Series and Parallel Circuits
Contributed by: Barnard

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

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

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