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Simple Machines Questions - All Grades

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Grade 4 :: Simple Machines by LBeth
What type of pulley is shown below?
Fixed Pulley
  1. fixed pulley
  2. movable pulley
  3. block and tackle
Grade 1 :: Simple Machines by LBeth
A broom is what type of simple machine?

Broom
  1. screw
  2. pulley
  3. lever
  4. wedge
Grade 4 :: Simple Machines by LBeth
Look at the pulley and first class lever below.
Pulley Fixed Pulley

First Class Lever First Class Lever

Which statement best describes the relationship between the pulley and first class lever?
  1. the pulley is similar to the first class lever because it has a fulcrum between the load and effort force
  2. the pulley is similar to the first class lever because it has an effort force between a fulcrum and load
  3. the pulley is similar to the first class lever because it has load between a fulcrum and effort force
  4. there are no similarities between the pulley and first class lever
Grade 1 :: Simple Machines by LBeth
Stairs are an example of which simple machine?

Stairs
  1. lever
  2. pulley
  3. inclined plane
  4. wheel and axle
Grade 1 :: Simple Machines by LBeth
Grade 9 :: Simple Machines by jlovering
If a machine has a mechanical advantage less than one, which of the following must be true:
(Think carefully)
  1. The Effort Force is less than the Resistance Force
  2. The Effort Distance is greater than the Resistance Distance
  3. The Effort Distance is less than the Resistance Distance
  4. The Effort Force and Resistance Force are the same.
Grade 4 :: Simple Machines by LBeth
If friction is ignored, which pulley requires more effort force to lift the bucket?

AMovable Pulley
BFixed Pulley
  1. Pulley A
  2. Pulley B
  3. Pulley A and B will require the same effort
Grade 4 :: Simple Machines by LBeth
What type of pulley is shown below?
Movable Pulley
  1. fixed pulley
  2. movable pulley
  3. block and tackle
Grade 1 :: Simple Machines by LBeth
A doorknob is an example of which simple machine?

Door Knob
  1. lever
  2. pulley
  3. inclined plane
  4. wheel and axle
Grade 6 :: Simple Machines by cuzcoco
In a Class 1 Lever (like a see-saw) the movement of the effort is:
  1. Opposite to the direction of the load
  2. In the same direction as the load
  3. Independent of the direction of load
  4. Perpendicular to the direction of the load
Grade 8 :: Simple Machines by jlovering
Grade 8 :: Simple Machines by jlovering
What can machines NOT do?
  1. make work easier
  2. create more work than you put in
  3. change your force
  4. change the direction of your force
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