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SNS COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY

(An Autonomous Institution)


COIMBATORE-35
DEPARTMENT OF AUTOMOBILE ENGINEERING

Alternate Fuels and Energy Systems - MCQ

1. Advantage of gaseous fuel is that


a) it can be stored easily
b) it can mix easily with air
c) it can displace more air from the engine
d) all of the mentioned
2. Which of the following statement is not correct with respect to alcohols as alternate fuel
in IC engines
a) anti-knock characteristics of alcohol is poor
b) alcohol contains about half the heat energy of gasoline/litre
c) alcohol does not vaporize as easily as gasoline
d) alcohols are corrosive in nature
3. Gasohol is a mixture of
a) 90% ethanol + 10% gasoline
b) 10% ethanol + 90% gasoline
c) 40% ethanol + 60% gasoline
d) 50% ethanol + 50% gasoline
4. Stoichiometric air-fuel ratio of alcohol when compared to gasoline is
a) higher
b) lower
c) equal
d) none of the mentioned
5. Small amount of gasoline is added to alcohol to
a) reduce the emission
b) to increase the power output
c) to increase the efficiency
d) to improve cold weather starting
6. Methanol by itself is not a good CI engine fuel because
a) its octane number is high
b) its cetane number is low
c) all of the mentioned
d) none of the mentioned
7. Anti-knock characteristics of alcohol when compared to gasoline is
a) higher
b) lower
c) equal
d) none of the mentioned

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8. Alcohols alone cannot be used in CI engines as
a) their self ignition temperature is high
b) latent heat of vaporization is high
c) all of the mentioned
d) none of the mentioned
9. The calorific value of alcohols is ……… in diesel oil.
a) higher than
b) lower than
c) same
d) none of the mentioned
10. The effective inhibitor of pre-ignition is
a) alcohol
b) water
c) lead
d) none of the mentioned
11. Gaseous fuel is most suited for IC engine since physical delay is almost
a) zero
b) more
c) less
d) none of the mentioned
12. Advantage of hydrogen as an IC engine fuel
a) high volumetric efficiency
b) low fuel cost
c) no HC and CO emissions
d) none of the mentioned
13. Disadvantage of hydrogen as a fuel in IC engine is
a) storage is safe
b) low NOx
c) detonating tendency
d) easy handling
14. Major disadvantage of LPG as fuel in automobiles is
a) reduction in life of engine
b) less power compared to gasoline
c) all of the mentioned
d) none of the mentioned
15. Hydrogen gas has ……. self-ignition temperature.
a) very low
b) very high
c) no
d) none of the mentioned
16. The energy content of air hydrogen mixture is ……… than liquid hydrocarbon fuels.
a) lower
b) higher
c) negligible
d) none of the mentioned
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17. Hydrogen is ……. reactive fuel.
a) highly
b) non
c) less
d) none of the mentioned
18. Which of the following fuel detonates readily?
a) Benzene
b) Iso-octane
c) Normal heptane
d) Alcohol
19. Which of the following does not relate to spark ignition engine?
a) Ignition coil
b) Spark plug
c) Carburetor
d) Fuel injector
20. Which of the following does not relate to compression ignition engine?
a) Fuel pump
b) Fuel injector
c) Governor
d) Carburetor
21. Carburetion is done to
a) feed petrol into cylinder
b) govern the engine
c) break up and mix the petrol with air
d) none of the mentioned
22. Air injected in IC engines refers to injection of
a) air only
b) liquid fuel only
c) liquid fuel and air
d) none of the mentioned
23. Auto-ignition reaction time for petrol engine first decreases with increase in fuel air ratio,
reaches a minimum value and then increases with subsequent increase in fuel air ratio.
The maximum value occurs in the region of
a) lean mixture
b) chemically correct mixture
c) rich mixture
d) none of the mentioned
24. During idling, a petrol engine requires ……. mixture.
a) lean
b) rich
c) chemically correct
d) none of the mentioned

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