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Mini-Quiz: Magnets

by Ron Kurtus (revised 23 March 2012)

Take this Mini-Quiz to check your understanding of the lesson material.



1. What does a magnet repel?

The opposite pole of another magnet

Iron, nickel and cobalt

The same pole of another magnet

2. What happens if you cut a magnet in half?

It destroys its magnetism

You get a North Pole magnet and a South Pole magnet

You get two magnets, each with a N and S pole

3. Why does a compass point north?

The shape of the Earth causes it

There is a large deposit of iron right at the North Pole

The Earth is a large magnet with a magnetic pole near the North Pole

If you got all three correct, you are on your way to becoming a Champion in Physics. If you had problems, you had better look over the material again.


Magnets are amazing


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