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Southern Engineering Test

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by Eric, Aug 20, 2002.

  1. Eric

    Eric G&G Newbie

    Subject: Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippe and Tennessee Engineering Test...
    > 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 on
    > blocks in your front yard? 66 Ford Fairlane, 69 Chevrolet Chevelle, 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 a chain saw that operates at 2700 rpm. The
    > of the pine trees in a plot to be harvested is 470 per acre. The plot is
    > acres in size. The average tree diameter is 14 inches. How many Budweiser
    > Tallboys 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
    > 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 collapses, how many
    > hound dogs will be killed?
    > 7. A man owns a Tennessee house and 3.7 acres of land in a hollow with an
    > average slope of 15%. The man has 5 children. Can each of the children
    > a mobile home on the man's land?
    > 8. A 2-ton pulpwood truck is overloaded and proceeding 900 yards down a
    > steep grade on a secondary road at 45 mph. The brakes fail. Given the
    > average traffic loading of secondary roads, what are the chances that it
    > will strike a vehicle that has a muffler?
    > 9. A coal mine operates a NFPA Class 1, Division 2 Hazardous Area. The
    > 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?
  2. Oxford

    Oxford G&G Evangelist

    Eric: Very funny test. I've forwarded it to my friend in Tennessee. He'll enjoy it, too.