Secondary School Lesson Notes and Scheme of Work

SS3 Third Term Auto Mechanic Past Questions and Answers (Objective and Theory)

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SS3 Third Term Auto Mechanic Past Questions and Answers (Objective and Theory)


Section A: Multiple Choice Questions (Third Term)


Question: What is the function of a serpentine belt in a vehicle’s engine?


A) Air filtration

B) Power steering

C) Accessory drive

D) Brake fluid circulation

Answer: C) Accessory drive


Question: Which component in a fuel injection system regulates the amount of fuel delivered to the engine?


A) Fuel pump

B) Fuel injector

C) Throttle body

D) Mass air flow sensor

Answer: B) Fuel injector


Question: What does the acronym TPMS stand for in automotive terminology?


A) Tire Pressure Monitoring System

B) Transmission Power Management System

C) Throttle Position Monitoring System

D) Turbocharged Performance Measurement System

Answer: A) Tire Pressure Monitoring System


Question: In a manual transmission, what is the purpose of the flywheel?


A) Clutch engagement

B) Gear reduction

C) Energy storage

D) Engine cooling

Answer: C) Energy storage


Question: What is the primary function of the EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) system in an internal combustion engine?


A) Improved fuel efficiency

B) Emission reduction

C) Turbocharger activation

D) Oil circulation

Answer: B) Emission reduction


Section B: Theory Questions (Third Term)


Question: Explain the role of the power steering system in a vehicle and how it enhances driver comfort.


Answer: The power steering system assists in steering by applying hydraulic or electric power, reducing the effort required from the driver and enhancing overall control and comfort.


Question: Discuss the importance of regular maintenance for a vehicle’s exhaust system.


Answer: Regular maintenance of the exhaust system prevents leaks, reduces emissions, and ensures proper functioning of the catalytic converter, contributing to environmental conservation.


Question: Describe the function of the suspension system in a vehicle and its impact on ride quality.


Answer: The suspension system absorbs shocks, providing a smoother ride. It also maintains tire contact with the road, enhancing stability and overall ride quality.


Question: Explain the concept of hybrid technology in vehicles and its advantages.


Answer: Hybrid technology combines an internal combustion engine with an electric motor, enhancing fuel efficiency, reducing emissions, and providing flexibility in power sources.


Question: Discuss the significance of electronic stability control (ESC) in preventing skidding and improving vehicle safety.


Answer: ESC helps prevent skidding and loss of control by automatically applying brakes to individual wheels, enhancing vehicle stability and reducing the risk of accidents.

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