Series and Parallel Circuits
Contributed by: Barnard

  • 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) series
B) concave
C) parallel
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) parallel
C) convex
D) series
  • 5. The diagram shows a switch that's________.
A) open
B) loose
C) broken
D) closed
  • 6. The photo shows a symbol of what object?
A) a switch
B) a battery
C) a car
D) a wire
  • 7. A device able to supply electrical energy is a ________.
A) microwave
B) conductor
C) battery
D) nonconductor
  • 8. The pathway for electrical current is called a _______.
A) cloud
B) circuit
C) highway
D) motor
  • 9. When the electrical current CANNOT flow, the circuit is _______.
A) loose
B) broken
C) open
D) closed
  • 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) series circuit
B) parallel circuit
C) paper circuit
D) battery circuit
  • 12. The unit that measures a battery's strength is called ________.
A) circuit
B) volt
C) current
D) conductor
  • 13. A device that opens and closes a circuit is a __________.
A) volt
B) switch
C) conductor
D) electrical current
  • 14. Objects that allow electrical current to flow are called ______.
A) conductors
B) batteries
C) nonconductors
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 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) Paper-Clip Switch
B) Simple Circuits
C) Solid Conductors
D) Series and Parallel Circuits
  • 18. Which activity did we discover what objects are conductors and what objects are nonconductors?
A) Series and Parallel Circuits
B) Simple Circuits
C) Solid Conductors
D) Paper-Clip Switch
  • 19. How many volts are in the batteries we have used?
A) 1.5v
B) 3v
C) 3
D) 1.5
  • 20. The series circuit with two batteries, gives how much voltage to a light bulb?
A) 1v
B) 3v
C) 2v
D) 1.5v
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Answer Key

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

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