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Multiple Choice Questions

Q.1. Ideal voltage source should have:

  • zero internal resistance
  • infinite internal resistance
  • large value of EMF
  • low value of current

Answer: zero internal resistance

Q.2. Ideal voltage sources have:

  • zero internal resistance
  • infinite internal resistance
  • large value of EMF
  • low value of current

Answer: zero internal resistance

 Q.3. Ideal current sources have:

  • zero internal resistance
  • infinite internal resistance
  • low value of voltage
  • large value of current

Answer: infinite internal resistance

Q.4. A dependent source:

  • may be a current source or a voltage source
  • is always a voltage source
  • is always a current source
  • neither a current source nor a voltage source

Answer: maybe a current source or a voltage source

Q.5. Three resistances each of R Ω are connected to form a triangle. The resistance between any two terminals will be:

  • 3/2 RΩ
  • 3 RΩ
  • 2/3 RΩ

Answer: 2/3 RΩ

Q.6. For the circuit shown below the equivalent resistance will be

Electrical Circuit Analysis MCQ
  • 36 Ω
  • 12 Ω
  • 4 Ω
  • 6 Ω

Answer: 6 Ω

Q.7. For the circuit shown for Q.6, the current flowing through the circuit will be

  • 1:5 A
  • 1.0 A
  • 0.5 A
  • 0.75 A

Answer: 1.0 A

Q.8. How are 500 Ω resistors connected so as to give an effective resistance of 750 Ω?

  • Three resistors of 500 Ω each, in parallel
  • Three resistors of 500 Ω each, in series
  • Two resistors of 500 Ω each, in parallel
  • Two resistors of 500 Ω each, in parallel and the combination in series with another 500 Ω resistor

Answer: Two resistors of 500 Ω each, in parallel and the combination in series with another 500 Ω resistor

Q.9. For the circuit shown below the resistance between points A and C is

Electrical Circuit Analysis MCQ
  • 200 Ω
  • 250 Ω
  • 550 Ω
  • 750 Ω

Answer: 250 Ω

Q.10. Which of the following is an active element in a circuit?

  • Current source
  • Resistance
  • Inductance
  • Capacitance

Answer: Current source

Q.11. A terminal where more than two branches meet is known as

  • node
  • terminus
  • anode
  • none of these

Answer: node

Q.12. Kirchhoff’s voltage law is concerned with:

  • IR drop
  • battery emfs
  • junction voltage
  • both IR drop and battery emfs

Answer: both IR drop and battery EMFs

Q.13. According to Kirchhoff s voltage law, the algebraic sum of all IR drops and EMFs in any closed loop of a network is always

  • negative
  • positive
  • zero
  • determined by emfs of the batteries

Answer: zero

Q.14. The algebraic sign of an IR drop primarily depends upon the

  • direction of flow of current
  • battery connections
  • magnitude of current flowing through it
  • value of resistance

Answer: direction of flow of current

Q.15. The superposition theorem requires as many circuits to be solved as there are

  • nodes
  • sources
  • nodes and sources
  • meshes
  • nodes, sources and meshes

Answer: sources

Q.16. Maxwell’s loop current method of solving electrical networks:

  • uses branch currents
  • utilizes Kirchhoff’s voltage law
  • is confined to single-loop circuits
  • is a network reduction method

Answer: utilizes Kirchhoff’s voltage law

Q.17. Mesh analysis is based on:

  • KVL
  • KCL
  • both
  • law of conservation of energy

Answer: KVL

Q.18. Nodal analysis is based on:

  • KCL
  • KVL
  • both
  • law of conservation of energy

Answer: KCL

Q.19. In nodal analysis, if there are N nodes in the circuit, then how many equations will be written to solve the network?

  • N – 1
  • N + 1
  • N
  • N – 2

Answer: N – 1

Q.20. In nodal analysis, if there are N nodes in the circuit, then how many equations will be written to solve the network?

  • (N – 1)
  • N
  • (N + 1)
  • (N – 2)

Answer: (N – 1)

Q.21. An electrical network with six independent nodes has:

  • 10 loop equations
  • 3 loop equations
  • 5 loop equations
  • 7 loop equations

Answer: 5 loop equations

Q.22. Point out the wrong statement.

In the node voltage technique of solving networks, the choice of a reference node does not:

  • affect the operation of the circuit
  • change the voltage across any element
  • alter the pd between any pair of nodes
  • affect the voltages of various nodes

Answer: affect the voltages of various nodes

Q.23. While Thevenizing a circuit between two terminals, VTH is equal to

  • short-circuit terminal voltage
  • open-circuit terminal voltage
  • net voltage available in the circuit
  • emf of the battery nearest to the terminals

Answer: open-circuit terminal voltage

Q.24. Thevenin’s resistance RTH is determined

  • by short-circuiting the given two terminals
  • by removing the voltage sources along with their internal resistances
  • between same open terminals as for VTH
  • between any two open terminals

Answer: between same open terminals as for VTH

Q.25. While determining RTH of a circuit

  • voltage and current sources should be left as they are
  • all sources should be replaced by their source resistances
  • all independent current and voltage sources are short-circuited
  • none of the above

Answer: all sources should be replaced by their source resistances

Q.26. Which of the following statements is/are correct

  • Norton’s equivalent resistance is the same as Thevenin’s equivalent resistance RTH
  • Norton’s equivalent is the current equivalent of the network
  • The load is connected in parallel to the Norton’s equivalent resistance and Norton’s equivalent current source
  • all of the above

Answer: all of the above

Q.27. While determining RTH in Thevenin’s and Norton’s equivalent

  • only current sources are made dead
  • only voltage sources are made dead
  • all independent sources are made dead
  • all current and voltage sources are made dead

Answer: all independent sources are made dead

Q.28. In the circuit shown in the figure, the voltage across the 2 Ω resistor is

  • 6 V
  • 4 V
  • 2 V
  • zero

Answer: 2 V

Q.29. When the power transferred to the load is maximum, the efficiency of power transfer is:

  • 25%
  • 50%
  • 75%
  • 100%

Answer: 75%

Q.30. In the circuit shown in the figure, what will be the value of current i through voltage source when v = 4 V?

  • 1 A
  • 2 A
  • 0 A
  • 3 A

Answer: 0 A

Q.31. For maximum transfer of power, the internal resistance of the source should be

  • equal to load resistance
  • less than that of load
  • more than that of load
  • none of the above

Answer: equal to the load resistance

Q.32. If in the delta, RC = 2 Rb, Rb = Ra, then the star resistance in the above question will be 

  • Rb/2
  • 2Rb
  • Rc
  • Rc/2

Answer: Rb/2

Q.33. A Y arrangement of resistances has each resistance of 3 Ω. The equivalent delta arrangement will have each resistance of values

  • 9 Ω  
  • 6 Ω  
  • 3 Ω
  • 1 Ω

Answer: 9 Ω

Q.34. Three equal resistances are connected in the star. If this star is converted into an equivalent delta

  • The resistance of both the networks will be equal 
  • the resistances of the delta network will be smaller than those of star network
  • the resistances of the delta network will be larger than those of star network
  • none of the above

Answer: the resistances of the delta network will be larger than those of the star network

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