Pilot Exam - Systems

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2011 Practice test for Private Pilot Exam
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  1. 3657 Should it become necessary to hand prop an airplane engine, it is extremely important that a competent pilot;

    A. Call Contact before touching the propeller.
    B. Be in the cockpit and call out all commands.
    C. Be at the controls in the cockpit.
    C. Be at the controls in the cockpit.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  2. 3656 What should be the first action after starting an aircraft engine?

    A. Adjust for proper RPM and check for desired indications on the engine gauges.
    B. Test each brake and parking brake.
    C. Place the magneto or ignition switch momentarily in the Off position to check for proper grounding.
    A. Adjust for proper RPM and check for desired indications on the engine gauges.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  3. 3223 One purpose of the dual ignition system on an aircraft engine is to provide for

    A. Improved engine performance.
    B. Balanced cylinder head pressure.
    C. Uniform heat distribution.
    A. Improved engine performance.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  4. 3223-1 An electrical system failure (battery and alternator) occurs during flight. In this situation, you would

    A. Probably experience failure of the engine ignition system, fuel gauges, aircraft lighting system, and avionics equipment.
    B. Probably experience engine failure due to the loss of the engine driven fuel pump and also experience failure of the radio equipment, lights and all instruments that require alternating current.
    C. Experience avionics equipment failure.
    C. Experience avionics equipment failure.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  5. 3225 The operating principle of flat type carburetors is based on the

    A. Automatic metering of air at the venturi as the aircraft gains altitude.
    B. Increase in air velocity in the throat of the venturi causing an increase in air pressure.
    C. Difference in air pressure at the venturi throat and the air inlet.
    C. Difference in air pressure at the venturi throat and the air inlet.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  6. 3226 The basic purpose of adjusting the fuel/air mixure at altitude is to

    A.. Increase the amount of fuel in the mixture to compensate for the decrease in pressure and density of the air.
    B. Decrease the amount of fuel in the mixture in order to compensate for increased air density.
    C. Decrease the fuel flow in order to compensate for decreased air density.
    C. Decrease the fuel flow in order to compensate for decreased air density.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  7. 3228 While cruising at 9500 feet MAL, the fuel/air mixture is properly adjusted. What will occur is the descent to 4500 feet ML is made without readjusting the mixture?

    A. The excessively rich mixture will create higher cylinder head temperatures and may cause detonation.
    B. The fuel air mixture may become excessively lean.
    C. There will be more fuel in the cylinders than is needed for normal combustion, and the excess fuel will absorb heat and cool the engine.
    B. The fuel air mixture may become excessively lean.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  8. 3227 During the run-up at high elevation airport, a pilot notes a slight engine roughness that is not affected by the magneto check but grows worse during the carburetor heat check. Under these circumstances, what would be the most logical initial action?

    A. check the results obtained with a leaner setting of the mixture.
    B. Reduce manifold pressure to control detonation.
    C. Taxi back to the flight line for a maintenance check.
    A. check the results obtained with a leaner setting of the mixture.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  9. 3231 If an aircraft is equipped with a fixed-pitch propeller and a float -type carburetor, the first indication of a carburetor ice would most likely be

    A. Engine roughness.
    B. Loss of RPM.
    C. A drop in oil temperature and cylinder head temperature.
    B. Loss of RPM.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  10. 3235 The presence of carburetor ice in an aircraft equipped with a fixed pitch propeller can be verified by applying carburetor heat and noting

    A. A decrease in RPM and then a gradual increase in RPM.
    B. An increase in RPM and a gradual decrease in RPM.
    C. A decrease in RPM and than a constant RPM indication.
    A. A decrease in RPM and then a gradual increase in RPM.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  11. 3229 Which condition is most favorable to development of cabruretor icing?

    A. Any temperature below freezing and a relative humidity of less than 50 percent.
    B. Temperature between 32 and 50 F and low humidity.
    C. Temperature between 20 and 70 F and high humidity.
    C. Temperature between 20 and 70 F and high humidity.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  12. 3230 The possibility of carburetor icing exists even when the ambient air temperature is as

    A. Low as 0 F and the relative humidity is high.
    B. High as 95 F and there is visible moisture.
    C. high as 70 F and the relative humidity is high.
    C. high as 70 F and the relative humidity is high.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  13. 3232 Applying carburetor heat will

    A. Enrich the fuel air mixture.
    B. Result in more air going through the carburetor.
    C. Not affect the fuel air mixture.
    A. Enrich the fuel air mixture.
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  14. 3233 What change occurs in the fuel air mixture when carburetor heat is applied?

    A. The fuel air mixture becomes leaner.
    B. A decrease in RPM results from the lean mixture.
    C. The fuel air mixture becomes richer.
    C. The fuel air mixture becomes richer.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  15. 3234 Generally speaking, the use of carburetor heat tends to

    A. Decrease engine performance.
    B. Have no effect on engine performance.
    C. Increase engine performance.
    A. Decrease engine performance.
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  16. 3236 With regard to carburetor ice, float type carburetor systems in comparison to fuel injection systems are generally considered to be

    A. More susceptible to icing.
    B Equally susceptible to icing.
    C. susceptible to icing only when visible moisture is present.
    A. More susceptible to icing.
  17. 3224 On aircraft equipped with fuel pumps, when is the auxiliary electric driven pump used?

    A. Constantly except in starting the engine.
    B. In the event engine driven fuel pump fails.
    C. All the time to aid the engine driven fuel pump.
    B. In the event engine driven fuel pump fails.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  18. 3237 If the grade of fuel used in an aircraft engine is lower than specified for the engine, it wil most likely cause

    A. Lower cylinder head temperatures.
    B. Detonation.
    C. A mixture of fuel and air that is not uniform in all cylinders.
    B. Detonation.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  19. 3238 Detonation may occur at high power settings when

    A. The fuel mixture is ignited too early by hot carbon deposits in the cylinder.
    B. An excessively rich fuel mixture causes an explosive gain in power.
    C. The fuel mixture ignites instantaneously instead of burning progressively and evenly.
    C. The fuel mixture ignites instantaneously instead of burning progressively and evenly.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  20. 3238-1 Detonation occurs in a reciprocating aircraft engine when

    A. The spark plugs are fouled or shorted out or the wiring is defective.
    B. The unburned charge in the cylinders explodes instead of burning normally.
    C. Hot spots in the combustion chamber ignite the fuel air mixture in advance of normal ignition.
    B. The unburned charge in the cylinders explodes instead of burning normally.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  21. 3240 The uncontrolled firing of the fuel air charge in advance of normal spark ignition is known as

    A. Combustion.
    B. Detonation.
    C. Pre-ignition.
    C. Pre-ignition.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  22. 3242 What type fuel can be substituted for aircraft if the recommended octane is not available?

    A. Unleaded automotive gas of the same octane rating.
    B. The next lower octane aviation gas.
    C. The next higher octane aviation gas.
    C. The next higher octane aviation gas.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  23. 3243 Filling the fuel tanks after the last flight of the day is considered a good operating procedure because this will

    A. Force any existing water to the top of the tank away from the fuel lines to the engine.
    B. Prevent expansion of the fuel by eliminating airspace in the tanks.
    C. Prevent moisture condensation by eliminating airspace in the tanks.
    C. Prevent moisture condensation by eliminating airspace in the tanks.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  24. 3243-1 To properly purge water from the fuel system of an aircraft equipped with fuel tank sumps and a fuel strainer quick drain, it is necessary to drain fuel from the

    A. Fuel strainer drain and the fuel tank sumps.
    B. fuel strainer drain.
    C. Lowest point in the fuel system.
    A. Fuel strainer drain and the fuel tank sumps.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  25. 3239 If a pilot suspects that the engine (with a fixed pitch propeller) is detonating during climb out after takeoff, the initial corrective action to take would be to

    A. Lower the nose slightly to increase airspeed.
    B. Lean the mixture.
    C. Apply carburetor heat.
    A. Lower the nose slightly to increase airspeed.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  26. 3221 Excessively high engine temperatures will

    A. Not appreciably affect an aircraft engine.
    B. Cause loss of power, excessive oil consumption, and possible permanent internal engine damage.
    C. Cause damage to heat conducting hoses and warping of the cylinder cooling fins.
    B. Cause loss of power, excessive oil consumption, and possible permanent internal engine damage.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  27. 3222 If the engine oil temperature and cylinder head temperature gauges have exceeded their normal operating range, the pilot may have been operating with

    A. The mixture set too rick.
    B. Too much power and with the mixture set too lean.
    C. Higher than normal oil pressure.
    B. Too much power and with the mixture set too lean.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  28. 3241 Which would most likely cause the cylinder head temperature and engine oil temperature gauges to exceed their normal operating ranges?

    A. Using fuel that has a lower than specified fuel rating.
    B. Using fuel that has a higher than specified fuel rating.
    C. Operating with higher than normal oil pressure.
    A. Using fuel that has a lower than specified fuel rating.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  29. 3244 For internal cooling, reciprocating aircraft engines are especially dependent on

    A. Air flowing over the exhaust manifold.
    B. The circulation of lubricating oil.
    C. A properly functioning thermostat.
    B. The circulation of lubricating oil.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  30. 3245 An abnormally high engine oil temperature indication may be caused by

    A. Operating with too high viscosity oil.
    B. The oil level being too low.
    C. Operating with an excessively rich mixture.
    B. The oil level being too low.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  31. 3651 What action can a pilot take to aid in cooling an engine that is overheating during a climb?

    A. Increase climb speed and increase RPM.
    B. Reduce rate of climb and increase airspeed.
    C. Reduce climb speed and increase RPM.
    B. Reduce rate of climb and increase airspeed.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  32. 3652 What is one procedure to aid in cooling an engine that is overheating?

    A. Reduce airspeed.
    B. Increase the RPM.
    C. Enrichen the fuel mixture.
    C. Enrichen the fuel mixture.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  33. 3711 The most important rule to remember in the event of a power failure after becoming airborne is to

    A. Quickly check the fuel supply for possible fuel exhaustion.
    B. Determine the wind direction to plan for the forced landing.
    C. Immediately establish the proper gliding attitude and airspeed.
    C. Immediately establish the proper gliding attitude and airspeed.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  34. 3653 How is engine operation controlled on an engine equipped with a constant speed propeller?

    A. The throttle controls power output as registered on the manifold pressure gauge and the propeller control regulates a constant blade angle.
    B. The throttle controls power output as registered o the manifold pressure gauge and the propeller control regulates engine RPM.
    C. The throttle controls engine RPM as registered on the tachometer and the mixture control regulates the power output.
    B. The throttle controls power output as registered o the manifold pressure gauge and the propeller control regulates engine RPM.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  35. 3654 What is an advantage of a constant speed propeller?

    A. Permits the pilot to select the blade angle for the most efficient performance.
    B. Provides a smoother operation with stable RPM and eliminates vibrations.
    C. Permits the pilot to select and maintain a desire cruising speed.
    A. Permits the pilot to select the blade angle for the most efficient performance.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  36. 3655 A precaution for the operation of an engine equipped with a constant speed propeller is to

    A. Avoid high RPM settings with high manifold pressure.
    B. Avoid high manifold pressure settings with low RPM
    C. Always use a rich mixture with high RPM settings.
    B. Avoid high manifold pressure settings with low RPM
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  37. 3207 In what flight condition is torque effect the greatest in a single engine airplane.?

    A. When at high angles of attack.
    B. When at high airspeeds.
    C. Low airspeed, high power, high angle of attack.
    C. Low airspeed, high power, high angle of attack.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  38. 3208 The left turning tendency of an airplane caused by P factor is the result of the

    A. Propeller blade descending on the right, producing more thrust than the ascending blades on the left.
    B. Gyroscopic forces applied to the rotating propeller blades acting 90 degrees in advance of the point the force is applied.
    C. Clockwise rotation of the engine and the propeller turning the airplane counter clockwise.
    A. Propeller blade descending on the right, producing more thrust than the ascending blades on the left.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  39. 3209 When does P factor cause the airplane to yaw to the left?

    A. When at high angles of attack.
    B. When at high airspeeds.
    C. When at low angles of attack.
    A. When at high angles of attack.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  40. 3658 During the preflight inspection who is responsible for determining the aircraft is safe for flight?

    A. The owner or operator.
    B. The pilot in command.
    C. The certificated mechanic who performed the annual inspection.
    B. The pilot in command.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  41. 3659 How should an aircraft prefight inspection be accomplished for the first flight of the day?

    A. Quick walk around with a check of gas and oil.
    B. Thorough and systematic means recommended by the manufacturer.
    C. Any sequence as determined by the pilot in command.
    B. Thorough and systematic means recommended by the manufacturer.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  42. 3660 Who is primarily responsible for maintaining an aircraft in airworthy condition?

    A. Mechanic.
    B. Owner or operator.
    C. Pilot in Command
    B. Owner or operator.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)

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