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Intererested to learn about electrical principles and technologies? This quiz can spark your interest. With this quiz, you will have to learn which conductors have no resistance to electron flow, what happens to an abundance of charged particles in a solution, an example of a static electrical charge, and how you can help to diminish static cling. If you are searching for information on electrical principles and technologies, look no further than this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    These types of conductors have no resistance to electron flow, which is why they are known to be perfect conductors. They are

    • A.

      Superconductors

    • B.

      Metallic conductors

    • C.

      Magnetic conductors

    • D.

      Resistance-less conductor

    Correct Answer
    A. Superconductors
    Explanation
    Superconductors are conductors that have zero electrical resistance, allowing for the free flow of electrons without any loss of energy. Unlike metallic conductors, which still have some resistance, superconductors exhibit complete conductivity at very low temperatures. While magnetic conductors can have low resistance, they are not necessarily perfect conductors like superconductors. Therefore, the term "resistance-less conductor" is synonymous with superconductors, as they are the only type of conductor that truly has no resistance to electron flow.

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  • 2. 

    The more charged particles in a solution ______________.

    • A.

      The more voltage it produces

    • B.

      The more resistance there is

    • C.

      The less resistance there is

    • D.

      The fewer molecules it has

    Correct Answer
    C. The less resistance there is
    Explanation
    When there are more charged particles in a solution, it means that there are more ions available to carry electrical current. This increased availability of charge carriers leads to a decrease in resistance. Therefore, the more charged particles there are in a solution, the less resistance there is.

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  • 3. 

    __________ is the direction of a magnetic or electric field.

    Correct Answer
    Polarity
    polarity
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "polarity." Polarity refers to the direction of a magnetic or electric field. It indicates the orientation or alignment of the field lines, whether they are positive or negative, north or south. Polarity is an important concept in understanding the behavior and interactions of magnetic and electric fields.

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  • 4. 

    The ___________ (one or two words) in an electric motor attracts the armature to create motion; in which it creates electricity.

    Correct Answer
    permanent magnets
    Permanent magnets
    Permanent Magnets
    Magnets
    magnets
    Explanation
    Permanent magnets are used in an electric motor to attract the armature and create motion. When the armature moves, it generates electricity.

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  • 5. 

    A generator stores electric current.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    A generator does not store electric current. Instead, it converts mechanical energy into electrical energy. When a generator is running, it produces electric current, but it does not store it. The generated electricity is typically used immediately or stored in batteries or other energy storage systems for later use. Therefore, the statement that a generator stores electric current is false.

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  • 6. 

    The movement of charges from an object to another without further movement is called _____________.

    Correct Answer
    Static Electricity
    Static electricity
    static electricity
    Explanation
    Static electricity refers to the movement of charges from one object to another without any further movement. This phenomenon occurs when there is an imbalance of electrical charges on the surface of objects, causing them to attract or repel each other. The term "static" implies that the charges remain stationary or static on the objects, hence the correct answer is "Static Electricity".

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  • 7. 

    An example of a static electrical charge is _______.

    • A.

      Lightning

    • B.

      Batteries

    • C.

      Current

    • D.

      Ohms

    Correct Answer
    A. Lightning
    Explanation
    Lightning is an example of a static electrical charge because it is caused by the buildup and discharge of static electricity in the atmosphere. When there is a difference in charge between the ground and the atmosphere, it can create a static electrical charge. This charge is then discharged through a lightning bolt, which is a powerful and visible form of static electricity. Lightning is different from batteries, current, and ohms, as they are related to electrical energy flow and resistance in a circuit, rather than static charges.

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  • 8. 

    Why do objects attract to one another?

    • A.

      Opposite charges

    • B.

      Similar charges

    • C.

      Electrons

    • D.

      Neutrons

    Correct Answer
    A. Opposite charges
    Explanation
    Objects attract to one another due to opposite charges. Opposite charges, such as positive and negative charges, create an attractive force between objects. This is because opposite charges have an inherent tendency to come together and balance out their charges. When two objects with opposite charges are brought close to each other, the positive charges of one object are attracted to the negative charges of the other object, causing them to attract and stick together. This phenomenon is known as electrostatic attraction and is responsible for many everyday interactions, such as the attraction between a balloon and hair after rubbing it against a fabric.

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  • 9. 

    How does spraying water on laundry help reduce static cling?

    • A.

      The water absorbs electrical charge

    • B.

      The water contains protons

    • C.

      Water is a magnet

    • D.

      The charges leave onto a different object with opposite charges

    Correct Answer
    A. The water absorbs electrical charge
    Explanation
    When water is sprayed on laundry, it acts as a conductor and absorbs the electrical charge that causes static cling. This is because water is a polar molecule, meaning it has a positive end (hydrogen) and a negative end (oxygen). The positive and negative charges in the water molecules attract and neutralize the static charges present in the laundry, reducing static cling.

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  • 10. 

    When electrons discharge, they go into the ground via a _________ wire.

    Correct Answer
    Ground
    Explanation
    When electrons discharge, they go into the ground via a ground wire. The ground wire serves as a pathway for the electrons to flow safely into the ground, preventing any potential damage or hazards. By connecting the electrical system to the earth, the ground wire helps to protect against electrical faults and ensures the stability and safety of the electrical system.

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  • 11. 

    A ________ is designed to interrupt the power to a circuit when the current flow exceeds safe levels.

    Correct Answer
    fuse
    Fuse
    Explanation
    A fuse is a safety device that is designed to interrupt the power to a circuit when the current flow exceeds safe levels. It contains a thin wire that melts and breaks the circuit when too much current passes through it. This helps to prevent damage to the circuit and potential hazards such as overheating or electrical fires. Fuses are commonly used in electrical systems to protect against overloads and short circuits.

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  • 12. 

    A _________ occurs when there is a low resistance connection between two conductors supplying electrical power to any circuit.

    • A.

      Short circuit

    • B.

      Malfunction

    • C.

      Electrical shock

    • D.

      Spark

    Correct Answer
    A. Short circuit
    Explanation
    A short circuit occurs when there is a low resistance connection between two conductors supplying electrical power to any circuit. This connection bypasses the normal load, causing a sudden surge of current. This can result in overheating, damage to the circuit components, and potentially cause a fire.

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  • 13. 

    ____________ is the energy carried by charged particles.

    Correct Answer
    electrical energy
    Electrical Energy
    Electrical energy
    Explanation
    The energy carried by charged particles is known as electrical energy. Charged particles, such as electrons, possess electric charge and can transfer this energy when they move through a conductor. This energy can be harnessed and used to power various electrical devices and systems, making electrical energy a crucial form of energy in our daily lives.

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  • 14. 

    How much current is created when a 30 V battery creates a current through a 15 Ω resistor?

    Correct Answer
    2 A
    2A
    2 amperes
    2 Amperes
    2 amps
    2 Amps
    Explanation
    When a 30 V battery creates a current through a 15 Ω resistor, we can use Ohm's Law to calculate the current. Ohm's Law states that current (I) is equal to voltage (V) divided by resistance (R). In this case, the voltage is 30 V and the resistance is 15 Ω. Therefore, the current is calculated as 30 V / 15 Ω = 2 A. Hence, the correct answer is 2 A, 2A, 2 amperes, 2 Amperes, 2 amps, or 2 Amps.

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  • 15. 

    The measurement used to measure voltage is ________.

    Correct Answer
    volts
    Volts
    V
    Explanation
    The measurement used to measure voltage is volts or Volts or V.

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  • 16. 

    The measurement used to measure current is _______.

    Correct Answer
    Amperes
    amperes
    A
    amps
    Amps
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Amperes, amperes, A, amps, Amps." The measurement used to measure current is represented by the unit "Amperes" which can also be abbreviated as "A" or "amps." The capitalization does not matter as it is a unit symbol.

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  • 17. 

    The process of which you use a small battery to split molecules into their elements is called _________.

    • A.

      Electrolysis

    • B.

      Hydrolysis

    • C.

      Energy conversion

    • D.

      Energy transfer

    Correct Answer
    A. Electrolysis
    Explanation
    Electrolysis is the correct answer because it is the process of using a small battery to split molecules into their elements. During electrolysis, an electric current is passed through a solution or molten compound, causing the positive ions to move towards the negative electrode (cathode) and the negative ions to move towards the positive electrode (anode). This movement of ions leads to the splitting of molecules into their constituent elements. Hydrolysis, energy conversion, and energy transfer do not specifically refer to the process of using a small battery to split molecules.

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  • 18. 

    A _________, is a paste or liquid that conducts electricity because it contains chemicals that form ions.

    • A.

      Electrolyte

    • B.

      Battery

    • C.

      Dry cell

    • D.

      Wet cell

    Correct Answer
    A. Electrolyte
    Explanation
    An electrolyte is a substance that conducts electricity because it contains chemicals that form ions. When dissolved in a liquid or melted, the ions in the electrolyte are free to move and carry an electric charge. This property makes electrolytes essential in various applications, such as batteries, where they facilitate the flow of electric current between the electrodes. Electrolytes can be found in both wet cells and dry cells, making them crucial components in electrical systems.

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  • 19. 

    Who had made the first practical battery by piling copper and zinc disks on top of each other, and then seperating them with electrolyte-soaked paper discs. 

    • A.

      Alessandro Volta

    • B.

      Faraday

    • C.

      Van de Graaff

    • D.

      Ohm

    Correct Answer
    A. Alessandro Volta
    Explanation
    Alessandro Volta is credited with creating the first practical battery by stacking copper and zinc disks and separating them with electrolyte-soaked paper discs. His invention, known as the Voltaic Pile, was the precursor to modern batteries and provided a continuous source of electrical energy. Volta's groundbreaking work laid the foundation for the development of various electrical devices and technologies.

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  • 20. 

    A dry cell is different from a wet cell because it is ____________.

    • A.

      Rechargeable

    • B.

      Nonchargeable

    • C.

      Dry

    • D.

      Wet

    Correct Answer
    B. Nonchargeable
    Explanation
    A dry cell is different from a wet cell because it is nonchargeable. Unlike wet cells, which can be recharged, dry cells are designed to be used once and then discarded. They cannot be recharged and reused like wet cells. This makes dry cells more convenient for portable devices or situations where it is not feasible to recharge the battery.

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  • 21. 

    The longer the wire is, the ______ its resistance.

    • A.

      Lower

    • B.

      Greater

    • C.

      Wider

    • D.

      Thinner

    Correct Answer
    B. Greater
    Explanation
    The longer the wire is, the greater its resistance. This is because resistance is directly proportional to the length of the wire. As the length increases, the number of atoms and collisions that the electrons encounter also increases, leading to a higher resistance. Therefore, the longer the wire, the greater its resistance.

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  • 22. 

    The thicker the wire is, the ________ its resistance.

    • A.

      Lower

    • B.

      Greater

    Correct Answer
    A. Lower
    Explanation
    This question is testing the understanding of the relationship between wire thickness and resistance. According to Ohm's Law, resistance is inversely proportional to the cross-sectional area of the wire. As the wire thickness increases, the cross-sectional area also increases, leading to a lower resistance. Therefore, the correct answer is "lower".

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  • 23. 

    The ______  a wire is, the lower the resistance.

    • A.

      Cooler

    • B.

      Hotter

    • C.

      More conductive

    Correct Answer
    A. Cooler
    Explanation
    The temperature of a wire affects its resistance. As the wire gets hotter, the resistance increases. Conversely, as the wire gets cooler, the resistance decreases. Therefore, the correct answer is "cooler" because the lower the temperature (cooler), the lower the resistance.

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  • 24. 

    A _________ is a continuous resistor used to regulate electric current, it is also used to change the current flow.

    • A.

      Rheostat

    • B.

      Voltmeter

    • C.

      Ammeter

    • D.

      Battery

    Correct Answer
    A. Rheostat
    Explanation
    A rheostat is a type of resistor that is used to regulate electric current. It is designed to have a variable resistance, allowing for the adjustment of current flow. This makes it useful in applications where the current needs to be controlled or changed, such as in dimmer switches for lights or speed controls for motors. Unlike a fixed resistor, a rheostat can be adjusted to provide different levels of resistance, thereby altering the current flowing through a circuit.

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  • 25. 

    What is the total resistance of a parallel circuit with two 20-ohm resistors and a 10-ohm resistor?

    Correct Answer
    5
    5 Ohms
    5 ohms
    five ohms
    Five
    Explanation
    The total resistance of a parallel circuit is calculated by using the formula 1/Rt = 1/R1 + 1/R2 + 1/R3 + ..., where Rt is the total resistance and R1, R2, R3, ... are the individual resistances. In this case, the total resistance can be calculated as 1/20 + 1/20 + 1/10 = 1/5 + 1/5 + 1/10 = 2/10 + 2/10 + 1/10 = 5/10 = 1/2 = 0.5. Therefore, the total resistance is 0.5 ohms, which is equivalent to 5 ohms.

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  • 26. 

    What is the advantage of stringing lamps in a series circuit?

    • A.

      Requires less energy

    • B.

      Requires more energy

    • C.

      Has less resistance

    • D.

      Has more resistance

    Correct Answer
    A. Requires less energy
    Explanation
    Stringing lamps in a series circuit requires less energy because in a series circuit, the current flowing through each lamp is the same. This means that the total voltage of the circuit is divided equally among the lamps, resulting in each lamp receiving a lower voltage compared to if they were connected in parallel. Since the power consumed by a lamp is directly proportional to the voltage across it, stringing lamps in a series circuit reduces the energy required to power each lamp.

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  • 27. 

    What is the disadvantage of stringing lamps in a series circuit?

    • A.

      If one lamp goes out, they all burn out as well

    • B.

      Requires more energy

    • C.

      Has more resistance

    • D.

      Has less current

    Correct Answer
    A. If one lamp goes out, they all burn out as well
    Explanation
    In a series circuit, all components are connected in a single path, so the current flowing through each component is the same. Therefore, if one lamp goes out and breaks the circuit, the current cannot flow through any of the lamps, causing all of them to burn out. This is a disadvantage because it means that the failure of a single lamp can result in the entire circuit becoming non-functional.

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  • 28. 

    What is the advantage of stringing lamps in a parallel circuit?

    • A.

      One lamp failure will not affect the other lamps

    • B.

      Requires less energy

    • C.

      Has less resistance

    • D.

      Has more voltage

    Correct Answer
    A. One lamp failure will not affect the other lamps
    Explanation
    Stringing lamps in a parallel circuit means that each lamp has its own separate path for the current to flow. This means that if one lamp fails, it does not interrupt the flow of electricity to the other lamps. In a series circuit, on the other hand, if one lamp fails, it breaks the circuit and all the other lamps will also turn off. Therefore, the advantage of stringing lamps in a parallel circuit is that one lamp failure will not affect the other lamps.

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  • 29. 

    What is the disadvantage of stringing lamps in a parallel circuit?

    • A.

      Requires more energy

    • B.

      Has more resistance

    • C.

      One lamp burns out they all do as well

    • D.

      Lights become dimmer when lamps are added

    Correct Answer
    A. Requires more energy
    Explanation
    Stringing lamps in a parallel circuit requires more energy because each lamp receives the full voltage of the circuit. In a parallel circuit, the current is divided among the lamps, so each lamp requires its own energy supply. This is different from a series circuit, where the lamps are connected in a single path and share the same current.

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  • 30. 

    The process of __________ is when you coat a surface of a conducting material with metal.

    • A.

      Electroplating

    • B.

      Electrolysis

    • C.

      Potential difference

    • D.

      Metal coating

    Correct Answer
    A. Electroplating
    Explanation
    Electroplating is the process of coating a surface of a conducting material with metal. It involves the use of an electric current to deposit a thin layer of metal onto the surface of an object. This process is commonly used to improve the appearance, corrosion resistance, and durability of objects, such as jewelry, automotive parts, and household items.

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  • 31. 

    A DC generator is a device that converts mechanical energy into electrical energy using current which  ________.

    • A.

      Flows in one direction

    • B.

      Changes direction

    • C.

      Has lots of electrons

    • D.

      Uses a lot of voltage

    Correct Answer
    A. Flows in one direction
    Explanation
    A DC generator is a device that converts mechanical energy into electrical energy. In order to generate a direct current (DC), the current produced by the generator must flow in one direction. This is achieved by using a commutator, which consists of a split ring that reverses the direction of the current every half rotation. By ensuring that the current flows in one direction, the generator produces a steady and constant flow of electrical energy.

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  • 32. 

    An AC generator is a device that converts mechanical energy into electrical energy using current which  ________.

    • A.

      Flows in one direction

    • B.

      Changes direction

    • C.

      Has lots of electrons

    • D.

      Uses a lot of voltage

    Correct Answer
    B. Changes direction
    Explanation
    An AC generator is a device that converts mechanical energy into electrical energy by using current that changes direction. This is achieved through the use of a rotating coil within a magnetic field, which causes the current to alternate its flow direction. This alternating current (AC) is commonly used in electrical power systems as it allows for efficient transmission over long distances and can be easily converted to different voltages as needed.

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