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Utility pole: Quiz


Question 1: Utility poles can be made of wood, metal, concrete, or composites like ________.
AsbestosOptical fiberPlasticFiberglass

Question 2: A utility pole is a pole used to support overhead power lines and various other public utilities, such as ________, fiber optic cable, and related equipment such as transformers and street lights.
Power cableCableCoaxial cableCable (disambiguation)

Question 3: In the United States, the National Electrical Safety Code, published by the ________ (IEEE), sets the standards for construction and maintenance of utility poles and their equipment.
Institute of Electrical and Electronics EngineersIEEE Technical Activities BoardIEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques SocietyIEEE Computer Society

Question 4: ________ carrying voltages of above 230kV are usually not supported by poles, but by metal pylons (known as transmission towers in the United States).
Waveguide (electromagnetism)Coaxial cableTransmission lineMicrowave

Question 5: They are used for lower voltage power transmission; higher voltage ________ are carried on steel transmission towers or pylons.
Transmission lineMicrowaveCoaxial cableWaveguide (electromagnetism)

Question 6: 'BT' - to mark it as a ________ UK Post
BT GroupBritish Sky BroadcastingBurberryVodafone

Question 7: Another situation in which pole routes were extensively used were on the railways to link ________.
Signalling controlRailway semaphore signalRailway signalLever frame

Question 8: Only one such pole route still exists on the UK rail network, in the highlands of ________.
EnglandWalesUnited KingdomScotland

Question 9: In some areas, utility pole name plates may provide valuable coordinate information; a poor man's ________.
F-15 EagleGlobal Positioning SystemCompassInertial navigation system

Question 10: In the ________, much of the rural electricity distribution system is carried on wood poles.
CanadaEnglandWalesUnited Kingdom


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