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

Question 2. What is the charge on an atomic nucleus?

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

Question 3. Which particle has a negative charge?


Question 4. Why does a Van de Graaff generator make your hair stand up?

When you touch it your positive charge repels the negative charges.
When you touch it you get charged up with electrons, which all then repel each other.
When you touch it you earth it so the electrons can escape.
When you touch it you get a shock.

Question 5. 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.

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