Test Your Knowldge On Simple Machines Quiz

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Test Your Knowldge On Simple Machines Quiz - Quiz

Use your knowldge on simple machines to answer the following questions.  


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

       An axe can be  used to split wood into smaller pieces.  The blade on an axe is considered to be a(n) _______________.

    • A.

      Lever

    • B.

      Wedge

    • C.

      Pulley

    • D.

      Wheel and Axle

    Correct Answer
    B. Wedge
    Explanation
    The blade on an axe is considered to be a wedge. A wedge is a simple machine that has a sharp edge and is used to separate or split objects apart. In the case of an axe, the blade is designed to penetrate and split wood when force is applied.

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  • 2. 

        The image below is of a seesaw.  The middle part of the seesaw is labelled with the letter "X".  What is the "X" pointing to?                                            

    • A.

      Fulcrum

    • B.

      Effort Force

    • C.

      Load

    Correct Answer
    A. Fulcrum
    Explanation
    The letter "X" is pointing to the fulcrum of the seesaw. The fulcrum is the point at which the seesaw pivots or rotates.

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  • 3. 

    The picture below shows a person pushing a box up a ramp.  There are three forces involved in this activity that are represented by arrows.  Which force represents the effort force?

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      B

    • C.

      C

    Correct Answer
    A. A
    Explanation
    The arrow labeled A represents the effort force because it is the force being applied by the person to push the box up the ramp. This force is responsible for overcoming the force of gravity and the force of friction between the box and the ramp.

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  • 4. 

    Choose the picture of the pulley that would make work the easiest 

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      B

    • C.

      C

    Correct Answer
    B. B
    Explanation
    The correct answer is B because it shows a pulley system with multiple pulleys. Multiple pulleys can reduce the amount of force needed to lift an object, making the work easier. By distributing the load across multiple pulleys, each pulley only needs to support a fraction of the weight, resulting in less effort required.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following can be done to reduce the friction of two pieces of metal as they rub together? 

    • A.

      Increase the speed of the metal pieces as they rub together

    • B.

      Add more heat to each of them

    • C.

      Add a lubricant like oil to each of them

    • D.

      Nothing has to be done since friction does not exist in this situation.

    Correct Answer
    C. Add a lubricant like oil to each of them
    Explanation
    Adding a lubricant like oil to the metal pieces can reduce friction between them. Lubricants create a thin layer between the surfaces, which helps to minimize direct contact and friction. This allows the metal pieces to move more smoothly against each other, reducing the resistance and wear caused by friction. Increasing the speed of the metal pieces or adding more heat would not necessarily reduce friction, and the statement that friction does not exist in this situation is incorrect.

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  • 6. 

     The work efficiency of a machine can never be 100%.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because no machine can achieve 100% efficiency due to various factors such as friction, heat loss, and other energy losses. These losses result in a decrease in the output of the machine compared to the input energy. Therefore, it is impossible for a machine to have perfect efficiency and operate at 100%.

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