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Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

 1. 

Which of the following is not a function of the suspension system?
a.
Keeping tires in firm contact with the road.
b.
Providing a smooth, comfortable ride.
c.
Allowing body roll during rapid cornering.
d.
Preventing excessive body squat or body dive.
 

 2. 

Which of the following suspension elements functions by twisting?
a.
Coil spring.
c.
Torsion bar.
b.
Air spring.
d.
Leaf spring.
 

 3. 

A suspension system element sometimes used to prevent side-to-side axle movement when cornering is called a(n) ____.
a.
track rod
c.
sway bar
b.
strut rod
d.
control arm
 

True/False
Indicate whether the statement is true or false.
 

 4. 

Tires, wheels, and axle housings make up the major portion of a vehicle's unsprung weight.
 

 5. 

A strut rod is the central shaft of a MacPherson strut suspension system.
 

 6. 

In a gas-charged shock absorber, the oil in the cylinder is replaced by nitrogen gas.
 

 7. 

Most torsion bar suspension systems allow easy adjustment of curb height.
 

 8. 

A dead axle is a solid axle that does not drive wheels.
 

 9. 

An active suspension system uses pressure sensors and hydraulic rams to smooth the ride and improve handling.
 

 10. 

The leaf spring is the most common type found on front suspension systems.
 

Matching
 
 
Match the following terms and identifying phrases.
a.
control arm
d.
spring
b.
steering knuckle
e.
shock absorber
c.
ball joint
f.
control arm bushing
 

 11. 

Device that supports vehicle weight and permits vertical movement.
 

 12. 

Movable lever fastening steering knuckle to vehicle frame.
 

 13. 

Keeps suspension from continuing to bounce after spring compression and extension.
 

 14. 

A movable connection that allows the control arm to move up and down while allowing the steering knuckle to swivel from side to side.
 

 15. 

Provides spindle or bearing support for mounting wheel hub and wheel assembly.
 

 16. 

Sleeve that allows control arm to pivot up and down.
 
 
Identify each of the marked items on the diagram below.
grp002-1.jpg
 

 17. 

Steering knuckle.
 

 18. 

Ball joint.
 

 19. 

Control arm bushing.
 

 20. 

Wheel bearing bore.
 

 21. 

Control arm.
 

 22. 

Seal.
 

Completion
Complete each statement.
 

 23. 

Adjustable shocks allow you to change ______________________________ to alter ride or handling.
 

 

 24. 

______________________________ bumpers are hard rubber blocks that keep suspension parts from hitting the vehicle frame.
 

 

 25. 

A(n) ______________________________ suspension system allows one wheel to move up or down with only minimal effect on the other wheels.
 

 



 
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