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1. Of the following common metals, which has the highest conductivity rating?
~Silver

B. Copper
C. Gold

D. Aluminum

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2. Look at the circuit shown in the figure above. With switch S 1 closed, you're making voltage
measurements with your meter. Assume that each of the four resistors has a resistance value of I 00 kfl.
You measure 3.6 V across resistor Rl' 1.2 V across resistor R2, 1.2 V across resistor R 3, and 2.4 V across
resistor R4 . What is the battery voltage in the circuit?
A.6V

B.4V
C.2V

D.lOV

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D

A
R1

6V

R2

3. In the circuit shown in the figure above, where would you connect your meter's test probes to measure
the full battery voltage?
A. To points D and E, or to points Band E
B. To points A and Conly
C. To points D and E, or to points A and C
D. To points B and E only

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4. Assuming that each of the resistors in the circuit shown in the figure above has a resistance value of 200
k!l and switch 1 is closed, which resistor will dissipate the most power?
A.R3

B. R4
C.R2
D. R 1

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6V

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M4

5. Look at the circuit shown in the figure above. The circuit contains a 6 V battery and three resistors. Four
meters are being used to make measurements in the circuit. Meters M 1, M 2 , and M 3 are being used to
measure current at different points in the circuit. Meter M4 is being used to measure voltage at another
point in the circuit. With s1 closed, M 1 has a current reading of0.04A. What will be the total resistance in
this circuit?

A. 3oo n
B. son
c. 1oo n
D. 1so n

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6. Look at the circuit shown in the figure above. Switch S 1 is open as shown, and R and R2 each have a
1
value of 100 kfl. If you connect your meter's test probes to points A and B in the circuit, what voltage
would you measure?
A.6V

B.OV
C.9V
D. 3 V

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7. Again, assume that each of the resistors in the circuit shown in the figure above has a resistance value of
100 kfl. With switch S 1 open as shown, you measure the voltage across each resistor with your meter.
Which of the following statements is correct?
A. Resistors R4 and R1 will dissipate equal amounts of power.
B. Resistors R1, R2, and R3 will dissipate equal amounts of power.
C. Resistor R1 will dissipate the most power.
D. Resistor R3 will dissipate the most power.

8. What important safety precaution must be observed when measuring resistance in an electronic circuit?
A. The red test lead must be at the most positive point in the circuit.
B. The black test lead must be connected to the chassis ground.
C. The meter's highest resistance range setting should be used until the actual value is determined.
@All power to the component under test must be disconnected.

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Rl
6V

9. Look at the circuit illustrated in the figure above. Assume that the values ofR 1 and~ are equal. If you
connect your meter's test probes to points A and B in the circuit, which of the following voltages would
you measure?
A.OV
B.9V
C.3V
D.6V

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6V

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M4

10. What will be the total power dissipated in the circuit shown in the figure above ifMl has a current
reading of 0.04 A.?
A.1.5 W
B.24 W

C.150W
D. 0.24 W

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D

R2

11. For the circuit shown in the figure above, the correct procedure for measuring the resistance value of
R 1 is to

A. connect the multimeter between points C and D and measure the resistance with switch S open.
1

B. connect the multimeter between points D and A and measure the resistance with switch S1 open.
C. connect the multimeter between points C and D and measure the resistance with switch S1 closed.

D. connect the multimeter between points D and A and measure the resistance with switch S1 closed.

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A

6V

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E

12. In the circuit shown in the figure below, suppose that the value of R 1 is 500 kfl. To obtain a
multimeter reading of 1 V between points B and C in the circuit, the value of~ would have to be
A. 10,000 kfl.
B. 1,000 kfl.

C.10k!1.
D.100kf!.

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A

6V

Rl
8
R2

13. In the circuit shown in the figure above, suppose that the value of R 1 is 100 kfl and the value of R2 is
470 kfl. At which of the following locations in the circuit would you measure the highest voltage with your
meter?
A. Between points B and C
B. Between points B and E
C. Between points A and B
D. Between points A and C

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14. Assuming that each of the resistors in the circuit shown in the figure above has a resistance value of
100 kfl, what will be the total resistance of the circuit with switch s1 closed?
A. 167 kfl

B. 400kfl

c. 100 kfl
D. 280kfl

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6V :::::::::

M4

15. Look at the circuit shown in the figure above. With switch s 1 closed, meter M 4 reads 4 V across R 3.
What voltages would the meter read across R 1 and R2?
A. The meter would read 4 V across R 1 and 4 V across R 2.
B. The meter would read 4 V across both R 1 and R 2.
C. The meter would read 2 V across R 1 and 2 V across R 2.
D. The meter would read 1 V across both R 1 and R 2.

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R2

Rl

16. You're using your meter to make voltage measurements in the circuit shown in the figure above. Your

meter is connected between points A and C, and you're getting a reading of 6 Von the display. What can
you conclude from this reading?
A. Resistor R2 has a resistance value that's twice the value of either R .
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B. Resistors R1 and R2 have equal resistance values.
C. Switch S1 is closed.

D. Switch S1 is open.

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6V

===

M4

17. Look at the circuit shown in the figure above. With switch s1 closed and the resistance value of R 1 and
~ equal, meter M has a current reading of 0.04 A. What will be the current readings on meter M and
2
1
meter M3?
A. Meter M2 will read 0.02 A, and meter M3 will read 0.02 A.
B. Meter M2 and meter M3 will both read 0.1 A.
C. Meter M2 will read 0.2 A, and meter M3 will read 0.4 A.
D. Meter M2 and meter M3 will both read 0.04 A.

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6V:::::::::

M4

18. In the circuit shown in the figure above, suppose that meter M 3 displays a higher current reading than it
should. Which of the following could be the cause of this condition?
A. Switch S1 is open.
B. Resistor R3 is open.

C. Resistor R1 is shorted.
D. Resistor R2 is shorted.

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R2

19. In the circuit shown in the figure above where R 1 and R2 have equal resistance values, when switch S 1
is closed, what voltage would you measure across ~ with your meter?
A.1 V

B.6V

c.ov
D.3V

20. Imagine that you've properly connected your multimeter into an operating circuit, and the meter's
function/range switch is set to read DC voltage in the 20 V range. The meter displays a "1" in the most
significant digit position. This indicates that
A. the function/range switch should be set to the next lowest range.
B. the power to the circuit is turned off.

C. the voltage at the point under test is greater than 20 V.


D. the meter measured a voltage of 1 V at the point under test.

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