Static Electricity & Safety

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Electricity Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    What type of electrical charges attract eachother?
    • A. 

      Negative

    • B. 

      Polar

    • C. 

      Opposite

    • D. 

      Skinny ones

  • 2. 
    What is the name of the device used to measure static electric charge? ___________________
  • 3. 
    When a negatively charged object and a positively charged object are brought together, electrons transfer until both objects have the same charge. This is known as static cling.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    The attraction or repulsion between charges.
    • A. 

      Electric field

    • B. 

      Electric force

    • C. 

      Electric snatching

    • D. 

      Energy

  • 5. 
    Name the 3 ways that charges can be transferred. ______________, ________________, ________________.
  • 6. 
    Static Electricity can...
    • A. 

      Make a sock stick to a blanket

    • B. 

      Run through a wire

    • C. 

      Buildup on a person's hair

    • D. 

      Catch mice

  • 7. 
    The Law of ____________________________________ states that Charges are neither created or destroyed, they are only transferred.
    • A. 

      Electricity

    • B. 

      McCurdy Rules

    • C. 

      Conservation of Charge

    • D. 

      Static Cling

  • 8. 
    Lightning is a form of static discharge.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Like charges _________________. 
  • 10. 
    A short circuit is 
    • A. 

      A circuit which has a really short wire.

    • B. 

      A circuit that allows the current to take the path of least resistance.

    • C. 

      A robot that can mow your lawn.

    • D. 

      When a computer blows up.

  • 11. 
    The 3rd prong on a plug in is known as the circuit breaker.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    A _____________ is a device that contains a thin strip of metal that will melt if there is too much current through it.
  • 13. 
    Electric shocks can interfere with the body because.
    • A. 

      They can travel through water

    • B. 

      Our involuntary functions are run on electrical impulses (heart rate etc..)

    • C. 

      Most people are immune to electric shocks

  • 14. 
    A circuit breaker is a reusable safety switch.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    You should always keep water near your computer incase it starts on fire.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    You can plug a maximum of 10 plugs into one outlet
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    The severity of a shock is more determined by the current of the circuit rather than the voltage.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Only this part of the atom is what can be transferred. 
    • A. 

      Electrons

    • B. 

      Protons

    • C. 

      Neutrons

  • 19. 
    An electron has this type of charge.
    • A. 

      Positive

    • B. 

      Negative

    • C. 

      Neutral

  • 20. 
    If an object loses electrons its charge is said to be what?
    • A. 

      Positive

    • B. 

      Negative

    • C. 

      Neutral

  • 21. 
    The strength of an electric field is determined by. 
    • A. 

      How much friction is created

    • B. 

      How close the electric field lines are to each other

    • C. 

      How much it lifts weights

  • 22. 
    If an object gains electrons it is positively charged. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    Charging by ___________________ is when two objects come near each other but do not touch.
  • 24. 
    Socks being shuffled across the floor is an example of charging by conduction.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False