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Multiple Choice: This section comprises TWELVE questions. Choose the corresponding letter of
the correct response to each question below. Each question is worth 1 mark
1. An atom is said to be negatively charged when it gains one or more


2. Which of the following materials has a negative temperature coefficient?



3. What would be the colour code of a 3900 ohm resistor with a 5% tolerance?
(A) Yellow, white, yellow, gold
(B) Yellow, grey, yellow, gold
(C) Orange, white, red, gold
(D) Orange, grey, orange, gold
4. The SI unit of Energy is the


5. It is advisable, not to use Water for extinguishing electrical fires because water
(A) may cause corrosion
(B) may transmit shock to the user
(C) may damage wire insulation
(D) will not extinguish the fire

6. Which of the following is true for TWO resistors connected in parallel?


The current flow through each resistor is the same.

The voltage across each resistor is the same.
The combined value of the resistors is equal to the sum of the individual values.
Each resistor has the same resistance value.


How much current would an electric cooker rated at 12 KW/230 volts draw?
20 Amps
52.17 Amps
0.05 Amps
2760 Amps
An electrician should always make sure that his tools are kept in good condition because
A good j ob cannot be done without perfect tools.
Tools that are in good condition require no care.
Defective tools may cause accidents.
Good tools make a good workman

9. The rate at which work is done is referred to as

10. An electric stove rated at IKW, 200V, is accidentally connected to a 100V supply. What power
would it now develop?



An open circuit has the effect of


Infinitely high resistance and zero current

Zero resistance and excessive current
Excessive current and excessive heat
Zero resistance and excessive voltage drop

In the event that a classmate is being shocked by electricity. What is the FIRST thing you
must do?

Pull him away from the electricity

Check for electric burns
Give him mouth to mouth breathing
Turn off the main switch

Short answer: This section comprises SIX questions. Do all questions

Total 28 marks

1. The resistance of a circuit remains the same, but the applied voltage is doubled. What will happen to
the current flowing through the circuit?
(1 marks)
2. If the current through a conductor is doubled and the resistance remains unchanged, what will happen
to the power dissipated by the conductor?
(1 marks)
3. What is the difference between a potentiometer and a rheostat?

(2 marks)

4. What are the four main parts of a circuit and state their function?

(8 marks)


Complete the following table of colour coding of resistors.

First Band

Second Band

Third Band

Fourth Band

(2 marks each; 10 marks)

Resistor Value, %
68000 5
27k 10
1000 5
56 10
330 20

5b. Find the value of the resistors below.

(2 marks each; 6 marks)

This sections comprises FIVE questions. Candidates MUST attempt FOR questions from this
section: Questions 1.2 and 3 and any other. EACH question is worth FIFTEEN marks.

1. For the following appliances calculate the cost of running each for a week at a rate of $9.25/KWH
(3 marks each; 9
a refrigerator rated at 110V and draws 25A
TV set rated at 110V and draws 7.5A
A radio rated at 110V and draws 5A
1b. The figure below shows the dials of a five dial watt-hour meter for a JPS customer. Calculate how
much it would cost the customer for the one month period if the previous reading was 12509 and the
rate is $9.25/KWH.
(3 marks)


Find RT, IT, VR1, VR2, VR3 and PR2 for the circuit below

3. Find RT, IT, IR1, IR2, PR1, PT for the circuit below

(6 marks)

(6 marks)


a. For the circuit shown above, calculate the resistance between EACH of the following pairs of points.
(i) C and D

(2 marks)


(2 marks)


B and D
A and D

(2 marks)

b. For the circuit shown in Figure 3, calculate


the current IT flowing through the circuit

(2 marks)


the power dissipated by the resistor R2

(3 marks)


The total power dissipated by the circuit PT

(1 mark)



Name THREE factors which affect the resistance of a metallic conductor.

(4 marks)

A copper cable 1500 m long, has a cross-sectional area of 25 x 10-6. The resistivity of
copper is 1.7 x 10-6 m.
Calculate the resistance of the cable

Describe the difference between positive and negative temperature coefficients of

(4 marks)

(4 marks