Hi, Just took a masters test today for Arkansas and there was a question on the test that I couldn't find the answer to and was not sure about. Please read the following question and see if you recognize this article.
"Which of the following if made from an Insulating material shall not require a box for exposed wiring:
A)Switch B)Receptacle C)Tap D)Wire Nut
I was not even sure where to look for this one. I guessed "TAP".
By the way, I scored 82%. 60 questions, three hours open book. 2002 code.
Hi, The test was given by Experior. The test was given on a computer and I got my score immediately after I finished. It was the first computerized electrical exam I ever took. It was pretty good other than the person next to me was taking what seemed like a typing test because about 20 minutes into it I had to put on a pair of ear muffs because she was going at the keyboard like a blind dog in a meat house!
The test was actually pretty hard. A lot of calculations and a lot of new stuff.
Thanks for the reply.
Electricity has no respect for ignorance!
Re: Maters Test Question "Exposed Wiring"#87630 03/31/0408:00 PM03/31/0408:00 PM
Exposed wiring also includes low voltage. A wire nut would certainly not require a box.
This is the kind of stupid trick question where there is no wrong answer except in the person's mind who wrote it. If my passing or failing fell on getting questions like this right I would contest it.
334.40B allows switches, outlets and taps of insultaing material to be used without a box for exposed wiring. Thus the question contains 3 correct answers. Considering the test should always only have one correct answer, is it possible the question read: "Which of the following if made from an Insulating material SHALL require a box for exposed wiring: In this case only wirenut would be the correct answer.