Electricity & Magnetism Vocabulary Quiz

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  • 1. 
    To pull towards one another.
    • A. 

      Circuit

    • B. 

      Attract

    • C. 

      Pole lightning

    • D. 

      Detract

  • 2. 
    A build-up of electrical charge.
    • A. 

      Static electricity

    • B. 

      Insulator

    • C. 

      Fuse

    • D. 

      Short circuit

  • 3. 
    To push away.
    • A. 

      Discharge

    • B. 

      Open circuit

    • C. 

      Closed circuit

    • D. 

      Repel

  • 4. 
    An instrument that uses a freely moving magnetic needle to indicate direction.
    • A. 

      Compass

    • B. 

      Insulator

    • C. 

      Static electricity

    • D. 

      Fuse

  • 5. 
    A material through which electricity  doesn’t flow.
    • A. 

      Insulator

    • B. 

      Open circuit

    • C. 

      Conductor

    • D. 

      Closed circuit

  • 6. 
    A material in which electricity flows easily.
    • A. 

      Insulator

    • B. 

      Open circuit

    • C. 

      Conductor

    • D. 

      Closed circuit

  • 7. 
    When a build-up of electrical charge empties into something.
    • A. 

      Short circuit

    • B. 

      Discharge

    • C. 

      Fuse

    • D. 

      Series circuit

  • 8. 
    Either of two opposing forces or parts, such as the poles of a magnet.
    • A. 

      Pole

    • B. 

      Lodestone

    • C. 

      Patent

    • D. 

      Repel

  • 9. 
    A circuit in which each bulb is connected to the cell separately.
    • A. 

      Closed circuit

    • B. 

      Circuit

    • C. 

      Parallel circuit

    • D. 

      Series circuit

  • 10. 
    A complete path that electricity can move.
    • A. 

      Path

    • B. 

      Electricity path

    • C. 

      Circuit path

    • D. 

      Circuit

  • 11. 
    A moving electrical charge.
    • A. 

      Current electricity

    • B. 

      Electric current

    • C. 

      Current

    • D. 

      Electricity

  • 12. 
    A complete circuit.
    • A. 

      Closed circuit

    • B. 

      Open circuit

    • C. 

      Magnetism

    • D. 

      Lightning

  • 13. 
    An incomplete circuit.
    • A. 

      Closed circuit

    • B. 

      Open circuit

    • C. 

      Lightning

    • D. 

      Magnetism

  • 14. 
    A device that can open/close a circuit.
    • A. 

      Open circuit

    • B. 

      Closed circuit

    • C. 

      Switch

    • D. 

      Circuit

  • 15. 
    A flash of light caused by a discharge of static electricity.
    • A. 

      Static electricity

    • B. 

      Discharge

    • C. 

      Lightning

    • D. 

      Current

  • 16. 
    When too much current flows through a conductor.
    • A. 

      Shutdown

    • B. 

      Short circuit

    • C. 

      Blown fuse

    • D. 

      Insulator

  • 17. 
    A material in which electricity has difficulty flowing.
    • A. 

      Resistor

    • B. 

      Conductor

    • C. 

      Insulator

    • D. 

      Circuit

  • 18. 
    A circuit in which the current must flow through one bulb in order to flow through the other
    • A. 

      Circuit

    • B. 

      Series circuit

    • C. 

      Parallel circuit

    • D. 

      Circuit breaker

  • 19. 
    The material in a light bulb that glows when heated by an electric current.
    • A. 

      Resistor

    • B. 

      Switch

    • C. 

      Discharge

    • D. 

      Filament

  • 20. 
    A switch that protects circuits from dangerously high currents.
    • A. 

      Light bulb

    • B. 

      Circuit breaker

    • C. 

      Pole

    • D. 

      Magnetism

  • 21. 
    A device that keeps too much electric current from flowing through wires.
    • A. 

      Circuit breaker

    • B. 

      Fuse

    • C. 

      Block

    • D. 

      Pole

  • 22. 
    The flow of electricity through a condictor
    • A. 

      Repel

    • B. 

      Conductor

    • C. 

      Current

    • D. 

      Insulator

  • 23. 
    A form of energy that can produce light, heat, and magnetism.
    • A. 

      Electric

    • B. 

      Electricity

    • C. 

      Electromagnet

    • D. 

      Electric magnets

  • 24. 
    A piece of iron that becomes a temporary magnet when electricity flows through an insulated wire wrapped around it.  
    • A. 

      Metal

    • B. 

      Steel

    • C. 

      Iron

    • D. 

      Electromagnet

  • 25. 
    A property of certain kinds of materials that causes them to attract iron, metal, or steel.
    • A. 

      Magnetic

    • B. 

      Magnetism

    • C. 

      Magnets

    • D. 

      Flow