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8th grade electricity and magnetism vocabulary quiz

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• 1.
What is a property that causes subatomic particles such as protons and electrons to attract and repel each other?
• A.

Electric field

• B.

Electric force

• C.

Electric charge

• 2.
When charges move from one object to another
• A.

Parallel circuit

• B.

Discharge

• C.

Voltage

• 3.
Opposition to the flow of charges in material is called?
• A.

Voltage

• B.

Series circuit

• C.

Resistance

• 4.
What do you call materials in which charges flow easily?
• A.

Conductor

• B.

Static electricity

• C.

Magnetic field

• 5.
What is the force of attraction or repulsion between electrically charged objects that can be positive or negative?
• A.

Magnetic force

• B.

Electric force

• C.

Electric field

• 6.
What do you call  the regions where the magnetic force is the strongest?
• A.

Magnetic poles

• B.

Magnetic fields

• C.

Electric current

• 7.
What do you call the study of behavior of electric charges, including how change is transferred between objects, or the temporary build up of charges?
• A.

Conductor

• B.

Electric field

• C.

Electric current

• 8.
What is the difference in electrical potential energy between two places in an electrical field?
• A.

Voltage

• B.

Resistance

• C.

Discharge

• 9.
What do you call the effect an electrical charge has on other charges in the space?
• A.

Electric charge

• B.

Electric current

• C.

Electric field

• 10.
The material that can be magnetized because it contains magnetic domains is called what?
• A.

Insulator

• B.

Conductor

• C.

Ferromagnetic material

• 11.
This is the complete path through which a charge can flow.
• A.

Electric circuit

• B.

Conductor

• C.

Magnetic field

• 12.
What do you call a force that a magnet exerts on another magnet, iron or similar material?
• A.

Magnetic poles

• B.

Magnetic force

• C.

Magnetic field

• 13.
This is known as the effect an electrical charge has on other charges in the space around it.
• A.

Magnetic field

• B.

Resistance

• C.

Electric field

• 14.
What do you call the material where charges can't flow easily?
• A.

Insulator

• B.

Conductor

• C.

• 15.
This is what surrounds a magnet and can exert magnetic forces.
• A.

Magnetic poles

• B.

Resistance

• C.

Magnetic fields

• 16.
What are 3 resistance factors?
• A.

Thickness, length, temperature

• B.

Weight, density, height

• C.