Series and Parallel Circuits
Contributed by: Barnard

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

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

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