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

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

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