Science Simple Machines Quiz

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Simple Machine Quizzes & Trivia

We use machines, whether big or small, every single day of our lives. Televisions, fridges, phones, ovens, kettles, cars, microwaves. It’s easy to take them for granted. Do you? Let’s find out in this quiz about simple everyday machines!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A wagon is an example of using a:
    • A. 

      Lever

    • B. 

      Wheel

    • C. 

      Wedge

    • D. 

      Pulley

  • 2. 
    A knife is an example of a:
    • A. 

      Wedge

    • B. 

      Lever

    • C. 

      Wheel

    • D. 

      Pulley

  • 3. 
    Using a lever and fulcrum reduces the amount of ____________ needed to complete a task.
    • A. 

      Time

    • B. 

      People

    • C. 

      Force

    • D. 

      Input.

  • 4. 
    Inclined planes help overcome the force of:
    • A. 

      Motion

    • B. 

      Air Resistance

    • C. 

      Friction

    • D. 

      Gravity

  • 5. 
    Wheels are used to reduce the force of:
    • A. 

      Gravity

    • B. 

      Inertia

    • C. 

      Time

    • D. 

      Friction

  • 6. 
    Adding more pulleys will _________ the amount of force needed to complete a task.
    • A. 

      Reduce

    • B. 

      Increase

    • C. 

      Double

    • D. 

      Not affect

  • 7. 
    Gears __________________ the speed and force needed to complete a task.
    • A. 

      Reduce

    • B. 

      Increase

    • C. 

      Either reduce or increase

    • D. 

      Neither reduce or increase

  • 8. 
    A drill includes examples of what types of simple machines.
    • A. 

      Wheels and axles

    • B. 

      Screws and gears

    • C. 

      Wedges and planes

    • D. 

      Levers and fulcrums

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