REDNECK PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING EXAM
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?
A) '66 Ford Fairlane
B) '69 Chevrolet Chevelle
C) '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 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
Tall-Boys 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 an Arkansas 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 down a steep grade
on
a secondary road at 45 mph. The brakes fail. Given the average traffic
loading of secondary roads, how many people will swerve to avoid the truck
before it crashes at the bottom of the mountain? For extra credit, how
many
of the vehicles that swerved will have mufflers and uncracked windshields?
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. How many generations will it take before cattle develop two legs
shorter
than the others because of grazing along a mountainside?