# 25+ Resistive Circuits Questions

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1. Where voltage division problem arises
a) Series connected resistors
b) Parallel connected resistors
c) When resistors are equal
d) Both series and parallel resistors.
Answer: a

2. Where current division problem arises
a) Series connected resistors
b) Parallel connected resistors
c) When resistors are equal
d) Both series and parallel resistors.
Answer: b

3. If there are 3 Resistors R1, R2 and R3 in series and V is total voltage and I is total current then Voltage across R2 is
a) V R3/ R1 + R2 + R3
b) V R2/ R1 + R2 + R3
c) V R1/R1 + R2 + R3
d) V
Answer: b

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4. For a parallel connected resistor R1, R2 and a voltage of V volts. Current across the first resistor is given by
a) I R1
b) I R2
c) I R1 / R1 + R2
d) I R2 / R1 + R2
Answer: d

5. R1 = 1Ω, R2 = 3Ω, R3 = 5Ω and R4 = 7Ω connected in series. Total voltage = 20V, Current I, V2 =?
a) I = 1.23, V2 = 3.75
b) I = 1.25, V2 = 3.75
c) I = 1.15, V2= 3.73
d) I = 1.16, V2 = 3.72
Answer: b

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6. R1 = 1Ω, R2 = 3Ω, R3 = 5Ω and R4 = 7Ω connected in parallel. Total Current = 23A. Then V, I1 , I2 =?
a) 12.26v, 1.725, 2.875
b) 12.23v, 2.875, 1.725
c) 11.26v, 1.95, 1.74
d) 11.23v, 1.74, 1.95
Answer: a

7. Voltage division is necessary for parallel resistance networks
a) True
b) False
Answer: b

8. Why is current division necessary?
a) In series current is the same
b) In parallel current differs
c) Because the voltage is also different
d) Because of Kirchhoff’s laws.
Answer: b

9. The Wheatstone Bridge is mainly used to measure ______________
a) Currents
b) Voltages
c) Node potentials
d) Resistances
Answer: d

10. Lower resistances are difficult to measure using Wheatstone bridge circuit because of ____________
a) Leakage currents
b) I2R effects
c) Power dissipation
d) Thermal breakdown
Answer: b

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11. If P/Q=1, unknown resistance S=1000Ω and R could be varied from 0 to 100Ω then the bridge could be ___________
a) A balanced circuit
b) A rectified circuit
c) An unbalanced circuit
d) An identical circuit
Answer: c

12. The other name for Delta connection is ___________
a) Star connection
b) Pi connection
c) T connection
d) Y connection
Answer: b

13. Star connection can also be called as Y (or) T connection.
a) True
b) False
Answer: a

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14. If R2 = RC RA / (RA +RB +RC ) then R3 equals?
a) RA RB / (RA +RB +RC )
b) RC RA / (RA +RB +RC )
c) RB RC / (RA +RB +RC )
d) RX RA / (RA +RB +RC )
Answer: a

15. The star and delta networks would be electrically equal if resistances measured between any pair of terminals __________
a) Is different
b) Greater in star
c) Greater in delta
d) Is equal
Answer: d

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16. A Wheatstone bridge is balanced when the galvanometer shows __________ reading.
a) 0A
b) 1A
c) Infinity
d) -1A
Answer: a

17. __________ are difficult to measure using Wheatstone bridge.
a) Higher resistances
b) Currents
c) Lower resistances
d) Voltages
Answer: c

18. ____________ helps in current measurement by placing it in ____________ with the circuit element.
a) Voltameter, Parallel
b) Ammeter, series
c) Voltmeter, series
d) Ammeter, parallel
Answer: b

19. An ideal voltmeter has ___________ equivalent resistance and ideal ammeter has ___________ equivalent resistance.
a) Unity, Unity
b) Zero, infinite
c) Infinite, Zero
d) Zero, Zero
Answer: c

20. Continuous voltages (or) current signals are measured using
a) Tachometers
b) Sonometers
c) Analog meters
d) Digital meters
Answer: d

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21. Digital meters are preferable than analog meters.
a) True
b) False
Answer: a

22. A 20mv, 1mA d’Arsonval movement is used in an ammeter whose full-scale reading is 10 mA. Determine RA.
a) 2.222Ω
b) 6.667Ω
c) 5.92Ω
d) 3.333Ω
Answer: a

23. A 25mv, 2mA d’Arsonval movement is to be used in voltmeter whose full scale reading is 100v. The resistance inserted by 100v meter into circuit is ___________
a) 1 * 105Ω
b) 1 * 106Ω
c) 1 * 104Ω
d) 1 * 103Ω
Answer: a

24. An ideal voltmeter functions as __________ circuit.
a) A short
b) An open
c) A power
d) An infinite
Answer: b

25. An ideal ammeter functions as __________ circuit.
a) A short
b) An open
c) A power
d) An infinite
Answer: a

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26. A 100mv, 5mA d’Arsonval movement is to be used in an ammeter whose full-scale reading is 1A. Calculate RA.
a) 0.7 ohms
b) 0.5 ohms
c) 0.1 ohms
d) 0.2 ohms
Answer: c

27. A 122mv, 12mA d’Arsonval movement is to be used in voltmeter whose full scale reading is 120v. The resistance inserted by 120v _____________
a) 1200Ω
b) 12000Ω
c) 1000Ω
d) 10,000Ω
Answer: d

28. The below circuit is valid.

a) False
b) True
Answer: b

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