Simple Machine Uses And Definitions Quiz

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Simple Machine Uses And Definitions Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the definition of a screw?  
    • A. 

      An inclined plane wrapped around a cylinder.

    • B. 

      Something that holds wood together.

    • C. 

      A screw is not a simple machine.

    • D. 

      A flat sloped surface.

  • 2. 
    How does a ramp make work easier?   
    • A. 

      You can ride your skateboard up it, rather than walking up the stairs

    • B. 

      it helps hold a door open so I don't have to.

    • C. 

      It spreads the work out over a longer distance.

  • 3. 
    A rope, a wheel with a groove in it and a weight make up this simple machine. You can pull down on the rope to lift the weight.  
    • A. 

      Incline plane

    • B. 

      Screw

    • C. 

      Pulley

    • D. 

      Wheel and Axle

  • 4. 
    The purpose of a simple machine is to make work easier by allowing for a push or pull to occur over an increased distance.   
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    A _________________is used to hold things together.  This is described as an incline plane wrapped around a cylinder.
  • 6. 
    A heavy object could be rolled up this simple machine, instead of lifting it straight up. Using this simple machine can save effort, although the object must usually cover more distance if this simple machine is used.   
    • A. 

      Screw

    • B. 

      Simple Machine

    • C. 

      Wedge

    • D. 

      Incline plane

  • 7. 
    The bottom of a light bulb is what type of simple machine?
    • A. 

      Wedge

    • B. 

      Complex machine

    • C. 

      Screw

    • D. 

      Pulley

  • 8. 
    The pivot point of a lever is called a ____________________.
  • 9. 
    What 2 simple machines make up a pair of scissors?
    • A. 

      Wedge and lever

    • B. 

      Screw and incline plane

    • C. 

      Pulley and wheel and axle

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