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ME Board October 1999

It deals only with the motion of bodies without reference to the forcer that 10. ME Board October 1995
cause them. An object thrown upward will return to earth the magnitude of the terminal
a) Kinetics velocity equal to
b) Motion a.) Zero
c) Kinematics b.) One-half the initial velocity
d) Acceleration c.) Twice the initial velocity
d.) Initial velocity
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Progressive change in position of a body is called: 11. ME Board October 1993
a) Acceleration The follower reciprocates or oscillates in a plane perpendicular to the axis
b) Motion of rotation of the cam.
c) Force a.) Radial cam
d) Momentum b.) Cylindrical cam
c.) Cam curves
3. ME Board April 1998 d.) Tangential cam
Can in general maybe divided into two classes; uniform motion and ______
motion cam. 12. ME Board October 1993
a) Reverse The follower reciprocates or oscillates in a plane parallel to the axis of
b) Gravity rotation of the cam.
c) Decelerated a.) Cam curves
d) Accelerated b.) Cylindrical cam
c.) Tangential cam
4. ME Board October 1997 d.) Radial cam
Product of mass and linear velocity is known as:
a) Impulse 13. ME Board October 1993
b) Linear Momentum A cone formed by elements, which are perpendicular to the elements of the
c) Angular momentum pitch cone at the large end.
d) Impact a.) Cone distance
b.) Back cone
5. ME Board April 1997 c.) Root cone
It is the motion of an object diminished/decreased speed. d.) Cone center
a) Deceleration
b) Retarded motion 14. ME Board April 1992
c) Negative motion The ability of moving body to perform work is called:
d) All of these a.) Internal energy
b.) Potential energy
6. ME Board October 1996 c.) Kinetic energy
It is a property of matter, which causes it to resist any change in its motion d.) Flow work
or state of rest.
a) Brake 15. A slider crank chain is made up of
b) Friction a) One turning and one sliding pair
c) Inertia b) One turning and two sliding pairs
d) Impulse c) Two turning and one sliding pair
d) Three turning and one sliding pair
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If the velocity of mass is the same all the time during which motion takes 16. A Scott-Russell mechanism is made up of
place is called: a.) Rotating pair only
a) Deceleration b.) Sliding and turning pairs
b) Uniform motion c.) Turning and rotary pairs
c) Acceleration d.) Turning pairs only
d) None of these
17. Ackerman steering gear is made up of
8. ME Board April 1996 a.) Rolling and sliding pairs
Statement that a given body is in static equilibrium means that the body b.) Rolling pairs
cannot c.) Sliding and rotary pairs
a) Have any type of motion d.) Turning pairs
b) Be acted upon by more that one force 18. A cam where the follower reciprocates or oscillates in a plane parallel to
c) Undergo any displacement the axis of the cam is called:
d) Have any type of acceleration a.) Circular cam
b.) Cylindrical cam
9. ME Board April 1996 c.) Reciprocating cam
It is a science of motion that can be solved in terms of scalar or vector d.) Tangential cam
a.) Kinematics 19. Instantaneous center of rotation of a link in a four bar mechanism lies on
b.) Curvilinear translation a.) A point obtained by intersection of extending adjoining links
c.) Projectile b.) Left side pivot of this link
d.) Acceleration c.) Right side pivot of this link
d.) Any of the choices above a.) Crank has a uniform angular acceleration
b.) Crank has a uniform angular velocity
20. A vector quantity that describes both how fast it is moving and the c.) Crank has a non uniform angular velocity
direction in which it is heated. d.) B and C above
a.) Acceleration
b.) Displacement 31. The cam angle is
c.) Motion a.) The angle subtended by live portion of cams center
d.) Velocity b.) The angle of rotation of the cam for definite displacement of the
21. Which of the following is the rate at which the velocity is changing? c.) The angle subtended at the cams center by the portion of cam during
a.) Acceleration which the follower moves
b.) Linear d.) The angle subtended by the cam at the cam center when the follower
c.) Motion dwells
d.) Vertical
32. The pitch point on a cam refers to
22. The direction of the _____ is toward the center of the circle in which, the a.) Any point on pitch curve
study moves. b.) A point at a distance equal to pitch circle radius from the center
a.) Centripetal acceleration c.) The point of cam pitch circle that has the maximum pressure angle
b.) Centrifugal acceleration d.) None of the above
c.) Radial cam
d.) Tangential 33. For a kinematics chain to be considered as mechanism;
a.) None of the links should be fixed
23. It is a device that changes the magnitude, direction or mode of application b.) One link should be fixed
of a torque or force while transmitting it for a particular purpose. c.) There is no such criterion
a.) Frame d.) Two links should be fixed
b.) Machine
c.) Mechanism 34. Hart mechanism has how many links?
d.) Structure a.) 4
b.) 6
c.) 8
24. The process of obtaining the resultant of any number of vectors. d.) 12
a.) Scalar quantity
b.) Vector composition 35. Peaucellier mechanism has how many links?
c.) Vector quantity a.) 4
d.) Vector resolution b.) 5
c.) 6
25. It has magnitude, direction and sence. d.) 8
a.) Scalar quantity
b.) Absolute quantity 36. A cam with a follower would constitute which type of pair?
c.) Vector quantity a.) Close pair
d.) Relative velocity b.) Higher pair
c.) Lower pair
26. A plate, cylinder or other solid with a surface of contact so designed as to d.) Open pair
cause or modify the motion of the piece.
a.) Cam 37. Kinematics pairs are those pairs that have
b.) Disc a.) Elements of pairs not held together mechanically
c.) Gear b.) Point or line contact between the elements when in motion
d.) Pulley c.) Surface contact between the two elements when in motion
d.) Two elements that allow relative motion
27. When acceleration is zero, the
a.) Velocity is constant 38. A pantograph is a mechanism having
b.) Velocity is negative a.) Higher pairs
c.) Velocity is variable b.) Lower pairs
d.) Velocity is zero c.) Rolling pairs
d.) Spherical pairs
28. When the velocity is changing, the acceleration is
a.) Constant 39. The number of links in a pantograph is equal to
b.) Not constant a.) 3
c.) Variable b.) 4
d.) Zero c.) 5
d.) 6
29. Kleins construction is used to determine the
a.) Acceleration of various parts 40. In elliptical trammels,
b.) Angular acceleration of various parts a.) All four pairs are turning
c.) Displacement of various parts b.) One pair turning and three pairs sliding
d.) Velocity of various parts c.) Three pairs turning and one pair sliding
d.) Two pairs and two pairs sliding
30. Kleins construction can be used when
41. The Kleins method of construction for reciprocating engine mechanism d.) Mechanism
a.) Enables determination of Coriolis component
b.) Is a simplified form if instantaneous center method
c.) Is based on acceleration diagram
d.) Utilizes a quadrilateral similar to the diagram of mechanism for
reciprocating engine

42. If a particle of a link has a velocity that changes both in magnitude and
direction at any instant, then
a.) It must have only unidirectional acceleration
b.) It must have two components of acceleration e.g., centripetal and ANSWERS TO TEST 1 KINEMATICS
c.) It must have three components of acceleration e.g., centripetal, 1. C
centrifugal and tangential 2. B
d.) It must have three components of acceleration e.g., centripetal, 3. D
centrifugal and gravitational 4. B
5. B
6. C
7. B
43. Select the one that is the higher pair 8. A
a.) Crosby indicator mechanism 9. A
b.) Harts straight line mechanism 10. D
c.) Thompson indicator mechanism 11. A
d.) Both gearing mechanism 12. B
13. B
44. A shaft revolving in a bearing forms a 14. C
a.) Cylindrical pair 15. D
b.) Higher pair 16. B
c.) Lower pair 17. D
d.) Sliding pair 18. B
19. A
45. The total number of instantaneous center for a mechanism of N links is 20. D
equal to 21. A
a.) 2N 22. A
b.) (N-1)(N+1) 23. B
c.) 2N(N-1) 24. B \
d.) N(N-1)/2 25. C
26. A
46. A kinematics chain needs a minimum of 27. A
a.) 2 links and 2 turning pairs 28. A
b.) 3 links and 3 turning pairs 29. A
c.) 3 links and 2 turning pairs 30. D
d.) 4 links and 4 turning pairs 31. B
32. C
47. For kinematics chain formed by lower pair the relation between the number 33. B
of joint J is given by 34. B
a.) L=2/3(J+2) 35. D
b.) L=3/2(J+2) 36. B
c.) L=2/3(L+2) 37. D
d.) L=3/2(L+2) 38. B
39. B
48. In case of elliptical trammel, 40. D
a.) One pair turns and two pair slide 41. D
b.) Two pairs turn and two pairs slide 42. B
c.) Three pairs turn and one pair slides 43. C
d.) All four pairs turn 44. D
45. D
49. Coriolis component of acceleration is found in 46. D
a.) Four bar mechanism 47. A
b.) Mechanism of stem engine 48. B
c.) Higher pair 49. D
d.) Whitworth-quick-return mechanism 50. A

50. It is one that is not appreciably deformed by the action of any external
force or load.
a.) Rigid body
b.) Structure
c.) Frame