# Simple Machines MCQ Trivia! Quiz

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• 1.

### What are machines?

• A.

Machines are tools used to make work easier.

• B.

Machines are living beings.

• C.

A. Machines are tools used to make work easier.
Explanation
Machines are tools used to make work easier. This answer correctly defines machines as tools that assist in performing tasks more efficiently. Machines are not living beings or God-made objects. Instead, they are man-made inventions designed to simplify and automate various processes, reducing human effort and increasing productivity.

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• 2.

### Name the two types of machines there are?

• A.

Simple and Simpler

• B.

Complex and simple

• C.

Complex and more Complex

B. Complex and simple
Explanation
The correct answer is "Complex and simple." This answer accurately identifies the two types of machines that exist. Complex machines are those that have multiple components and intricate mechanisms, requiring advanced knowledge and skills to operate and maintain. On the other hand, simple machines are basic devices that perform straightforward tasks with minimal components and simple mechanisms. By categorizing machines into complex and simple, we can differentiate between the level of complexity and sophistication in their design and functionality.

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• 3.

### Which type of machine has a few or no moving parts?

• A.

Complex

• B.

More Complex

• C.

Simple

C. Simple
Explanation
A machine that has a few or no moving parts is referred to as a simple machine. Simple machines are basic mechanical devices that are used to multiply or change the direction of a force. They are typically easy to understand and operate, making them suitable for various applications. Unlike complex machines, which consist of multiple interconnected parts, simple machines have a minimalistic design that allows for efficient and straightforward functionality.

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• 4.

### Simple machines makeup complex machines.

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
Simple machines are basic mechanical devices that can be combined and used together to create more complex machines. This concept is based on the principle that complex machines are composed of multiple simple machines working together. Therefore, it is true to say that simple machines makeup complex machines.

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• 5.

### There are four (4) simple machines.

• A.

True

• B.

False

B. False
Explanation
The statement that there are four simple machines is false. In reality, there are six simple machines: lever, pulley, wheel and axle, inclined plane, wedge, and screw.

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• 6.

### We only use simple machines sometimes.

• A.

True

• B.

False

B. False
Explanation
The statement "We only use simple machines sometimes" is false. Simple machines are used in everyday life more often than we realize. They are the basic tools that make our daily tasks easier, such as levers, pulleys, wheels, and inclined planes. From opening a door to using a pair of scissors, simple machines are present in various aspects of our lives. Therefore, the correct answer is false, as simple machines are used more than just sometimes.

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• 7.

### Simple machines DO NOT  look the same and work the same way.

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
Simple machines refer to a set of basic mechanical devices that can be used to perform work. These machines vary in their appearance and function. They can be as simple as a lever or a pulley, or more complex like a wheel and axle or an inclined plane. Therefore, it is true that simple machines do not look the same and work the same way.

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• 8.

### Simple machines are wheels and axle,pulleys, wedges and screws,_______________________________________

levers and inclined planes
inclined planes and levers
Explanation
The correct answer is levers and inclined planes. Simple machines are basic mechanical devices that make work easier. Levers are a type of simple machine that consist of a rigid bar and a fulcrum, which allows for the amplification of force or the ability to lift heavy objects with less effort. Inclined planes, on the other hand, are sloping surfaces that reduce the amount of force needed to move an object vertically. Both levers and inclined planes are examples of simple machines that can be used to perform work more efficiently.

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