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Redneck University
Engineering Department
Final Exam

1. Calculate the smallest limb diameter on a persimmon tree that will support a 10-pound possum.

2. The following cars are on blocks in your front yard. Which will rust out first?

a.                  66 Ford Fairlane

b.                  69 Chevrolet Chevelle

c.                  64 Pontiac GTO

3. If your uncle's still operates at 20 gallons of 'shine per hour, how many car radiators are needed as condensers?

4. A woodcutter's chain saw operates at 2700 rpm. The average density of the pine trees to be harvested is 470 per acre. The plot is 2.3 acres in size. The average tree diameter is 14 inches. How many Budweisers will you need to cut all the trees?

5. Calculate the decrease in the ozone layer, assuming every broken refrigerator on every porch in the state vented its Freon simultaneously.

6. A front porch is built with 2x8 pine on 24-inch centers with a field rock foundation. The span is 8 feet. The porch's length is 16 feet. The floor is 1-inch rough sawn pine. When the porch collapses, how many dogs will be crushed?

7. A man owns a trailer and two acres of land in a hollow with an average slope of 15. The man has ten children. How many children can fit their mobile home on their daddy's land?

8. An overloaded 2-ton truck is heading down a steep grade at 45 mph when the brakes fail. Assuming average secondary road traffic, what are the odds that it will strike a vehicle with a muffler?

9. A coalmine operates a NFPA Class 1, Division 2 Hazardous Area. The mine employs 120 miners per shift. A gas warning is issued at the beginning of 3rd shift. How many cartons of unfiltered Camels will be smoked during the shift?

10. At a reduction in gene pool variability rate of 7.5% per generation, how long will it take a town that has been bypassed by the Interstate to breed a country-western singer?