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# MCQ in Engineering Mechanics Part 5 | ECE Board Exam

This is the Multiple Choice Questions Part 5 of the Series in Engineering Mechanics as one of the General Engineering and Applied Sciences (GEAS) topics. In Preparation for the ECE Board Exam make sure to expose yourself and familiarize yourself with each and every question compiled here taken from various sources including past Board Questions in General Engineering and Applied Sciences (GEAS) field, GEAS Books, Journals, and other GEAS References.

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Choose the letter of the best answer in each question.

201. It is the science which deals with bodies in motion or at rest with specific attention being directed primarily to the external effects of a force or a system.

a) statics

b) thermodynamics

c) kinetics

d) mechanics

Explanation:

202. Deals with the conditions of equilibrium of rigid bodies acted upon by a balanced systems of forces.

a) statics

b) thermodynamics

c) kinetics

d) mechanics

Explanation:

203. Deals with bodies being acted upon by an unbalanced system of forces the resultant of which causes the body to be accelerated.

a) statics

b) kinematics

c) dynamics

d) kinetics

Explanation:

204. Deals with the geometry of motion.

a) statics

b) kinematics

c) dynamics

d) kinetics

Explanation:

205. Deals with the forces required to produced motion.

a) statics

b) kinematics

c) dynamics

d) kinetics

Explanation:

206. A specific amount of matter all particles of which remain at fixed distance to each other.

a) mass

b) force

c) rigid body

d) static body

Explanation:

207. Results when a body is acted upon by the force.

a) bending

b) deformation

c) scattering

d) compression

Explanation:

208. A fixed body property of a body which determines its resistance to change in motion.

a) mass

b) force

c) rigid body

d) static body

Explanation:

209. The action of one body on another body which changes or tends to change the motion of the body acted on.

a) mass

b) force

c) rigid body

d) static body

Explanation:

210. It is the intensity of the force.

a) magnitude

b) direction

c) mass

d) force

Explanation:

211. Sense and slope of angles with respect to reference axes.

a) magnitude

b) direction

c) mass

d) force

Explanation:

212. The resultant of two forces which is the diagonal formed on the vectors of this force.

a) parallelogram law

b) equilibrium law

c) superposition law

d) action and reaction

Explanation:

213. Any pressure on the support causes an equal and opposite pressure from the support.

a) parallelogram law

b) equilibrium law

c) superposition law

d) action and reaction

Explanation:

214. Two forces on a rigid body will in no way to be changed if we added or subtract from them another system of forces in equilibrium.

a) parallelogram law

b) equilibrium law

c) superposition law

d) action and reactionย

Explanation:

215. Quantities which possess magnitude.

a) tensors

b) vector quantities

c) system of forces

d) scalar quantities

Explanation:

216. Quantities having both magnitude and direction.

a) tensors

b) vector quantities

c) system of forces

d) scalar quantities

Explanation:

217. Quantities which posses magnitude but require two or more directional aspects.

a) tensors

b) vector quantities

c) system of forces

d) scalar quantitiesย

Explanation:

218. When several forces act in a given situation.

a) tensors

b) vector quantities

c) system of forces

d) scalar quantities

Explanation:

219. All forces of the system are in a common line action.

a) concurrent, coplanar

b) collinear forces system

c) parallel, coplanar

d) non concurrent, coplanar

Explanation:

220. The action lines of all the forces are in the same plane and intersect a common point.

a) concurrent, coplanar

b) collinear forces system

c) parallel, coplanar

d) non concurrent, coplanar

Explanation:

221. The action lines of all the forces of the system are parallel and lie in the same plane.

a) concurrent, coplanar

b) collinear forces system

c) parallel, coplanar

d) non concurrent, coplanar

Explanation:

222. The action lines of all the forces of the system are in the same plane, but they are not parallel and donโt intersect in a common point.

a) concurrent, coplanar

b) collinear forces system

c) parallel, coplanar

d) non concurrent, coplanar

Explanation:

223. The action lines of all the forces are not in the same plane and intersect a common point.

a) concurrent, non coplanar

b) collinear forces system

c) parallel, non coplanar

d) non concurrent, non coplanar, non parallel

Explanation:

224. The action lines of all the forces of the system are parallel and not all lie in the same plane.

a) concurrent, non coplanar

b) collinear forces system

c) parallel, non coplanar

d) non concurrent, non coplanar, non parallel

Explanation:

225. The action lines of all the forces of the system are all not in the same plane, but they are all not parallel and do not all intersect in a common point.

a) concurrent, non coplanar

b) collinear forces system

c) parallel, non coplanar

d) non concurrent, non coplanar, non parallel

Explanation:

226. The simplest force system that can replace the original system without changing its external effect.

a) couple

b) resultant

c) composition

d) graphical

Explanation:

227. A pair of parallel forces having same magnitude but opposite senses.

a) couple

b) resultant

c) composition

d) graphical

Explanation:

228. The process of replacing a force system by its resultant

a) couple

b) resultant

c) composition

d) graphical

Explanation:

229. A pictorial representation in solving a system

a) couple

b) resultant

c) composition

d) graphical

Explanation:

230. Is used to obtain the magnitude and direction of the resultant of any two concurrent forces.

a) parallelogram law

b) resolution

c) cosine law

d) triangle law

Explanation:

231. An analytical method of finding the resultant of concurrent forces.

a) parallelogram law

b) resolution

c) cosine law

d) triangle law

Explanation:

232. Means that either one of two coplanar forces having the given force as resultant.

a) components

b) polygon method

c) moment of force

d) couple

Explanation:

233. Is used to check the results obtained from the resolution and composition method.

a) components

b) polygon method

c) moment of force

d) couple

Explanation:

234. Is a vector quantity that is represented as a vector along the moment axis.

a) components

b) polygon method

c) moment of force

d) couple

Explanation:

235. The algebraic sum of the moment of its forces about any axis perpendicular to the plane of the couple.

a) the magnitude of the couple

b) the slope of the plane of the couple.

c) the sense of rotation of the couple.

d) the moment of the couple.

Explanation:

236. The force of attraction of the earth on a body.

a) mass

b) density

c) weight

d) directionย

Explanation:

237. Theorem of pappus which state that the surface area of any solid of revolution is the product of the length multiplied by the distance travelled.

a) 1st proposition

b) 2nd proposition

c) 3rd proposition

d) 4th proposition

Explanation:

238. The surface area of the square of sphere is equal to the length of semi-circle multiplied by the distance travelled by the centroid of a semi circle.

a) 1st proposition

b) 2nd proposition

c) 3rd proposition

d) 4th proposition

Explanation:

239. The volume of any solid of revolution is the product of the generating area .

a) 1st proposition

b) 2nd proposition

c) 3rd proposition

d) 4th proposition

Explanation:

240. Theorem used in locating the centroid of the semicircle arc.

a) pythagorean theorem

b) newtonโs theorem

c) pappus theorem

d) none of the aboveย

Explanation:

241. A system of forces acting on a body which has no resultant.

a) free body diagram

b) equilibrium

c) coplanar

d) force

Explanation:

242. Is a sketch of a body completely isolated or free from all other bodies.

a) free body diagram

b) equilibrium

c) coplanar

d) force

Explanation:

243. Is a definite amount of matter the parts of which are fixed in position relative to one another.

a) mass

b) force

c) rigid body

d) static body

Explanation:

244. Is the action exerted by one body upon another.

a) mass

b) force

c) rigid body

d) static body

Explanation:

245. A unit of force

a) meter squared

b) pascal

c) pounds

d) newton

Explanation:

246. The external effect of a force in a rigid body is the same for all points along its line of action.

a) principle of transmissibility of a force

b) axioms of mechanics

c) characteristics of force

d) scalar and vector quantities

Explanation:

247. The resultant of two forces is the diagonal formed on two vectors of those forces.

a) parallelogram law

b) resolution

c) cosine law

d) triangle law

Explanation:

248. The forces are in equilibrium only when equal in magnitude ,opposite in direction and collinear in action.

a) principle of transmissibility of a force

b) axioms of mechanics

c) characteristics of force

d) scalar and vector quantities

Explanation:

249. Is a convenient corollary of the parallelogram law.

a) parallelogram law

b) resolution

c) cosine law

d) triangle law

Explanation:

250. The determination of the resultant of 3 or more concurrent forces that are not collinear.

a) resultant of concurrent, coplanar

b) collinear forces system

c) parallel, coplanar

d) non concurrent, coplanar

Explanation:

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