National Engineers Week (eWeek) quiz

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  1. National Engineers Week takes place near the birthday of which engineer?
    1. John Vincent Atanasoff
    2. Ray Dolby
    3. Jack Kilby
    4. Abraham Lincoln
    5. George Washington
  2. Which type of engineer designs power meters that can be remotely read?
    1. aerospace engineer
    2. chemical engineer
    3. civil engineer
    4. electronics engineer
    5. mechanical engineer
  3. Which type of engineer is responsible for designing bridges, roads, canals, and dams?
    1. aerospace engineer
    2. chemical engineer
    3. civil engineer
    4. electrical engineer
    5. mechanical engineer
  4. Which of the following numbers approximates the Golden Ratio?
    1. 1.41421356
    2. 1.61803399
    3. 2.71828183
    4. 3.14159265
    5. 9.80665
  5. Which of the following liquids is the best Superglue solvent?
    1. acetone-based nail polish remover
    2. ethanol (ethyl alcohol)
    3. isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol
    4. methanol (methyl alcohol)
    5. soap and water
  6. Which of the following substances continues to have a significant insulating factor even when wet?
    1. cotton
    2. polyester
    3. wool
    4. all of the above
    5. none of the above
  7. Which of the following substances is the best conductor of electricity?
    1. aluminum
    2. copper
    3. fiberglass
    4. iron
    5. wood
  8. Which of the following items is not a form of electromagnetic radiation?
    1. x-rays
    2. ultraviolet light
    3. visible light
    4. radio waves
    5. none of the above
  9. What advantage or advantages does digital TV have over analog TV?
    1. Digital channels take up less bandwidth.
    2. DTV permits special services such as multiplexing (more than one program on the same channel).
    3. DTV permits electronic program guides and additional languages, spoken or subtitled.
    4. Digital signals react less fiercely to interference than analog signals do.
    5. All of the above statements are true.
  10. What do cell phones use to send and receive information?
    1. infrared waves
    2. long radio waves
    3. microwaves
    4. VHF radio waves
    5. none of the above
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