Parallel Circuits: Definition & Concepts


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Which is true about current in a parallel circuit?

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1. In a parallel circuit, the branches

2. Which best describes Ohm's Law?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Electrical circuits are paths that electrons flow through, and they come in two basic forms. This quiz and worksheet combination will help you test your knowledge of parallel circuits. The quiz questions will test you on the characteristics of parallel circuits, the characteristics of circuits in general, and Ohm's Law.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The characteristics of parallel circuits and their branches
  • Differences between series and parallel circuits
  • The basic concept of Ohm's Law
  • The definition of closed circuits

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow you to test your skills in the following areas:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the defintion and concepts of parallel circuits
  • Making connections - use your understanding of branches in parallel circuits
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the related lesson, such as the differences between series and parallel circuits
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Ohm's Law

Additional Learning

To learn more about parallel circuits, review the accompanying lesson titles Parallel Circuits: Definition & Concepts. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Review circuitry, including both series and parallel circuits
  • Define branched pathways
  • Understand how resistance works in parallel circuits
  • Explore how current is inversely related to resistance