Series and Parallel Circuits
Contributed by: Barnard

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

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

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