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Simple Machine Review (Grade 6)

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Simple Machine Review

1. 
A simple machine combines two or more machines to make work easier.
  1. True
  2. False
2. 
How many simple machines are there?
  1. four
  2. five
  3. six
  4. seven
3. 
Machine with a bar that pivots on a fixed point
  1. watt
  2. pulley
  3. wheel and axle
  4. lever
4. 
What is a machine with a grooved wheel that holds a cable?
  1. pulley
  2. lever
  3. wheel and axle
  4. wedge
5. 
Which of the following is the BEST choice if you need to lift a piano to a third floor window?
  1. lever
  2. pulley
  3. wedge
  4. wheel and axle
6. 
Which type of machine is a bicycle?
Spring - Bicycle
  1. simple
  2. compound
7. 
A pickle jar lid is an example of a
  1. pulley
  2. wedge
  3. screw
8. 
A bottle opener is an example of what type of simple machine?
  1. Screw
  2. Inclined Plane
  3. Wedge
  4. Lever
9. 
What are two examples of an inclined plane?
  1. lever and screw
  2. screw and wedge
  3. wedge and lever
10. 
What tool would be best to use to lift a heavy load, like a washing machine?
  1. lever
  2. screw
  3. wedge
  4. wheel and axle
11. 
Which simple machine turns a Ferris wheel?
  1. pulley
  2. wedge
  3. inclined plane
  4. wheel and axle
12. 
Which is an example of a wedge?
  1. a doorknob
  2. a clock
  3. a zipper
  4. a light bulb
13. 
The tools shown are a combination of which two simple machines?
Spring - Garden Tools
  1. lever and screw
  2. wedge and lever
  3. screw and pulley
  4. pulley and wedge
14. 
Which simple machine would stairs be an example?
  1. a wedge
  2. an inclined plane
  3. a pulley
  4. a lever
15. 
What type of pulley is shown below?
Movable Pulley
  1. fixed pulley
  2. movable pulley
  3. block and tackle
16. 
What type of simple machine is a mountain road?
  1. lever
  2. wedge
  3. inclined plane
  4. wheel and axle
17. 
What is the mechanical advantage of a single fixed pulley?
  1. 0
  2. 1
  3. 2
  4. 3
18. 
How do you increase the mechanical advantage of an inclined plane?
  1. Increase the height of the inclined plane.
  2. Increase the output force.
  3. Decrease the length of the inclined plane.
  4. Increase the length of the inclined plane.
19. 
What characteristic of simple machines is often expressed as a percentage?
  1. Work
  2. Power
  3. Efficiency
  4. Mechanical Advantage
20. 
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

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