Series and Parallel Circuits
Contributed by: Barnard

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

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

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