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Mini-Quiz: Uses for Static Electricity

by Ron Kurtus (revised 12 January 2014)

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

1. How can static electricity help control pollution?

By preventing lightning from starting fires

By cleaning particles from smoke stacks

By cleaning electrons from the air

2. How can static electricity clean out cigarette smoke?

By giving smokers an electric shock

By attracting cigarettes to a non-conductor

By charging and collecting smoke particles

3. What is an advantage of using static electricity to paint a car?

The paint goes on evenly

The paint will attract cigarette smoke

The paint collects at sharp points

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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