Redneck Engineering Exam:

1. Which of the following cars will rust out the
quickest when placed on blocks in your front yard?
66 Ford Fairlane, 69 Chevrolet Chevelle, 64 Pontiac
GTO.

2. A woodcutter has a chain saw that operates at
2700 rpm. The density of the pine trees in a plot 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 it take to cut the trees?

3. A front porch is constructed of 2x8 pine on
24-inch centers with a field rock foundation. The
span is 8 feet and the porch length is 16 feet. The
porch floor is 1-inch rough sawn pine. When the
porch collapses, how many hound dogs will be killed?

4. A man owns a Tennessee house and 3.7 acres of
land in a hollow with an average slope of 15%. The
man has 5 children. Can each of the children place a
mobile home on the man's land?

5. A 2-ton truck is overloaded and proceeding 900
yards down a steep grade on a secondary road at 45
mph. The brakes fail. Given the average traffic on
secondary roads, what are the chances that it will
strike a vehicle that has a muffler?

6. A coal mine 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?

7. 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?

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