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Static Electricity

Quiz by Emily Zevallos

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  • Q1
    When Mandy took clothes out of a dryer, she observed that a sock was clinging to a shirt. Which situation could cause the sock to be attracted to the shirt?
    Both the sock and shirt have large positive charges.
    The sock has a small positive charge while the shirt has a large positive charge.
    The sock has a small positive charge but the shirt has a small negative charge.
    Both the sock and shirt have small negative charges.
  • Q2
    The picture shows the electric charge of a metal sphere. Which object will MOST likely be repelled by the metal sphere?
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    a magnet with its north pole facing the sphere
    a magnet with its south pole facing the sphere
    a glass with a positive charge
    a paper with a negative charge
  • Q3
    Greta passed a comb through her hair several times. She then placed the comb next to a stream of water flowing from a faucet. Greta observed the stream of water bend toward the comb. How did passing a comb through her hair allow the comb to bend the stream of water?
    by breaking some of the chemical bonds in the comb
    by increasing the thermal energy of the comb
    by making the comb more absorbent
    by giving the comb an electrical charge
  • Q4
    A metal ball has an electrical charge. What will happen when it is brought near another metal ball with the same electrical charge?
    The two balls will be pushed away from each other.
    The two balls will touch and move in circles around each other.
    The two balls will touch and then remain connected with each other.
    The two balls will be pulled toward each other.
  • Q5
    When Jackson removed some clothes from the dryer, some of the socks were stuck to shirts. What could cause the clothing to stick together?
    When the items in the dryer became warm, heat caused them to stick together.
    The socks and shirt had different types of electric charges after tumbling together.
    Removing water from the clothing items made them shrink and stick together.
    The dryer removed the air that kept the clothing items apart.

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