FCC Technician Class Exam Study Guide - 2014-2018/Subelement T5 Group C

Electronic principles: capacitance; inductance; current flow in circuits; alternating current; definition of RF; DC power calculations; impedance

The Question Pool

Question 1

What is the ability to store energy in an electric field called?
A. Inductance
B. Resistance
C. Tolerance
D. Capacitance

Question 2

What is the basic unit of capacitance?
B. The ohm
C. The volt
D. The henry

Question 3

What is the ability to store energy in a magnetic field called?
B. Capacitance
C. Resistance
D. Inductance

Question 4

What is the basic unit of inductance?
A. The coulomb
C. The henry
D. The ohm

Question 5

What is the unit of frequency?
A. Hertz
B. Henry
D. Tesla

Question 6

What does the abbreviation "RF" refer to?
A. Radio frequency signals of all types
B. The resonant frequency of a tuned circuit
C. The real frequency transmitted as opposed to the apparent frequency
D. Reflective force in antenna transmission lines

Question 7

What is a usual name for electromagnetic waves that travel through space?
A. Gravity waves
B. Sound waves
D. Pressure waves

Question 8

What is the formula used to calculate electrical power in a DC circuit?
A. Power (P) equals voltage (E) multiplied by current (I)
B. Power (P) equals voltage (E) divided by current (I)
C. Power (P) equals voltage (E) minus current (I)
D. Power (P) equals voltage (E) plus current (I)

Question 9

How much power is being used in a circuit when the applied voltage is 13.8 volts DC and the current is 10 amperes?
A. 138 watts
B. 0.7 watts
C. 23.8 watts
D. 3.8 watts

Question 10

How much power is being used in a circuit when the applied voltage is 12 volts DC and the current is 2.5 amperes?
A. 4.8 watts
B. 30 watts
C. 14.5 watts
D. 0.208 watts

Question 11

How many amperes are flowing in a circuit when the applied voltage is 12 volts DC and the load is 120 watts?
A. 0.1 amperes
B. 10 amperes
C. 12 amperes
D. 132 amperes

Question 12

What is meant by the term impedance?
A. It is a measure of the opposition to AC current flow in a circuit
B. It is the inverse of resistance
C. It is a measure of the Q or Quality Factor of a component
D. It is a measure of the power handling capability of a component