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Types & Components of Electric Circuits

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What is an electric circuit?

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

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

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This interactive quiz and printable worksheet make it easy to gauge your knowledge of electric circuit types and components. Multiple-choice questions are designed to find out how well you understand a device the stores energy, a component that holds onto a charge then releases it in a burst and how to describe the different types of circuits.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments are designed to check your comprehension of the following:

  • Definition of an electric circuit
  • Circuit where components are connected in branches
  • Component that holds onto a charge and releases it in a burst
  • Circuit where the direction of current flow makes rapid changes
  • Devices that store energy

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a component that holds onto a charge and releases it into a burst
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define key terms, like 'electric circuit'
  • Distinguishing differences - differentiate between a circuit where the direction the current flows switches rapidly and a circuit where the components are connected in branches

Additional Learning

The lesson accompanying this quiz and worksheet is called Types & Components of Electric Circuits. Review this lesson at your convenience to learn about the following:

  • Items in our everyday lives that contain electric circuits
  • How electric circuits have impacted our lives in the last century
  • Current that is supplied by wall sockets
  • Definition and purpose of a switch
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