Electrical Circuits Exam! 5th Grade Science Quiz

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Electrical Circuits Exam! 5th Grade Science Quiz

Are you someone who wants to learn more about the basics electrical circuits? Would you be willing to try this quiz for fifth-graders? In this quiz, you will be responsible for knowing why Christmas lights connected in a series are not a good idea, an energy storage device made of electrochemical cells, and the primary energy transfer in a lamp. If you are searching for more information about electrical circuits, look no further than this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Christmas tree lights are often connected in series. This is not a good idea because
    • A. 

      They use more energy

    • B. 

      They aren't colorful

    • C. 

      If one light breaks they all go out

    • D. 

      There isn't a complete circuit

  • 2. 
    What is an energy storage device composed of electrochemical cells?
    • A. 

      A fuse

    • B. 

      A flashlight

    • C. 

      A battery

    • D. 

      A circuit

  • 3. 
    What is the name of this piece of equipment?
    • A. 

      A resistor

    • B. 

      An open switch

    • C. 

      Two light bulbs

    • D. 

      Closed Switch

  • 4. 
    What is the main energy transfer in a lamp?
    • A. 

      Light to electrical

    • B. 

      Heat to light

    • C. 

      Electrical to chemical

    • D. 

      Electrical to light

  • 5. 
    This is the circuit symbol for which piece of electrical equipment?
    • A. 

      A battery

    • B. 

      A switch

    • C. 

      A wire

    • D. 

      A cell

  • 6. 
    Electricity flows through a wire. We call this a current. Current is measured in what units?  
    • A. 

      Joules

    • B. 

      Amps

    • C. 

      Volts

    • D. 

      Watts

  • 7. 
    All lamps have some resistance.  Putting a lamp with large resistance into a circuit will
    • A. 

      Make the voltage bigger

    • B. 

      Make the voltage smaller

    • C. 

      Make the current smaller

    • D. 

      Make the current bigger

  • 8. 
    You have identical lamps and cells, which combination gives the brightest circuit?
    • A. 

      Two cells connected to one lamp

    • B. 

      Two cells connected to two lamps in a series

    • C. 

      Two lamps in parallel series connected to one cell

    • D. 

      One cell connected to one lamp

  • 9. 
    Two lamps are connected side-by-side so that the current is shared between them. We call this connected. 
    • A. 

      In a series

    • B. 

      In a parallel

    • C. 

      In a circle

    • D. 

      In a loop

  • 10. 
    Lamps in your house are often connected in parallel.  This is a good idea because
    • A. 

      They are cheaper

    • B. 

      They use less current

    • C. 

      You can switch them off separately

    • D. 

      The lights are dimmer

  • 11. 
    In the picture, what does the short line represent?
    • A. 

      A battery

    • B. 

      Electron portion of battery

    • C. 

      Electron portion of cell

    • D. 

      Proton portion of cell

  • 12. 
    A series circuit has one path from the source and back to the source again.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    If you unscrew one of the light bulbs in a parallel circuit, the rest will stop lighting.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Glass is a conductor of electricity.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Electricity is a force?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Electric current gets used up in a circuit?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Electrical current is the flow of electrical charges (electrons) around a circuit?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    The more bulbs you add to a circuit, the more difficult it will be for the current to flow?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Which group of items are conductors?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

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