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Mini-Quiz: Reducing or Preventing Static Electricity Shocks

by Ron Kurtus (15 February 2009)

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



1. What is a major cause of getting static electricity shocks?

Buildup of charges due to dry skin rubbing on clothes

Sitting too close to the television set

Walking barefoot on an old carpet

2. How can you reduce the number of shocks you get?

It is actually impossible to reduce the number of shocks

Always wear a metal hat on a dry day

By eliminating possible sources of static electricity in your life

3. What is the main problem people have in preventing shocks?

They forget to ground themselves

They wear polyester undergarments

Their job requires them to get shocks

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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