4th Form Mechanical Engineering Technology

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4th Form Mechanical Engineering Technology

Mechanical Engineering Technology is the use of engineering for the creation of useful products or production machinery. As you are an aspiring mechanical engineer who has upcoming end of term exam the quiz below is designed to help you revise for it with ease. Give it a try and best of wishes!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The process of cutting internal threads by hand is known as:
    • A. 

      Die working

    • B. 

      Threading

    • C. 

      Tapping

    • D. 

      Drilling

  • 2. 
    The size of a hammer is usually determined by the:
    • A. 

      Weight of its head

    • B. 

      Length of its handle

    • C. 

      Size of its face

    • D. 

      Overall length of the hammer

  • 3. 
    _____________________ is the property of a metal to be drawn into fine wires.
    • A. 

      Annealing

    • B. 

      Malleability

    • C. 

      Softness

    • D. 

      Ductility

  • 4. 
    The ______________ is used to mark lines on the work piece during the layout process.
    • A. 

      Scriber

    • B. 

      Marker

    • C. 

      Pencil

    • D. 

      Chalk

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is an example of a hazard?
    • A. 

      Tools packed neatly in their correct places

    • B. 

      Oil spilled on the floor of the workshop

    • C. 

      Workshop well clean and tidy

    • D. 

      Safety zones correctly identified

  • 6. 
    ALL the following are types of wrench EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Box-end

    • B. 

      Allen or hexagonal

    • C. 

      Offset

    • D. 

      Sockets

  • 7. 
    The hammer most frequently used by machinists is known as the______________.
    • A. 

      Ball peen hammer

    • B. 

      Claw hammer

    • C. 

      Soft-face hammer

    • D. 

      Machinists hammer

  • 8. 
    Which grade of file has the closest spacing between their teeth?
    • A. 

      Rough

    • B. 

      Second cut

    • C. 

      Bastard

    • D. 

      Coarse

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is a category of wrenches?
    • A. 

      Solid-end

    • B. 

      Adjustable

    • C. 

      Boxed-end

    • D. 

      Hexagonal

  • 10. 
    All the following are types of grinding machines EXCEPT __________________.
    • A. 

      Buff and grinder

    • B. 

      Bench grinder

    • C. 

      Pedestal grinder

    • D. 

      Floor grinder

  • 11. 
    The ______________ is used to scribe arcs, circles and step-off distances on a work piece.
    • A. 

      Dot punch

    • B. 

      Scriber

    • C. 

      Centre punch

    • D. 

      Divider

  • 12. 
    Which chisel is used to clean out corners and pull over off-drilled centers?
    • A. 

      Flat chisel

    • B. 

      Diamond point

    • C. 

      Cross cut

    • D. 

      Half round

  • 13. 
    The size of a screw driver is determined by the ____________________.
    • A. 

      Length of the shaft

    • B. 

      Shape of the tip

    • C. 

      Length of the handle

    • D. 

      Shape of the shaft

  • 14. 
    The _______________ carries the grinding wheels and is driven by a belt connected to the motor.
    • A. 

      Stand

    • B. 

      Tool rest

    • C. 

      Wheel guards

    • D. 

      Spindle

  • 15. 
     Tension is given to the blade of the hacksaw using the ____________________.
    • A. 

      Adjustable frame

    • B. 

      Wing nut

    • C. 

      Prongs

    • D. 

      Handle

  • 16. 
    The proper sequence of tapping a blind hole is ___________________________.
    • A. 

      Bottoming, tapered, plug

    • B. 

      Tapered, plug, bottoming

    • C. 

      Plug, bottoming, tapered

    • D. 

      Bottoming, plug, tapered

  • 17. 
    Which of the following is NOT an example of dies used in thread cutting?
    • A. 

      Solid

    • B. 

      Circular split

    • C. 

      Plug

    • D. 

      Adjustable screw plate

  • 18. 
    The _______________ is used to layout lines at right angle to a machined edge.
    • A. 

      Odd-leg caliper

    • B. 

      Scriber

    • C. 

      Try-square

    • D. 

      Centre punch

  • 19. 
    The flexible blade is usually ______________________.
    • A. 

      Hardened throughout its length

    • B. 

      Not hardened

    • C. 

      Half hardened

    • D. 

      Hardened at the teeth

  • 20. 
    ___________________ pliers provide extremely high gripping power because of the adjustable lever action.
    • A. 

      Slip-joint

    • B. 

      Needle-nose

    • C. 

      Side cutting

    • D. 

      Vise-grip

  • 21. 
    The ______________ is the bottom surface joining the sides of two adjacent threads.
    • A. 

      Pitch

    • B. 

      Crest

    • C. 

      Root

    • D. 

      Flank

  • 22. 
    ALL the following are work holding devices used on the drill press EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      V-block and clamp

    • B. 

      Drill vise

    • C. 

      Machinist vise

    • D. 

      Angle plate

  • 23. 
    A drill socket is used:
    • A. 

      When the hole in the spindle of the drill press is too small for the shank of the drill.

    • B. 

      To adapt the cutting tool shank to the machine spindle if the taper on the cutting tool is small.

    • C. 

      To remove the drill from the chuck.

    • D. 

      When removing tapered shank drills from the drill press spindle.

  • 24. 
    Most drills in the work shop are made from ____________.
    • A. 

      Mild steel

    • B. 

      Stainless steel

    • C. 

      High speed steel

    • D. 

      Low carbon steel

  • 25. 
    Phillips screw drivers usually have a star-shaped tip.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 26. 
    Dies are used to cut all types of threads on a work piece
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 27. 
    The hacksaw should be used at 40 – 50 strokes per minute.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 28. 
    The grinding head is the top of the grinding machine housing the spindle.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 29. 
    The dot punch usually has a point angle of 90°.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 30. 
    The outside caliper is used for checking inside diameters.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 31. 
    The pitch of a hacksaw blade is the number of teeth per inch.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 32. 
    All-hard blades are hardened throughout their length
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 33. 
    The tool rest is fixed over the wheels to protect the user from the grinding wheels
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 34. 
    Flexible blades are hardened throughout and are often found in the workshop.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 35. 
    Cuts of files refer to the pattern their teeth.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 36. 
     Pillar drilling machine is a type of drilling machine often found in the workshop
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 37. 
    Tap drill size is the drill size that would leave adequate material in the hole for the tap to cut a thread.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 38. 
    The combination set consists of a steel rule, square head, and a centre head.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 39. 
    The pitch of a thread is measured perpendicular to the axes of the thread.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 40. 
    Drilling is the process of creating a hole in a work piece using a drill.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 41. 
    Phillips screw drivers are also known as standard screw drivers.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 42. 
    The crest of a thread is the top surface joining the sides of a thread.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 43. 
    Solid dies are used for chasing or re-cutting threads that are damage.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 44. 
    Taps are used to cut internal threads on a work piece.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 45. 
    Calculate the correct drill size to be used to drill a hole for a ½ in. – 13 UNC thread.
  • 46. 
    Calculate the correct drill size to be used to drill a hole for an M 42 x 4.5 mm thread.
  • 47. 
    The part labelled 1 on the drilling machine shown in Figure 1 is called _______________. 
  • 48. 
    The part labelled 2 on the drilling machine shown in Figure 1 is called _______________. 
  • 49. 
    The part labelled 3 on the drilling machine shown in Figure 1 is called _______________. 
  • 50. 
    E part labelled 4 on the drilling machine shown in Figure 1 is called _______________. 
  • 51. 
    The part labelled 5 on the drilling machine shown in Figure 1 is called _______________. 
  • 52. 
    The part labelled 6 on the drilling machine shown in Figure 1 is called _______________. 
  • 53. 
    The part labelled 7 on the drilling machine shown in Figure 1 is called _______________. 
  • 54. 
    The part labelled 8 on the drilling machine shown in Figure 1 is called _______________. 
  • 55. 
    The part labelled 9 on the drilling machine shown in Figure 1 is called _______________. 
  • 56. 
    The part labelled 10 on the drilling machine shown in Figure 1 is called _______________.