Electricity And Magnetism Pre-assessment

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Electricity Quizzes & Trivia

Pre-assessment for electricity and magnetism unit for 4th grade.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Lightning is a discharge of
    • A. 

      Magnetic field

    • B. 

      Direct curent

    • C. 

      Static electricity

    • D. 

      Chemical energy

  • 2. 
    A complete path through which electricity flows is a(n)
    • A. 

      Circuit

    • B. 

      Series

    • C. 

      Cell

    • D. 

      Fuse

  • 3. 
    The plastic around an electrical wire that keeps you from getting a shock is an example of a(n)
    • A. 

      Conductor

    • B. 

      Fuse

    • C. 

      Insulator

    • D. 

      Circuit breaker

  • 4. 
    A thin wire strip that melts easily to keep too much electric current from flowing through wires is a(n)
    • A. 

      Insulator

    • B. 

      Overload

    • C. 

      Fuse

    • D. 

      Circuit

  • 5. 
    To make light, a flashlight needs a bulb, a switch, and a(n)
    • A. 

      Parallel

    • B. 

      Insulator

    • C. 

      Cell

    • D. 

      Current

  • 6. 
    A crane in a junkyard can separate iron and steel from paper using a(n)
    • A. 

      Generator

    • B. 

      Volt

    • C. 

      Electromagnet

    • D. 

      Transformer

  • 7. 
    A device that is used to change the voltage of electricity is a(n)
    • A. 

      Generator

    • B. 

      Volt

    • C. 

      Electromagnet

    • D. 

      Transformer

  • 8. 
    A unit for measuring the force that makes negative charges flow is called a(n)
    • A. 

      Generator

    • B. 

      Volt

    • C. 

      Electromagnet

    • D. 

      Transformer

  • 9. 
    A magnet’s pull is strongest at its
    • A. 

      Volt

    • B. 

      Poles

    • C. 

      Field

    • D. 

      Generator

  • 10. 
    A bulb gets dimmer when a second bulb is added to the circuit.  The bulbs are wired in a(n)
    • A. 

      Series circuit

    • B. 

      Parallel circuit

  • 11. 
    A material electricity flows through easily is a(n)
    • A. 

      Insulator

    • B. 

      Fuse

    • C. 

      Conductor

    • D. 

      Resistor

  • 12. 
    Which is NOT an example of the uses of an electromagnet?
    • A. 

      Separating scrap iron from other garbage

    • B. 

      Ringing a door bell

    • C. 

      Finding which direction is North

    • D. 

      Picking metal splinters out of skin

  • 13. 
    A balloon sticks to a wall after being rubbed on a sweater because of
    • A. 

      Magnetism

    • B. 

      Static electricity

    • C. 

      Mechanical energy

    • D. 

      Chemical energy

  • 14. 
    List at least three ways you can protect yourself from lightning in a thunderstorm.
  • 15. 
    What are five forms of energy that electrical energy can be changed into?