Block 3 Electricity Quiz

20 Questions | Total Attempts: 31

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Electricity  Quizzes & Trivia

9-12. P. 3. 3 Students are able to describe electrical effects in terms of motion and concentrations of charged particles.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How do like charges act when put near each other?
    • A. 

      Attract

    • B. 

      Repel or pull apart

    • C. 

      Push together

  • 2. 
    In a series circuit, electricity travels on ____________ path(s).
    • A. 

      Three

    • B. 

      Two

    • C. 

      One

    • D. 

      More than one

  • 3. 
    Current that flows in one direction is called _________________________.
    • A. 

      Electric

    • B. 

      Direct current

    • C. 

      Alternating current

    • D. 

      Series current

  • 4. 
    Most circuits in the school building are _______________ _________________.
    • A. 

      Direct current

    • B. 

      Series circuit

    • C. 

      Parallel circuit

  • 5. 
    In order for current to flow, what do you need to have the following:  (Select the correct answers)
    • A. 

      Wire

    • B. 

      Power source

    • C. 

      Switch

    • D. 

      Device to use the current ex. light

  • 6. 
    If you take one light bulb out of a string of bulbs and the rest of them go out, you have what type of circuit.
    • A. 

      Parallel circuit

    • B. 

      Alternating current

    • C. 

      Direct current

    • D. 

      Series circuit

  • 7. 
    A flashlight is example of what kind of circuit.
    • A. 

      Parallel circuit

    • B. 

      Series circuit

  • 8. 
    What type of natural phenomena is an example of static electricity?
    • A. 

      Hurricane

    • B. 

      Lightning

    • C. 

      Tornado

    • D. 

      Thunder

  • 9. 
    Current that that flows on more than one path is called_________________.
    • A. 

      Alternating current

    • B. 

      Series circuit

    • C. 

      Direct current

    • D. 

      Parallel circuit

  • 10. 
    If you have a string of lights and you add another light, all of the lights become dimmer.  What type of circuit is this?
    • A. 

      Parallel circuit

    • B. 

      Series circuit

    • C. 

      Direct current

    • D. 

      Alternating current

  • 11. 
    A diagram that uses symbols to show the parts of a circuit.
    • A. 

      Conductor

    • B. 

      Insulator

    • C. 

      Schematic

    • D. 

      Resistance

  • 12. 
    A measure of how easily electric current will flow through a material.
    • A. 

      Insulator

    • B. 

      Conductor

    • C. 

      Resistance

    • D. 

      Alternating current

  • 13. 
    The type of current in the school building is _________________ current.
    • A. 

      Alternating

    • B. 

      Direct

    • C. 

      Series

    • D. 

      Parallel

  • 14. 
    Most circuits in homes or in the school building are ______________.
    • A. 

      1000 volt

    • B. 

      120 volts

    • C. 

      120 watts

    • D. 

      240 volts

  • 15. 
    Choose the following items that are insulators.
    • A. 

      Rubber

    • B. 

      Copper

    • C. 

      Plastic

    • D. 

      Gold

    • E. 

      Silver

    • F. 

      Wood

  • 16. 
    If a hair dryer uses 1.584 kw an hour and you use the hair dryer .5 hours a day, how much energy does the hair dryer use every day?
    • A. 

      792 kwh

    • B. 

      .792 kwh

    • C. 

      79.2 kwh

    • D. 

      7.92 kwh

  • 17. 
    If a halogen lamp uses 12.6 kw of energy in a week, how much does the electricity cost for the lamp if electricity is $.10 an a kWh?
    • A. 

      $126.00

    • B. 

      126 kWh

    • C. 

      $12.60

    • D. 

      $1.26

  • 18. 
    What helps prevent fires when a circuit is overloaded?
    • A. 

      Circuit breaker

    • B. 

      Wire

    • C. 

      Switch

  • 19. 
    A field in a region of space around a charge that shows fields of positive or negative charge
    • A. 

      Electric charge

    • B. 

      Electric force

    • C. 

      Electric field

    • D. 

      Electric current

  • 20. 
    Earth is like a giant_______________.
    • A. 

      Sphere

    • B. 

      Magnet

    • C. 

      Force field

    • D. 

      Pole

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