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Electricity is a form of energy. It is used in many places for lighting, heating, cooling and in many other appliances. Over the past week we have covered some basics when it comes to electricity and its components. The quiz below is designed to help you test out what you know understood so far. Give it a shot and see how high you score.

• 1.

### What is electricity?

• A.

Rocks in the ground.

• B.

A city where people live

• C.

A form of energy

• D.

A push or pull that makes something move

C. A form of energy
Explanation
Electricity is a form of energy that is generated by the movement of electrons. It is a fundamental force in the universe and is used to power various devices and systems. It can be harnessed and controlled to provide light, heat, and power to homes, industries, and transportation. Without electricity, modern life as we know it would not be possible.

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• 2.

### What is a circuit?

• A.

The path in which electricity travels

• B.

The place on a magnet that has the strongest push or pull

• C.

A form of energy

• D.

An event that is caused by an earlier event.

A. The path in which electricity travels
Explanation
A circuit refers to the path in which electricity travels. It is a closed loop that allows the flow of electric current from a power source to various components and back to the source. This path is typically formed by connecting wires and electrical devices in a specific arrangement. By completing the circuit, electricity can flow continuously, enabling the functioning of electrical systems and devices.

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• 3.

### To repel means to

• A.

Jump

• B.

Push away

• C.

Pull toward

• D.

To swing

B. Push away
Explanation
To repel means to push away or drive back. It implies a force or action that causes an object or person to move away from something or someone else.

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• 4.

### To attract means to

• A.

Push away

• B.

To walk on a path

• C.

Create

• D.

Pull toward

D. Pull toward
Explanation
To attract means to pull toward. This implies the act of drawing something closer or causing it to move in your direction. It involves exerting a force or influence that brings objects or people together.

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• 5.

### What is a pole on a magnet?

• A.

A big stick on the top

• B.

A line on the magnet

• C.

The place that has the strongest push or pull

• D.

The path which electricity travels

C. The place that has the strongest push or pull
Explanation
A pole on a magnet refers to the place on the magnet where the magnetic force is the strongest. This is typically found at the ends of the magnet and is referred to as the North and South poles. The magnetic field lines converge at these poles, resulting in a strong push or pull on other magnetic objects in their vicinity.

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• 6.

### What is gravity?

• A.

The force between the earth and objects that pushes you up.

• B.

The force between the earth and objects that makes you float

• C.

The force between the earth and objects that pulls objects to the center of the earth

• D.

The force between the earth and objects that makes you spin

C. The force between the earth and objects that pulls objects to the center of the earth
Explanation
Gravity is the force that exists between the earth and objects, causing them to be pulled towards the center of the earth. It is responsible for keeping objects grounded and preventing them from floating or spinning.

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• 7.

### What is a force

• A.

The push or pull that makes something move

• B.

The path that electricity travels through

• C.

An event that makes something happen

• D.

A heat source

A. The push or pull that makes something move
Explanation
A force is defined as a push or pull that causes an object to move or change its motion. It is the interaction between two objects or between an object and its surroundings that results in a change in velocity or acceleration. This definition accurately describes the concept of force and distinguishes it from other options such as the path of electricity, an event, or a heat source, which are unrelated to the concept of force.

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• 8.

### What is "cause".

• A.

A force that makes something move

• B.

A path of electricity

• C.

Something that pushes you away

• D.

A person, thing or event that makes something happen

D. A person, thing or event that makes something happen
Explanation
The term "cause" refers to a person, thing, or event that is responsible for making something happen. It implies a direct or indirect influence that leads to a particular outcome or effect. This definition aligns with the idea that a cause is not limited to physical forces or movements but can also encompass various factors that contribute to the occurrence of an event or the creation of a situation.

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• 9.

### What is "effect"

• A.

An event that is caused by an earlier event

• B.

A force between the earth and objects

• C.

A place on a magnet

• D.

A form of energy

A. An event that is caused by an earlier event
Explanation
The correct answer is "An event that is caused by an earlier event." This definition of "effect" refers to something that happens as a result or consequence of a previous action or event. It implies a cause-and-effect relationship, where one event leads to another.

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• 10.

### A person, thing or event that makes something happen is called

• A.

Force

• B.

Gravity

• C.

Pole

• D.

Cause

D. Cause
Explanation
A cause is something that brings about or leads to an effect or result. It is the reason or explanation behind an action, event, or phenomenon. It is the factor or influence that initiates or triggers a particular outcome. In this context, a cause is the most appropriate term to describe a person, thing, or event that makes something happen.

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• 11.

### An event that is caused by an earlier event is called

• A.

A force

• B.

An effect

• C.

Gravity

• D.

To repel

B. An effect
Explanation
An event that is caused by an earlier event is called an effect. This term refers to the result or consequence of a preceding action or cause. It implies a cause-and-effect relationship, where the earlier event is responsible for bringing about the subsequent event. The term "force" refers to a push or pull that can cause an object to accelerate or deform. "Gravity" is a natural force that causes objects to be attracted to one another. "To repel" refers to the action of pushing or forcing something away.

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• 12.

### The push or pull that makes something move is called

• A.

Gravity

• B.

Force

• C.

Effect

• D.

Cause

B. Force
Explanation
Force is the correct answer because it refers to the push or pull that causes an object to move or change its motion. Gravity is a force, but it specifically refers to the force that attracts objects towards each other. Effect and cause are not accurate terms to describe the push or pull that makes something move.

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• 13.

### The force between the earth and objects that pulls objects to the center of the earth is called

• A.

Pole

• B.

Force

• C.

Gravity

• D.

Attract

C. Gravity
Explanation
Gravity is the force between the earth and objects that pulls objects towards the center of the earth. It is a fundamental force of nature that governs the motion of celestial bodies and is responsible for keeping objects grounded on the surface of the earth. Gravity is what gives weight to objects and keeps them in orbit around larger celestial bodies like the earth.

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• 14.

### The place on a magnet that has the strongest push or pull is called the

• A.

Pool

• B.

Circuit

• C.

Pole

• D.

Path

C. Pole
Explanation
The place on a magnet that has the strongest push or pull is called the pole. Magnets have two poles, a north pole and a south pole, which attract each other when opposite and repel each other when similar. The strength of the push or pull is greatest at the poles of the magnet.

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• 15.

### To pull toward means to

• A.

Attract

• B.

Repel

• C.

Push away

• D.

Push down

A. Attract
Explanation
To pull toward means to attract. When something is pulled toward, it means that it is being drawn or brought closer to something else. In this context, the word "pull" implies a force that is acting in a direction that brings two objects closer together, which is the definition of attraction.

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• 16.

### To push away means to

• A.

Attract

• B.

Repel

• C.

Pole

• D.

Force

B. Repel
Explanation
The term "to push away" implies the action of moving something in the opposite direction, indicating a force that causes separation or distance between objects. The word "repel" perfectly aligns with this meaning as it denotes the act of driving away or resisting. Therefore, "repel" is the correct answer as it accurately conveys the concept of pushing away.

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• 17.

### The path in which electricity travels is called a

• A.

Circuit

• B.

Force

• C.

Gravity

• D.

Effect

A. Circuit
Explanation
An electric circuit is a closed loop or pathway through which electric current flows. It consists of various components such as wires, resistors, capacitors, and switches. The term "circuit" refers to the complete path that enables the flow of electricity from a power source to the connected devices or loads. Without a circuit, electricity cannot flow and power cannot be transmitted or utilized. Therefore, circuit is the correct answer in this context.

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• 18.

### A form of energy is called

• A.

Circuit

• B.

Effect

• C.

Attract

• D.

Electricity

D. Electricity
Explanation
Electricity is the correct answer because it is a form of energy that is generated by the movement of electrons. It is commonly used to power various devices and is essential for the functioning of electrical circuits.

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• 19.

### Magnets have two ends that are called

• A.

Poles

• B.

Pools

• C.

Circuits

• D.

Forces

A. Poles
Explanation
Magnets have two ends that are called "poles". These poles are known as the north pole and the south pole. The north pole of one magnet attracts the south pole of another magnet, while like poles repel each other. This phenomenon is due to the magnetic field generated by the alignment of the atoms within the magnet. The concept of poles is fundamental in understanding the behavior and interactions of magnets.

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• 20.

### What are the two poles of the magnets (choose two)

• A.

North

• B.

Down

• C.

East

• D.

West

• E.

South

A. North
E. South
Explanation
The two poles of a magnet are the North pole and the South pole. These poles have opposite magnetic properties and attract each other. The North pole of one magnet will attract the South pole of another magnet, while the North pole of one magnet will repel the North pole of another magnet. Similarly, the South pole of one magnet will attract the North pole of another magnet, while the South pole of one magnet will repel the South pole of another magnet. Therefore, the correct answer is North and South.

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• 21.

### When a north pole of one magnet is placed next to a south pole of another magnet the magnets will

• A.

Repel each other

• B.

Not move

• C.

Attract each other

• D.

Stand up straight

C. Attract each other
Explanation
When a north pole of one magnet is placed next to a south pole of another magnet, they will attract each other. This is because opposite poles attract each other according to the laws of magnetism. The north pole of one magnet has a magnetic field that is attracted to the south pole of the other magnet, resulting in an attractive force between them.

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• 22.

### When the pole of one magnet is placed next to the same pole of another magnet, what will happen?

• A.

They will repel

• B.

They will attract

• C.

Nothing will happen

• D.

They will break

A. They will repel
Explanation
When the pole of one magnet is placed next to the same pole of another magnet, they will repel each other. This is because like poles of magnets have the same magnetic polarity, causing a force of repulsion between them. The magnetic field lines of both magnets will push against each other, resulting in the magnets moving away from each other.

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• 23.

### What is a conductor of electricity

• A.

Something that electricity can't move through

• B.

Something that makes electricity stop

• C.

Something that electricity can move through

• D.

Something that makes electricity repel magnets

C. Something that electricity can move through
Explanation
A conductor of electricity is a material or substance that allows the flow of electric charge or current through it. It contains free electrons that are able to move easily, enabling the transfer of electrical energy. Conductors typically have low resistance to the flow of electricity, making them suitable for transmitting and distributing electrical power.

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• 24.

### What is a source of electricity

• A.

The sun

• B.

The wind

• C.

Water

• D.

A battery

• E.

All of the above

E. All of the above
Explanation
The correct answer is "all of the above" because all of the options listed are sources of electricity. The sun can generate electricity through solar power, the wind can generate electricity through wind turbines, water can generate electricity through hydroelectric power, and a battery can store and provide electricity. Therefore, all of these options are valid sources of electricity.

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• 25.

### What would happen if electricity went into water.

• A.

The water would freeze

• B.

Nothing

• C.

Electricity would flow through it because water is a conductor

• D.

The water would turn black.

C. Electricity would flow through it because water is a conductor
Explanation
Electricity would flow through water because it is a conductor. Conductors are materials that allow the flow of electric current. Water, although not a great conductor, still contains ions and impurities that can conduct electricity to some extent. When electricity is passed through water, the ions in the water allow the current to flow. This can be dangerous as it can cause electric shock or damage electrical equipment.

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