Series and Parallel Circuits
Contributed by: Barnard

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

Answer Key

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

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