Sample FE Mini-Exam

A Multiple Choice Exam
This sample exam is,   although abbreviated, similar to the actual mini-exams in our FE and PE distance learning exam review courses. In addition, our course enrollees are assigned a personal instructor at MGI who will review and comment on their calculations and answers. The instructor is also available to answer any questions and offer guidance via a Toll Free 800 number, e-mail, fax, and yes, even snail-mail. To request more information click here.
No. of Questions  = 10 *

* FE Mini-Exams in the review courses have 20 multiple choice questions.
Pass mark is:  70 %.
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1 Q. y varies jointly as x and as the cube root of z. Also, y = 12 when x = 3 and z = 8.0. The value of x, when y = 70 and z = 125, is most nearly:
a) 2.5
b) 7.0
c) 12.5
d) 17.0
2 Q. Of the processes listed, the one that is reversible is:
a) stirring a viscous liquid
b) a moving fluid coming to rest
c) an ideal gas expanding into a vacuum
d) none of the above
3 Q. Typically organic compounds have one or more of the characteristics listed. The characteristic that organic compounds DO NOT have is:
a) that they are generally soluble in concentrated acids.
b) that they are generally unstable at high temperatures.
c) that they are generally insoluble in water.
d) that they are generally compounds with low atomic numbers.
4 Q. The electromotive force generated in a single conductor and the total average emf between armature terminals can be calculated by using:
a) Kirchhoff's Law
b) Lenz's Law
c) Faraday's Law
d) Ohm's Law
5 The external work done by a pump that delivers 2,500 cubic meters of water per hour against a total head of 5.9 meters is most nearly:
a) 60 kW
b) 50 kW
c) 40 kW
d) 30 kW
6 Q. The statement of those given below which is NOT CORRECT is:
a) A moment is defined as the product of the magnitude of the force and the perpendicular distance from a point to the line of action of a force.
b) For a vector quantity, both the magnitude and direction should be specified.
c) Whenever a number of vectors add to give a resultant that is zero, the components of the resultant vector must separately be zero.
d) A scalar quantity is not completely described by its magnitude.
7 Q. To measure the muzzle velocity of a bullet fired from a rifle, two cardboard discs were mounted on a long axle which was rotated at constant speed. The discs were one meter apart along the axle which was rotating at a speed of 3,000 rpm. The rifle was mounted parallel to the axle and fired toward the discs. The resulting bullet hole in the second disc was displaced 20 degrees with respect to the hole in the first disc. The muzzle velocity was most nearly:
a) 700 m/sec
b) 800 m/sec
c) 900 m/sec
d) 900 m/sec
8 Q.A solid steel shaft which is 0.05 meters in diameter is subjected to an axial tension load of 30,000 kg and a torque of 200 kgm. In this configuration the maximum compressive stress is most nearly:
9 Q. When determining the strength of commercial materials using the testing techniques of the American Society for Testing Materials, the American Iron and Steel Institute, or the Society of Automotive Engineers, the results of the common tensile test are used to determine the material characteristics listed below EXCEPT:
a) the fatigue strength.
b) the tensile strength.
c) the yield strength.
d) the modulus of elasticity.
10 Q. If the sum of $12,000 is borrowed and the debtor is obligated to pay the creditor $900 for each year the loan is in existence, then, the simple interest is most nearly:
a) 13.33%
b) 10.00%
c) 7.50%
d) 5.00%

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