Series and Parallel Circuits
Contributed by: Barnard

  • 1. How many light bulbs are in the diagram?
A) 2
B) 3
C) 1
D) 4
  • 2. What kind of circuit is shown above?
A) series
B) concave
C) square
D) parallel
  • 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) parallel
B) convex
C) series
D) rectangle
  • 5. The diagram shows a switch that's________.
A) open
B) broken
C) closed
D) loose
  • 6. The photo shows a symbol of what object?
A) a car
B) a battery
C) a wire
D) a switch
  • 7. A device able to supply electrical energy is a ________.
A) battery
B) microwave
C) conductor
D) nonconductor
  • 8. The pathway for electrical current is called a _______.
A) cloud
B) highway
C) circuit
D) motor
  • 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) battery terminals
B) battery sides
C) circuit diagram
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) current
B) circuit
C) conductor
D) volt
  • 13. A device that opens and closes a circuit is a __________.
A) conductor
B) electrical current
C) volt
D) switch
  • 14. Objects that allow electrical current to flow are called ______.
A) circuits
B) nonconductors
C) conductors
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 eraser
B) The metal and point
C) The eraser and point
D) The wood and metal
  • 17. Which activity did we compare the brightness of the light bulb?
A) Simple Circuits
B) Paper-Clip Switch
C) Series and Parallel Circuits
D) Solid Conductors
  • 18. Which activity did we discover what objects are conductors and what objects are nonconductors?
A) Series and Parallel Circuits
B) Paper-Clip Switch
C) Simple Circuits
D) Solid Conductors
  • 19. How many volts are in the batteries we have used?
A) 1.5
B) 1.5v
C) 3v
D) 3
  • 20. The series circuit with two batteries, gives how much voltage to a light bulb?
A) 2v
B) 1.5v
C) 3v
D) 1v
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Answer Key

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

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