Electricity Test For 8th Grade Student

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How well do you understand electricity and its uses? Take this electricity test for 8th grade to test yourself on electricity. When the word electricity comes up, several facts and factors come into consideration. You can try this quiz to see how much you know about 8th-grade electricity. This quiz will help you know what your level of understanding is. All the best for a perfect score on this quiz. Do not forget to share the quiz with others.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Electric current in a/an ____________________ circuit travels in more than one path.

    • A.

      Series

    • B.

      Wire

    • C.

      Parallel

    • D.

      Connected

    Correct Answer
    C. Parallel
    Explanation
    In a parallel circuit, the electric current has multiple paths to flow through. This means that the current can divide and flow through different branches simultaneously. Each branch in a parallel circuit has its own components and loads, allowing for independent operation. Therefore, the statement that "Electric current in a parallel circuit travels in more than one path" is correct.

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  • 2. 

    A drawing that uses symbols to show how the parts of an electric circuit are connected is a/an _____________________________.

    • A.

      Nichrome wire

    • B.

      Electric diagram

    • C.

      Parallel circuit

    • D.

      Circuit diagram

    Correct Answer
    D. Circuit diagram
    Explanation
    A drawing that uses symbols to show how the parts of an electric circuit are connected is called a circuit diagram.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following is a good conductor?

    • A.

      Plastic

    • B.

      Glass

    • C.

      Iron

    • D.

      Wood

    Correct Answer
    C. Iron
    Explanation
    Iron is a good conductor because it is a metal and metals generally have high electrical conductivity. They contain free electrons that can easily move and carry electric charge. In contrast, plastic, glass, and wood are insulators and do not allow the flow of electric current.

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  • 4. 

    Which of the following is not a conductor of electricity?

    • A.

      Iron

    • B.

      Copper

    • C.

      Plastic

    • D.

      Graphite

    Correct Answer
    C. Plastic
    Explanation
    Plastic is not a conductor of electricity because it is an insulator. Insulators have tightly bound electrons that do not move freely, preventing the flow of electric current. In contrast, both iron and copper are metals that have free electrons which can easily move and carry electric charge. Graphite, although not a metal, is a good conductor of electricity due to its unique structure that allows electrons to move freely along its layers.

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  • 5. 

    Electric current in a/an _____________________ circuit travels in ONE path.

    • A.

      Series

    • B.

      Parallel

    • C.

      Electric

    • D.

      Wire

    Correct Answer
    A. Series
    Explanation
    In a series circuit, the electric current travels in only one path. This means that the current flows through each component in the circuit in a sequential manner. If one component fails or is removed, the entire circuit will be disrupted and the current will stop flowing. Therefore, the correct answer is series.

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  • 6. 

    A material through which electric current cannot pass easily is a/an ____________________.

    • A.

      Tester

    • B.

      Insulator

    • C.

      Receptor

    • D.

      Conductor

    Correct Answer
    B. Insulator
    Explanation
    An insulator is a material that does not allow electric current to flow easily through it. Unlike conductors, which have a high conductivity and allow the flow of electric charges, insulators have a high resistivity and restrict the movement of electrons. This property makes insulators useful in electrical applications where the prevention of current leakage or electrical insulation is required.

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  • 7. 

    A material through which electric current CAN pass easily in a/an ______________________.

    • A.

      Tester

    • B.

      Insulator

    • C.

      Receptor

    • D.

      Conductor

    Correct Answer
    D. Conductor
    Explanation
    A conductor is a material that allows electric current to pass through it easily. It has free electrons that are able to move and carry the electric charge. This property makes conductors suitable for transmitting electricity in wires and cables.

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  • 8. 

    A fine wire that becomes hot and produces light when an electric current passes through it is called a _________________.

    • A.

      Filament

    • B.

      Nichrome wire

    • C.

      Circuit

    • D.

      Wire

    Correct Answer
    A. Filament
    Explanation
    A fine wire that becomes hot and produces light when an electric current passes through it is called a filament. The filament is commonly used in incandescent light bulbs, where the electrical current causes it to heat up and emit light. It is made of a material that has a high resistance to ensure that it becomes hot enough to produce light without melting.

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  • 9. 

    In order for a circuit to work, the path must be __________________.

    • A.

      Series

    • B.

      Parallel

    • C.

      Open

    • D.

      Closed

    Correct Answer
    D. Closed
    Explanation
    For a circuit to work, the path must be closed. This means that there must be a complete loop for the flow of electric current. If the path is open, it means that there is a break or interruption in the circuit, and the current cannot flow. In a closed circuit, the current can flow continuously, allowing the circuit to function properly.

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  • 10. 

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

    • A.

      Battery

    • B.

      Switch

    • C.

      Conductor

    • D.

      Insulator

    Correct Answer
    B. Switch
    Explanation
    A switch is used to control the flow of electricity in a circuit by either allowing the current to pass through or interrupting it. It acts as a connection point that can be manually operated to open or close the circuit, thereby turning the electricity on or off. A battery, conductor, or insulator do not have the same functionality as a switch in controlling the flow of electricity.

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  • 11. 

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

    • A.

      Electric current

    • B.

      Circuit tester

    • C.

      Battery

    • D.

      Wire

    Correct Answer
    A. Electric current
    Explanation
    The flow of electric charge through something is referred to as electric current. Electric current is the movement of electrically charged particles, such as electrons, through a conductor. It is measured in units called amperes (A) and is essential for the operation of electrical devices and systems.

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  • 12. 

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

    • A.

      Battery

    • B.

      Switch

    • C.

      Filament

    • D.

      Wire

    Correct Answer
    D. Wire
    Explanation
    A metal strand used to connect electrical devices in a circuit is commonly known as a wire. Wires are made of conductive materials, such as copper or aluminum, which allow the flow of electric current. They serve as pathways for the electricity to travel from one component to another, enabling the circuit to function properly. Unlike batteries, switches, and filaments, which have different roles in a circuit, a wire specifically serves the purpose of connecting electrical devices.

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  • 13. 

    A power source that can produce an electric current as a result of a chemical change in it is a/an ______________________. 

    • A.

      Circuit

    • B.

      Wire

    • C.

      Battery

    • D.

      Filament

    Correct Answer
    C. Battery
    Explanation
    A battery is a power source that can produce an electric current as a result of a chemical change in it. The chemical reactions that occur within the battery create a flow of electrons, which generates the electric current. This distinguishes a battery from other options such as a circuit, wire, or filament, which do not involve chemical changes to produce electricity.

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  • 14. 

    A circuit must have which of the following?

    • A.

      Energy source, battery, load

    • B.

      Energy source, wire, load

    • C.

      Energy source, wire, switch

    • D.

      Battery, wire, switch

    Correct Answer
    B. Energy source, wire, load
    Explanation
    A circuit must have an energy source to provide the electrical energy needed to power the circuit. It also requires wires to connect the components of the circuit and allow the flow of electricity. Lastly, a load is necessary to consume the electrical energy and perform a specific function in the circuit. Therefore, the correct answer is "Energy source, wire, load."

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  • 15. 

    What is resistance?

    • A.

      Opposition to current

    • B.

      Energy from battery

    • C.

      An increase in current

    • D.

      An increase in voltage

    Correct Answer
    A. Opposition to current
    Explanation
    Resistance is the opposition to the flow of electric current in a circuit. It is a property of materials that hinders the movement of electrons, causing them to collide with atoms and lose energy in the form of heat. The higher the resistance, the more difficult it is for current to flow through a circuit. Therefore, the given answer "Opposition to current" accurately describes resistance.

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  • 16. 

    Which device is used to measure current?

    • A.

      Ammeter

    • B.

      Voltmeter

    • C.

      Resistor

    • D.

      Circuit breaker

    Correct Answer
    A. Ammeter
    Explanation
    An ammeter is used to measure the current flowing through a circuit. It is connected in series with the circuit and measures the amount of current passing through it. Ammeters are designed to have low resistance so that they do not affect the circuit's current. They typically have a calibrated scale to display the current in amperes. Voltmeters, on the other hand, are used to measure voltage, resistors are used to control the flow of current, and circuit breakers are used to protect the circuit from overcurrent.

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  • 17. 

    Which device is used to measure voltage?

    • A.

      Ammeter

    • B.

      Voltmeter

    • C.

      Resistor

    • D.

      Circuit breaker

    Correct Answer
    B. Voltmeter
    Explanation
    A voltmeter is used to measure voltage. Voltage is the potential difference between two points in an electrical circuit, and a voltmeter is specifically designed to measure this difference. It is connected in parallel to the circuit and provides a numerical value indicating the voltage. An ammeter, on the other hand, is used to measure current, not voltage. A resistor is a passive component that opposes the flow of current, and a circuit breaker is a safety device used to protect electrical circuits from overload or short circuits.

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  • 18. 

    A low-resistance connection established by accident or intention between two points in an electric circuit is known as _______________.

    • A.

      Open circuit

    • B.

      Closed circuit

    • C.

      Short circuit

    • D.

      Direct circuit

    Correct Answer
    C. Short circuit
    Explanation
    A low-resistance connection established by accident or intention between two points in an electric circuit is known as a short circuit. In a short circuit, the current bypasses the normal path and takes the path of least resistance, resulting in a large flow of current. This can lead to overheating, damage to the circuit components, and even electrical fires.

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  • 19. 

    What is the function of a fuse?

    • A.

      Another name for a switch

    • B.

      A protective device to slow down the current

    • C.

      A wire with high resistance to prevent current from passing through

    • D.

      A protective device for breaking an electric circuit.

    Correct Answer
    D. A protective device for breaking an electric circuit.
    Explanation
    A fuse is a protective device for breaking an electric circuit. It is designed to melt and break the circuit when there is an excessive amount of current flowing through it. This helps to prevent damage to the circuit and potential hazards such as overheating or electrical fires. By breaking the circuit, the fuse interrupts the flow of electricity and protects the connected devices or appliances.

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  • 20. 

    Which is the correct unit for the current?

    • A.

      Ohms

    • B.

      Volts

    • C.

      Watts

    • D.

      Amperes

    Correct Answer
    D. Amperes
    Explanation
    The correct unit for current is Amperes. Current is the flow of electric charge in a circuit, and it is measured in Amperes (A). Ohms is the unit for resistance, Volts is the unit for voltage, and Watts is the unit for power. Therefore, Amperes is the correct unit for measuring current.

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Matt Balanda |BS, Science |
Physics Expert
Matt graduated with a Master's in Educational Leadership for Faith-Based Schools from California Baptist University and a Bachelor's of Science in Aerospace Engineering and Mathematics from the University of Arizona. A devoted leader, transitioned from Aerospace Engineering to inspire students. As the High School Vice-Principal and a skilled Physics teacher at Calvary Chapel Christian School, his passion is nurturing a love for learning and deepening students' connection with God, fostering a transformative educational journey.

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