From: James_F_Fulton(--nospam--at)RohmHaas.Com (James F Fulton)
Date: Fri, 28 May 1999 13:57:17 -0400
Amazing....we were discussing Professional Engineering exams today at lunch, and
look at what was waiting for me when I got back!
Tori --- the last one is for you.... :-)
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Subject: Arkansas Engineering Exam
Author: trapper2(--nospam--at)injersey.infi.net at Internet
Date: 5/28/99 12:18 PM
>> ARKANSAS PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING EXAM
>> 1. Calculate the smallest limb diameter on a persimmon tree that will
>> support a 10 pound possum.
>> 2. Which of the following cars will rust out the quickest when placed on
>> blocks in your front yard?
>> A) '66 Ford Fairlane
>> B) '69 Chevrolet Chevelle
>> C) '64 Pontiac GTO
>> 3. If your uncle builds a still that operates at a capacity of 20
>> gallons of shine per hour, how many car radiators are necessary to
>> condense the product?
>> 4. A pulpwood cutter has chain saw that operates at 2700 rpm. The
>> density of the pine trees in a plot to be harvested is 470 per acre.
>> The plot is 2.3 acres in size. The average tree diameter is 14 inches.
>> How many Budweiser Tall-Boys will it take to cut the trees?
>> 5. If every old refrigerator in the state vented a charge of R-12
>> simultaneously, what would be the decrease in the ozone layer?
>> 6. A front porch is constructed of 2x8 pine on 24-inch centers with a
>> field rock foundation. The span is 8 feet and the porch length is 16
>> feet. The porch floor is 1 inch rough sawn pine. When the porch collapses,
>> how many hound dogs will be killed?
>> 7. A man owns an Arkansas house and 3.7 acres of land in a hollow with an
>> average slope of 15%. The man has 5 children. Can each of the children
>> place a mobile home on the man's land?
>> 8. A 2-ton pulpwood truck is overloaded and proceeding down a steep grade
>> on a secondary road at 45 mph. The brakes fail. Given the average
>> traffic loading of secondary roads, how many people will swerve to
>> avoid the truck before it crashes at the bottom of the mountain?
>> For extra credit, how many of the vehicles that swerved will
>> have mufflers and uncracked windshields?
>> 9. A Coal Mine operates a NFPA Class 1, Division 2 Hazardous Area. The
>> mine employs 120 miners per shift. A gas warning is issued at the
>> beginning of 3rd shift. How many cartons of unfiltered Camels will be
>> smoked during the shift?
>> 10. At a reduction in gene pool variability rate of 7.5% per generation,
>> how long will it take a town that has been bypassed by the interstate
>> to breed a country-western singer?
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