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