Series and Parallel Circuits
Contributed by: Barnard

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

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