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 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 > 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 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 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 place > > 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 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 generation, > how long will it take a town that has been bypassed by the interstate to > breed a country-western singer? >