Simple Machines Technology Quiz

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Simple Machines Technology Quiz

Technology is advancing every single day, with new smartphones, cars, gaming consoles and computers being developed. Today we take a close look at those machines and the history of machines as a whole. Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the term for pushing or pulling on an object to make it move?
    • A. 

      Work

    • B. 

      Force

    • C. 

      Power

    • D. 

      Energy

  • 2. 
    A student wants to use a lever to lift a heavy load. Where should the fulcrum be placed to use as little effort as possible?
    • A. 

      The fulcrum should be removed from the lever

    • B. 

      The fulcrum should be closer to the effort than to the load

    • C. 

      The fulcrum should be closer to the load than to the effort

    • D. 

      The fulcrum should be exactly between the effort and the load

  • 3. 
    In a compound pulley, what happens when an additional pulley is added?
    • A. 

      The amount of effort needed is reduced

    • B. 

      The amount of effort needed is doubled

    • C. 

      The amount of effort needed is increased

    • D. 

      The amount of effort needed remains the same

  • 4. 
    Which will require the GREATEST force to move an object up the inclined plane?
    • A. 

      A steel ramp with a steep slope

    • B. 

      A steel ramp with a gentle slope

    • C. 

      A sandpaper ramp with a steep slope

    • D. 

      A sandpaper ramp with a gentle slope

  • 5. 
    How does a wedge function?
    • A. 

      A small force is used to turn the wedge, and the force then increases

    • B. 

      A wedge uses a smaller amount of force if it is used over a greater distance

    • C. 

      A force strikes the flat end of the wedge and drives the thin edge of the wedge forward.

    • D. 

      A wedge changes the direction of the force, so instead of moving up, the force moves down.

  • 6. 
    What simple machines are found in a can opener?
    • A. 

      Screw, lever, pulley

    • B. 

      Lever, wedge, pulley

    • C. 

      Wheel and axle, pulley, lever

    • D. 

      Wheel and axle, lever, wedge

  • 7. 
    A science teacher in a wheel chair uses a ramp to enter the school building. What simple machine did the science teacher use?
    • A. 

      Pulley

    • B. 

      Wedge

    • C. 

      Inclined plane

    • D. 

      Lever

  • 8. 
    What is one way simple machines help make tasks easier?
    • A. 

      They increase the amount of work needed to do the task

    • B. 

      They increase the amount of force needed to do the task

    • C. 

      They decrease the amount of work needed to do the task

    • D. 

      They decrease the amount of force needed to do the task

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is a type of simple machine that is made from two inclined planes?
    • A. 

      Lever

    • B. 

      Screw

    • C. 

      Wedge

    • D. 

      Pulley

  • 10. 
    Which of the following lists three levers?
    • A. 

      Flag pole, ramp, pliers

    • B. 

      Nutcracker, ice tongs, ramp

    • C. 

      Nutcracker, pliers, ice tongs

    • D. 

      Ice tongs, flag pole, nutcracker

  • 11. 
    Look carefully at the illustration below. What type of simple machine helps run the carnival ride shown?
    • A. 

      Wedge

    • B. 

      Pulley

    • C. 

      Inclined plane

    • D. 

      Wheel and axle

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