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Basics of Circuits Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following components holds onto a charge and releases it in a burst?

Question 2 2. Which of the following describes a circuit where the components are connected in branches?

Question 3 3. What is an electric circuit?

Question 4 4. Which of the following pairs of devices store energy?

Question 5 5. Which of the following circuits shows an ammeter set up correctly to measure the current passing through resistor 1 (R1)?

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Question 6 6. Ammeters are built with _____ resistances in them so they do not affect the flow of current through the circuit when set up, and can get a correct reading.

Question 7 7. Which of the following circuits shows an ammeter set up correctly to measure the current passing through resistor 3 (R3)?

Question 8 8. What does an ammeter measure in a circuit?

Question 9 9. A red light bulb and a green light bulb are wired in series with a battery. What happens to the red light bulb if the green light bulb burns out?

Question 10 10. All DC circuits must contain:

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Question 11 11. Which of the following will not allow a circuit to function in the dark?

Question 12 12. Which type of switch works based on the presence of a magnetic field?

Question 13 13. Adding a light bulb to a series circuit will:

Question 14 14. The total current through a parallel circuit:

Question 15 15. Adding a light bulb to a parallel circuit will:

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Question 16 16. The voltage across each light bulb in a parallel circuit:

Question 17 17. Which of these is true about parallel circuits?

Question 18 18. If a circuit has five resistors lined up in a chain and, therefore, only one path for the electrical current, which sort of circuit is it?

Question 19 19. Which term is often used interchangeably with equivalent resistance?

Question 20 20. What is the first step to calculating the equivalent resistance of a combination circuit?

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Question 21 21. What is conservation of energy in physics?

Question 22 22. What kind of energy FLOWS around a circuit?

Question 23 23. What kind of energy is PRODUCED at the terminals of the battery?

Question 24 24. What kind of energy is STORED INSIDE a battery?

Question 25 25. Current is:

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Question 26 26. Direct current:

Question 27 27. The transfer of electrical energy through a conductor:

Question 28 28. The two types of current are:

Question 29 29. Which of the following describes a circuit where the direction the current flows switches rapidly?

Question 30 30. What happens when an ammeter is set up in a parallel connection with the part of the circuit where you want to measure current?

Basics of Circuits Chapter Exam Instructions

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