Technical-engineering English Test

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 Technical-engineering English Test
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?    
    • A. 

      Chisel

    • B. 

      Screwdriver

    • C. 

      Pick

    • D. 

      Both A &B


  • 2. 
    Henry F. Phillips patented the Phillips screw and screwdriver in 1936. What does patented mean?
    • A. 

      He perfected a process to protect against corrosion.

    • B. 

      Another word for invented.

    • C. 

      When you started to manufacture the product.

    • D. 

      Rights to make,use,and sell the innovation.


  • 3. 
    The panel converts the Sun 's energy into a DC electric current. Which of the following is not a similar word for ' convert'?
    • A. 

      Revolution

    • B. 

      Transform

    • C. 

      Change

    • D. 

      Alter


  • 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.
    • A. 

      Vacuum tubes

    • B. 

      transistors

    • C. 

      Circuits

    • D. 

      Devices


  • 5. 
    What does MES mean?
    • A. 

      Master of Engineering Science

    • B. 

      Millimeter exit space

    • C. 

      Materials enabling system

    • D. 

      Manufacturing execution system


  • 6. 
    Another word for implementation is ....?
    • A. 

      Integration

    • B. 

      Configuration

    • C. 

      Installation

    • D. 

      Optimization


  • 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.
    • A. 

      Cutting

    • B. 

      Planing

    • C. 

      Drilling

    • D. 

      Debating


  • 8. 

    How can I describe what's wrong with this part?             
    • A. 

      It 's cracked.

    • B. 

      It' s bent.

    • C. 

      It 's dented.

    • D. 

      It' s torn.


  • 9. 
    If a CAD engineer asks to see the 'blueprints',he is asking to....?
    • A. 

      See how the image looks on a screen.

    • B. 

      See the technical drawings.

    • C. 

      See the new printouts from the plotter machine.

    • D. 

      Check the shape of the object.


  • 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.....?
    • A. 

      Uninteractive

    • B. 

      Cross-functionality

    • C. 

      Capacity

    • D. 

      Incompatibility


  • 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...?
    • A. 

      To reinstall it.

    • B. 

      To take it down.

    • C. 

      To sell the machine.

    • D. 

      To disconnent the machine.


  • 14. 
    Which of the following is not a function of a vacuum gripper?
    • A. 

      It shines.

    • B. 

      It picks up.

    • C. 

      It provides suction.

    • D. 

      It sucks air.


  • 15. 
    When we talk about the weight of an object, we are talking about....?
    • A. 

      How high it is.

    • B. 

      How wide it is.

    • C. 

      How long it is.

    • D. 

      How heavy it is.


  • 16. 
    Solar cells use _____ to turn light into energy.
    • A. 

      Electromagnets

    • B. 

      Semiconductors

    • C. 

      Superelements

    • D. 

      Superconductors


  • 17. 
    When you combine P-type and N-type silicon in a solar cell:
    • A. 

      Electrons rush from N to P, leaving the N side empty.

    • B. 

      Electrons at the N-P junction eventually form a barrier.

    • C. 

      Nothing happens.


  • 18. 

    When light hits a solar cell, electrical current comes from:
    • A. 

      Electrons traveling from the N side to the P side along a circuit

    • B. 

      Electrons traveling from the N side to the P side across the N-P junction

    • C. 

      Electrons traveling from the P side to the N side along a circuit


  • 19. 
    A solar cell can only absorb 15 to 25 percent of the sun's energy because...?
    • A. 

      Not all wavelengths of light create the right reaction in the cell.

    • B. 

      There's too much resistance inside the semiconductor.

    • C. 

      Both A and B.


  • 20. 
    A typical photovoltaic array has 36 cells. If one is shaded, power production drops by...?
    • A. 

      10 percent

    • B. 

      25 percent

    • C. 

      50 percent


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