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Mechanical Terms Practice Exercises

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Updated on Jul 15, 2011

Read the following study guide for a concept review:

Mechanical Terms Study Guide

Activity 1: WORD MATCH

Match the vocabulary word on the left with the type of unit it measures on the right.

1. coulomb a. magnetic flux destiny
2. farad b. frequency
3. henry c. pressure
4. hertz d. electrical resistance
5. joule e. electrical charge
6. Kelvin f. inductance
7. ohm g. energy
8. pascal h. absolute temperature
9. tesla i. electrical capacity

Activity 2: HIDDEN WORDS

All the words in this puzzle are from the lesson. Look across, down, diagonally, and backward to find them.

Pieces And Parts Mechanical Terms

Activity 3: TRUE OR FALSE?

Read each statement and mark it T if it's true or F if it's false. If it is false, change it so that it becomes true.

  1. If your tires are out of alignment, they won't function properly.
  2. An alloy is a type of expensive metal.
  3. A henry is a unit of frequency.
  4. The ignition is an integral element in starting an engine.
  5. The ohm was named after an English physicist and mathematician.
  6. The pinion works with a rack.
  7. The strut is used for measuring rotation speed in revolutions per minute.
  8. A spoiler is added to vehicles to help change the airflow pattern.
  9. The pascal is a rotating force generated by an internal combustion engine.
  10. Calipers are used to measure the dimension of an object.

Activity 4: GET CREATIVE

On the lines below, write a sentence using each one of the words in the box.

alignment

alloy

calipers

camshaft

differential

ignition

pinion

spoiler

strut

tachometer

torque

Answers

Activity 1: WORD MATCH

  1. e
  2. i
  3. f
  4. b
  5. g
  6. h
  7. d
  8. c
  9. a

Activity 2: HIDDEN WORDS

Pieces and Parts Mechanical Terms

Activity 3: TRUE OR FALSE?

  1. True
  2. False, a mixture of metals
  3. False, hertz
  4. True
  5. False, Kelvin
  6. True
  7. False, tachometer
  8. True
  9. False, torque
  10. True

Activity 4: GET CREATIVE

There are no right or wrong answers for this activity. However, you may wish to have a family member, friend, or teacher review your response and give feedback.

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