Series and Parallel Circuits
Contributed by: Barnard

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

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

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