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

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

Question 2. Which particle has a positive charge?


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

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

Question 4. How does a photocopier rely on static charge?

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

Question 5. When we build up a static charge by rubbing two insulators together, which particles are torn from one surface by the other surface?


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