Brake Fundamentals

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  • 1. 
    Which of the following frictional brake systems is used on vehicles today?
    • A. 

      Drum brakes

    • B. 

      Disc brakes

    • C. 

      Air brakes

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    Parking brake styles include which of the following?
    • A. 

      Top hat parking brake

    • B. 

      Drum-style parking brake

    • C. 

      Transmission-mounted parking brake

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    Parking brakes use a _______________________ to maintain tension on the parking brake cables and assembly when applied.
    • A. 

      Ratcheting mechanism

    • B. 

      Scrum mechanism

    • C. 

      Both A and B

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    Two students are discussing Newton's first law of motion. Student A says that a lightweight vehicle requires as much energy to accelerate as a heavier vehicle. Student B says that a lighter vehicle requires less energy to accelerate than a heavier vehicle. Who is correct?
    • A. 

      Student A

    • B. 

      Student B

    • C. 

      Both Students A and B

    • D. 

      Neither Student A nor B

  • 5. 
    The amount of friction between two moving faces in contact with each other is expressed as a ratio and is called:
    • A. 

      Friction.

    • B. 

      The coefficient of friction.

    • C. 

      The coefficient of heat.

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 6. 
    Excessive braking can cause which of the following brake conditions?
    • A. 

      Warped brake rotors

    • B. 

      Warped brake drums

    • C. 

      Brake fade

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      Push the nose down and lift the rear of the vehicle.

    • B. 

      Lower the rear and lift the front of the vehicle.

    • C. 

      Have no effect at all on the vehicle.

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 8. 
    Two students are discussing vehicle lift kits. Student A says that lift kits have no effect on braking or vehicle handling. Student B says that lift kits only affect handling, not braking. Who is correct?
    • A. 

      Student A

    • B. 

      Student B

    • C. 

      Both Students A and B

    • D. 

      Neither Student A nor B

  • 9. 
    Brake systems not repaired properly can cause which of the following?
    • A. 

      Accidents

    • B. 

      Injury

    • C. 

      Death

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 10. 
    Tech A says that disc brakes are used on the front of most vehicles built since the early 1970s and on the rear wheels of many vehicles. Tech B says that a disc brake operates by squeezing brake pads on both sides of a rotor or disc that is attached to the wheel. Who is correct?
    • A. 

      Tech A

    • B. 

      Tech B

    • C. 

      Both Techs A and B

    • D. 

      Neither Tech A nor B

  • 11. 
    Tech A says that when drum brakes are applied, brake shoes are moved outward against a rotating brake drum. Tech B says that drum brakes are used on the rear of many vehicles today. Who is correct?
    • A. 

      Tech A

    • B. 

      Tech B

    • C. 

      Both Techs A and B

    • D. 

      Neither Tech A nor B

  • 12. 
    Which of the following is MOST likely to be part of the hydraulic brake system?
    • A. 

      Brake hoses

    • B. 

      Wheel cylinder

    • C. 

      Disc brake caliper

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 13. 
    Tech A says that the purpose of an anti-lock braking system is to prevent the wheels from locking during braking, especially on low-friction surfaces such as wet, icy, or snowy roads. Tech B says that the anti-lock braking system does not mean a vehicle can stop quickly on all road surfaces. Who is correct?
    • A. 

      Tech A

    • B. 

      Tech B

    • C. 

      Both Techs A and B

    • D. 

      Neither Tech A nor B

  • 14. 
    Which of the following is LEAST likely to affect tire traction?
    • A. 

      Tire composition

    • B. 

      Tread style

    • C. 

      Tread condition

    • D. 

      Tire manufacturer

  • 15. 
    Tech A says that force is transmitted hydraulically through the brake fluid. Tech B says that by using cylinders of different sizes, forces can be increased or reduced, allowing designers to obtain the desired braking force for each wheel. Who is correct?
    • A. 

      Tech A

    • B. 

      Tech B

    • C. 

      Both Techs A and B

    • D. 

      Neither Tech A nor B

  • 16. 
    Tech A says that kinetic energy is the energy of an object in motion. Tech B says that heavier moving objects have more kinetic energy than lighter moving objects. Who is correct?
    • A. 

      Tech A

    • B. 

      Tech B

    • C. 

      Both Techs A and B

    • D. 

      Neither Tech A nor B

  • 17. 
    Tech A says that if a technician performs a faulty brake job on a vehicle, he or she cannot be held liable. Tech B says that technicians can be held liable for improperlyrepaired brakes.
    • A. 

      Tech A

    • B. 

      Tech B

    • C. 

      Both Techs A and B

    • D. 

      Neither Tech A nor B