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There used to be coal mines, hence the name Coal Hill which is just past
Altus and just before Hartman off I-40.

-----Original Message-----
From: Dan Vines <dan(--nospam--at)>
To: seaint(--nospam--at) <seaint(--nospam--at)>
Date: Wednesday, June 02, 1999 1:11 PM
Subject: RE: Arkansas Engineering Exam

>Due to the nature of recent posts on this list concerning offensive
>material, I feel obligated to state that I, as a native Arkansan
>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
>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
>>> how long will it take a town that has been bypassed by the interstate
>>> to breed a country-western singer?