Series and Parallel Circuits
Contributed by: Barnard

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

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

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