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  • 1. 

    Electric Vehicles are generally powered by:

    • A.

      Aluminum Batteries

    • B.

      Lead-acid Batteries

    • C.

      Lithium ion batteries

    • D.

      Nickel-cadmium batteries

    Correct Answer
    B. Lead-acid Batteries
    Explanation
    Electric vehicles are generally powered by lead-acid batteries. Lead-acid batteries are one of the oldest and most common types of rechargeable batteries. They are known for their low cost, high energy density, and ability to deliver high surge currents. These batteries consist of lead plates immersed in an electrolyte solution of sulfuric acid. Lead-acid batteries are widely used in electric vehicles due to their reliability, long life span, and ability to provide sufficient power for driving distances.

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  • 2. 

    Who coined the term battery?

    • A.

      George Franklin

    • B.

      Benjamin Fernandes

    • C.

      Benjamin Franklin

    • D.

      Alexander volta

    Correct Answer
    C. Benjamin Franklin
    Explanation
    Benjamin Franklin is credited with coining the term "battery." Although he did not invent the battery itself, he used the term to describe a set of connected capacitors. Franklin observed that when multiple capacitors were connected in a series, they produced a more powerful electrical effect, similar to a military battery of cannons. This analogy led him to use the term "battery" to describe the electrical device, and the term has been widely used ever since.

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  • 3. 

    When was the first Electric car invented?

    • A.

      1830

    • B.

      1985

    • C.

      1832

    • D.

      1945

    Correct Answer
    A. 1830
    Explanation
    The first electric car was invented in 1830. This means that electric cars have been around for a long time, even before the invention of the internal combustion engine. The development of electric cars started in the early 19th century, with various inventors and engineers working on improving the technology. While electric cars did not become popular until much later, the invention of the first electric car in 1830 laid the foundation for the future development and advancement of electric vehicles.

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  • 4. 

    Who invented the battery? 

    • A.

      Alessandro Volta

    • B.

      Max planck

    • C.

      Enrico fermi

    • D.

      Tesla

    Correct Answer
    A. Alessandro Volta
    Explanation
    Alessandro Volta is credited with inventing the battery. He developed the first true battery, known as the voltaic pile, in 1800. The voltaic pile consisted of alternating layers of zinc and copper discs separated by cardboard soaked in saltwater. This invention marked a significant advancement in the field of electricity and provided a reliable source of continuous electric current. Volta's work laid the foundation for the development of modern batteries and greatly contributed to the field of electrical science.

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  • 5. 

    A combination of cells is known as the battery.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In the context of electricity, a battery is indeed a combination of cells. A cell is a device that converts chemical energy into electrical energy, and when multiple cells are connected together, they form a battery. The battery provides a higher voltage and longer-lasting power source compared to a single cell. Therefore, the statement "A combination of cells is known as the battery" is true.

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  • 6. 

    The diode conducts only when current flows from anode to cathode.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A diode is a two-terminal electronic component that allows current to flow in only one direction. It consists of an anode (positive terminal) and a cathode (negative terminal). In order for the diode to conduct electricity, current must flow from the anode to the cathode. If current tries to flow in the opposite direction, the diode will not conduct and will act as an insulator. Therefore, the given statement is true, as the diode conducts only when current flows from the anode to the cathode.

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  • 7. 

    Full form of EV.

    • A.

      Energy Voltage

    • B.

      Electric Vehicles

    • C.

      Energy Vehicles

    • D.

      Electric Voltage

    Correct Answer
    B. Electric Vehicles
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Electric Vehicles" because EV stands for Electric Vehicles. This term is commonly used to refer to vehicles that are powered by electricity rather than traditional fossil fuels. Electric vehicles are becoming increasingly popular as a more sustainable and environmentally friendly transportation option.

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  • 8. 

    Full Form of ICV is:

    • A.

      Internal Combustion Vehicles

    • B.

      Internet Combustion Vehicles

    • C.

      Internally Combined Vehicles

    • D.

      Internet Combined Vehicles

    Correct Answer
    A. Internal Combustion Vehicles
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Internal Combustion Vehicles." ICV stands for Internal Combustion Vehicles, which refers to vehicles that are powered by an internal combustion engine. This type of engine uses the combustion of fuel to generate power, which is then used to propel the vehicle. Examples of ICVs include cars, motorcycles, and trucks that use gasoline or diesel as fuel.

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  • 9. 

    What are the two main types of hybrid vehicles?

    • A.

      The series hybrid vehicle and the mild hybrid vehicle

    • B.

      The parallel hybrid vehicle and the full hybrid vehicle

    • C.

      The series hybrid vehicle and the parallel hybrid vehicle

    • D.

      The full hybrid vehicle and the empty hybrid vehicle

    Correct Answer
    C. The series hybrid vehicle and the parallel hybrid vehicle
    Explanation
    The two main types of hybrid vehicles are the series hybrid vehicle and the parallel hybrid vehicle. In a series hybrid vehicle, the internal combustion engine charges the battery, which then powers an electric motor that drives the wheels. The engine does not directly power the wheels. In a parallel hybrid vehicle, both the engine and the electric motor are connected to the wheels and can work together or separately to provide power.

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  • 10. 

    Which of these is the purpose of the power split device?

    • A.

      To split electrical energy into mechanical energy

    • B.

      To allow both the engine and electric motor to propel the vehicle

    • C.

      To recharge the battery while braking

    • D.

      To recharge the brakes while driving

    Correct Answer
    B. To allow both the engine and electric motor to propel the vehicle
    Explanation
    The purpose of the power split device is to allow both the engine and electric motor to propel the vehicle. This device is commonly used in hybrid vehicles, where it enables the engine and electric motor to work together efficiently and optimize fuel consumption. It allows the engine to provide power to the wheels directly or charge the battery, while the electric motor can also contribute power to propel the vehicle. This combination of power sources provides flexibility and improves overall performance.

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  • 11. 

    The benefits of hybrid car include:

    • A.

      Reducing Emission

    • B.

      Improve gas mileage

    • C.

      Both a & b

    • D.

      None of this

    Correct Answer
    C. Both a & b
    Explanation
    Hybrid cars offer the benefits of reducing emissions and improving gas mileage. By combining a traditional gasoline engine with an electric motor, hybrid cars can operate more efficiently and produce fewer emissions compared to conventional vehicles. The electric motor assists the gasoline engine, reducing the amount of fuel needed and therefore improving gas mileage. Therefore, the correct answer is "Both a & b."

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  • 12. 

    The Toyota Prius uses its gas engine to:

    • A.

      Get car moving

    • B.

      Power the car at most speed

    • C.

      Power the car at certain speeds beyond 15MPH

    • D.

      All of this

    Correct Answer
    C. Power the car at certain speeds beyond 15MPH
    Explanation
    The Toyota Prius uses its gas engine to power the car at certain speeds beyond 15MPH. This means that once the car reaches a speed of 15MPH or higher, the gas engine kicks in to provide additional power and maintain the car's speed. This allows the Prius to efficiently utilize its hybrid system, using the gas engine only when necessary to optimize fuel consumption.

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  • 13. 

    Regenerative Braking involves:

    • A.

      Nano fibers that repair the surface of brake pads

    • B.

      Reclaiming heat from the brakes and using it for power

    • C.

      Reducing the amount of friction necessary to slow a car

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    B. Reclaiming heat from the brakes and using it for power
    Explanation
    Regenerative braking is a technology used in hybrid and electric vehicles to capture the kinetic energy produced during braking and convert it into electrical energy. This energy is then stored in the vehicle's battery and can be used to power the vehicle's electric motor, reducing the reliance on the conventional braking system and improving overall energy efficiency. By reclaiming heat from the brakes and using it for power, regenerative braking helps to maximize the energy utilization and enhance the vehicle's range.

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  • 14. 

    The Electric motor in a hybrid car can also act as:

    • A.

      Generator

    • B.

      Fuel Pump

    • C.

      Cooling Fan

    Correct Answer
    A. Generator
    Explanation
    The electric motor in a hybrid car can also act as a generator. This means that it can convert mechanical energy into electrical energy, which can then be stored in the car's battery. This is an important feature in hybrid cars as it allows the motor to recharge the battery while the car is braking or decelerating, thus increasing the overall efficiency of the vehicle. By acting as a generator, the electric motor helps to extend the range of the car and reduce the reliance on the internal combustion engine.

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  • 15. 

    Small Engines are more efficient than large engines because:

    • A.

      Weigh less

    • B.

      It takes less fuel to fill the cylinders

    • C.

      Both a & b

    Correct Answer
    C. Both a & b
    Explanation
    Small engines are more efficient than large engines because they weigh less and it takes less fuel to fill the cylinders. The reduced weight of small engines allows for less energy to be expended in moving the engine itself, resulting in improved efficiency. Additionally, smaller engines require less fuel to fill their cylinders, leading to better fuel economy and further enhancing their efficiency. Therefore, both factors contribute to the increased efficiency of small engines compared to large engines.

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  • 16. 

    The most common type of hybrid car combines the following:

    • A.

      Diesel and Electric Power

    • B.

      Gas and Electric Power

    • C.

      Biodiesel and Electric Power

    • D.

      Thermal and Electric Power

    Correct Answer
    B. Gas and Electric Power
    Explanation
    The most common type of hybrid car combines gas and electric power. This means that the car has both a traditional internal combustion engine fueled by gasoline and an electric motor powered by a battery. The combination of these two power sources allows the car to be more fuel efficient and produce lower emissions compared to a conventional gasoline-powered car. The electric motor assists the gasoline engine during acceleration and at low speeds, while the gasoline engine takes over during high-speed driving or when more power is needed. This combination of gas and electric power provides a balance between fuel efficiency and performance.

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  • 17. 

    What Voltage is likely to be available from the battery of an electric vehicle or hybrid?

    • A.

      300 V

    • B.

      24V

    • C.

      12V

    • D.

      240V

    Correct Answer
    A. 300 V
    Explanation
    The likely voltage available from the battery of an electric vehicle or hybrid is 300 V. This higher voltage is required to power the electric motor and provide sufficient energy for the vehicle's operation. It allows for more efficient performance and longer driving ranges compared to lower voltage options.

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  • 18. 

    Which vehicle has the smallest number of principle components?

    • A.

      Hybrid Vehicle

    • B.

      Electric Vehicle

    • C.

      ICV Vehicles

    • D.

      Traditional Vehicle

    Correct Answer
    D. Traditional Vehicle
    Explanation
    The traditional vehicle has the smallest number of principle components compared to the other options. This is because traditional vehicles typically have simpler mechanical systems and do not incorporate advanced technologies like hybrid or electric vehicles. Hybrid vehicles have additional components such as electric motors and batteries, while electric vehicles have even more components like regenerative braking systems and charging infrastructure. ICV vehicles may also have more complex systems compared to traditional vehicles. Therefore, the traditional vehicle is the most straightforward and has the smallest number of principle components.

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  • 19. 

    Which of the following vehicles produces zero-emission?

    • A.

      Traditional

    • B.

      Hybrid

    • C.

      Electric 

    • D.

      ICV 

    Correct Answer
    C. Electric 
    Explanation
    Electric vehicles produce zero-emissions because they are powered by electricity stored in batteries, which does not release any harmful pollutants into the environment. Unlike traditional vehicles that rely on internal combustion engines running on fossil fuels, electric vehicles do not produce any tailpipe emissions such as carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides, or particulate matter. This makes electric vehicles a cleaner and more environmentally friendly option for transportation. Hybrid vehicles, on the other hand, combine an internal combustion engine with an electric motor and battery, so they still produce some emissions. ICV (Internal Combustion Vehicle) refers to traditional vehicles that run solely on fossil fuels and emit greenhouse gases and other pollutants.

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  • 20. 

    Which vehicle uses a high voltage battery?

    • A.

      Electric Vehicles

    • B.

      Hybrid Vehicles

    • C.

      Both Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

    • D.

      Either of these hybrid or electric Vehices

    • E.

      Option 5

    Correct Answer
    C. Both Electric and Hybrid Vehicles
    Explanation
    Both electric and hybrid vehicles use a high voltage battery. Electric vehicles are powered solely by electricity and rely on a high voltage battery to store and provide energy to the electric motor. Hybrid vehicles, on the other hand, have both an internal combustion engine and an electric motor. The high voltage battery in hybrid vehicles is used to store energy from regenerative braking and provide additional power to the electric motor when needed. Therefore, both types of vehicles require a high voltage battery for their operation.

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