Ready For The Ultimate Mousetrap Racers Car Quiz

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Ready For The Ultimate Mousetrap Racers Car Quiz

Do you know how can you make a mousetrap racer? How do mousetrap racers work? Check out our online quiz to see how much you know and learn more along the way.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The power in a mousetrap racer comes from
    • A. 

      A trapped mouse that rotates a drive wheel

    • B. 

      A mouse pulling the racer with a harness

    • C. 

      The spring action of a mousetrap

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is NOT commonly used as a wheel for the racer.
    • A. 

      A cookie

    • B. 

      A compact disc

    • C. 

      A wheel from a remote control car

  • 3. 
    When this is pulled on a mousetrap racer, it will cause the wheels to turn.
    • A. 

      A shift lever

    • B. 

      The length of string

    • C. 

      The piece of wood from the body

  • 4. 
    The body of a mousetrap racer should be made from something that is ________.
    • A. 

      Strong such as thick plate steel

    • B. 

      Light things such as balsa wood or poster board

    • C. 

      Flexible such as construction paper

  • 5. 
    A mousetrap racer can have four, three or even just two wheels.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The wheels on a mousetrap racer rotate on the _____.
    • A. 

      Axles

    • B. 

      Ball bearings

    • C. 

      Retaining bar

  • 7. 
    An important thing to consider when building a mousetrap racer is _____.
    • A. 

      Keeping the weight down by using lightweight materials

    • B. 

      Keeping the mousetrap well oiled

    • C. 

      Putting warning stickers near the dangerous parts

  • 8. 
    It is best to use skinny wheels on a mousetrap racer to ____.
    • A. 

      Be able to sneak up on opponents

    • B. 

      To use up materials

    • C. 

      Reduce rolling resistance

  • 9. 
    The main part that puts the racer in motion is the ____.
    • A. 

      Spring

    • B. 

      Cheese

    • C. 

      Car body

  • 10. 
    When the mousetrap racer is moving, what energy is it using?
    • A. 

      Kinetic

    • B. 

      Potential

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