Series and Parallel Circuits
Contributed by: Barnard

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

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

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