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Question 1: The metal part of the rotor arm passes close to (but does not touch) the output contacts which connect via high tension leads to the ________ of each cylinder.
Naturally-aspirated engineCarburetorIgnition systemSpark plug

Question 2: (Usually the distributor shaft extends to also drive the oil pump.) The metal part of the rotor contacts the central high voltage cable from the coil via a spring loaded ________ brush.

Question 3: ________ deposit accumulation or erosion of its metal terminals may also cause distributor-cap failure.

Question 4: The distributor shaft is driven by a gear on the ________.
Manifold (automotive)Spark plugCamshaftOil pump (internal combustion engine)

Question 5: A distributor is a device in the ignition system of an internal combustion engine that routes ________ from the ignition coil to the spark plugs in the correct firing order.
Tesla coilElectrical breakdownHigh voltageNikola Tesla

Question 6: Usually there is also a ________ attached to the distributor.
CapacitorInductorCapacitanceElectronic component

Question 7: Syncronization to the camshaft is required as the rotor must turn at exactly half the speed of the main ________ in the 4-stroke cycle.
Oil pump (internal combustion engine)CrankshaftConnecting rodTwo-stroke engine

Question 8: 2-cylinder engines can be built without a distributor, as in the ________ of about 1975 and BMW boxer twin motorcycles.
Citroën 2CVCitroën Traction AvantCitroën DSVolkswagen Beetle

Question 9: The rotor is attached to the top of the distributor shaft which is driven by a gear on the engine's ________ and thus synchronized to it.
Oil pump (internal combustion engine)Spark plugCamshaftManifold (automotive)

Question 10: This ignition was developed by ________ and was considered a wonder in its day.
Charles F. KetteringSidney DarlingtonOliver Ellsworth BuckleyHendrik Wade Bode


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