Technical-engineering English Test

20 Questions  I  By Berlin Business English
This quiz is designed to determine a general english level for course participants working in engineering industries. in particular, questions are aimed at engineers or technicians working in mechanical and electrical assembly, software engineers (operating systems/controls/interfaces), mechanical manufacturing (components), and finally mechanical design (CAD).

  
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1.  What's this tool called?       
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2.  Henry F. Phillips patented the Phillips screw and screwdriver in 1936. What does patented mean?
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3.  The panel converts the Sun's energy into a DC electric current. Which of the following is not a similar word for 'convert'?
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4.  Complete the missing words.The integration of large numbers of tiny _________ into a small chip was an enormous improvement over the manual assembly of circuits using electronic components.
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5.  What does MES mean?
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6.  Another word for implementation is ....?
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7.  Which underlined word is false? Milling machines can perform a number of operations, some very complex, such as slot and keyway cutting, planing, drilling, diesinking, debating, and routing.
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8.  How can I describe what's wrong with this part?             
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9.  If a CAD engineer asks to see the 'blueprints', he is asking to....?
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10.  AutoCAD DXF (Drawing Interchange Format, or Drawing Exchange Format) is a CAD data file format developed by Autodesk[1] for enabling data interoperability between AutoCAD and other programs. The best antonym (or opposite noun) for 'interoperability' is.....?
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11.  The image below is an electrical symbol for ________?                          
12.  True or False? Corrosion is the wearing away of metals due to a chemical reaction.
13.  To dismantle a machine means...?
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14.  Which of the following is not a function of a vacuum gripper?
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15.  When we talk about the weight of an object, we are talking about....?
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16.  Solar cells use _____ to turn light into energy.
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17.  When you combine P-type and N-type silicon in a solar cell:
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18.  When light hits a solar cell, electrical current comes from:
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19.  A solar cell can only absorb 15 to 25 percent of the sun's energy because...?
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20.  A typical photovoltaic array has 36 cells. If one is shaded, power production drops by...?
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