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

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

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