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# Simple Machines Questions - All Grades

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What is a pulley?
1. a bar used to lift heavy objects.
2. a wheel with a groove for a rope.
3. made of two inclined planes.
4. a lever with an arm and a fulcrum.
An inclined plane                                    .
1. uses a bar to lift heavy objects
2. can be a ramp
3. is a wheel with a groove for a rope
4. has a lever arm and a fulcrum
Which simple machine would stairs be an example?
1. a wedge
2. an inclined plane
3. a pulley
4. a lever
Which simple machine turns a Ferris wheel?
1. pulley
2. wedge
3. inclined plane
4. wheel and axle
A wheelbarrow is an example of a                   .
1. second-class lever
2. wheel and axle
3. inclined plane
Which is an example of a wheel and axle?
1. Hammer
2. Wagon
3. Ramp
4. Flag Pole
Which of the following describes something simple machines CANNOT do?
1. increase the force you put in
2. increase the work you put in
3. decrease the force you put in
4. decrease the work you put in
Look at the image of the pulley. If bucket A has a mass of 5 kg, which of the following statements is true about the minimum effort force required to lift the bucket if friction is ignored?
1. It would take 0 kg of effort to lift the bucket.
2. It would take 2.5 kg of effort to lift the bucket.
3. It would take 5 kg of effort to lift the bucket.
4. It would take 10 kg of effort to lift the bucket.
A pulley makes work easier by
1. increasing force.
2. increasing distance.
3. changing the direction of force.
4. none of the above.