Series and Parallel Circuits
Contributed by: Barnard

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

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

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