This Mechanical Aptitude Test 3 will measure your proficiency in mechanical ratios and relationships. There are 15 questions on the test, and there is no time limit. We have hundreds of Mechanical Aptitude practice questions in our database. You’re welcome to retake the test as many times as you’d like.
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Mechanical Aptitude Test 3
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Question 1 of 15
The mechanical advantage in a normal block and tackle pulley system is _______.CorrectIncorrect
Question 2 of 15
How much effort will be needed to roll a 350-pound drum up a ramp 25 feet long and 5 feet high? Ignore the effect of friction.CorrectIncorrect
Question 3 of 15
A tank holds 480 gallons of water. If it is drained at a rate of 120 gallons per minute, it will be empty in ________ seconds.CorrectIncorrect
Question 4 of 15
When a pump compresses air, the air __________.CorrectIncorrect
Question 5 of 15
In a hydraulic system, the driving cylinder has a radius of 4 inches and the driven cylinder has a radius of 8 inches. The mechanical advantage is _______.CorrectIncorrect
Question 6 of 15
For two gears to mesh properly, they must __________.CorrectIncorrect
Question 7 of 15
A screwdriver is used to turn a screw with a pitch of 1/4 inch. After 10 complete turns of the screwdriver, the screw will have moved __________.CorrectIncorrect
Question 8 of 15
Which of these is not a simple machine?CorrectIncorrect
Question 9 of 15
A tank 2 feet wide by 6 feet long holds 600 pounds of water. What is the water pressure at the bottom in pounds per square foot?CorrectIncorrect
Question 10 of 15
Ignoring the effect of friction, how much effort is needed to roll a 120-lb drum up a ramp 30 feet long and 3 feet high at its end?CorrectIncorrect
Question 11 of 15
If you pulled the following objects from a pot of hot water, which would seem hottest?CorrectIncorrect
Question 12 of 15
A gear and pinion have a ratio of 6:1. If the gear is rotating at a speed of 150 rpm, the speed of the pinion is most nearly __________.CorrectIncorrect
Question 13 of 15
A spring, a device that can resume its original shape after bending, is best made from which of the following materials?CorrectIncorrect
Question 14 of 15
If you wanted to hit a heavy nail, you might choose a hammer with a __________.CorrectIncorrect
Question 15 of 15
A sheet metal screw is likely to be ________ than a wood screw.CorrectIncorrect