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September 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.
Quiz by Robert Keis


Question #1:
A No. 12 copper conductor is installed to supply a sump pump receptacle. The circuit is protected with a 15 ampere circuit breaker. The rating of the receptacle outlet shall not exceed _______ amperes.
(A) 30   
(B) 20
(C) 15
(D) 15 or 20

Question #2:
Fixed lighting in commercial garages that is installed over work benches shall be mounted a minimum of _______ feet above the floor unless of the totally enclosed type.
(A) 4
(B)
8
(C) 12
(D)  No minimum

Question #3:
1 inch Rigid nonmetallic conduit must be supported at intervals not exceeding ________ feet.
(A) 3       
(B) 4
(C) 5
(D) 8

Question #4:
When internal combustion engines are used as the prime mover for emergency generator sets, the onsite fuel supply shall be sufficient for not less than ______ hours at full-demand.
(A) 1 hr.
(B) 1 1/2 hr.
(C) 2 hrs.
(D) 24 hrs.

Question #5:
In an aircraft hanger, the area above the engine enclosure is classified as Class 1, Division 2 for a distance of ________ feet.
(A) 3
(B) 5
(C) 8
(D) 10

Question #6:A double insulated swimming pool pump that is permitted to be cord-and plug connected is required to have which of the following?
(A) A two prong polarized cord-cap
(B) A two prong non-polarized cord-cap.
(C) A three prong grounding cord-cap
(D) A three prong twist-lock cord-cap.

Question #7:A bare No. 2 stranded conductor has an overall diameter of __________ .
(A) 0.097
(B) 0.292
(C) 0.067
(D) 0.194

Question #8:A 60 amp. feeder to an electric heater installed in PVC conduit requires a No. ______ copper equipment ground wire.
(A) 12
(B) 10
(C) 8
(D) 6

Question #9:A remote-control circuit for safety-control equipment shall be classified as Class _____ if the failure of the equipment to operate introduces a direct fire or lift hazard.
(A) 1
(B) 2
(C) 3
(D) remote-control

Question #10:What is maximum length of flexible metal conduit that may be used as an equipment grounding conductor if the circuit is protected at 30 amps.
(A) 0 feet
(B) 2 feet
(C) 3 feet
(D) 6 feet


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