Simple Machines Quiz: Test Your Knowledge!

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  • 1. 
    If you bite into an apple, your teeth would be considered what type of simple machine?
    • A. 

      Inclined plane

    • B. 

      Wheel and axle

    • C. 

      Wedge

    • D. 

      Pulley

  • 2. 
    What is the main purpose of a wedge? (work it does)
    • A. 

      Push things apart

    • B. 

      Push things together

    • C. 

      Move away from objects

    • D. 

      Lift objects

  • 3. 
    The sharp edge of a knife is considered to be a wedge.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    This is necessary to get an object moving...
    • A. 

      Friction

    • B. 

      Force

    • C. 

      Resistance

    • D. 

      Wedge

  • 5. 
    A rod attached to the center of a wheel is called:
    • A. 

      Magnet

    • B. 

      Wedge

    • C. 

      Inclined plane

    • D. 

      Axle

  • 6. 
    The efficiency of a simple machine will always be 100% or higher.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Cranes, flagpoles, and window blinds are examples of what type of simple machines?
    • A. 

      Inclined Planes

    • B. 

      Wedge

    • C. 

      Pulley

    • D. 

      Wheel and axle

  • 8. 
    What Ancient civilization likely used the inclined plane to build the pyramids?
    • A. 

      Egyptians

    • B. 

      British

    • C. 

      French

    • D. 

      Greeks

  • 9. 
    When you increase the distance of a moving object on an inclined plane ...
    • A. 

       Less force is needed to move an object

    • B. 

      More force is needed to move an object 

    • C. 

      The amount of force does not matter 

    • D. 

      There is no reason to worry about the longer distance, because it will not make a difference in the amount of work is done

  • 10. 
    Using multiple pulleys would reduce the amount of force needed in order to do the work of the object.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    What type of simple machine is found on the cap of a pickle jar?
    • A. 

      Wedge

    • B. 

      Wheel

    • C. 

      Screw

    • D. 

      Pulley

  • 12. 
    A device that has two or more simple machines working together 
    • A. 

      Complete machine

    • B. 

      Independent machine

    • C. 

      Complex machine

    • D. 

      Simple machine

  • 13. 
    Work  is done when a force is applied over a distance.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Screws and wedges are examples of an inclined plane.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Which simple machine would most likely be used to move an object over great distances and on a flat surface?
    • A. 

      Wedge

    • B. 

      Wheel and axle

    • C. 

      Inclined plane

    • D. 

      Pulley 

  • 16. 
    A door knob would be what type of simple machine? 
    • A. 

      Wheel and axle

    • B. 

      Pulley 

    • C. 

      Lever

    • D. 

      Wedge

  • 17. 
    Which of the following items would be considered as a(n) wheel and axle?
    • A. 

      Nutcracker

    • B. 

      Axe

    • C. 

      Windmill

    • D. 

      Screwdriver

  • 18. 
    The spokes on the wheel of a bicycle are actually like the arms of a lever.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    What simple machine would be designed in order to take a fish out of the water easily with a fishing pole? 
    • A. 

      Lever

    • B. 

      Wedge

    • C. 

      Inclined plane

    • D. 

      Pulley 

  • 20. 
    Which of the following would not be using mechanical advantage
    • A. 

      Using your hand to open a jar 

    • B. 

      Using a pulley to raise a flag on a flagpole

    • C. 

      Use a crowbar to lift a heavy rock 

    • D. 

      Using an axe to cut through a log 

  • 21. 
    The simple machine of a lever is used to move an elevator. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Which of the following would not be an example of a screw, simple machine object? 
    • A. 

      Nuts and bolts

    • B. 

      Jar lid

    • C. 

      Light bulb

    • D. 

      Wheelbarrow 

  • 23. 
    When a screwdriver is used to open a can of paint, what is the fulcrum in this specific example? 
    • A. 

      Your hand 

    • B. 

      The edge of the paint can

    • C. 

      Lid of the paint can 

    • D. 

      The screwdriver 

  • 24. 
    Where would you find the fulcrum on a seesaw? 
    • A. 

      On the left side 

    • B. 

      On the right side 

    • C. 

      In the middle 

    • D. 

      On the top

  • 25. 
    The fulcrum of a lever is the same as an axle on the wheel and axle, simple machine. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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