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Mini-Quiz: Controlling Static Electricity

by Ron Kurtus (revised 22 January 2009)

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



1. What is a good way to prevent sensitive electronics from static sparks?

Coat the electronics in clear plastic wrap

Use anti-static straps when handling the electronic modules

Work in an oxygen-free environment

2. Should you touch metal when sliding out of your car at a filling station?

Yes, to drain off possible static electric charges

It depends on whether you plan to pay cash or use your charge card

No, because it can cause an electric shock

3. What do coal mines do to prevent coal dust explosions?

They use static electric generators to charge the air

They mix in ground rock material to dilute the explosive coal dust

They just hope it never happens

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.


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