May 2002

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 2002 Code Book.

Question #1:
Electrical equipment rated 600 volts to 13,799 volts, which is located behind a fenced in area, shall have the live parts of the said equipment a minimum distance of ___ from the fence?
(A) 3 feet
(B) 5 feet
(C) 6.5 feet
(D) 10 feet

Question #2:
According to the code arc fault circuit interrupter must be installed in all bedrooms, living rooms and dining rooms.
(A) True
(B) False

Question #3:
What is the minimum height of conductors, rated 22kV to ground or less, over a roof that is accessible to vehicles but not trucks?
(A) 12 feet
(B) 13.5 feet
(C) 14 feet
(D) 18 feet

Question #4:
Is it permissible by code to splice or tap service lateral conductors?
(A) Yes
(B) No

Question #5:
When computing for overcurrent protection for systems 600V or more, is it necessary to use the 80% rule of the rated breaker?
(A) Yes

Question #6:.
Is it permissible by code to use a SWD type breaker to switch High Intensity Discharge lighting fixtures?
(A) Yes
(B) No

Question #7:
Service conductors that are buried 18" or more shall be have there location identified by warning tape that is placed in the trench at __ inches above the underground installation.
(A) 4
(B) 8
(C) 10
(D) 12

Question #8:
A #12 THHN conductor requires __ in³ free space within a box.
(B) 2.25
(C) 2.50
(D) 2.75

Question #9:
A receptacle for the use of servicing air conditioning or refrigeration equipment must be located within 25 feet of which ouccpancy.
(A) Commercial
(B) Industrial
(C) Dwelling unit
(D) All the above

Question #10:
In commercial kitchens, all 125V 15A-20A receptacles must be GFCI protected even if they do not supply the countertop surfaces.
(A) True
(B) False

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