October 1999

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.

Brought to you by Robert Keis.

Question #1:
Fixtures with exposed metal parts shall be provided with a ________ for connecting an equipment grounding conductor for such fixtures.
(A) grounding screw
(B) grounding pigtail
(C) bonding screw
(D) mechanical means

Question #2:
A 240-volt, 5 hp., single-phase motor has a nameplate full-load current rating of 26.9 amperes. The minimum amperage of the supply conductors for this motor is ________ amperes.
(A) 26.9 
(B) 28
(C) 33.6 

(D) 35.0

Question #3:
When conductors are installed in parallel is it necessary that the conductors of one phase, neutral, or grounded circuit conductor be required to have the same physical characteristics as those of another phase, neutral, or grounded conductor to achieve balance?
(A) Yes
(B) No

Question #4:
____ percent of the nameplate rating(s) of electric space heating if four or more separately controlled units.
(A) 30%
(B) 40%
(C) 100%
(D) 125%

Question #5:
Shore power for boats longer than 20 ft. at a marina shall be supplied from a ___________ rated at not less than 30 amperes.
(A) GFCI protected receptacle
(B) Locking and grounding type receptacle
(C) Multi-outlet circuit
(D) 120/240 volt circuit

Question #6:
Receptacles in patient care areas of health care facilities shall be grounded with an insulated copper conductor where subject to personal contact and operating at over ______ volts.
(A) 12 volts
(B) 50 volts
(C) 100 volts
(D) 200 volts

Question #7:
Lampholders installed over highly combustible material shall be of the _________ type.
(A) unswitched
(B) switched
(D) ungrounded

Question #8:
When computing the load for show-window lighting a load of not less than ________ shall be included for each linear foot of show window.
(A) 1200 VA   
(B) 1500 VA
(C) 150 VA
(D) 200 VA

Question #9:
Which of the following cables if any, are permitted to be installed within a raceway with electric light and power conductors operating at less than 600-volts?.
(A) A nonconductive optical fiber cable.
(B) A Class 2 thermostat circuit wired with 600-volt THHN conductors.
(C) A telephone circuit connected with conductors rated 600 volt.
(D) None of the above.

Question #10:
Recreational vehicle site electrical distribution systems that supply 50-ampere sites shall be derived from which of the following...
(A) 120/240-volt 3-wire system
120/240-volt 3-phase, 4-wire system
120/208-volt 4-wire system
(D) any of the above

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