March 2000

Test your knowledge of the code, by taking E.T.E.'s code quiz.
There are 10 questions, which are multiple choice.
Based on the 1999 Code Book.

Question #1:
Can parking lot light standards be grounded to a ground rod at the light pole?
(A) Yes   
(B) No

Question #2:
Can black insulated No. 6 conductor be used as a grounded conductor if it is marked with white tape where terminated?
(A) Yes
(B) No

Question #3:
Are non-metallic boxes required when using type NM cable?
(A) Yes
(B) No
(C) It depends on the cirmustances

Question #4:
What size equipment grounding conductor must be used where making a flexible connection to a 40 Hp, 460 volt, squirrel-cage motor?
(A) #10
(B) #8
(C) #6
(D) #4

Question #5:
In a dwelling unit do you have to use a 2-pole breaker to feed a split-wired receptacle (breaking off the tab provided on the receptacle) ?
(A) Yes
(B) No

Question #6:
What is the minimum size copper grounding electrode conductor required for connection to a ground ring?
(A) #6
(B) #2
(C) #2/0
(D) #4/0

Question #7:
What is the maximum ampacity of a No. 8 THW copper conductor when Up to and including 30 conductors are ran in a sheet metal auxiliary gutter?
(A) 22.5 amps
(B) 25 amps
(C) 40 amps
(D) 50 amps

Question #8:
Can power cables such as SJO cords be used to connect computer equipment to power receptacles under the raised floor?
(B) No

Question #9:
Is it permissable to install panelboard that is 4" deep and  put a 6"x6" trough under the panel to pickup the conduit runs in the slab.
(A) Yes
(B) No

Question #10:
Can two wires be terminated under one screw on a circuit breaker?
(A) Yes
(B) No

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