Series and Parallel Circuits
  • 1. How many light bulbs are in the diagram?
A) 1
B) 4
C) 3
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) 2
B) 3
C) 0
D) 1
  • 4. What kind of circuit is shown above?
A) rectangle
B) convex
C) series
D) parallel
  • 5. The diagram shows a switch that's________.
A) closed
B) broken
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) battery
B) nonconductor
C) microwave
D) conductor
  • 8. The pathway for electrical current is called a _______.
A) motor
B) circuit
C) cloud
D) highway
  • 9. When the electrical current CANNOT flow, the circuit is _______.
A) loose
B) broken
C) closed
D) open
  • 10. The positve (+) and negative (-) ends of the battery are called ______.
A) battery knobs
B) battery sides
C) battery terminals
D) circuit diagram
  • 11. A circuit that has only one electric flow is _________.
A) paper circuit
B) parallel circuit
C) series circuit
D) battery 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) conductor
B) volt
C) electrical current
D) switch
  • 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) batteries
B) nonconductors
C) conductors
D) circuits
  • 16. Which parts of the pencil are conductors?
A) The metal and point
B) The eraser and point
C) The wood and metal
D) The wood and eraser
  • 17. Which activity did we compare the brightness of the light bulb?
A) Solid Conductors
B) Simple Circuits
C) Paper-Clip Switch
D) Series and Parallel Circuits
  • 18. Which activity did we discover what objects are conductors and what objects are nonconductors?
A) Paper-Clip Switch
B) Series and Parallel Circuits
C) Solid Conductors
D) Simple 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) 3v
B) 2v
C) 1.5v
D) 1v
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Answer Key

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

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