Static Electricity MCQ Questions and Answers Quiz

11. How can you tell when static electricity has been discharged?

  1. Heat is released that can be felt.
  2. Light is released and you can feel a shock.
  3. Static electricity gives off many different colors
  4. The object begins to spin rapidly when it is shocked.

12. If two charged materials are brought close together, what do they exert on each other?

  1. Heat
  2. A force
  3. Ultra sonic waves
  4. Radio waves

13. Sphere A is charged positively and sphere B is neutral. The spheres are brought near each other. Which of the following statements is true?

  1. There is no electrostatic force between the spheres since one is neutral
  2. There is a repulsive electrostatic force between the spheres
  3. There is an attractive electrostatic force between the spheres
  4. There is a repulsive electrostatic force applied only on sphere B

14. Two objects have collected static electricity with the same charge. What would the objects do when placed near each other?

  1. repel
  2. attract
  3. nothing
  4. stick together

15. Two positive charges with magnitudes 4Q and Q are separated by a distance r. Which of the following statements is true?

  1. The charge with a greater magnitude exerts a larger force on the small charge
  2. The charge with a greater magnitude exerts a smaller force on the small charge
  3. The forces on each charge are the same in magnitude and opposite in direction
  4. The forces on each charge are the same in magnitude and pointing in the same direction

16. What is rubbed off one material and onto the other?

  1. Electrons
  2. Dirt
  3. Neutrons
  4. Protons

17. What type of charge does the material gaining electrons have?

  1. Negative
  2. Positive
  3. Both positive and negative
  4. No charge

18. What type of charge does the material losing electrons have?

  1. Negative
  2. Positive
  3. Both positive and negative
  4. No charge

19. What will happen if you add more batteries to an electrical circuit containing light bulbs?

  1. There is no change.
  2. The bulbs will dim.
  3. The bulbs will be brighter.
  4. The bulbs will last longer.

20. Which form of electric discharge appears in nature?

  1. rain
  2. ocean currents
  3. lightning
  4. volcanoes
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