Series and Parallel Circuits
Contributed by: Barnard

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

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

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