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Tests and Measurements

1. What kind of instrument an ammeter is?

A. An indicating

B. A recording

C. An integrating

D. A dc meter

2. As the deflection of the moving system increases, the controlling torque

in an indicating instrument.

A. Remains the same

B. Increases

C. Decreases

D. Becomes zero

3. Which is the best type of meter movement?

A. Iron-wave

B. Dynamometer

C. D Arsonval

D. Moving iron

4. Which dynamometer type has uniform scale?

A. Wattmeter

B. Voltmeter

C. Ammeter

D. Ohmmeter

5. When both deflecting and controlling torque act, the pointer of an

indicating instrument comes to

A. Rest

B. Mid-position

C. Maximum position

D. Three-fourth position

6. The output voltage of a thermocouple

A. Remains constant with temperature

B. Decreases with applied voltage

C. Increases with temperature

D. Increases with applied voltage

7. An instrument in which the magnitude of the measured quantity is

indicated by means of a pointer

A. Analog instrument

B. Digital instrument

C. Ammeter

D. Voltmeter

8. If the pointer of an indicating instrument is in motion, then what

opposes deflecting torque?

A. Controlling torque

B. Damping torque

C. Damping and controlling torques

D. Frictional torque

9. How can electrical currents be inducted with a coil and a magnet?

A. By placing the coil parallel to the magnetic field

B. By placing the coil at right angles with the magnetic field

C. By moving either the magnet or the coil

D. By keeping the coil and the magnet perfectly stationary

10. When should a fuse be replaced with a higher rated unit?

A. Never

B. When the original value is not available

C. If it blows

D. When fuses of the original value are small in size

11. The pointer of an indicating instrument is generally made of

A. Copper

B. Silver

C. Aluminum

D. Gold

12. The time interval that a waveform is high (or low) is the _______ of the

A. Pulse width

B. Pulse length

C. Pulse position

D. Duty cycle

13. A Wheatstone bridge is balanced if

A. the ratio of resistors on one side of the bridge is one while the
ratio of resistors on the other side is infinity

B. the ratio of resistors on one side of the bridge is greater than the
ratio of resistors on the other side

C. the ratio of resistors on one side of the bridge equals the

ratio of resistors on the other side

D. the bridge uses identical resistors

14. The pointer of an indicating instrument is the final deflected position,

the _______ is zero.

A. Deflecting torque

B. Controlling torque

C. Damping torque

D. Frictional

15. A moving system force in analog instruments which causes the

moving system to deflect from its zero position.

A. Deflecting force

B. Damping force

C. Return-to-zero force

D. Controlling force

16. A moving force in analog instruments which ensures that the

deflection of the pointer for a given value of measured quantity always
has the same value.

A. Damping force

B. Controlling force

C. NRZ force

D. Deflecting force

17. All voltmeters except one of the following are operated by the passage
of current.

A. Moving-iron

B. Dynamometer

C. Electrostatic

D. Permanent-magnet moving coil

18. Disc is made of what material in eddy current damping?

A. Conductor and non-magnetic material

B. Conductor and magnetic material

C. Non-conductor and non-magnetic material

D. Non-conductor and magnetic material

19. The time interval between pulses is called

A. Pulse frequency

B. Pulse delay

C. Pulse duration

D. Pulse period

20. An oscilloscope provides easy measurement of __________ values.

A. instantaneous

B. rms

C. peak to peak

D. average

21. An element in electrons which serves as a protection against


A. Resistor

B. Transistor

C. Semiconductor

D. Fuse

22. What sensor provides a dc voltage approximately 1 V at 10 mW?

A. Diode sensor

B. Thermocouple sensor

C. Thermal sensor

D. Thermistor sensor

23. Hot-wire instrument has a/an __________ scale.

A. uniform

B. squared

C. logarithmic

D. exponential

24. For time measurements, _______ scale of the scope is used.

A. horizontal

B. diagonal

C. vertical

D. both vertical and horizontal

25. Fluid friction damping is employed in one of the following

A. Dynamometer wattmeter

B. Induction type energy meter

C. Hot-wire ammeter

D. Kelvin electrostatic voltmeter

26. Current range extension in moving coil instruments can be achieved

by placing a _______ in shunt with the instrument.

A. Low resistance resistor

B. High resistance resistor

C. High voltage transistor

D. Capacitor

27. Permanent- magnet moving coil instrument can be used in

A. ac work only

B. both dc and ac work

C. dc work only

D. neither dc nor ac works

28. What CRT element provides for control of the number of electrons
passing farther into the tube?

A. Cathode

B. Control grid

C. Anode

D. Phosphor screen

29. What refers to garaging two adjustments of an AC bridge together in

such a way that changing one adjustment changes the other in a special
way, but changing the second adjustment does not change the first?

A. Logarithmic nulling

B. Orthogonal nulling

C. Exponential nulling

D. Linear nulling

30. When the vertical input is 0V, the electron beam may be positioned at
the _______ of the screen

A. top center

B. vertical center

C. horizontal center

D. bottom center

31. What is the reason why the scale of a permanent-magnet moving coil
instrument is uniform?

A. Because of effective eddy current damping

B. Because external magnetic field has no effect

C. Because it is spring controlled

D. Because it has no hysteresis loss

32. A sensing element that provides a dc voltage less than 10 mV with

typical power range of 0.1 to 100 mW.

A. Thermal converters

B. Thermal sensors

C. Thermocouple sensors

D. Diode sensors

33. Tank circuit frequency can be measured by ________.

A. Voltmeter

B. Signal generator

C. Grid-dip meter

D. Absorption meter

34. Shunts are generally made of what material?

A. Constantan

B. Silver

C. Aluminum

D. Manganin

35. What meter is the most sensitive?

A. 10 ma

B. 1 ma

C. 1A

D. 1 A

36. A dynamometer instrument is mainly used as a /an

A. dc ammeter

B. wattmeter

C. dc voltmeter

D. ohmmeter

37. Which movement is the most expensive?

A. D Arsonal movement

B. Dynamometer

C. Moving-iron

D. Iron-wave

38. Attraction and repulsion instruments are considered as

A. Moving-cell instruments

B. Moving-iron instruments

C. Electrodynamic instruments

D. Dynamometer

39. In Wheatstone bridge, bridge balance is considered where

A. There is no current that flows through the load

B. There is current that flows through the load

C. There is potential difference between load terminal

D. The galvanometer reading is maximum

40. The temperature coefficient of resistance of the shunt material is

A. negligible

B. negative

C. positive

D. infinite

41. In VTVMs, ___________ is used to balance both halves of the difference

amplifier or cathode-coupled amplifier.

A. trigger adjust

B. scale

C. infinite adjust

D. zero adjust

42. In an oscilloscope, ________ adjusts the brightness of the spot by

changing the voltage on the control grid.

A. intensity control

B. focus control

C. astigmatism control

D. position control

43. What force in analog instrument quickly brings the moving system to
rest in its final position?

A. Damping force

B. Controlling force

C. Deflecting force

D. Force at rest

44. The resistance of a moving-coil instrument is 10 and gives full-scale

deflection at 10 mA. Calculate the resistance of the shunt required to
convert the instrument to give full-scale detection when the circuit current
is 5 A.

A. 0.02004

B. 0.20004

C. 1

D. 2.04

45. A small swamping resistance is connected in series with operating coil

of a moving coil ammeter in order to compensate for the effects of

A. Temperature variation

B. Hysteresis

C. External magnetic fields

D. Temperature inversion

46. The typical power range of diode sensor is

A. 0.1 W to 10 mW

B. 0.1 pW to 10 mW

C. 0.1 mW to 100 W

D. 0.1 nW to 10 mW

47. A ______ operates on the magnetic attraction-repulsion principles

A. Spectrum analyzer

B. Oscilloscope

C. Field strength meter

D. Milliammeter

48. What dc bridge is widely used for the accurate measurements of


A. Owen bridge

B. Hay bridge

C. Potentiometer bridge

D. Wheatstone bridge

49. Which of the following is a dc bridge that is very useful for making
extremely accurate voltage measurements?

A. Wheatstone bridge

B. Potentiometer bridge

C. Kelvin bridge

D. Owen bridge

50. Majority of analog measuring instrument utilizes one of the following


A. Heating effect

B. Electrostatic effect

C. Magnetic field

D. Chemical effect

51. Multimeter typically provides measurements of __________ values (for a

sinusoidal waveform).

A. peak

B. rms

C. average

D. instantaneous

52. Dynamometer type instrument can be used for

A. ac work only

B. dc work only

C. both dc and ac work

D. neither dc nor ac works

53. What instrument which springs provide the controlling torque as well
as serve to lead current into and out of the operating coil?

A. Moving-iron

B. Permanent-magnet

C. Hot-wire

D. Iron-wire

54. In VTVMs, _________ refers to the smallest signal that can be reliably

A. threshold signal

B. minimum signal

C. sensitivity

D. input signal

55. The frequency of rotation in some rotating machinery can be

measured by a


B. Tachometer

C. Spectral meter

D. Stroboscope

56. Which of the items below describes an absorption meters usage?

A. Check the output frequency of a transmitter

B. Monitors the output current of a receiver

C. Monitors the frequency ratio of a device

D. Frequency generator

57. What instrument is used for observing voltage and current


A. Multimeter


C. Oscilloscope

D. Telescope

58. Which of the following forces does not act on the moving systems of
analog instruments?

A. A deflecting force

B. A controlling force

C. A damping force

D. An electrostatic force

59. When current through the operating coil of a moving-iron instrument is

tripled the operating force becomes

A. six times

B. one-half time

C. nine times

D. three times

60. What is the typical full-scale deflection current of a moving coil


A. 50 mA

B. 50 nA

C. 50 A

D. 50 A

61. What instrument is used for measuring the amount of current flowing
in a circuit?

A. Voltmeter

B. Ammeter

C. Oscilloscope

D. Meter amperage

62. What type of meter gives a precise reading on voltage, current or

resistance where there is the generation of samples at the input and then
feeds it to a digital read-out?





63. What is the typical full-scale voltage across a moving coil voltmeter?

A. 50 nV

B. 50 V

C. 50 V

D. 50 mV

64. What is the period of a repetitive signal?

A. One-fourth cycle of the waveform

B. Two cycles of the waveform

C. One cycle of the waveform

D. One-half cycle of the waveform

65. What element of a CRT releases electrons when heated indirectly by a


A. Cathode

B. Grid

C. Anode

D. Phosphor screen

66. Moving-iron instrument has what scale?

A. Uniform

B. Logarithmic

C. Squared

D. Exponential

67. A pattern displayed by oscilloscopes which has a steady characteristic

is called

A. Lissajous pattern

B. Nyquist pattern

C. Barkhausens criterian

D. Fermats pattern

68. A galvanometer with a 20 coil resistance has a full-scale deflection

of 10mA. A 0.02 is placed across the meter to increase its rating
capacity. What is the new full-scale current for the meter?

A. 1.01 A

B. 100.1 A

C. 10.10 A

D. 10.01 A

69. Which of the following extends the range of a moving-iron ac


A. A shunt

B. A multiplier

C. Changing number of turns of operating coil

D. A series

70. Which part of the following is not a basic part of a CRT?

A. Electron gun

B. Focusing and accelerating elements

C. Horizontal and vertical deflecting plates

D. Sawtooth generator

71. For amplitude measurements, what scale is calibrated in either volts

per centimeter (V/cm), or milivolts per centimeter (mV/cm).

A. Horizontal

B. Diagonal

C. Vertical

D. Voltage

72. What ammeter is used to measure high-frequency currents?

A. Hot-wire

B. Moving-iron

C. Dynamometer

D. Thermocouple

73. Which of the voltmeter is used for measuring high direct voltage (say

A. Permanent-magnet moving coil

B. Hot-wire

C. Electrostatic

D. Moving iron

74. A common technique for measuring power at high frequency is to

A. employ high power meter

B. use microwave meters

C. employ a sensing element that converts the RF power to a

measurable dc or low-frequency signal

D. use thermocouple

75. What provides visual display showing the form of the signal applied as
a waveform on the front screen of a cathode ray oscilloscope?

A. Television

B. Computer

C. Meter face


76. Electrostatic instruments are exclusively used as

A. voltmeters

B. ohmmeters

C. ammeters

D. wattmeters

77. What is the typical power range of thermocouple sensors

A. 0.1 mW to 100 W

B. 0.1 W to 100 mW

C. 0.1 nW to 100 W

D. 0.1 pW to 100 nW

78. An electric pyrometer is an instrument used to measure

A. phase

B. high temperatures

C. frequency

D. power

79. Which instrument is the most sensitive?

A. Moving-iron

B. Dynamometer

C. Hot-wire

D. Permanent-magnet moving coil

80. Which is the most commonly used induction type instrument?

A. Induction voltmeter

B. Induction watt-hour meter

C. Induction wattmeter

D. Induction ammeter

81. What type of instrument is the watt-hour meter?

A. An integrating

B. A recording

C. An indicating

D. A power meter

82. A certain pulse measures 10ms and has a period of 50ms. The duty
cycle is

A. 20%

B. 10%

C. 5%

D. 100%

83. Indicating instrument is assumed to be most accurate at what part of

the scale?

A. At beginning

B. At half of full

C. At ending

D. Any part

84. On a simple ohmmeter, the 0 mark is located ______ of the scale.

A. at far left

B. at far right

C. at ending

D. any part

85. One of the basic functions of electronic circuit is

A. the generation and manipulation

of electronic waveshapes

B. the creation of a signal

C. the transmission of electrical signal

D. the reception of electric signal

86. What provides a visual presentation of any waveform applied to the

input terminals?

A. Cathode ray oscilloscope (CRO)

B. Cathode ray tube (CRT)

C. Spectrum analyzer


87. The interval of a pulse from start to end is the _____ of the pulse

A. period

B. width

C. position

D. duty cycle

88. Considered as the heart of the cathode ray oscilloscope.

A. Cathode ray tube (CRT)

B. Sawtooth generator

C. Horizontal amplifier

D. Vertical amplifier

89. A material that glows when struck by the energetic electrons in a CRT.

A. Aquadag

B. Silicon

C. Germanium

D. Phosphor

90. What sensor provides a change of resistance with typical power range
of 1W to 10mW and with maximum frequency greater than 100GHz?

A. Thermal converter

B. Diode sensor

C. Thermocouple sensor

D. Thermistor sensor

91. An ammeter with an internal resistance of 50 is used to measure a

current through a load resistance RL= 1 k . Determine the percentage
error of the reading due to ammeter insertion.

A. 67.4%

B. 6.74%

C. 4.76%

D. 47.6%

92. Most AC voltmeters have an rms scale which is valid only if the input
signal being measured is a ________ signal.

A. square wave

B. triangular

C. sawtooth

D. sinusoidal

93. Which of the following bridges measures dc resistance?

A. Wheatstone

B. Maxwell bridge

C. Hay bridge

D. Schering bridge

94. What bridge is used to measure high-Q inductors (Q>10)?

A. Wheatstone bridge

B. Wien bridge

C. Hay bridge

D. Maxwell bridge

95. Maxwell bridge measures an unknown inductance in terms of known

A. resistance

B. frequency

C. inductance

D. capacitance

96. What is used for measuring medium Q coils (1<Q<10)?

A. Maxwell bridge

B. Wheatstone bridge

C. Kelvin bridge

D. Hay bridge

97. What has a series RC combination in one arm and a parallel

RC combination in the adjoining arm and used as a notch filter in harmonic
distortion analyzer?

A. Wien bridge

B. Maxwell bridge

C. Kelvin bridge

D. Hay bridge

98. Sensitivity of a voltmeter is expressed in

A. / V

B. /A

C. V/

D. V/A

99. What is the smallest change in applied stimulus that will indicate a
detectable change in deflection in a indicating instrument called?

A. Sensitivity

B. Accuracy

C. Resolution

D. Precision

100. Insulation resistance is measured by which meter?

A. Ohmmeter

B. Insulation meter

C. Wien bridge

D. Megger