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Chapter 14



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

 1. 

When determining the number of receptacles that can be connected to a general lighting branch circuit in a residential installation, a good rule of thumb is to assign each receptacle outlet a value of ____ amperes.
a.
0.5
c.
1.5
b.
1.0
d.
2.0
 

 2. 

When individual branch circuits are going to be installed for each cooking appliance, the ____ of each appliance is divided by 240 volts to get the current rating for each appliance.
a.
nameplate wattage rating
c.
manufacturer’s wattage rating
b.
NEC® kilowatt rating
d.
average kilowatt usage
 

 3. 

Use ____ for all small-appliance branch circuits.
a.
12 AWG wire and 15-amp overcurrent protection devices
b.
12 AWG wire and 20-amp overcurrent protection devices
c.
14 AWG wire and 15-amp overcurrent protection devices
d.
14 AWG wire and 20-amp overcurrent protection devices
 

 4. 

Electric clothes dryers are usually installed in a house using ____ copper cable.
a.
6/3
c.
10/3
b.
8/3
d.
12/3
 

 5. 

The NEC® requires that a minimum of ____ small-branch appliance circuits be installed in each house.
a.
two
c.
four
b.
three
d.
five
 

 6. 

In a(n) ____ system, combustion of heat or oil heats up water.
a.
forced-hot-air furnace
c.
interconnecting
b.
hydraulic
d.
hydronic
 



 
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