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Mini-Quiz: Basics of Static Electricity

by Ron Kurtus (updated 30 May 2023)

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

1. Where do most static electric charges collect?

In a copper wire

On the surface of a non-conductor

In a spark

2. Which of the following will usually create static electricity?

Rub a wet rag on a plastic comb

Rub a coin with a plastic comb

Rub a plastic comb with some rabbit fur

3. What can cause electrons to jump across a gap and cause a spark?

The force from a large positive charge on the other side of the gap

Lightning causes many things to happen

Heating up the gap

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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