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Grade 5 Simple Machines
An elevator has a pulley.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Simple Machines
Which of the following best explains why lifting a heavy object with a single fixed pulley and rope makes the task seem easier?
  1. Less force is needed to lift the object
  2. Less work is done when moving the object
  3. The direction of the force required to lift the object is changed
  4. The force needed to move the object is applied over a greater distance
Grade 5 Simple Machines
A flag pole has a wheel and axle.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Simple Machines
A car has a wheel and axle.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Simple Machines
The three types of pulleys systems are: Fixed, Movable and                 .
  1. Block and Attack
  2. Movable and Pull
  3. Tackle and Sing
  4. Block and Tackle
Grade 5 Simple Machines
A stiff bar that moves about a fixed point is a
  1. lever
  2. wedge
  3. wheel and axle
  4. inclined plane
Grade 5 Simple Machines
A screw is a(n)                wrapped around a central cylinder.
  1. lever
  2. wedge
  3. inclined plane
  4. wheel and axle
Grade 5 Simple Machines
A single fixed pulley has a mechanical advantage of:
  1. 1
  2. 1.33
  3. 4
  4. 0
Grade 5 Simple Machines
Which simple machine would stairs be an example?
  1. a wedge
  2. an inclined plane
  3. a pulley
  4. a lever
Grade 5 Simple Machines
Which pair of objects shows two simple machines?
  1. ScissorsStairs
  2. StairsScrew
  3. WheelbarrowScissors
  4. ScrewWheelbarrow
Grade 5 Simple Machines
Which is an example of a wedge?
  1. a doorknob
  2. a clock
  3. a zipper
  4. a light bulb
Grade 5 Simple Machines
Which is an example of a wheel and axle?
  1. Hammer
  2. Wagon
  3. Ramp
  4. Flag Pole
Grade 5 Simple Machines
A flag pole uses a pulley to raise the flag.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Simple Machines
A pulley is:
  1. a bar used to lift heavy objects
  2. a wheel with a groove for a rope
  3. made of two inclined planes
  4. has a lever arm and a fulcrum
Grade 5 Simple Machines
In a lever (all classes of levers) the force needed will be smaller and the work will be easier if we do the following
  1. Move the load closer to the fulcrum
  2. Move the load away from the fulcrum
  3. The distance from the fulcrum does not matter
Grade 5 Simple Machines
How can you create a compound machine?
  1. By adding more wheels to a pulley system
  2. By combining two or more simple machines
  3. By exerting more force to an object
  4. None of the above
Grade 5 Simple Machines
A wedge is actually a kind of plane.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Simple Machines
An inclined plane:
  1. uses a bar used to lift heavy objects
  2. is a ramp
  3. is made up of two inclined planes
  4. has a lever arm and a fulcrum
Grade 5 Simple Machines
Another word for pivot is           fulcrum          .
Grade 5 Simple Machines
What is the best tool to pry a nail from a piece of wood?
  1. A lever such a claw ended hammer
  2. A pulley system
  3. A wheel and axle such as a wagon
  4. An inclined plane such as ramp
  5. None of the above
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