Series and Parallel Circuits
Contributed by: Barnard

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

Answer Key

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

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