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Electricity Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    Which of the following choices best describes electricity?
    • A. 

      The obstructions of flowing charged particles

    • B. 

      The rate at which a charge flows past a particular point in a circuit

    • C. 

      The flow of charged particles along a given path

    • D. 

      The force behind the charge of flowing charged particles

  • 2. 
    Voltage can be thought of as the:
    • A. 

      The obstructions of flowing charged particles

    • B. 

      The rate at which a charge flows past a particular point in a circuit

    • C. 

      The flow of charged particles along a given path

    • D. 

      The force behind the charge of flowing charged particles

  • 3. 
    Resistance can be described as the:
    • A. 

      The obstructions of flowing charged particles

    • B. 

      The rate at which a charge flows past a particular point in a circuit

    • C. 

      The flow of charged particles along a given path

    • D. 

      The force behind the charge of flowing charged particles

  • 4. 
    Of the following questions, which best describes current?
    • A. 

      The obstructions of flowing charged particles

    • B. 

      The rate at which a charge flows past a particular point in a circuit

    • C. 

      The flow of charged particles along a given path

    • D. 

      The force behind the charge of flowing charged particles

  • 5. 
    If you are using energy from the sun, then you are using:
    • A. 

      Solar Energy

    • B. 

      Non-renewable Energy

    • C. 

      Geothermal Energy

    • D. 

      Bioenergy

  • 6. 
    What do Photovoltaic panels do?
    • A. 

      Store energy for later use

    • B. 

      Convert electricity into solar energy

    • C. 

      Convert solar energy into electricity

    • D. 

      Convert wind energy into electricity

  • 7. 
    If you set up a photovoltaic panel in North America, it would be best to orientate it towards what direction?
    • A. 

      True North

    • B. 

      True West

    • C. 

      True East

    • D. 

      True South

  • 8. 
    The positive plate of a battery is referred to as the:
    • A. 

      Cathode

    • B. 

      Anode

    • C. 

      Electrolyte

    • D. 

      Cell

  • 9. 
    The negative plate of a battery is referred to as the:
    • A. 

      Cathode

    • B. 

      Anode

    • C. 

      Electrolyte

    • D. 

      Cell

  • 10. 
    If a battery has “NiMH” labeled on it, then it is a:
    • A. 

      Nickel-Cadmium battery

    • B. 

      Nickel-Metal Hydride battery

    • C. 

      Lithium-ion battery

    • D. 

      Lead Acid battery

  • 11. 
    The electric motor works on the principle of what?
    • A. 

      Static Electricity

    • B. 

      Kinetic Energy

    • C. 

      Electromagnetism

    • D. 

      Power

  • 12. 
     The stationary part of an electric motor is referred to as the:
    • A. 

      Rotor

    • B. 

      Armature

    • C. 

      Commutator

    • D. 

      Stator

  • 13. 
    The moving part of an electric motor is referred to as the:
    • A. 

      Rotor

    • B. 

      Armature

    • C. 

      Commutator

    • D. 

      Stator

  • 14. 
    The form of current that flows one way is called:
    • A. 

      Alternating Current

    • B. 

      Direct Current

    • C. 

      High Current

    • D. 

      Low Current

  • 15. 
    The form of current that flows rapidly back and forth is called
    • A. 

      Alternating Current

    • B. 

      Direct Current

    • C. 

      High Current

    • D. 

      Low Current

  • 16. 
    Photovoltaic panels use what type of current?
    • A. 

      Alternating Current

    • B. 

      Direct Current

    • C. 

      High Current

    • D. 

      Low Current

  • 17. 
    This part transfers energy from the motor to the tires of a vehicle
    • A. 

      Drivetrain

    • B. 

      Electric Motor

    • C. 

      Pinion Gear

    • D. 

      Axle

  • 18. 
    Rotating toothed machines are more commonly known as:
    • A. 

      Drivetrain

    • B. 

      Transmission

    • C. 

      Gears

    • D. 

      Tires

  • 19. 
    The ratio of gear teeth to one another is referred to as:
    • A. 

      Pinion Gear

    • B. 

      Spur Gear

    • C. 

      Gear Ratio

    • D. 

      Teeth Ratio

  • 20. 
    The driving gear attached to the shaft of a motor is referred to as the:
    • A. 

      Drivetrain

    • B. 

      Spur Gear

    • C. 

      Pinion Gear

    • D. 

      Transmission

  • 21. 
    The gear receiving energy from the pinion gear is referred to as the:
    • A. 

      Drive gear

    • B. 

      Transmission gear

    • C. 

      Spur Gear

    • D. 

      Gear Ratio

  • 22. 
    What is the purpose of vehicles?
    • A. 

      To travel at high speeds

    • B. 

      To be as safe as possible

    • C. 

      To transport cargo from one point to another

    • D. 

      To consume large amounts of a gasoline

  • 23. 
    The position where the mass of an object is concentrated is the:
    • A. 

      Chassis

    • B. 

      Suspension

    • C. 

      Center of Gravity

    • D. 

      Concentration Point

  • 24. 
    The component that acts as a framework for the vehicle and carries the weight of the motor, battery, and control system is the:
    • A. 

      Chassis

    • B. 

      Suspension

    • C. 

      Center of Gravity

    • D. 

      Concentration Point

  • 25. 
    What of the following is NOT a factor when designing the body of an Electric Vehicle?
    • A. 

      It must be aerodynamic

    • B. 

      It should be made of light-weight material

    • C. 

      It should be durable

    • D. 

      It must look nice and produce drag

  • 26. 
    If you are using a CAD Program for virtual modeling, what does CAD stand for?
    • A. 

      Computer and Disks

    • B. 

      Certain Area Development

    • C. 

      Computer Aided Design

    • D. 

      Captured Artistic Design

  • 27. 
    Of the following skills related to modeling, which is NOT included?
    • A. 

      Creativity

    • B. 

      Communication

    • C. 

      Planning

    • D. 

      Penmanship

  • 28. 
    When safely charging a battery, which of the following should you NEVER do?
    • A. 

      Read the provided instructions on how to charge

    • B. 

      Program the charger with the appropriate settings

    • C. 

      Leave the battery charging unattended for long periods of time

    • D. 

      Use a PV Panel to charge the battery.

  • 29. 
    When a switch is turned “ON” and electricity is flowing through the circuit, the circuit is said to be:
    • A. 

      Closed

    • B. 

      Open

    • C. 

      Hot

    • D. 

      Moving

  • 30. 
     Define Circuit:
    • A. 

      The rate at which a charge flows past a particular point

    • B. 

      The force behind the charge

    • C. 

      The flow of charged particles

    • D. 

      The path that an electrical charge flows along