# Simple Machines Technology Quiz

11 Questions | Total Attempts: 133  Settings  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!

• 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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