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

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