Snapquiz - Static Electricity

This is the Snapquiz on Static Electricity. Click here or use the embedded video if you haven't watched the lesson yet.

Question 1. How does a photocopier rely on static charge?

The charge attracts tiny particles of toner.
The charge powers the light.
The charge drives the motors.
The charge moves the paper.

Question 2. Which material won't build up a static charge by rubbing it against an insulator?


Question 3. What is the charge on an atomic nucleus?

Zero overall charge.
Always positive.
Always negative.
It varies, from element to element.

Question 4. If you hold a charged plastic rod near a stream of water from a tap, what will happen?

The stream will be repelled by the rod.
The stream could be either attracted or repelled by the rod.
The stream will be attracted by the rod.

Question 5. Which particle has a positive charge?


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