Electrical Circuits And Components! Quiz

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Electricity Quizzes & Trivia

Electricity can be defined as the flow of electric charge, but that's not enough. Do you really know how electricity is generated? And from where does it come? There are a number of questions unanswered. This quiz has been developed for students, researcher and learners to gain and test their knowledge about electrical circuits and components. So, let's try out the quiz. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
     What is the size/gauge house wire that most commonly found in houses/apartments for outlets and light switches (in rooms other than kitchen and bathroom)?
    • A. 

      16 gauge

    • B. 

      12 gauge

    • C. 

      14 gauge

    • D. 

      10 gauge

  • 2. 
    You have a bad breaker in your panel box, so you go down to the hardware store and the guy (...or girl!) tells you that you can use any kind of breaker as long as it's the same amperage.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    You have fuses instead of breakers in your house. One is blown. How do you know it's an overload, and not a short circuit?
    • A. 

      The fuse is totally melted

    • B. 

      The glass on the fuse is broken

    • C. 

      The filament is broken inside the fuse

    • D. 

      The glass is blackened out.

  • 4. 
    What does each colour represent in 4-conductor electrical wire?
    • A. 

      Red=hot, Black=hot, white=neutral, green=ground

    • B. 

      Red=neutral, Black=hot, white=ground, green=hot

    • C. 

      Red=ground, Black=neutral, White=hot, Green=hot

    • D. 

      Red=hot, Black-ground, White=hot, Green=neutral

  • 5. 
    What do you do if you hang your Christmas lights and you have a female plug at the end by the outlet?
    • A. 

      Buy a double male adapter.

    • B. 

      Take down the lights and restring them.

    • C. 

      Buy a double female adapter.

    • D. 

      Buy a male/female adapter.

    • E. 

      Run an extention cord from the opposite end.

  • 6. 
    The circuit breaker in a typical household light circuit is rated for how many amps?
    • A. 

       2

    • B. 

       20

    • C. 

      200

    • D. 

      2,000

    • E. 

       20,000

  • 7. 
    Electric energy is produced by the________of charges.
    • A. 

      Cessation

    • B. 

      Separation

    • C. 

       combination

    • D. 

      Amalgamation

    • E. 

      Condensation

  • 8. 
    By design, wires with the highest resistance are built into ...
    • A. 

      Clocks

    • B. 

       toasters

    • C. 

       telephones

    • D. 

       stereo speakers

    • E. 

      Printed circuit boards

  • 9. 
    What is it that flows from a battery to a light?
    • A. 

      Atoms

    • B. 

       photons

    • C. 

      Protons

    • D. 

      Neutrons

    • E. 

      Electrons

  • 10. 
    The charged regions of clouds that produce lightning are most similar to giant ...
    • A. 

      Capacitors

    • B. 

      Generators

    • C. 

      Transformers

    • D. 

      Electromagnets

    • E. 

      Incandescent lamps