The Differences Between Fuses & Circuit Breakers


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Which of the following is NOT one of the purposes of a fuse or circuit breaker?

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1. A small glass or plastic tube that contains a piece of wire is an example of what?

2. How do circuit breakers work?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Quiz your knowledge of fuses and circuit breakers with this multiple-choice assessment. Major topics include the reasons fuses and circuit breakers are used and a small glass or plastic tube that holds a piece of wire.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be responsible for these areas when you take the quiz:

  • The way circuit breakers function
  • Benefits of using a circuit breaker instead of a fuse
  • Proper way of handling a blown fuse

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you know the most important information from the lesson on the uses of circuit breakers and fuses
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the use of a circuit breaker over a fuse
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the term for a small plastic or glass tube that contains a piece of wire
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how circuit breakers work and the best way to deal with a blown fuse

Additional Learning

The lesson called The Differences Between Fuses & Circuit Breakers will teach you more about the following areas of interest:

  • Electrical circuits in modern life
  • Ways of protecting us and our appliances
  • Advantages and disadvantages of fuses and circuit breakers