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Chapter 7



Multiple Choice
Identify the letter of the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

1. 

A ____ circuit has more than one path for current flow.
a.
open
c.
series
b.
parallel
d.
none of the above
 

2. 

A ____ circuit contains elements of both series and parallel circuits.
a.
open
c.
series
b.
parallel
d.
none of the above
 

3. 

A ____ circuit has only one path for current flow.
a.
open
c.
series
b.
parallel
d.
none of the above
 

4. 

A section of a combination circuit composed of parallel resistors is called a ____.
a.
circuit adds
c.
node
b.
resistor adds
d.
parallel block
 

5. 

In a ____ circuit, the current is the same at any point in the circuit.
a.
combination
b.
parallel
c.
series
 

6. 

In a ____ circuit, the sum of the voltage drops of the individual resistors must equal the applied voltage.
a.
combination
b.
parallel
c.
series
 

7. 

In a ____ circuit, the voltage across any circuit branch is the same as the total voltage.
a.
combination
b.
parallel
c.
series
 

8. 

In a ____ circuit, the total current is the sum of the current through all of the circuit paths.
a.
combination
b.
parallel
c.
series
 

9. 

In a parallel circuit, the total resistance is equal to the ____.
a.
reciprocal of the sum of the reciprocals of the branch resistances
b.
product of the resistors divided by the sum of the resistors when the circuit has two resistors
c.
value of one resistor divided by the number of resistors when the circuit contains two or more resistors of the same value
d.
all of the above
e.
b and c only
 

10. 

When using Ohm's law to determine the applied voltage of a parallel circuit in which the value of the circuit amperage and resistance are known, the formula used would be ____.
a.
R = I ´ E
c.
E = I ´ R
b.
I = E ´ R
d.
I = E / R
 



 
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