6 Simple Machines

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Simple Machine Quizzes & Trivia

Machines are used all around us every day, they help to make work easier and reduce the amount of people needed to get a job done. When handling a machine one should take care not to harm themselves. Can you identify which simple machines are appropriate for the jobs below? All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A sloping surface that alters the force required to move the load in a perpendicular direction.
    • A. 

      Wedge

    • B. 

      Inclined Plane

    • C. 

      Wheel and Axle

    • D. 

      Pulley

    • E. 

      Screw

  • 2. 
    This machine converts motion in one direction into a splitting motion acting at right angles.
    • A. 

      Screw

    • B. 

      Lever

    • C. 

      Wedge

    • D. 

      Pulley

    • E. 

      Wheel and Axle

  • 3. 
    An inclined plane wrapped around a cylinder.
    • A. 

      Inclined Plane

    • B. 

      Screw

    • C. 

      Wedge

    • D. 

      Pulley

    • E. 

      Rack and Pinion

  • 4. 
    An arm that pivots on a point called a fulcrum.
    • A. 

      Lever

    • B. 

      Screw

    • C. 

      Pulley

    • D. 

      Inclined Plane

    • E. 

      Bevel Gear

  • 5. 
    A rotating lever that moves around the fulcrum.
    • A. 

      Pulley

    • B. 

      Lever

    • C. 

      Screw

    • D. 

      Wheel and Axle

    • E. 

      Wedge

  • 6. 
    When a rope or cable is wrapped over a grooved wheel it is called a:
    • A. 

      Lever

    • B. 

      Wheel and Axle

    • C. 

      Pulley

    • D. 

      Machine

    • E. 

      Screw

  • 7. 
    Lifting a wheelbarrow best illustrates the use of which simple machine?
    • A. 

      Lever

    • B. 

      Wedge

    • C. 

      Pulley

    • D. 

      Screw

  • 8. 
    The use of a door stop best illustrates the use of which simple machine?
    • A. 

      Lever

    • B. 

      Screw

    • C. 

      Wheel and Axle

    • D. 

      Wedge

  • 9. 
    The ramp on a moving truck best illustrates which type of simple machine?
    • A. 

      Lever

    • B. 

      Inclined Plane

    • C. 

      Screw

    • D. 

      Pulley

  • 10. 
    A rope wrapped over a grooved wheel to pull a bucket of water from a well best illustrates which simple machine? 
    • A. 

      Wheel and Axle

    • B. 

      Screw

    • C. 

      Wedge

    • D. 

      Pulley

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