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

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

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