Simple machine quiz (lever, wheel, and pulley)
  • 1. A ______ is a push or a pull.
A) friction
B) pulley
C) simple machine
D) force
  • 2. Simple machines make work easier by trading _____ for force.
A) work
B) friction
C) distance
D) motion
  • 3. A wheel barrow is an example of a ______ class lever.
A) fourth
B) third
C) second
D) first
  • 4. Which is an example of a wheel and axle that make work easier by reducing friction?
A) pencil sharpener
B) ladder
C) screwdriver
D) wheelbarrow
  • 5. Which part of the lever supplies the force to move something?
A) fulcrum
B) load
C) effort
  • 6. Which part of the lever is the part you are trying to move?
A) fulcrum
B) load
C) effort
  • 7. What should you do to reduce the amount of effort needed to lift something using a first class lever?
A) move the fulcrum closer to the effort
B) move the fulcrum closer to the load
C) move the fulcrum to the middle of the lever
  • 8. Which simple machine does a flagpole make use of?
A) screw
B) pulley
C) lever
D) inclined plane
  • 9. Which simple machine makes up a pencil sharpener? (the one mounted on the wall)
A) inclined plane
B) lawn tractor
C) wheel and axle
D) pulley
  • 10. Machines reduce the amount of work needed to do a job
A) True
B) False
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