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Montana-Electrical Master Online Practice Test

These are actual questions from our online practice test.

We have included a question from each chapter of the test. Every question will be multiple choice. The answers are not included with the sample.

Sample Questions

# Chapter Title Question
1 Capacity Factor/Unit Load Calculations 1/Demand Factor/Dielectric

mandy note: go to for next questions

2 Distribution Feeder Regulation/Delta/Delta wye Transformers/Voltage Drop/Voltage Divider/Voltage Regulation/Current Divider

One case of voltage regulation is in a transformer. The unideal components of the transformer cause a change in voltage when current flows. Under no load, when no current flows through the secondary coils, Vnl is given by the ideal model, where VS = VP*NS/NP. Looking at the equivalent circuit and neglecting the shunt components, as is a reasonable approximation, one can refer all resistance and reactance to the secondary side and clearly see that the secondary voltage at no load will indeed be given by the ideal model. When the transformer delivers full load, a voltage drop occurs over the winding resistance, causing the terminal voltage across the load to be lower than anticipated. This leads to a ___________ voltage regulation which must be considered in use of the transformer.


3 Theory

Incidence matrix: The   matrix   is called node-to-________ incidence matrix for the matrix elements   being

A reference or datum node   is introduced to represent the environment and connected to all dynamic nodes and terminals. The   matrix  , where the row that contains the elements   of the reference node   is eliminated, is called reduced incidence matrix.

The conservation laws (KCL) in vector-matrix form:

The uniqueness condition for the potentials (KVL) in vector-matrix form:

where   are the absolute potentials at the nodes to the reference node  .


Using KVL:

because   by KCL. So:

4 Conductor Sizing/Protection Calculations/AC Power Plugs/Sockets

blade connector is a type of single wire connection using a flat conductive blade which is inserted into a blade receptacle. Usually both blade connector and blade receptacle have wires attached to them either through of the wire to the blade or ______________ of the blade to the wire. In some cases the blade is an integral manufactured part of a component (such as a switch or a speaker unit), and a blade receptacle is pushed onto the blade to form a connection.

5 MIL-STD-1553/ACCC Conductor/Motors/Transformers/Circuit Breaker/Brushed DC Electric Motor/Short Circuit

MIL-STD-1553B does not specify the length of the bus. However, the maximum length of bus is directly related to the gauge of the cable conductor and time delay of the transmitted signal. A smaller conductor attenuates the signal more than a larger conductor. Typical propagation delay for a 1553B cable is 1.6 _____________ per foot. Thus, the end-to-end 100-foot bus (30 m) would have a 160 nanosecond propagation delay, which is equal to the average rise time of a 1553B signal. According to MIL-HDBK-1553A, when a signal's propagation delay time is more than 50% of the rise or fall time, it is necessary to consider transmission line effects. This delay time is proportional to the distance propagated.

6 Junction Boxes/Raceways/Conduit Bodies/Reclosers/Multiway Switching/Camlock

If the PVC coating is UL listed as the primary corrosion protection, does that mean the conduit complies with NEMA RN-1?

7 AC/DC/Capacitance/Inductor/SWER 1

Inductors in a parallel configuration each have the same potential difference (voltage). To find their total equivalent inductance (Leq):

A diagram of several inductors, side by side, both leads of each connected to the same wires

The current through inductors in series stays the same, but the voltage across each inductor can be different. The sum of the potential differences (voltage) is equal to the total voltage. To find their total inductance:

A diagram of several inductors, connected end to end, with the same amount of current going through each

These simple relationships hold true only when there is no mutual coupling of magnetic fields between individual inductors.

8 Ground/Earthing System/Three-Phase

An ungrounded electrical box, appliance, power tool, or extension cord could become a danger if there is no path to ground, except through you. Without a ground wire, your body may complete the ground path and you may be shocked or electrocuted. In older homes with cloth wrapped wire or in homes with knob and ____________ wiring, this is the case. Newer appliances and some tools come equipped with a three-pronged cord, incorporating a ground for protection. 

9 HV Circuit Breaker Testing/Unit Load Calculations 2/Service Load Calculations/Optional Methods/SWER 2/Motor Constant

Where should you mount your transducer?

You should look for an easily attachable place where your transducer will move in conjunction with the interrupter(s). You should also try to mount the transducer to a solid piece of metal that won’t vibrate during operation of the circuit breaker. The closer you are to the interrupter without mechanical linkages in between, the more accurate your travel ___________ will become. Once a transducer mounting spot is established, you should continue to test it at this spot for accurate trending purposes.

10 Inductance/Impedance/Connectors

A well-known crossover cable is the Ethernet crossover cable, which converts between T568A and T568B termination. What matters specifically is not "which contact corresponds to which wire", but rather "which contact on one connector corresponds to which contact on the other connector": to illustrate the distinction, T568A straight through cables and T568B straight through cables are electrically identical: pin 1 on one end corresponds to pin 1 on the other end, though in the T568A it is a green/white striped wire that connects them, while in T568B it is an ___________/white striped wire that connects them. However, a cable wired with T568A at one end and T568B at the other is a crossover cable.


11 OSHA Safety/Dig Alert/Training/Asbestos/Code of Federal Regulations/Title 29, Part 1926
Within 8 hours after the death of any employee or report of the inpatient hospitalization of ______ or more employees, as the result of a work-related incident, you must report this to the closest OSHA office.
12 Employees/Contractors/Insurance/Safety What is required to be worn by employees and contractors at all times to minimize forces transmitted to the head, neck, spine, from falling objects?
13 Basic Bid Preparation/Estimating/Blueprint Reading The notice to owner contained in a contract, informs the customer of _________________.

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