Static and Current Electricity

Question 1 of 8

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What happens when a piece of plastic becomes negatively charged?

Select one of the following:

  • Gains electrons

  • Loses electrons

  • Loses protons

Question 2 of 8

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Why would a charged balloon stick to an uncharged wall?

Select one of the following:

  • The like charges attract

  • The like charges repel

  • The balloon sticks by inducing a charge on the wall

Question 3 of 8

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How is a build up of static avoided when refuelling an aircraft?

Select one of the following:

  • The fuel is poured in slowly

  • The refuelling tanker and the aircraft are both earthed

  • The aircraft has insulating tyres

Question 4 of 8

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What can be said about a cloth and a plastic rod when they are rubbed together?

Select one of the following:

  • The cloth and rod have the same charge

  • The cloth and the rod have equal but opposite charges

  • The cloth has twice as many opposite charges as the rod

Question 5 of 8

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If a charged object is brought near to an uncharged one, what happens?

Select one of the following:

  • They attract

  • They repel

  • Nothing happens

Question 6 of 8

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Where in an atom are the electrons?

Select one of the following:

  • In the nucleus

  • Attached to the protons

  • In shells, around the nucleus

Question 7 of 8

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How does static electricity build up when walking on a carpet?

Select one of the following:

  • A carpet is part of an electric circuit

  • The electrons prefer the carpet to the shoes

  • Friction

Question 8 of 8

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Which of the following is an advantage of static electricity?

Select one of the following:

  • Dust is attracted to TV screens

  • Waste gases are cleaned of dust particles

  • Clothes cling to each other after tumble drying

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Static and Current Electricity

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Quiz on Static and Current Electricity, created by Anna Le Page on 28/12/2013.

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