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October 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:
Type PGF fixture wire has a maximum operating temperature of _____ oC.
(A) 150
(B) 200
(C) 250
(D) 392

Question #2:
Incandescent lighting fixtures are to be surface mounted under/within a commercial cooking hood. The wiring method is to be rigid metal conduit with high-temperature wire installed from fixture to fixture exposed within the hood. Is the rigid conduit wiring method permitted in this area by Code?
(A) Yes
(B) No

Question #3:
347,114 volt-amperes equals how many amperes at 3 phase 208 volts?_______________
A) 1668 amps
(B) 1446 amps
(C) 964 amps  
(D) 836 amps

Question #4:
Switching devices on the property shall be kept how far horizontally from the inside walls of a swimming pool?
(A) 4 feet
(B) 5 feet
(C) 6 feet
(D) 8 feet

Question #5:
Conduits or connectors requiring the use of locknuts or bushings shall not be used with _______ boxes.
(A) square
(B) octagon
(C) round
(D) metal

Question #6:
Horizontal runs of Liquidtight flexible metal conduit are considered supported when installed through openings in framing members at intervals not greater than _______ feet.
(A) 3 feet
(B) 3.5 feet
(C) 4 feet
(D) 4.5 feet

Question #7:
An angle pull is to be made in a 3.5 inch rigid steel conduit run which will contain 4 pieces of 500 kcmil THHN in a box that is 30" x 30". The conduit will enter the bottom of the box and leave the right side of the box. What is the minimum distance if any that is required between the two conduits?
(A) 28 inches
(B) 21 inches
(C) 14 inches
(D) no minimum

Question #8:
The batteries that supply a unit equipment (emergency light wall pack) shall maintain what percentage of nominal battery voltage for the total lamp load of the unit for 1 hours.
(A) 90 1/2%
(B) 87 1/2%
(C) 85 1/2%
(D) 86 1/2%

Question #9:
Swimming pool lighting fixture junction boxes (deck boxes) are to be installed with the inside bottom of the box not less than 8 inches above the maximum pool water level. What is considered the maximum pool water level?
(A) water at the bottom of the skimmer
(B) water at the center of the skimmer
(C) water at the top of the skimmer
(D) water running over pool wall

Question #10:
Wall brackets used for scenery lighting shall be wired internally, and the _____ ______ shall be carried through to the back of the scenery where a bushing shall be placed on the end.
(A) fixture stem
(B) insulated conductors
(C) mounting screws

(D) equipment grounds


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