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Electricity Basics Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. How do currents travel in a circuit?

Question 2 2. This type of circuit only has ONE path for the charges to travel. In this circuit, if one light or device goes out, nothing in the circuit will work.

Question 3 3. This is a type of circuit that has multiple paths in which electrical charges can travel. If part of the circuit stops working, the current can travel through a another path.

Question 4 4. In order to power a circuit, you must have what of the following?

Question 5 5. What would be an example of a series circuit?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following home electricity safety devices contains a piece of metal that melts when too much electricity flows through it?

Question 7 7. Which of the following is NOT one of the basic electrical safety rules?

Question 8 8. Which of the following objects is most likely to get struck by lightning?

Question 9 9. What is it that causes you to be electrocuted?

Question 10 10. What is electricity?

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Question 11 11. What, if any, are the safety concerns for a short circuit?

Question 12 12. What can happen to the current in a short circuit?

Question 13 13. What common effect does a short circuit have on the voltage of an electrical current?

Question 14 14. Which of the following describes what happens during a short circuit?

Question 15 15. Which of the following describes a situation that causes a short circuit and how it can be prevented?

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Question 16 16. Which part of a circuit is designed to create a break in the flow of electricity?

Question 17 17. You make a circuit with a battery, light bulb, and wire connectors. You don't have a switch. How else could you turn off your light bulb?

Question 18 18. Which component pushes electricity through the circuit?

Question 19 19. You have a circuit that lights two bulbs. You remove one bulb from the circuit. What effect will that have?

Question 20 20. You have a small fan as the load in your circuit. When the switch is closed, the fan turns, but so slowly that it doesn't do much to cool you. What could you do to make the fan turn more quickly?

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Question 21 21. What does an electrical circuit need to have in order for it to be a 'series circuit'?

Question 22 22. Which of these situations is like a broken series circuit?

Question 23 23. If there is a problem with one of the resistors in a series circuit, what happens?

Question 24 24. Which of these could be an example of a series circuit?

Question 25 25. Which of these is one disadvantage of a series circuit?

Electricity Basics Chapter Exam Instructions

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