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Grade 5 Science Quiz - Forces Acting on Structures

Quiz by Arie Rosenberg

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  • Q1

    The following are all examples of internal forces except...

    a tornado

    tension

    compression

    shear

    30s
  • Q2

    The following are all examples of external forces except...

    an earthquake

    a hurricane

    a tornado 

    torsion

    30s
  • Q3

    A structure is ready to be used in real life once...

    none of the above

    it has failed structurally

    the structure has undergone repeated tests and passed each one.

    the external forces acting on the structure overpower the internal forces

    30s
  • Q4

    Which of the following is a simple machine?

    inclined plane

    all of the answers

    hammer

    screw

    30s
  • Q5

    An axe is an example of which simple machine?

    lever

    pulley

    inclined plane

    wedge

    30s
  • Q6

    A third class lever...

    has the effort between the fulcrum and the load

    has the load between fulcrum and the effort

    none of the answers

    has the fulcrum between the load and the effort

    30s
  • Q7

    Which of the following is an example of a first class lever?

    human arm

    fishing rod

    wheel barrow

    scissors

    30s
  • Q8

    A pulley can be used to...

    join two objects together

    push two objects apart

    move heavy loads long distances

    change the direction that a force is applied.

    30s
  • Q9

    The actual effect of a force on a structure depends on the magnitude, or size, of the force, the direction and the location where the force is applied.

    true
    false
    True or False
    30s
  • Q10

    External forces such as extreme weather pose a constant threat to the structural reliability of structures. 

    true
    false
    True or False
    30s
  • Q11

    The two main types of forces are static and dynamic forces.

    false
    true
    True or False
    30s
  • Q12

    Internal forces resist the external forces acting on a structure. 

    true
    false
    True or False
    30s
  • Q13

    In order to maintain structural reliability the external forces must be greater than the internal forces. 

    false
    true
    True or False
    30s
  • Q14

    A force is

    a push or pull that causes an object to change its movement or shape.

    two or more simple machines working in unison

    a non-moving load.

    a moving load. 

    30s
  • Q15

    Complex machines are

    a squishing force that squeezes material together.

    two or more simple machines working in unison.

    always powered by electricity.

    a moving load. 

    30s

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