Series and Parallel Circuits
Contributed by: Barnard

  • 1. How many light bulbs are in the diagram?
A) 4
B) 1
C) 3
D) 2
  • 2. What kind of circuit is shown above?
A) series
B) concave
C) square
D) parallel
  • 3. How many batteries are in the diagram?
A) 0
B) 2
C) 1
D) 3
  • 4. What kind of circuit is shown above?
A) convex
B) series
C) parallel
D) rectangle
  • 5. The diagram shows a switch that's________.
A) broken
B) loose
C) closed
D) open
  • 6. The photo shows a symbol of what object?
A) a battery
B) a car
C) a switch
D) a wire
  • 7. A device able to supply electrical energy is a ________.
A) battery
B) nonconductor
C) conductor
D) microwave
  • 8. The pathway for electrical current is called a _______.
A) highway
B) motor
C) circuit
D) cloud
  • 9. When the electrical current CANNOT flow, the circuit is _______.
A) open
B) loose
C) broken
D) closed
  • 10. The positve (+) and negative (-) ends of the battery are called ______.
A) circuit diagram
B) battery terminals
C) battery knobs
D) battery sides
  • 11. A circuit that has only one electric flow is _________.
A) series circuit
B) parallel circuit
C) paper circuit
D) battery circuit
  • 12. The unit that measures a battery's strength is called ________.
A) conductor
B) current
C) volt
D) circuit
  • 13. A device that opens and closes a circuit is a __________.
A) conductor
B) switch
C) electrical current
D) volt
  • 14. Objects that allow electrical current to flow are called ______.
A) batteries
B) circuits
C) conductors
D) nonconductors
  • 15. Objects that DO NOT allow electrical current to flow are called ______.
A) circuits
B) batteries
C) nonconductors
D) conductors
  • 16. Which parts of the pencil are conductors?
A) The wood and metal
B) The wood and eraser
C) The metal and point
D) The eraser and point
  • 17. Which activity did we compare the brightness of the light bulb?
A) Paper-Clip Switch
B) Solid Conductors
C) Simple Circuits
D) Series and Parallel Circuits
  • 18. Which activity did we discover what objects are conductors and what objects are nonconductors?
A) Solid Conductors
B) Series and Parallel Circuits
C) Paper-Clip Switch
D) Simple Circuits
  • 19. How many volts are in the batteries we have used?
A) 3
B) 1.5
C) 1.5v
D) 3v
  • 20. The series circuit with two batteries, gives how much voltage to a light bulb?
A) 1.5v
B) 3v
C) 1v
D) 2v
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Answer Key

1.C   2.A   3.C   4.C   5.D   6.A   7.A   8.C   9.A   10.B   11.A   12.C   13.B   14.C   15.C   16.C   17.D   18.A   19.C   20.B  

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