Series and Parallel Circuits
Contributed by: Barnard

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

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

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