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Field 087: Industrial Technology
Sample Multiple-Choice Questions

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Subarea 1—INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY FUNDAMENTALS

Objective 006
Understand applications and operating procedures for hand and power tools.

1. Before gluing together several narrow pieces of oak to make a tabletop, a woodworker should use which of the following tools to ensure a smooth and straight edge on each board?

  1. circular saw
  2. jointer
  3. belt sander
  4. miter saw
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Correct Response: B.

Objective 007
Understand properties of various materials and how these properties relate to a material's workability.

2. Ceramic tiles are used to cover the outside of a space shuttle primarily because of their:

  1. hardness.
  2. light weight.
  3. heat resistance.
  4. strength.
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Correct Response: C.

Objective 008
Understand health and safety requirements in industry.

3. Rags are used in a machine shop to clean excess oil from the tools. The safest way to store these oily rags for collection is to:

  1. put them in a cloth bag hung well off the floor.
  2. spread them loosely in an open wooden bin.
  3. pack them in a tightly sealed heavy-duty plastic bag.
  4. place them in a metal container with a tight-fitting cover.
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Correct Response: D.

Subarea 2—POWER, ENERGY, AND TRANSPORTATION

Objective 010
Understand basic principles of electricity and electronics.

4. In the diagrams below, each battery is rated at 1.5 V. Which arrangement will result in the greatest voltage across points A and B?

  1. a configuration of 4 batteries connected to terminals A and B for response A
  2. a configuration of 4 batteries connected to terminals A and B for response B
  3. a configuration of 4 batteries connected to terminals A and B for response C
  4. a configuration of 4 batteries connected to terminals A and B for response D

The positive ends of all 4 batteries are connected to a wire that is connected to terminal A, and the negative ends of all 4 batteries are connected to a wire that is connected to terminal B.

The positive end of one battery is connected to terminal A. The negative end of another battery is connected to terminal B. The positive ends of the other 2 batteries are connected to a wire that is connected to the negative end of the terminal A battery, and their negative ends are connected to a wire that is connected to the positive end of the terminal B battery.

The batteries are connected one after another, negative to positive, with the positive end of the first connected to terminal A and the negative end of the last connected to terminal B.

The positive ends of 2 batteries are connected to a wire that is connected to terminal A, and the negative ends of the other 2 batteries are connected to a wire that is connected to terminal B. The positive end of each terminal B battery is connected to the negative end of a terminal A battery.

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Correct Response: C.

Objective 011
Understand the production, transmission, and control of power and energy.

5. Which of the following statements best describes an advantage of using a hydraulic system for power transmission?

  1. Hydraulic fluids are highly compressible and take up less space when under pressure.
  2. Hydraulic systems do not have any frictional drag forces.
  3. Hydraulic hose can go around corners and flex with machine motion.
  4. Hydraulic systems are able to output more energy than they require as input.
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Correct Response: C.

Subarea 3—MANUFACTURING

Objective 016
Understand the materials, tools, and resources used in manufacturing.

6. Use the diagram below to answer the question that follows.

The diagram shows a 3.5 inch floppy disk. The sliding metal shutter is labeled.

The metal shutter on the 3.5-inch floppy computer disk is most likely formed by which of the following machines?

  1. injection molding machine
  2. stamping press
  3. gravity-drop forge
  4. cold chamber casting machine
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Correct Response: B.

Subarea 4—CONSTRUCTION

Objective 019
Understand materials, tools, and resources used in construction.

7. Steel mesh or reinforcing rods are embedded in concrete walls or beams in order to:

  1. strengthen the concrete against tensile stresses.
  2. hold the concrete in place while it dries.
  3. support bolts used to attach wooden structural members to the concrete.
  4. link together the sections of the wall or beam.
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Correct Response: A.

Subarea 5—COMMUNICATION

Objective 021
Understand principles of sketching.

8. Use the diagram below to answer the question that follows.

diagram of a simple geometrical object viewed from an angle

The diagram shows a simple geometrical object as viewed from an angle such that the line of one visible edge is drawn vertically and the various horizontal edges are drawn at a 30 angle to the horizontal.

What kind of drawing is shown in the diagram above?

  1. isometric
  2. auxiliary
  3. orthographic
  4. oblique
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Correct Response: A.

Objective 024
Understand principles of computer-aided drawing and design.

9. Which of the following is a major advantage of using a CAD program to design a product?

  1. Specialized technical design knowledge is unnecessary.
  2. Production costs can be immediately calculated.
  3. The program can automatically select the best design.
  4. The design can be modified quickly and easily.
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Correct Response: D.

Objective 026
Understand the basic characteristics, components, and functions of computers and computer systems.

10. A company has 40 workstations on a local area network (LAN). Which of the following is an advantage of having the computers attached to a central file server?

  1. The workstations can share files, programs, and printers.
  2. The workstations can continue to access network files if the file server crashes.
  3. The speed at which the work-stations send and receive data depends only on the speed of the file server.
  4. A computer virus introduced on a single workstation is not likely to spread throughout the network.
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Correct Response: A.