding lugs c. installed a minimum of 18 in. (450 mm) deep d. both a and c ANSWER: C POINTS: 0 / 1 107. Motor disconnects are required to be ____. a. universal (weatherproof) type b. dual-voltage c. horsepower-rated d. listed as motor controllers ANSWER: C POINTS: 0 / 1

108. Underground circuits or feeders from a residence to other structures, such as a garage or shed, or to outdoor electrical equipment, such as polemounted lighting or a well pump, are permitted to be ____. a. Type UF cable b. Type USE cable c. Type THHN conductors in raceway d. both a and b e. all of the above ANSWER: D POINTS: 0 / 1 109. "Submersible pump cable" supplied with well pump assemblies ____ suitable for directly burial when marked Type USE or Type UF. a. is b. is not ANSWER: A POINTS: 0 / 1 110. If an electric water heater is located within sight of the panelboard that supplies it, a disconnect that opens all ungrounded conductors ____ required. a. is b. is not ANSWER: B POINTS: 0 / 1 111. The Code provides a number of different options for sizing overcurrent protective devices (fuses or circuit-breakers) for motor loads. In all cases, the branch circuit conductors must be sized according to ____. a. the equipment nameplate recommendations b. the applicable requirements found in Article 430 and/or Article 422 c. the connected load d. either a or b ANSWER: D POINTS: 0 / 1 112. Since the grounded (neutral) conductor is not permitted to be used for grounding the frames of electric ranges, ovens, or cooktops in new installations, these appliances require ____ power cords. a. three-wire b. double-insulated

c. four-wire d. Listed ANSWER: C POINTS: 0 / 1 113. Receptacles rated 30 amperes are referred to as ____, and receptacles rated 50 amperes are called ____. a. NEMA 30, NEMA 50 b. twist-lock, locking c. dryer, range d. none of these ANSWER: C POINTS: 0 / 1 114. NEC® 422.60(A) requires that an appliance nameplate show ____. a. the appliance rating in volts and amperes b. the appliance connected load in volts and watts c. the appliance branch circuit conductor size d. either a or b ANSWER: D POINTS: 0 / 1 115. When an appliance is not marked with its maximum overcurrent protection, the branch circuit protection device is sized according to ____. a. Table 220-19 b. the ampacity of the branch circuit conductors supplying the appliance c. 30 amperes maximum d. none of these ANSWER: B POINTS: 0 / 1 116. Which of the following are acceptable disconnecting means for appliances? a. a circuit-breaker in sight of the appliance b. a circuit-breaker or switch capable of being locked in the off position c. an attachment cord and plug d. all of the above ANSWER: D POINTS: 0 / 1

117. A "unit switch" used as a disconnecting means for an appliance shall ____. a. be horsepower-rated b. interrupt all ungrounded circuit conductors c. have a NEMA 3R enclosure when installed outdoors d. both a and b ANSWER: B POINTS: 0 / 1 118. On all types and ratings of receptacles, the grounding blade is ____ than the others to insure that it makes its connection before the grounded conductors do and breaks its connection after they do (first make-last break). a. larger b. more durable c. longer d. tarnish-resistant ANSWER: C POINTS: 0 / 1 119. When a food-waste disposer has an integral ON-OFF switch, an additional separately installed switch ____ required. a. is b. is not ANSWER: B POINTS: 0 / 1 120. Thermostats and humidistats used in residential occupancies come in ____ models. a. line-voltage b. low-voltage c. solid-state d. all of these ANSWER: D POINTS: 0 / 1 121. The total load of an air conditioner shall not exceed ____ percent of the rating of a separate branch circuit. a. 50 b. 75 c. 80 d. 125

ANSWER: C POINTS: 0 / 1 122. The total load of an air conditioner shall not exceed ____ percent of the rating of a branch circuit that also supplies lighting. a. 50 b. 75 c. 80 d. 125 ANSWER: A POINTS: 0 / 1 123. When a central air-conditioning unit label states "Maximum size timedelay fuse 50 amperes," what type of circuit-breaker is permitted to provide running overload protection? a. 50-ampere circuit-breaker b. 50-ampere HACR circuit-breaker c. 65-ampere circuit-breaker d. circuit-breakers are not permitted for this application ANSWER: D POINTS: 0 / 1 124. Baseboard heating units can be controlled by ____. a. line-voltage thermostats b. low-voltage thermostats c. on-off switches d. both a and b ANSWER: D POINTS: 0 / 1 125. On circuits supplying cord-and-plug connected air conditioners, the branch circuit overcurrent protective device rating is not permitted to exceed ____. a. the ampacity of the branch circuit conductors b. the rating of the receptacle to which the air conditioner is connected c. 50 percent of the total load of the air conditioner plus other loads on the same circuit d. either a or b, whichever is greater ANSWER: D POINTS: 0 / 1 126. The Article that covers cord-and-plug connected air conditioners is ____. a. Article 210

b. Article 422 c. Article 430 d. Article 440 ANSWER: D POINTS: 0 / 1 127. An outdoor air-conditioning unit is installed along side of a residence. Which of the following choices is correct? a. Mount the required disconnect on the side of the air-conditioning unit. b. Mount the disconnect on the outside wall of the residence, insight of the air-conditioning unit, to either side of the unit so as to be readily accessible. c. Mount the disconnect on the wall of the residence behind the airconditioning unit. ANSWER: B POINTS: 0 / 1 128. Disconnect switches for furnaces installed in basements are required to be ____. a. suitable for damp locations b. installed within sight of the appliance c. fused d. all of these ANSWER: B POINTS: 0 / 1 129. NEC® 422.12 requires that central heating equipment of any type (electric resistance, gas, oil, heat pump) must ____. a. have a disconnect mounted within sight of the unit b. be supplied by a separate branch circuit c. have a supplemental power source d. both b and c ANSWER: B POINTS: 0 / 1 130. Motor-control circuit conductors must have overcurrent protection in accordance with ____. a. NEC® 240-1 b. NEC® 430-72 c. NEC® 440-18(d) d. Article 725

ANSWER: B POINTS: 0 / 1 131. Internal control circuitry of motorized equipment, such as heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning, is generally covered by ____. a. Article 430 b. Article 440 c. listing agency standards such as Underwriters’ Laboratories d. none of these ANSWER: C POINTS: 0 / 1 132. External control circuitry of motorized equipment such as heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning is generally covered by ____. a. Article 430 b. Article 440 c. Article 725 d. both a and c ANSWER: D POINTS: 0 / 1 133. Class 2 and Class 3 power source voltage limitations, current limitations, and overcurrent protection requirements are found in ____. a. Article 220 b. Article 240 c. Article 725 d. Chapter 9, Tables 11(A), 11(B) ANSWER: D POINTS: 0 / 1 134. Class 2 conductors insulated for 32 volts and power conductors insulated for 600 volts ____ permitted to be installed in the same raceway when they serve the same piece of equipment. a. are b. are not ANSWER: B POINTS: 0 / 1 135. The type of cable most often used for television signal distribution in new residences is ____. a. 300-ohm twin-lead

b. 150-ohm unshielded twisted-pair c. 75-ohm coaxial d. Type FLP ANSWER: C POINTS: 0 / 1 136. When 120-volt receptacles and TV outlets are mounted in double-gang boxes, ____ is required in the box to isolate the TV conductors from the power wiring. a. a metal EMI shield b. a barrier c. double-grounding d. double-insulation ANSWER: B POINTS: 0 / 1 137. Which of the following rules apply to coaxial cable installations under Article 820? a. The outer shield of the coaxial cable must be grounded close to its point of entry into the building. b. Coaxial cables shall not be installed in the same raceways or enclosures as electric light and power conductors. c. Coaxial cables are not permitted to be fastened to raceways that contain electric light and power conductors. d. all of these. ANSWER: D POINTS: 0 / 1 138. Television antenna and lead-in wires are covered under Article ____. a. 240 b. 810 c. 820 ANSWER: B POINTS: 0 / 1 139. Grounding requirements for residential TV services must conform to the requirements of Article(s)____. a. 250 b. 810 c. 820 d. all of these

ANSWER: D POINTS: 0 / 1 140. Transformers and low-voltage wiring for doorbells and chimes are classified as ____ circuits under Article 725. a. Class 1 b. Class 2 c. Class 3 d. Power-limited ANSWER: B POINTS: 0 / 1 141. It ____ permitted to install Class 2 wiring in the same raceway or enclosure as electric light and power wiring. a. is b. is not ANSWER: B POINTS: 0 / 1 142. Signaling circuit is defined in ____. a. Article 100 b. NEC® 725.1 c. NEC® 725.10(C) d. NEC® 800.3(B)(2) ANSWER: A POINTS: 0 / 1 143. All of the following types of cables may be used for fire protective signaling systems, except for ____. a. Type PLFA b. Type FPLR c. Type CMP d. Type NPLFP ANSWER: C POINTS: 0 / 1 144. Which of the following types of conduit is (are) permitted to be used for service masts? a. rigid nonmetallic conduit b. intermediate metal conduit c. rigid metal conduit d. both b and c

ANSWER: D POINTS: 0 / 1 145. A mast service is installed on a residence. The minimum clearance above the roof for the service conductors is ____ provided the conductors pass over not more than 4 ft (1.2 m) of the overhanging portion of the roof. a. 18 in. (450 mm) b. 24 in. (600 mm) c. 36 in. 900 mm) ANSWER: A POINTS: 0 / 1 146. The main service disconnect handle (fused pullout or main breaker) shall not be positioned higher than ____ above the floor. a. 6 ft (1.8 m) b. 6 ft 7 in. (2.0 m) c. 7 ft (2.1 m) ANSWER: B POINTS: 0 / 1 147. GFCI protection for personnel ____ protect a person against the sensation of feeling a shock. a. does b. does not ANSWER: B POINTS: 0 / 1 148. In general, equipment grounding conductors for swimming pool luminaires (fixtures) can be either solid or stranded, insulated or bare; but, some applications have particular requirements. Give the Code Section that requires swimming pool grounding conductors to be copper, and insulated in order to protect them from corrosion. a. Article 100 b. NEC® 250.36(B) c. NEC® 310.1 d. NEC® 680.23(F)(2) ANSWER: D POINTS: 0 / 1 149. NEC® 680.2 describes a "permanently installed…pool" as ____. a. one constructed in or partially in the ground

b. a pool with a water depth greater than 42 in. (1.0 meters) c. any pool inside of a building d. all of these ANSWER: D POINTS: 0 / 1 150. Transfer switches used for a residential standby power system are ____. a. DPDT b. DPST c. 1PDT ANSWER: A POINTS: 0 / 1

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