Substation Equipment & Overhead Systems

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Electricity Quizzes & Trivia

Volume one covers the connections and power factors.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The preferred Air Force base distribution system is
    • A. 

      34.5 kV

    • B. 

      69 kV

    • C. 

      3-phase,4wire

    • D. 

      Single-phase, 3-wire

  • 2. 
    Which of these equipment items is designed to open a circuit automatically under load and then restore the service quickly once the fault has cleared?
    • A. 

      Fused cutout

    • B. 

      Sectionalizer

    • C. 

      Pole-top switch

    • D. 

      Recloser

  • 3. 
    Which of the following items supply control voltage to operate circuit breakers?
    • A. 

      Batteries

    • B. 

      Signal generators

    • C. 

      Current transformers

    • D. 

      Distribution transformers

  • 4. 
    What are the minimum requirements for a substation fence?
    • A. 

      Two strands of barbed wire above a 6-foot-high fence

    • B. 

      Two strands of barbed wire above a 7-foot-high fence

    • C. 

      Three strands of barbed wire above a 6-foot-high fence

    • D. 

      Three strands of barbed wire above a 7-foot-high fence

  • 5. 
    How many feet past the substation fence must the perimeter ground wire extend?
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      8

    • D. 

      10

  • 6. 
    What item in an oil circuit breaker suppresses an arc?
    • A. 

      Oil

    • B. 

      Dashpot

    • C. 

      Protective relay

    • D. 

      Current transformer

  • 7. 
    Which is not a major function of an oil circuit breaker?
    • A. 

      To provide a means of switching under load

    • B. 

      To stabilize current flow during an overload situation

    • C. 

      To protect the system by automatically opening the circuit when a fault occurs

    • D. 

      To minimize damage to a system by openning the circuit when a overload occurs

  • 8. 
    What OCB component supplies amperage to the protective relays?
    • A. 

      Timer ports

    • B. 

      Main contacts

    • C. 

      Terminal bushings

    • D. 

      Current transformers

  • 9. 
    What percent of eletrical system faults are temporary?
    • A. 

      25%

    • B. 

      55%

    • C. 

      75%

    • D. 

      95%

  • 10. 
    Of these devices, which does not interrupt a fault current?
    • A. 

      Fused cutout

    • B. 

      Sectionalizer

    • C. 

      Oil Circuit breaker

    • D. 

      Oil Circuit recloser

  • 11. 
    Which of these devices must be backed up by a recloser of proper size?
    • A. 

      Fused cutout

    • B. 

      Transformer

    • C. 

      Sectionalizer

    • D. 

      Lightning arrester

  • 12. 
    Why is the Arc extinguished so quickly in a vacuum recloser?
    • A. 

      The high-voltage contacts separate so fast

    • B. 

      There is very little oxygen to burn

    • C. 

      The oil absorbs the fault current

    • D. 

      Halon is used as an extinguisher

  • 13. 
    The insulating quality of sulfur hexafluoride (SF6), At 0 PSI, is how much greater than dry air?
    • A. 

      2 1/2 times

    • B. 

      4 times

    • C. 

      6 1/2 times

    • D. 

      8 times

  • 14. 
    What is usually installed with an oil circuit breaker to allow for equipment maintenance, letting you keep the circuit in operation?
    • A. 

      Fused cutouts

    • B. 

      Knife blades

    • C. 

      Fused cutout and a backup oil circuit recloser

    • D. 

      Knife blades and a normally open air-break switch

  • 15. 
    Oil circuit breaker contacts that are discolored by excessive heat should be
    • A. 

      Filed

    • B. 

      Dressed

    • C. 

      Adjusted

    • D. 

      Replaced

  • 16. 
    The oil in oil circuit breakers (OCB) should be checked dielectrically
    • A. 

      Monthly

    • B. 

      Every 3 months

    • C. 

      Every 6 months

    • D. 

      Yearly

  • 17. 
    Scheduling maintenenance on an oil circuit recloser depends on the
    • A. 

      High-voltage rating and the average load

    • B. 

      Climatic conditions of the local area and past maintenance records

    • C. 

      Types of overcurrent and overvoltage relays and the cleanliness of the insulator bushings.

    • D. 

      Severity and number of reclosing operations and the dielectric strength of the insulating oil.

  • 18. 
    Strong odor from the gas in a sulfur hexaflouride circuit breaker is an indication that
    • A. 

      Breaker load is too high

    • B. 

      Gas pressure is too high

    • C. 

      Gas decomposition has taken

    • D. 

      Insulation breakdown has taken place

  • 19. 
    Clean a modern air switch that has been closed for a long time by
    • A. 

      Using a clean cloth and a wire brush

    • B. 

      Using wire wool and silicon grease

    • C. 

      Sanding lightly with emery cloth

    • D. 

      Opening and closing the switch several times

  • 20. 
    Battery bank maintenance is normally done
    • A. 

      Monthly

    • B. 

      Every 6 monthly

    • C. 

      Yearly

    • D. 

      Every 5 Years

  • 21. 
    What is used to test a battery cell for its specific gravity?
    • A. 

      Litmus paper

    • B. 

      Barometric gauge

    • C. 

      Colormetric chart

    • D. 

      Hydrometer Syringe

  • 22. 
    What must be done if water is added to a battery in freezing temperatures?
    • A. 

      Warn the battery

    • B. 

      Charge the battery

    • C. 

      Add a teaspoon of antifreeze

    • D. 

      Mix the solution with a stainless steel rod

  • 23. 
    Dielectric test voltage for a realy rated at 600 volts is
    • A. 

      400 volts

    • B. 

      1,500 volts

    • C. 

      2,200 volts

    • D. 

      6,600 volts

  • 24. 
    After a wiring change to a control device, substation circuit should be checked for
    • A. 

      Proper operation

    • B. 

      Proper adjustment

    • C. 

      Adeqate clearances

    • D. 

      Tightness of connections

  • 25. 
    What is the maintenance interval for voltages regulators?
    • A. 

      Monthly

    • B. 

      Every 6 months

    • C. 

      Annually

    • D. 

      Every 5 years

  • 26. 
    What is the first step in isolating a voltage regulator?
    • A. 

      Test for voltage

    • B. 

      Close the air-break switch

    • C. 

      Pull fused cutouts on the line side

    • D. 

      Place regulator in the neutral or zero position

  • 27. 
    Battery electrolyte impurities causes
    • A. 

      Irregular cell operation

    • B. 

      Low specific gravity reading

    • C. 

      High specific gravity reading

    • D. 

      Extreme high gassing of the battery

  • 28. 
    What must be done after repairs work on a relay
    • A. 

      Notify electrical supervisor

    • B. 

      Make a relay dielectric test

    • C. 

      Match the tap block setting with other relays

    • D. 

      Make a complete performance test

  • 29. 
    Which meter is used in a transformer coninuity check
    • A. 

      Megger

    • B. 

      Ohmmeter

    • C. 

      Voltmeter

    • D. 

      Clamp-on ammeter

  • 30. 
    If a continuity check between the primary and secondary transformer winding shows a zero reading, the transformer is probably
    • A. 

      Good

    • B. 

      Open

    • C. 

      Shorted

    • D. 

      Grounded

  • 31. 
    Which of these would you use for a continuity check on the primary winding of a transformer?
    • A. 

      H1 to H2

    • B. 

      X1 to X3

    • C. 

      H1 to X3

    • D. 

      H2 to case

  • 32. 
    When leather cannot be made soft and pliable enough by saddle-soap dressing, it should be
    • A. 

      Oiled

    • B. 

      Discarded

    • C. 

      Weight tested

    • D. 

      Inspected for dry rot

  • 33. 
    How often should the supervisor inspect body belts and sefety straps?
    • A. 

      Before each use

    • B. 

      Weekly

    • C. 

      Monthly

    • D. 

      Every 6 months

  • 34. 
    Which of these is used for bending test on a body belt or safety strap?
    • A. 

      Crossarm

    • B. 

      Cable reel

    • C. 

      Lineman's wrench

    • D. 

      3/4-inche mandrel

  • 35. 
    How can you restore damaged or dulled gaffs?
    • A. 

      Grinding

    • B. 

      Steel rasp

    • C. 

      Filing and honing

    • D. 

      Sanding and steel wool

  • 36. 
    Which of these is not a way to tell whether gaff's are sharpened properly?
    • A. 

      Gauging

    • B. 

      Plan test

    • C. 

      Slope test

    • D. 

      Pole cutout

  • 37. 
    Which part of the gaff do you sharpen?
    • A. 

      Top ridge

    • B. 

      Outer ridge

    • C. 

      Rounded edge

    • D. 

      Flat innerside

  • 38. 
    What is the required rhythm method when climbing a utility pole?
    • A. 

      Right arm rised as left arm rised

    • B. 

      Right arm rises as left foot rises

    • C. 

      Left arm rises as right foot rises

    • D. 

      Left arm rises as let foot rises

  • 39. 
    When two workers are ascending a pole, the second worker must not start climbing until
    • A. 

      The first one is on the ground

    • B. 

      The first one is in a safe work position

    • C. 

      The second one is in a safe work position

    • D. 

      The secon one is directly below the first

  • 40. 
    Leather protectors or gauntlets should be
    • A. 

      4 inches longer than the rubber gloves

    • B. 

      1 to 3 inches longer than the rubber gloves

    • C. 

      The same length as the rubber gloves

    • D. 

      2 to 5 inches shorter than the rubber gloves

  • 41. 
    For full protection up to the sholder, rubber sleeves are
    • A. 

      Worn tucked into rubber gloves

    • B. 

      Worn on the outside of the rubber gloves

    • C. 

      Cuffed even with the top of the gloves

    • D. 

      Worn between rubber gloves and gauntlets

  • 42. 
    How often are rubber gloves given an electrical test?
    • A. 

      Once a month

    • B. 

      Every 6 month

    • C. 

      Every 4 month

    • D. 

      Annually

  • 43. 
    The supervisor must inspect rubber blankets visually every
    • A. 

      Week

    • B. 

      Month

    • C. 

      6 months

    • D. 

      Year

  • 44. 
    How must rubber blankets be stored?
    • A. 

      Rolled up and taped

    • B. 

      In a designated truck bin

    • C. 

      Folded and placed in a canvas bag

    • D. 

      Flat or rolled in blanket canister

  • 45. 
    Which of the following manufacturer's certification tests is acceptable for hotsticks?
    • A. 

      75,00 volts AC per foot for 5 minutes on fiberglass and epoxy sticks

    • B. 

      75,00 volts AC per foot for 5 minutes on fiberglass and epoxy sticks

    • C. 

      100,000 volts AC per foot for 5 minutes on fiberglass and epoxy sticks

    • D. 

      100,000 volts DC per foot for 5 minutes on fiberglass and epoxy sticks

  • 46. 
    How often are hot-line tools tested electrically?
    • A. 

      Every 6 months

    • B. 

      Annually

    • C. 

      Every 2 years

    • D. 

      Every 5 years

  • 47. 
    Test hot sticks electrically with a
    • A. 

      Megger

    • B. 

      Voltmeter

    • C. 

      DC hi-pot test set

    • D. 

      High-voltage phasing tool

  • 48. 
    How may high-voltage tests are made on a hot stick before it can pass?
    • A. 

      Four 1-foot segment tests

    • B. 

      Five 1-foot segment test

    • C. 

      Four 1-foot segment tests and one overall test

    • D. 

      Five 1-footsegment tests and one overall test

  • 49. 
    How long is the 100-kV voltage applied to a hot stick?
    • A. 

      1 Minute

    • B. 

      2 Minute

    • C. 

      3 Minute

    • D. 

      4 Minute

  • 50. 
    At the job site, the aerial lift device should be positioned so the work area is always
    • A. 

      Directly over the truck

    • B. 

      Within reach of the boom

    • C. 

      In front of the truck

    • D. 

      To the right side of the operator

  • 51. 
    While raising the bucket, the operator should always face in the direction
    • A. 

      In which the bucket is moving

    • B. 

      Away from the cab of the truck

    • C. 

      Of the groundman giving the signals

    • D. 

      Of the pole or equipment to be worked on

  • 52. 
    Material or tools can only be passed from a worker on the ground to a worker on the aerial lift vehicle when
    • A. 

      Both workers are wearing rubber gloves

    • B. 

      The worker on the ground is wearing rubber gloves

    • C. 

      The worker on the vehicle is wearing rubber gloves

    • D. 

      The worker on the ground stands on an insulated stool

  • 53. 
    Allin-use aerial devices must recieve a daily
    • A. 

      Liner and upper boom test

    • B. 

      Prestest inspection and acceptance test

    • C. 

      Periodic verification test and acceptance test

    • D. 

      Pretest inspection and periodic verification test

  • 54. 
    The moisture test setup is the same as the
    • A. 

      Liner test

    • B. 

      Basket test

    • C. 

      Pretest inspection

    • D. 

      Upper boom insulation test

  • 55. 
    What is the test voltage in an aerial lift basket test?
    • A. 

      100 kV DC

    • B. 

      125 kV DC

    • C. 

      150 kV DC

    • D. 

      200kV DC

  • 56. 
    Who is responsible for daily inspections and overseeing other testing on the aerial lift truck?
    • A. 

      Crew leader

    • B. 

      Principal operator

    • C. 

      Electrical supervisor

    • D. 

      Base Civil Engineer (BCE)

  • 57. 
    The line truck winch is operated
    • A. 

      Through the power takeoff

    • B. 

      Through the transfer case

    • C. 

      From direct drive through the engine

    • D. 

      From the engine through the back transmission

  • 58. 
    How is the rope put on the capstan ?
    • A. 

      Thread it from top to bottom, with the load toward the front of the truck

    • B. 

      Thread it from bottom to top, with the load end away from the truck

    • C. 

      Wind it clockwise, with the load end next to the truck

    • D. 

      Wind it counterclockwise, with the load toward the rear of the truck

  • 59. 
    Whhile you are operating the line maintenance truck, which gauge is the most important to watch?
    • A. 

      Fuel

    • B. 

      Tachometer

    • C. 

      Temperature

    • D. 

      Hydraulic pressure

  • 60. 
    In addition to engineers or planning section, who assist in making a "Staking Sheet" of the area over which the line is to pass?
    • A. 

      A line crew

    • B. 

      A survey crew

    • C. 

      The graphics shop

    • D. 

      The electrical supervisor

  • 61. 
    For the line used in the Air Force, how many feet should be cleared on each side of a pole?
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      12

    • C. 

      20

    • D. 

      30

  • 62. 
    Use AF Form 103, Base Civil Engineering Work Clearance Request for
    • A. 

      Staking sheets

    • B. 

      Overhead line locations

    • C. 

      Digging permits

    • D. 

      Right-of-way request

  • 63. 
    The dept of a utility pole hole depends on
    • A. 

      Size and class of the pole

    • B. 

      Length and use of the pole

    • C. 

      Use of the pole and the soil type

    • D. 

      Length of the pole and soil type

  • 64. 
    Poles that are subject to more strain than nomal should be set how many inches deeper?
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      6

    • D. 

      8

  • 65. 
    The diameter of a hand-dug hole for a utility pole should be how many inches larger than the pole butt?
    • A. 

      4

    • B. 

      6

    • C. 

      8

    • D. 

      10

  • 66. 
    What method is used to remove dirt from a power auger?
    • A. 

      By hand

    • B. 

      With a spoon

    • C. 

      With a shovel

    • D. 

      By spinning it off

  • 67. 
    What is the minimum number of workers needed for pole handling?
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      4

    • D. 

      5

  • 68. 
    What tool do workers use to position poles on the ground?
    • A. 

      Cant hook

    • B. 

      Pike pole

    • C. 

      Digging bar

    • D. 

      Tamping bar

  • 69. 
    A large number of pole to be stored should be sorted by
    • A. 

      Class

    • B. 

      Length

    • C. 

      Length and class

    • D. 

      Length and type of treatment

  • 70. 
    By what method are pole usually loaded on a trailer/
    • A. 

      Boom method

    • B. 

      A-frame method

    • C. 

      Gin-pole method

    • D. 

      Snatch-block method

  • 71. 
    Where is a wood pole "branded"?
    • A. 

      At the top

    • B. 

      On the bottom

    • C. 

      5 feet from the top

    • D. 

      10 feet up from the butt

  • 72. 
    Which of these pole is preferred where local conditions shorten the life of wood poles?
    • A. 

      Steel

    • B. 

      Concrete

    • C. 

      Aluminum

    • D. 

      Fiberglass

  • 73. 
    Aluminum poles would most likey be used for what purpose?
    • A. 

      Distribution lines

    • B. 

      Transmission lines

    • C. 

      Roadway circuits

    • D. 

      Secondary service drops

  • 74. 
    What type of roof are untreated wood poles normally given?
    • A. 

      Gable

    • B. 

      Slant

    • C. 

      Conical

    • D. 

      Double-cut

  • 75. 
    Where is the gain made on a wood pole?
    • A. 

      Face side of the pole

    • B. 

      Back side of the pole

    • C. 

      90 degree from the face side of the pole

    • D. 

      90 degree from the back side of the pole

  • 76. 
    Which of these is the best situation for backfilling a pole hole?
    • A. 

      One tamper and three shovelers

    • B. 

      One shoveler and three tampers

    • C. 

      One tamper, one raker, and two shovelers

    • D. 

      One shoveler, one tamper, and two rakes

  • 77. 
    What is the maximum amount of pole line angle you can have without needing a guy wire?
    • A. 

      5 degree

    • B. 

      10 degree

    • C. 

      15 degree

    • D. 

      20 degree

  • 78. 
    The propertype of pole anchor depends largely upon
    • A. 

      Pole height

    • B. 

      Soil condition

    • C. 

      Length of conductor span

    • D. 

      Wind and snow conditions

  • 79. 
    What is the preferred angle for guy wires?
    • A. 

      45 degree

    • B. 

      60 degree

    • C. 

      75 degree

    • D. 

      90 degree

  • 80. 
    What are the factors considered that establishes the three loading area for conductors in the United States?
    • A. 

      Longitudinal and horizontal loading

    • B. 

      Latitudinal and transversal loading

    • C. 

      Horizontal, longitudinal, and vertical loading

    • D. 

      Longitudinal, transverse, and vertical loading

  • 81. 
    What is the maximum distance a bolt can project in the climbing space?
    • A. 

      2 inches

    • B. 

      3 inches

    • C. 

      4 inches

    • D. 

      5 inches

  • 82. 
    In vertical construction, where is the first conductor installed in relation to the top of the utility pole?
    • A. 

      9 inches below the top

    • B. 

      12 inches below the top

    • C. 

      18 inches below the top

    • D. 

      24 inches below the top

  • 83. 
    What insulator material is more resistant to vandalism?
    • A. 

      Porcelain

    • B. 

      Glass

    • C. 

      Fiberglass

    • D. 

      Polymer

  • 84. 
    What knots are used by the person on the ground to raise a crossarm?
    • A. 

      Two clove hitches

    • B. 

      Bowline and half hitch

    • C. 

      Half hitch and clove hitch

    • D. 

      Line's hitch and bowline

  • 85. 
    Use a conductor pulled from pole to pole over the crossarms, rather than being first laid out on the ground when
    • A. 

      The area is very wet

    • B. 

      Very small wire is used

    • C. 

      The ground is round or stony

    • D. 

      There are many trees in the area

  • 86. 
    A new pole line is being built, Which conductor needs to be sent up first if you are on the second pole?
    • A. 

      "A" phase

    • B. 

      The neutral

    • C. 

      The inside conductor

    • D. 

      The outside conductor

  • 87. 
    With what splice will you have to choose the correct size die?
    • A. 

      Automatic

    • B. 

      Compression

    • C. 

      Twist sleeve

    • D. 

      Sleeve joint

  • 88. 
    Which splice utilizes tapered jaws to hold the conductor?
    • A. 

      Automatic

    • B. 

      Compression

    • C. 

      Twist sleeve

    • D. 

      Sleeve joint

  • 89. 
    What type of insulator is used at the dead end for a primary conductor?
    • A. 

      Pin insulator

    • B. 

      Post insulator

    • C. 

      Strain insulator

    • D. 

      Suspension

  • 90. 
    How long after the preliminary sagging must you wait to allow conductors to "creep"?
    • A. 

      15 to 30 minutes

    • B. 

      30 minutes to 4 hours

    • C. 

      4 to 6 hours

    • D. 

      6 to 8 hours

  • 91. 
    What size tie wire is used for No. 2 conductor?
    • A. 

      8

    • B. 

      6

    • C. 

      4

    • D. 

      2

  • 92. 
    In the block and tackle method of installing a transformer, what must you install first at the top of the pole?
    • A. 

      Transformer come-along

    • B. 

      Transformer chain hoist

    • C. 

      Transformer gin

    • D. 

      Three-bolt clamp

  • 93. 
    Where do you connect the top and bottom connection points of a transformer's lightning arrester?
    • A. 

      Top to transformer, bottom to fused cutout

    • B. 

      Top to primary wire, bottom to fused cutout

    • C. 

      Top to ground wire, bottom to transformer

    • D. 

      Top to primary wire, bottom to ground wire

  • 94. 
    What causes a low power factor on a distribution line?
    • A. 

      Small resistive load in the circuit

    • B. 

      Small reactive load in the circuit

    • C. 

      Large capacitive load in the circuit

    • D. 

      Large induction load in the circuit

  • 95. 
    For a below-ground check of a pole, you dig the trench to what dept?
    • A. 

      4 to 6 inches

    • B. 

      8 to 18 inches

    • C. 

      12 to 24 inches

    • D. 

      24 to 36 inches

  • 96. 
    At what location on a crossarm does decay usually start?
    • A. 

      Top

    • B. 

      Ends

    • C. 

      Bottoms

    • D. 

      Pin holes

  • 97. 
    What condition will cause a crossarm to twist?
    • A. 

      Improper sag

    • B. 

      Lightning or voltage surges

    • C. 

      Unbalanceed strain or insufficient guying

    • D. 

      Crossarm unseasoned when it was installed

  • 98. 
    When a span shows too much sag while adjacent spans appears normal indicates what?
    • A. 

      The conductor has stretched from a falling object

    • B. 

      A twisted crossarm

    • C. 

      Loose tie wires

    • D. 

      Poor guying

  • 99. 
    Switch-and bus insulator failures usually occur due to what circumstance?
    • A. 

      Impact of rocks,bullets, or other objects

    • B. 

      Lightning strikes

    • C. 

      Overload on the circuit it carries

    • D. 

      Thermal movement between nested parts

  • 100. 
    Where would you put the tree pruner to add a third section?
    • A. 

      Send it to the shop

    • B. 

      Lay it flat on the ground

    • C. 

      Lay it across the truck bed

    • D. 

      Lean it against a tree limb

  • 101. 
    What species of tree are usually topped?
    • A. 

      Pine,elm,and pecan

    • B. 

      Spruce, pine,and fir

    • C. 

      Oak,elm,andd hackberry

    • D. 

      Willow,cottonwood,and poplar

  • 102. 
    What is usually the first step in troubleshooting a tripped overhead distribution circuit?
    • A. 

      Test the circuit

    • B. 

      Apply necessary grounds sets

    • C. 

      Inspect the circuit visually

    • D. 

      Try to reset the circuit's recloser

  • 103. 
    Which of these is not one of the three main causes that can be attributed to power line noise?
    • A. 

      Loose connections in the primary or neutral circuit

    • B. 

      Bonded ground wires on the utility pole

    • C. 

      Defective equipment insulation

    • D. 

      Electroststic leakage from ungrounded hardware

  • 104. 
    Which of these devices will detect a problem before service is interruped?
    • A. 

      Signal generator

    • B. 

      Infrared detector

    • C. 

      Frequency detection device

    • D. 

      Magnetic resonating selector

  • 105. 
    How is the cable used for ground sets constructed?
    • A. 

      600-volts insulated rubber or synthetic-covered hard-drawn copper

    • B. 

      5,000-volts insulated rubber or synthetic-covered hard-drawn copper

    • C. 

      600-volts insulated rubber or synthetic-covered flexible copper

    • D. 

      5,000-volts insulated rubber or synthetic-covered flexible copper

  • 106. 
    When a break occurs in an energized line, how is the line at the break affected?
    • A. 

      Both ends of the wire will be melted

    • B. 

      Both ends of the wire will be hardened

    • C. 

      The whole wire will get very brittle and charred

    • D. 

      The center will disappear, leaving soft wire on either side

  • 107. 
    What meter should be used to check a suspected damaged transformer?
    • A. 

      Megger

    • B. 

      Voltmeter

    • C. 

      Oil tester

    • D. 

      Clamp-on ammeter

  • 108. 
    What should you do before working on energized lines?
    • A. 

      Inspect hot line tools and equipment for proper operation

    • B. 

      Inspect the utility pole for heart-rot

    • C. 

      Fill out AF Form 103,Base Civil Engineering Work Clearance Request

    • D. 

      Fill out form 980, Caution Abnormal conditions tags

  • 109. 
    The preferred tool to use for cutting energized conductors is
    • A. 

      Lineman's pliers

    • B. 

      Grip-all hot line stick

    • C. 

      Hot line cutter

    • D. 

      Hacksaw

  • 110. 
    What are the two connector types used when splicing energized conductors?
    • A. 

      Split-bolt and automatic

    • B. 

      Hot line clamp and split-bolt

    • C. 

      Compression and hot line clamp

    • D. 

      Compression and automatic

  • 111. 
    In making a midspan splice on an energize line, position the personnel bucket of the bucket truck
    • A. 

      At a 45 degree angle to the break

    • B. 

      Parallel to the area to be spliced

    • C. 

      Directly under the area to be spliced

    • D. 

      So the linemen can face the splice area from the fron of the bucket

  • 112. 
    What tie stick head is normally used to untie wires?
    • A. 

      Fixed head

    • B. 

      Rotary prong

    • C. 

      Rotary blade

    • D. 

      Double prong

  • 113. 
    What is used to raised the auxiliary crossarm assembly once the tie wires are untied?
    • A. 

      Wire tongs

    • B. 

      A handline

    • C. 

      The mast pole

    • D. 

      A snatch block

  • 114. 
    When changing out and old pole, how close is the new pole set to the old one?
    • A. 

      Within 2 to 3 feet

    • B. 

      Immediately next to the pole

    • C. 

      Within 5 to 6 feet

    • D. 

      Determined by the soil conditions

  • 115. 
    Service meters are used to determine
    • A. 

      If sufficient voltage is reaching a facility or organization

    • B. 

      How large a service is needed for a facility or organization

    • C. 

      How much power has been used by a facility or organization

    • D. 

      If sufficient amperage is reaching a facility or organization

  • 116. 
    What is the formula to find the amount of watt-hours used?
    • A. 

      Volts multiplied by amps

    • B. 

      Multiplier times the previous reading

    • C. 

      Power factor times wattage

    • D. 

      New reading and substract the previous reading