Magnetism Quiz

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KS3 quiz on Magnetism

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Question 1

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Which statement is not true?
Answer
  • A south pole repels a north pole.
  • A south pole repels a south pole.
  • A north pole attracts a south pole.
  • A north pole repels a north pole.

Question 2

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Which pair of materials are both magnetic materials?
Answer
  • silver and gold
  • iron and plastic
  • copper and steel
  • iron and steel

Question 3

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Which of these changes will make an electromagnet stronger?
Answer
  • Use more coils of wire.
  • Use a smaller current.
  • Use a wooden core.
  • Use fewer coils of wire.

Question 4

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Which of these is NOT a reason why electromagnet are used?
Answer
  • They can be switched off.
  • They are more expensive.
  • Their strength can be controlled.
  • They can be very strong.

Question 5

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A magnetic field is:
Answer
  • a piece of ground with lots of iron in it.
  • the space around a magnet where it attracts magnetic materials.
  • the space around a magnet where it attracts all metals.
  • the space around a magnet where it repels magnetic materials.

Question 6

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Which diagram shows the shape of the magnetic field of a bar magnet?

Question 7

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The direction of a magnetic field is from:
Answer
  • the south pole to the north pole.
  • the north pole to the south pole.
  • the west pole to the east pole.
  • the east pole to the west pole.

Question 8

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The Earth’s north magnetic pole is:
Answer
  • near the North pole.
  • near the South pole
  • at the North pole.
  • at the South pole.

Question 9

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Magnetism is a non-contact force.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 10

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Two pieces of iron attract each other.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 11

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An electromagnet needs electricity.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 12

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Bar magnets are permanent magnets.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 13

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A magnet will attract a steel can.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 14

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Electromagnets often have iron cores.
Answer
  • True
  • False
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