How Wel Do You Know Simple Machines?

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This quiz lets you see how well you know simple machines.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is a simple machine?
    • A. 

      A system made up of subsytems.

    • B. 

      Many machines made up to make one machine.

    • C. 

      A curved piece of glass.

    • D. 

      A tool or device made up of one basic machine.

  • 2. 
    Which of these are the definition of a third class lever?
    • A. 

      Has the fulcrum between the load and effort

    • B. 

      Has the effort between the load and fulcrum

    • C. 

      Has the load between the effort and fulcrum

    • D. 

      There is no third class lever

  • 3. 
    Which 2 things does a pulley consist of?
    • A. 

      2 wheels/circles

    • B. 

      1 wheel and 1 rope/wire/belt

    • C. 

      1 rope and 1 belt

    • D. 

      1 circle/cylinder and 1 wheel

  • 4. 
    A lever consists of 3 main parts...which 3?
    • A. 

      Axel, fulcrum and effort

    • B. 

      Fulcrum, load and stick

    • C. 

      Effort, fulcrum and load

    • D. 

      Side, fulcrum and bar

  • 5. 
    A more common name for and inclined plane is...
    • A. 

      A ramp

    • B. 

      A side lift

    • C. 

      A tail gate

    • D. 

      A board

  • 6. 
    The inclined plane looks alot like which other simple machine?
    • A. 

      Pulley

    • B. 

      Wheel an axel

    • C. 

      Screw

    • D. 

      Wedge

  • 7. 
    Why do we use simple machines?
    • A. 

      So we can watch t.v.

    • B. 

      So we can complete tasks with less effort.

    • C. 

      So that we can have electricity.

    • D. 

      Because it's too hard to use complex machines.

  • 8. 
    Inclined planes make work easier but they do create more_____then lifting.
    • A. 

      Friction

    • B. 

      Fear

    • C. 

      Weight

    • D. 

      Steepness

  • 9. 
    A wedge can be used to hold things together and...
    • A. 

      Catapolt things

    • B. 

      Move things

    • C. 

      Split things apart

    • D. 

      Crush stuff

  • 10. 
    Which of the following is an example of a Simple Machine.
    • A. 

      A staircase

    • B. 

      A door stopper

    • C. 

      A water jug

    • D. 

      A coffee can

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