A study guide for the TSA events Tech Bowl (MS) and Technology Bowl (HS)
Terms in this set (123)
What official TSA color represents "the strength and determination of the technology education students and teachers to obtain their goal?
What device produces power by means of a chemical reaction?
What is the process of controlling friction to reduce the wear of surfaces in rubbing contact with each other?
What is mixed with the gasoline fuel for two-cycle engines?
What is the measure of potential difference in electricity?
Originally, many people thought of the car as a:
Which instrument measures electrical current?
What is a rounded part on an object that makes smooth transition from one surface to another?
Skylab, the first US space station, still orbits the Earth today. (T/F)
In house construction, which of the following is the normal spacing of studs in a house frame?
16" on center
______________ is a chamber designed to allow movement between compartments containing air at different pressures.
MIPS, a common speed measurement for computers, stands for:
Millions of Instructions per Second
Human speech can be divided into a set of discrete sounds known as:
What is the typical alternating current voltage from a wall receptacle in the United States and Canada?
In a drawing, all the points about an object that cannot be indicated on the drawing are given as:
In business jargon, what does CEO stand for?
Chief Executive Officer
What is a manually operating device for opening and closing an electrical circuit?
Which federal organization describes its mission as "protecting the electromagnetic spectrum?"
______________ is a process used to find new ideas and develop them into successful products.
Research and Development
The __________ of a line can be easily calculated by the difference in y-coordinates divided by the difference in x-coordinates.
Soldering, welding, and ___________ are the three ways to join metals together.
Who was the first person to hear a human voice transmitted by the telephone?
____________ are people who buy and use products.
What are two ways to form metals?
Casting and Forging
What are the four types of TSA membership?
Active, Alumni, Professional, Honorary/Honorary Life
What is the refrigerant frequently used in electric cooling units?
The three main sources of oil are tar sands, oil pockets, and oil _________.
Vector processing is measured in:
A common use of _________ is to measure cylindrical objects.
Who is often credited as the "founder" of nanotechnology?
What is a combination of CAD and CAM systems?
The number of _________ of freedom for a robot is given by the number of directions of movement.
A fine material carried high in the air and deposited far from its place of origin is known as:
How many officers serve on an officer team?
A(n) ___________ system moves people or freight from a point origin to a point of destination.
In 1949, a Cambridge University team developed the world's first large-scale computer designed to store its own programs. What was its name?
A substance which speeds up the curing of a compound when added in quantity is a(n):
A t-square is used to draw ___________ lines.
Most training in industry is done:
On the job
What publication does TSA reference for Parliamentary Procedure?
Roberts Rules of Order
Which of the following drawings is used to show the location of heating, cooling, and air conditioning units with their related ductwork and piping?
What is the weight of a force exerted on a structure by objects not part of that structure?
Wankel engines are also known as ___________ engines.
The three major classifications of water transportation vehicles are:
Private, commercial, and leisure
A tool that has a single steel cutting edge beveled on one or both sides and is used to trim small pieces of material from wood is a(n):
The _____________ is determined by the number of turns of wire, the current in the wire coil, the core material, and the ratio of the coil diameter to the coil length.
Strength of an electromagnet
The ASA number for camera film is the film's:
Sensitivity to light
The profit that a company makes after expenses is _________ profit.
What type of map shows geographic regions by means of contour lines and symbols?
In telephone switching equipment, a PBX is a(n):
Public Branch Exchange
550 ft-lb/sec is equal to:
What official TSA color represents "the sincerity of the technology education students and teachers in obtaining a greater knowledge of our technological world?"
A(n) ___________ is a power conditioning and supply system that affords protection against short-term power outages.
In house design, a(n) ___________ is a quiet room where a person goes to study, read, write, and relax.
What year was the first space shuttle launched?
_______________ is the process of making a latent image on film visible.
____________ is pouring a fluid into a mold and allowing it to solidify and to take the shape of the mold.
Who is the person that recommends a possible solution in a labor dispute?
A wide-flange steel beam is:
Conduction, convection, and radiation are the three ways that ___________ can be transferred.
The manufacture and distribution of goods by society is:
A _____ is a simple, rapidly drawn design of initial ideas.
What is another name for a safety air cushion developed as an alternative to the seat belt for protection of passengers in a car?
__________ is the resistive force between two surfaces.
The wearing away of the land from the actions of wind, water, glaciers, and from the pull of gravity is called:
What is a process used to harden ceramic materials?
The total profit made by a business is its:
Reprinted artwork that is to be cut and pasted-up to complete a mechanical is:
The first natural magnets were known as:
Which TSA officer is charged with keeping accurate records of all funds and seeing that all financial obligations are met promptly?
Which of the following is an aircraft without an engine?
Another name for a transportation device is a(n):
____________ are items that can be traced back to living things.
Which TSA officer is charged with presiding over all regular and special meetings of the organization?
_____________ ask customers questions about products they use.
The light sensitive layer on film is the:
Which of the following is a two terminal device which permits current to flow in only one direction?
What is the lining of a door or window called?
The brake system of a car is a(n) __________ process.
The main purpose of the ____________ system is to reduce friction.
A measure of the amount of matter an object contains is the object's:
__________ are used to supplement graphic information, dimensions, and to eliminate the necessity of repetitive dimensions.
The ___________ of an object is how an object looks.
Which TSA officer acts as a doorkeeper for the organization?
Sergeant at Arms
The way a surface looks or feels is its:
An object floating in a liquid will not sink until the force exerted by the object ___________ the force exerted by the liquid.
Is greater than
A hand tool used to cut curves in wood or plastic is:
___________ is a rough solution used to help move cargo in a pipeline.
Through what nuclear process does an atom bomb work?
What was name of the first camera?
Which TSA officer is concerned primarily with membership?
What is the ability of a material to return to its original length known as?
The rate of oscillation of a wave is referred to as its:
Metal conducts electricity better as it becomes:
What is a linear element used to span a gap between two supports?
A(n) ____________ is used to transfer a boat from one level of a waterway to another level.
In 1979, where was the nuclear power plant accident in Pennsylvania?
Three Mile Island
One problem with portable CD players is that when jarred suddenly, the optical pickup is thrown out of position. This problem is called:
_________ include buildings, utilities, office supplies, taxes, and advertising.
Around 2500 BC, the earliest form of paper was made from the papyrus plant by the:
A graphic means of describing a sequence of steps in a process is a(n):
What is an opening spawned by the collection of wedged shaped pieces held together by pressure on one another?
This type of mining operation is done when the coal is relatively near the surface of the earth (no deeper than 120 feet).
What device measures the speed of the engine's rotating motion?
Artificial limb technology by the interaction of medical science and engineering:
What is the set of lines in drafting called?
Alphabet of Lines
Which inventor created the first practical calculating machine in 1642?
The protective shield around the Earth that absorbs much of the sun's ultraviolet radiation is the:
Toothed wheels used to transmit power between components of a machine.
In what year did this student organization change its name to TSA?
In a maglev rail system, there is no physical contact between the train and the guideway (T/F)
When a river has a portion that bends too much for large water vessels to pass, a ___ is constructed
The wheel in a two-gear train has 48 teeth and the pinion has 20 teeth. What is the ratio of the gear train?
An airplane has lift because:
The pressure below the wings is greater than the pressure above the wings
What is the unit of electrical resistance?
Another name for a town house is:
The supports at the ends of bridges are called:
Which sawing tool is designed for metal cutting?
Another name for bulk cargo is:
A/an _____ drawing shows two or more different views drawn at right angles to one another
The power of eminent domain means that the government can:
Take a piece of property for public purposes
The flow (rate) of electricity is measured in:
Studs in residential construction are typically placed 16" OR ______" apart