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Due to the nature of recent posts on this list concerning offensive
material, I feel obligated to state that I, as a native Arkansan (thankfully
transplanted to Georgia) was NOT offended by this.

However, to my knowledge there are no coal mines in the state.  They bring
it into the powerplants from REALLY progressive states like Kentucky and
West Virgina by barge and rail.


-----Original Message-----
From: James F Fulton [mailto:James_F_Fulton(--nospam--at)RohmHaas.Com]
Sent: Friday, May 28, 1999 1:57 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Arkansas Engineering Exam

Amazing....we were discussing Professional Engineering exams today at lunch,
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) at Internet
Date:    5/28/99 12:18 PM

>> 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
>> 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
>> how many hound dogs will be killed?
>> 7.  A man owns an Arkansas house and 3.7 acres of land in a hollow with
>> 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
>> 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?