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  1. 1. 1. The coefficient of friction for dry surfaces: a. Depends only on the finish condition of the surfaces b. Depends on the materials and the finish condition of the surface c. Depends on the composition of the materials only d. Does not depend on the materials 2. Output over input a. Bond c. Rate of return b. Annuity d. Efficiency 3. The ratio between the average load and total available capacity a. Capacity factor c. Load factor b. Power factor d. Demand factor 4. The decrease in value of property due to passage of time a. Depletion c. Salvage value b. Depreciation d. Devaluation 5. The ratio of the annual revenues to the annual expenses a. Benefit ratio c. Benefit-cost ratio b. Rate of return d. Income ratio 6. The instrument for measuring high temperature gases a. Altimeter c. Odometer b. Atmometer d. Pyrometer 7. A rectangle with equal sides a. Trapezoid c. Rhombus b. Rectangle d. Square 8. The digits of a measurement which a scientists reads and estimates on a scale is called: a. Experimentation c. Significant figures b. Precision d. Accuracy 9. Galvanized iron is a term referring to iron coated with: a. Zinc c. Tin b. Magnesium d. Aluminum 10. The sum of the sides of a polygon a. Hexagon c. Circumference b. Perimeter d. Square 11. A tax on imports a. Capital account c. Value added tax b. Import tariff d. Import quote 12. A line that meets a plane but is not perpendicular to it, in relation to the plane: a. Parallel c. Oblique b. Coplanar d. Collinear 13. A quadrilateral whose opposite sides are parallel: a. Parallelogram c. Trapezoid b. Triangle d. Median 14. In the SI system of measurement, the base unit for mass is: a. Joule c. Kilogram b. Newton d. kilogram per meter cube 15. The maximum horsepower rating of a mechanical works or plan that can be tended or operated by a Certified Plant Mechanic a. 50 hp c. 150 hp b. 300 hp d. 400 hp 16. How many horsepower is 746 kW a. 1000 c. 74.6 b. 500 d. 100 17. The series of equal payments at equal intervals of time a. Depreciation c. Annuity b. Amortization d. Interest 18. The present worth of all depreciation over the economic life a. Annuity c. Capital recovery b. Maintenance d. Depreciation recovery 19. Two classifications of pumps a. Centrifugal and water turbine c. Gear and oil pump b. Reciprocating and rotary d. Propeller and impulse 20. The PSME Code defines the five grades of Commercial Fuel Oil. It also provides specifications for underground and above ground Oil Storage Tanks, such as for maximum tank capacity of 1100 gallons the thickness of the metal shall be: a. No. 16 gage c. No. 12 gage b. To be calculated by means of formulas d. No. 14 gage 21. The logarithm of 1 to any base is: a. Zero c. Infinity b. One d. Indeterminate 22. Naperian logarithm has a base closest to which number? a. 2.72 c. 162 b. 153 d. 10 23. Money paid for the use of borrowed capital: a. Depletion c. Overhead cost b. Discount d. Interest 24. An index of short term paying ability is called: a. Acid test ratio c. Receivable test ratio b. Profit margin ratio d. Current ratio
  2. 2. 25. Which of the following is not a basic component of motion of fluid element a. Volume distortion c. Twist b. Translation d. Rotation 26. A legally binding agreement or promise to exchange goods or services: a. Contract c. Barter b. Memorandum d. Pro-forma 27. Fall after the increase reaches a certain variable amount, this is called: a. Inflation c. Process factor b. Law of supply and demand d. Law of diminishing return 28. The bacteria in sewage are mostly a. Parasitic c. Anaerobic b. Pathogenic d. Saprophytic 29. The gas from sludge digestion tanks is mainly composed of a. Methane c. Nitrogen b. Carbon dioxide d. Hydrogen sulfide 30. The equation y=a1 + a2x is algebraic expression of a. Projectile motion c. Potential energy b. Straight line d. Cosine expansion sine series 31. A device that is meant to extract power from a waste process steam starts with steam of 75% quality at 100 psia. The exit conditions of steam are 70% quality at 14.7 psia. Which of the following statements are true? I. This device violates the first law of thermodynamics II. This device violates the second law of thermodynamics III. This device generates positive net power IV. This device generates no net power a. I c. I and II b. III d. II 32. Liquid assets such as cash and other assets that can be converted to cash quickly, such as accounts receivables, and merchandise are called: a. Current assets c. Land and buildings b. Fixed assets d. Total assets 33. Moment of inertia in SI units is described as a. N-m c. Farad b. N/m d. Ampere – m 34. Which of the following is true regarding the minimum attractive rate of return used in judging proposed investments? a. It is larger than the interest rate used to discount expected cash flow from investments b. It is frequently a policy decision made by an organization’s management c. It is the same for every organization d. It is not relevant in engineering economy study 35. Kinematic viscosity is an SI derived units described as: a. Sq. meters per second c. Newton per meter b. Watt per meter Kelvin d. Pascal second 36. The loss of weight of a body submerged in a fluid is: a. Independent of the volume of the body c. Proportional to the depth of submerged b. Proportional to the weight of the body d. Equal to the weight of the fluid displaced 37. Integral of sin x dx a. –Cos x + C c. Sec x + C b. Cos x + C d. Csc x + C 38. The quantity of chlorine in parts per million required to satisfactorily chlorinate sewage is usually: a. 95- 120 c. 65 - 90 b. 30 – 60 d. 0 – 25 39. In the design of grit chambers: a. There should be a 5 to 1 ratio of length to depth c. The maximum velocity of flow is 1 ft/sec b. Baffles are essential d. Temperature is an important factor 40. The difference between the starting and ending inventory valuations, a term that represents an inventory account adjustment is called: a. Cost of goods sold c. Perpetual inventory system b. Physical inventory system d. Periodic inventory system 41. Which of the following statements are false? a. Low-alloy steels are used in the heat-treated condition b. Low-alloy steels contain small amounts of nickel and chromium c. Low-alloy steels are a minor group and are rarely used d. The addition of small amounts of molybdenum to low-alloy steel makes it possible to harden and strengthen thick pieces of the metal by heat treatment. 42. Cost of things that are neither labor or materials: a. Labor cost c. Expenses b. Construction cost d. Investment 43. The greatest unit pressure the soil can continuously withstand: a. Bearing strength c. Point of rupture b. Yield point d. Ultimate strength 44. 10 to the 12th power is the value of the prefix: a. Micro c. Atto b. Tera d. Femto 45. How many significant digits do 10.098 have? a. 2 c. 4 b. 3 d. 5
  3. 3. 46. A term used to describe payment of an employee for time spent on the property of the employer though not actually working at the job, e.g. time spent changing clothes to get ready for work or time spent traveling from the plant entrance to the place of work: a. Downtime pay c. Portal-to-portal pay b. Call-in pay d. Lost time pay 47. Instead of profits being paid out to the stockholders or owners as dividends, they are retained in the business and used to finance expansion. This is called: a. Retained earnings c. Bonds b. Deposits d. Flow back 48. The length of time, usually in years, for the cumulative net annual profit to equal the initial investment is called: a. Return on investment c. Price earning ratio b. Payback period d. Receivable turnover 49. The diagram drawn to help visualize and simplify problem having diverse receipts and disbursements a. Cash flow c. Budget b. Year-end-convention d. Investment 50. Those funds that are required to make the enterprise or project a going concern: a. Working capital c. Banking b. Accumulated amount d. Principal or present worth