Your first mechanical reasoning test

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Question 1
a sprocket is what?

A. a cog for a drive chain
B. gearshift lever
C. chain link
D. a pin similar to a woodruff key
E. none of the above


Question 2
a swirl pot is what?

A. air/fuel container for carburettor
B. the volume knob on the car radio
C. a recess in a fuel tank for inclined driving
D. intake for inlet valve
E. the fuel tank level reservoir


Question 3
a condensor is used where?

A. a high tension coil component
B. a low tension timing points component
C. a starter motor component
D. a starter realy component
E. an aircon regulator compoment


Question 4
where would an example of the venturi effect be demonstrated

A. air filter side of the carburettor
B. fuel injection systems
C. at the fuel tank filler pipe
D. fuel air swirl effect between carb and cylinder inlet
E. fule air compression stroke


Question 5
what is a tappet?

A. a fancy name for a gudgeon pin circlip
B. the shaft in the end of the piston little end
C. the face of the cam arm that can be adjusted at the valve stem
D. a desmodromic vave
E. a bucket and shim


Question 6
what is timing?

A. the art of good comedy
B. point adjustment against valve dwell angle
C. the sensor box
D. the action of the pistons in motion
E. the distance beween the tappet and the valve stem head


Question 7
why is valve adjustment essential, what is the most appropriate answer?

A. fuel economy
B. prevent noise
C. prevent damage to top end of engine
D. tyre pressure adjustment
E. consistent effective running starting and overall efficiency of the engine


Question 8
why should all wheels be tested for tracking regularly?

A. makes road noise quieter
B. safety; keeps tyre wear even, informs as to health of braking and steering
C. keeps tyre pressures consistent
D. stops squeaking
E. better ride quality


Question 9
why should you check the oil levels in the engine regularly

A. informs health of engine and inproves longevity and efficiency
B. emmsion controls
C. curiosity
D. fuel economy
E. check the colour of the oil


Question 10
why should brake fluid be changed every 2-3 years

A. because the adverts say so
B. brake fluid aborbs water vapour over time imparing efficiency .
C. the brake fluid can be added to the petrol as a go faster additive
D. to get rid of the black colour
E. a warranty stipulation



This test was made with the help of JISC source code Mikes Webpage.