Toughest Test On Electricity: Trivia Quiz

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Toughest Test On Electricity: Trivia Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In the mid-1800's a British scientist named ___________________________ discovered that he could use magnets to cause electric current to flow through a conductor.
    • A. 

      Alessandro Volta

    • B. 

      Eli Whitney

    • C. 

      Michael Faraday

    • D. 

      Andre Ampere

  • 2. 
    Friction between two objects which causes an electrical charge is known as _______________ . 
    • A. 

      Photoelectricity

    • B. 

      Static electricity

    • C. 

      Magnet induction

    • D. 

      Piezoelectricity

    • E. 

      Thermoelectricity

  • 3. 
    What are the two types of electrical charges?
    • A. 

      Short and long

    • B. 

      Positive and negative

    • C. 

      High and low

    • D. 

      Slow and fast

  • 4. 
    What sort of charge does an electron have?
    • A. 

      Positive

    • B. 

      Negative

    • C. 

      Neutral

    • D. 

      Overload

  • 5. 
    You have a balloon and some hair, how do you create static electricity?
    • A. 

      Blow up the balloon and comb your hair

    • B. 

      Tie the balloon to the hair

    • C. 

      Rub the balloon against your hair

    • D. 

      Wear the balloon as a hair tie

  • 6. 
    AC is one form of electrical current, what is the other common form?
    • A. 

      BC

    • B. 

      CC

    • C. 

      DC

    • D. 

      EC

  • 7. 
    Why should you never directly connect the negative and positive terminals of a battery?
    • A. 

      It will short circuit

    • B. 

      You will get a shock

    • C. 

      The battery will turn blue

    • D. 

      The battery will disappear

  • 8. 
    What happens when a switch is turned off?
    • A. 

      Electricity stops flowing from the switch and therefore the circuit is broken, providing no electricity to the object being powered

    • B. 

      Electricity is able to flow through the circuit powering an electrical device

    • C. 

      Electricity is not able to flow through the circuit but it can still power an electrical device

    • D. 

      Electricity is able to flow through the circuit but it cannot power an electrical device

  • 9. 
    Watt-hours is a measurement of:
    • A. 

      Power

    • B. 

      Energy potential

    • C. 

      Current

    • D. 

      Resistance

  • 10. 
    Voltage is the measurement of:
    • A. 

      Current

    • B. 

      Power

    • C. 

      Energy potential

    • D. 

      Resistance

  • 11. 
    The type of current found in our homes is
    • A. 

      Alternating current

    • B. 

      Director current

  • 12. 
    Is this a series or parallel circuit?
    • A. 

      Parallel

    • B. 

      Series

  • 13. 
    Will this light bulb work under this wiring arrangement?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 14. 
    Current coming from a solar panel is:
    • A. 

      Alternating current

    • B. 

      Direct current

  • 15. 
    What happens when two similar charged object are brought close to  each other?
    • A. 

      They will attract.

    • B. 

      They will repel.

    • C. 

      They will attack.

    • D. 

      They will do nothing.

  • 16. 
    __________________ electricity results when electrons are able to move along a conductor.
    • A. 

      Wire

    • B. 

      Doorknob

    • C. 

      Static

    • D. 

      Current

  • 17. 
    What kind of a charge do you have when the number of negative charges equals the number of positive?
    • A. 

      No Charge

    • B. 

      Positive charge

    • C. 

      Negative Charge

    • D. 

      Imbalance

  • 18. 
    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

  • 19. 
    What do most power plants use to make electricity?
    • A. 

      Heat.

    • B. 

      Light.

    • C. 

      Air.

    • D. 

      Water.

  • 20. 
    Why are electrical wires made of metal?
    • A. 

      Because metal is cheap

    • B. 

      Because metal is a good conductor

    • C. 

      So they can bend easily

    • D. 

      To insulate

  • 21. 
    Why is there usually a plastic coating around a metal wire?
    • A. 

      To keep the wire warm

    • B. 

      So it looks nice

    • C. 

      To conduct electricity

    • D. 

      To insulate the wire from other things

  • 22. 
    If you add an extra battery to a circuit containing a bulb, how will this affect the bulb?
    • A. 

      The bulb will turn off

    • B. 

      There will be no change to the bulb

    • C. 

      The bulb will get brighter

    • D. 

      The bulb will get dimmer

  • 23. 
    This is a Parallel Circuit?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    In this circuit the bulbs would be on?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    Materials that do not allow electricity to flow are called ?
    • A. 

      Circuit

    • B. 

      Insulator

    • C. 

      Conductor

  • 26. 
    There is no danger associated with mixing water and electricity.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 27. 
    What is current?
    • A. 

      The flow of charges, usually in the form of electrons

    • B. 

      The newness of a battery or resistor

    • C. 

      Something that blocks or slows the flow of electrons

    • D. 

      The potential energy stored in a battery

  • 28. 
    In the picture, how are the lightbulbs connected?
    • A. 

      In series

    • B. 

      In parallel

    • C. 

      They are not connected

  • 29. 
    What is the unit for voltage?
    • A. 

      Volts

    • B. 

      Amperes

    • C. 

      Ohms

    • D. 

      Joules

  • 30. 
    What is the unit for current?
    • A. 

      Volts

    • B. 

      Amperes

    • C. 

      Ohms

    • D. 

      Joules

  • 31. 
    In the piture, how are the batteries connected?
    • A. 

      In series

    • B. 

      In parallel

    • C. 

      They are not connected

  • 32. 
    What is shown in this picture?
    • A. 

      Resistors connected in parallel

    • B. 

      Batteries connected in parallel

    • C. 

      Resistors connected in series

    • D. 

      Batteries connected in series

  • 33. 
    Which of these is the equation for Ohm's Law?
    • A. 

      W = Fd

    • B. 

      V = IR

    • C. 

      R = IV

    • D. 

      PE = mgh

  • 34. 
    A/An _____________________ is used to turn the electricity in a current on or off.
    • A. 

      Battery

    • B. 

      Switch

    • C. 

      Conductor

    • D. 

      Insulator

  • 35. 
    A metal strand used to connect electrical devices in a circuit is a/an ________________________.
    • A. 

      Battery

    • B. 

      Switch

    • C. 

      Filament

    • D. 

      Wire

  • 36. 
    The flow of electric charge through something is a/an __________________________.
    • A. 

      Electric current

    • B. 

      Circuit tester

    • C. 

      Battery

    • D. 

      Wire

  • 37. 
    Which of the following is NOT a good conductor?
    • A. 

      Iron

    • B. 

      Copper

    • C. 

      Plastic

  • 38. 
    Which of the following is NOT a good insulator?
    • A. 

      Plastic

    • B. 

      Glass

    • C. 

      Iron

  • 39. 
    Electric current in a/an ____________________ circuit travels in MORE THAN ONE path.
    • A. 

      Series

    • B. 

      Wire

    • C. 

      Parallel

    • D. 

      Connected

  • 40. 
    True or false.  Opposite charges attract.
    • A. 

      True.

    • B. 

      False.

  • 41. 
    What factors contribute to a material's resistance?
    • A. 

      The ph, the voltage, and its frequency

    • B. 

      What the material is, the flammability, and the current

    • C. 

      What the material is, the age, and the amplitude

    • D. 

      What the material is, the length, and the thickness

  • 42. 
    Alex walks across the carpet, reaching towards a doorknob, and receives a shock.  Why?
    • A. 

      Alex and the door knob were both postively charged. When Alex touched the door knob, he felt a shock because like charges attract.

    • B. 

      The doorknob was too close to the doorbell, and a wire must have been touching it. Alex has no charge because he is a person.

    • C. 

      Alex acquired charge by walking across the carpet, probably stripping electrons off the carpet. These charges jumped to the doorknob which probably had the opposite charge of Alex. The shock was the current of these moving charges from Alex to the doorknob.

    • D. 

      Alex and the door knob are both insulators. It is impossible for Alex to feel a shock.

  • 43. 
    True or false.  Metals make good insulators because they don't share electrons easily.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 44. 
    The attraction or repulsion between electric charges is called a(n)
    • A. 

      Electric field

    • B. 

      Electric force

    • C. 

      Electron

    • D. 

      Static electricity

  • 45. 
    A device that measures electric current is called a
    • A. 

      Ammeter

    • B. 

      Battery

    • C. 

      Resistor

    • D. 

      Voltmeter

  • 46. 
    Connecting a circuit to Earth as a safety precaution is called
    • A. 

      A short circuit

    • B. 

      Grounding

    • C. 

      An insulator

    • D. 

      Static discharge

  • 47. 
    The rate at which energy is transformed from one form to another is: 
    • A. 

      Current

    • B. 

      Electricity

    • C. 

      Power

  • 48. 
    A device that contains a thin strip of metal that will melt if there is too much current through it, thus breaking the circuit, is called a: 
    • A. 

      Surge protector

    • B. 

      Fuse

    • C. 

      Voltmeter

    • D. 

      Battery

  • 49. 
    What is the third prong on a plug used for? 
    • A. 

      It connects the electrical appliance to the ground so a short circuit won't fry it

    • B. 

      It carries electricity

    • C. 

      It is an artificially intelligent "smart" prong used to determine if a machine is on or off

  • 50. 
    What is the unit used to measure power? 
    • A. 

      Volts

    • B. 

      Pizzas

    • C. 

      Watts

    • D. 

      Amps