# How Much You Know About Magnets? Quiz

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### To attract means

• A.

Any object that pulls certain metals toward it

• B.

Push away from

• C.

To pull toward

• D.

The space around a magnet where the force of the magnet can act

C. To pull toward
Explanation
The term "to attract" refers to the action of pulling something towards oneself. In the context of magnets, it means that a magnet has the ability to pull certain metals towards it. This is due to the magnetic force exerted by the magnet, which causes the metal objects to be drawn towards it.

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### A magnet is what?

• A.

To pull toward

• B.

The areas of a magnet where its force of attraction is strongest.

• C.

A device that uses a free-moving magnetic needle to show direction.

• D.

Any object that pulls certain metals toward it.

D. Any object that pulls certain metals toward it.
Explanation
The correct answer is "Any object that pulls certain metals toward it." This is because a magnet is an object that has a magnetic field and can attract certain metals, such as iron or steel, towards it. The force of attraction is strongest at the areas of the magnet where the magnetic field is concentrated.

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### What does magnetism mean?

• A.

To pull toward.

• B.

A magnet's ability to attract certain metals.

• C.

An object that keeps it magnetism for a long time.

• D.

A rock that is naturally magnetic and is found at or near Earth's surface.

B. A magnet's ability to attract certain metals.
Explanation
Magnetism refers to a magnet's ability to attract certain metals. This phenomenon occurs due to the alignment of magnetic domains within the magnet, creating a magnetic field that can exert a force on nearby objects made of ferromagnetic materials, such as iron or nickel. This attraction is a fundamental characteristic of magnets and is the basis for various applications, including magnetic storage devices, electric motors, and compasses.

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### What are magnetic poles?

• A.

The areas of a magnet where it's force of attraction is strongest.

• B.

The space around a magnet where the force of the magnet can act.

• C.

Push away from.

• D.

An object that loses its magnetism after a short time.

A. The areas of a magnet where it's force of attraction is strongest.
Explanation
Magnetic poles are the areas of a magnet where its force of attraction is strongest. This means that these are the specific regions on a magnet where the magnetic field is concentrated and the magnet exerts the maximum force of attraction. These poles are commonly referred to as the north pole and the south pole of a magnet. The force of attraction is strongest at these poles and gradually decreases as one moves away from them.

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### What is a permanent magnet?

• A.

An object that loses its magnetism after a short time.

• B.

A device that uses a free-moving magnetic needle to show direction.

• C.

An object that keeps its magnetism for a long time.

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Push away from.

C. An object that keeps its magnetism for a long time.
Explanation
A permanent magnet is an object that keeps its magnetism for a long time. Unlike temporary magnets, which lose their magnetism quickly, permanent magnets retain their magnetic properties for an extended period. These magnets are made from materials such as iron, nickel, and cobalt, which have strong magnetic properties and can maintain their magnetism even without an external magnetic field. Permanent magnets are commonly used in various applications, including electric motors, generators, speakers, and magnetic storage devices.

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### What is a temporary magnet?

• A.

An object that loses its magnetism after a short time.

• B.

To pull toward.

• C.

A magnet's ability to attract certain metals.

• D.

An object that keeps its magnetism for a long time.

A. An object that loses its magnetism after a short time.
Explanation
A temporary magnet is an object that can be magnetized but loses its magnetism after a short period of time. Unlike permanent magnets, which retain their magnetism indefinitely, temporary magnets are only magnetic as long as an external magnetic field is applied to them. Once the external field is removed, the temporary magnet loses its magnetism quickly. This property makes temporary magnets useful in applications where magnetism needs to be easily controlled or switched on and off, such as in electromagnets or magnetic storage devices.

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### What is a compass?

• A.

To pull toward.

• B.

An object that keeps its magnetism for a long time.

• C.

A magnet's ability to attract certain metals.

• D.

A device that uses a free-moving magnetic needle to show direction.

D. A device that uses a free-moving magnetic needle to show direction.
Explanation
A compass is a device that utilizes a free-moving magnetic needle to indicate direction. The needle aligns itself with the Earth's magnetic field, allowing users to determine their orientation and navigate accurately. This explanation accurately describes the purpose and function of a compass without explicitly stating that it is the correct answer.

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### What is a lodestone?

• A.

A device that uses a free-moving magnetic needle to show direction.

• B.

A rock that is naturally magnetic and is found at or near Earth's surface.

• C.

To push away from.

• D.

The areas of magnet where its force of attraction is strongest.

B. A rock that is naturally magnetic and is found at or near Earth's surface.
Explanation
A lodestone is a rock that is naturally magnetic and is found at or near Earth's surface. This rock has the ability to attract iron and other magnetic materials.

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### What is a magnetic field?

• A.

The space around a magnet where the force of a magnet can act.

• B.

An object that loses its magnetism after a short time.

• C.

The areas of a magnet where its force of attraction is strongest.

• D.

A magnet's ability to attract certain metals.

A. The space around a magnet where the force of a magnet can act.
Explanation
A magnetic field refers to the space around a magnet where the force of a magnet can act. This means that any other magnetic material or object within this field will experience a force of attraction or repulsion. The strength of the magnetic field determines the extent of this force. Therefore, the correct answer accurately describes the concept of a magnetic field.

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### What does repel mean?

• A.

To pull toward.

• B.

Any object that pulls certain metals toward it.

• C.

A magnet's ability to attract certain metals.

• D.

To push away from.

D. To push away from.
Explanation
The correct answer is "To push away from." This is because the word "repel" means to push away or to cause something to move away from something else. In the context of magnets, it refers to the ability of a magnet to push away or repel certain metals.

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