Series and Parallel Circuits
Contributed by: Barnard

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

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