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A Ferris wheel is an example of which kind of simple machine?
1. Fixed pulley
2. Movable pulley
3. Wheel and axle
4. Incline plane
A single fixed pulley can change the direction of force.
1. True
2. False
The pitch is the distance between each thread on a screw.
1. True
2. False
A sack of potatoes on a steeply slanted board will move more easily compared to a stack of potatoes on a level surface.
1. True
2. False
If friction is ignored, which pulley requires more effort force to lift the bucket?

A
B
1. Pulley A
2. Pulley B
3. Pulley A and B will require the same effort
Look at the lever below. Which of the following objects is an example of this class lever?
1. pliers
2. nut cracker
3. fishing pole
4. wheelbarrow
Which type of machine is a bicycle?
1. simple
2. compound
Provide an example of each of these:
pulley            flagpole
inclined plane        ramp
lever           see saw
A bicycle is a compound machine that is made up of several simple machines.
1. True
2. False
What class lever is shown below?
1. first class
2. second class
3. third class
The tools shown are a combination of which two simple machines?
1. lever and screw
2. wedge and lever
3. screw and pulley
4. pulley and wedge
What type of pulley is shown below?
1. fixed pulley
2. movable pulley
3. block and tackle
Mechanical energy may cause changes in motion through the application of force and the use of a simple machine such as a pulley, lever or inclined plane.
1. True
2. False
Look at the pulley and first class lever below.
Pulley

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
The steeper the incline of an inclined plane, the more         force         is needed to hall something up it.
What type of pulley is shown below?
1. fixed pulley
2. movable pulley
3. block and tackle
A wheelbarrow is an example of:
1. Wedge
2. Inclined Plane
3. Lever
4. Screw
The part of the screw that wraps around the cylinder is called the:
1. Pitch
4. Inclined Plane