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Mini-Quiz: Static Electricity Shocks

by Ron Kurtus (15 February 2009)

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



1. Do many people have problems with static electricity shocks?

Yes, it is a common problem, especially in low humidity

Only those who are afraid of a little pain

No, because such shocks are only in their imagination

2. What do your clothes have to do with getting shocks?

Certain colored clothes attract static electricity

Wearing clothes causes static electricity

Certain materials rubbing against your skin cause static electricity

3. How can you prevent getting static electricity shocks?

Never wear shoes

Use something to drain off the excess charges

Stay inside the house on dry days

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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