# Electric Circuits Summative Assessment 4. Draw a complete circuit

Student Name _____________________________ Date _____________ Electric Circuits Summative Assessment
1. Which will light a bulb?
a. A battery and a paper clip
b. A battery and a wire
c. A paper clip and a wire
d. A switch and a wire
SYSB Use the information and the drawing below to answer the next two questions.
Electricity needs a pathway to light a bulb.
1 PS3E SYSB PS3A 2
3
4
2. Where does electricity enter and exit the bulb?
a.
1 and 2
b.
2 and 3
c.
3 and 4
d.
4 and 1
3. Which part of the bulb gives off light?
a. 1
b. 2
c. 3
d. 4
4. Draw a complete circuit. Label all the parts. Use a crayon to trace the path
electricity takes to light the bulb.
PS3E Student Name _____________________________ Date _____________ 5. Describe the path that the electricity follows in sequence to light the bulb in your
complete circuit.
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PS3C 6. Lightbulbs use electricity to make light. What else do lightbulbs often give off?
a. Food energy
b. Heat energy
c. Solar energy
d. Wind energy
7. A circuit is a system that connects electrical devices so they will operate.
a. True
b. False
PS3E 8. Which type of energy transfer occurs when a beaker of water is heated on a hot plate?
The picture below shows a beaker being heated on a hot plate.
PS3B a. lighttoheat
b. chemicaltoheat
c. electricaltoheat
d. magnetictoheat
Student Name _____________________________ Date _____________ 9. Whichofthefollowingexplainswhyitisunsafetouseametalforktoremovethepiece
a. Theforkwillcatchonfire.
PS3E b. Theforkwillmeltinthetoaster.
c. Theforkwillconductelectricity.
d. Theforkwilldamagethetoaster.
10. A student sets up this circuit. The bulb will not light. The battery and the
bulb are in working order. Circle any problems you can find in the
PS3E As a troubleshooter, how would you make the bulb light?
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Student Name _____________________________ Date _____________ 11. The electrician in this picture is wearing rubber gloves for protection. The
purpose of the rubber gloves is to —
a. keep the electrician dry
b. create an electrical circuit
c. reduce electricity
d. insulate the electrician
PS3E 12. The diagram below shows a bell ringing. Which form of energy is produced when a bell
rings?
a. magnetic
PS3D b. electrical
c. sound
d. light
13. Mike built a circuit tester. Which describes objects that complete the circuit?
a. batteries
PS3E b. conductors
c. diodes
d. insulators
Use the picture below to answer questions 14 &amp; 15.
SYSB PS3E 14. Which bulbs will light?
a. 1 and 2
b. 2 and 3
c. 3 and 4
d. 4 and 2
Student Name _____________________________ Date _____________ SYSB PS3E 15. Look at drawing 4. What is the wire?
a.
a conductor
b.
c.
an insulator
d.
an energy source
Use the drawing below to answer questions 16-18
16. What object powers (input) the circuit?
a. 1
SYSC b. 2
c. 3
PS3B d. 4
17. What object provides the output of this system?
a. paperclip
SYSC b. battery
c. wire
PS3B d. bulb
18. If you replace the paper clip with a plastic spoon, what is the plastic spoon acting as?
a. a conductor
SYSD b. a diode
PS3E c. an insulator
d. a switch
Student Name _____________________________ Date _____________ 19. The diagram below shows and electrical circuit that is open at letter B.
The lightbulb is not lit.
PS3E Explain why using a metal paper clip to connect the wires at B will light the lightbulb.
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20. Imagine you are walking down the street and you see a loose wire from a utility pole
lying on the ground, with one end still attached to the pole. What are two safe things you
might do?
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