Series and Parallel Circuits
Contributed by: Barnard

  • 1. How many light bulbs are in the diagram?
A) 4
B) 2
C) 1
D) 3
  • 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) 1
B) 2
C) 3
D) 0
  • 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) broken
C) open
D) closed
  • 6. The photo shows a symbol of what object?
A) a car
B) a switch
C) a battery
D) a wire
  • 7. A device able to supply electrical energy is a ________.
A) conductor
B) battery
C) nonconductor
D) microwave
  • 8. The pathway for electrical current is called a _______.
A) circuit
B) highway
C) motor
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) battery knobs
B) circuit diagram
C) battery terminals
D) battery sides
  • 11. A circuit that has only one electric flow is _________.
A) paper circuit
B) parallel circuit
C) series circuit
D) battery circuit
  • 12. The unit that measures a battery's strength is called ________.
A) conductor
B) current
C) circuit
D) volt
  • 13. A device that opens and closes a circuit is a __________.
A) volt
B) conductor
C) electrical current
D) switch
  • 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) nonconductors
B) batteries
C) circuits
D) conductors
  • 16. Which parts of the pencil are conductors?
A) The wood and eraser
B) The wood and metal
C) The metal and point
D) The eraser and point
  • 17. Which activity did we compare the brightness of the light bulb?
A) Solid Conductors
B) Simple Circuits
C) Series and Parallel Circuits
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) Simple Circuits
C) Solid Conductors
D) Paper-Clip Switch
  • 19. How many volts are in the batteries we have used?
A) 3v
B) 1.5v
C) 1.5
D) 3
  • 20. The series circuit with two batteries, gives how much voltage to a light bulb?
A) 1.5v
B) 1v
C) 3v
D) 2v
Students who took this test also took :
Tech I - Ch 15 & 16 - Vocab
4th grade science academic vocabulary
Electricity: circuits

Answer Key

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

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