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Engineering Lessons for Elementary School Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which type of bridge is often built with stone and created to cross rivers and valleys?

Question 2 2. What type of drawbridge can be lifted vertically but cannot handle the weight of heavy trucks?

Question 3 3. How are computer engineers and electric engineers alike?

Question 4 4. Aerospace engineers need a background or skills in which of the following?

Question 5 5. This is a picture of a construction crane. The crane is a cantilever because the 'arm' of the crane sticks straight out to the side, and it's only supported on one end. At the bottom, in the red circle, there's a big pile of concrete blocks. The concrete blocks hold the cantilever arm in place so it doesn't tip over. What is the name for this pile of concrete blocks?

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Question 6 6. What prevents the arch in an arch bridge from spreading out and collapsing?

Question 7 7. There are forces acting on structures all the time. What is one force that might act on a structure?

Question 8 8. A train applying a force on a bridge as it moves across it is an example of what?

Question 9 9. Imagine you're pushing a moving box up a ramp into a moving truck. What word best describes the box?

Question 10 10. Which of the following is not used in making some types of glass?

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Question 11 11. What is a disadvantage of the movable pulley?

Question 12 12. A fixed pulley makes work easier by _____.

Question 13 13. Distance of travel and careful thought about the area where the bridge will be located help determine what type of bridge is best. _____ are other important factors to think about before designing a bridge.

Question 14 14. Which of the following would be the strongest type of beam bridge?

Question 15 15. About how long ago was the first robot made?

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Question 16 16. Why are truss bridges considered to be expensive if the initial building costs are low?

Question 17 17. When you drive on a bridge, your car tires are touching the _____, or surface of the bridge.

Question 18 18. Cable-stayed bridges were popular in Europe after World War II because of the high cost of _____.

Question 19 19. Earthquake engineers work to make buildings earthquake resistant. Why don't they try to make them earthquake proof?

Question 20 20. What is the main purpose of civil engineering?

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Question 21 21. The chains on a swing are similar to what objects on a suspension bridge?

Question 22 22. Which of the following is one way that scientists have found to make buildings more earthquake-resistant?

Question 23 23. Which group of people built the first recorded London Bridge?

Question 24 24. Electric motors are made possible because _____ cause the electric current to move in the same direction as the wire spins around.

Question 25 25. What is the benefit of using a pulley?

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Question 26 26. This bridge is divided into two parts and can raise up to let boats pass through.

Question 27 27. Which one of the following is an advantage of a drawbridge?

Question 28 28. What type of engineer is most likely to work with the chemicals that are used to make clothes?

Question 29 29. What kind of machines do aerospace engineers work with?

Question 30 30. Which of the following is most like a double cantilever?

Engineering Lessons for Elementary School Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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