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Grade 5 Simple Machines
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.
Grade 5 Simple Machines
Which of the following simple machines helps make work easier?
  1. wedge
  2. screw
  3. lever
  4. all of the above
Grade 5 Simple Machines
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
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
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
An elevator has a pulley.
  1. True
  2. False
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
What type of simple machine is a mountain road?
  1. lever
  2. wedge
  3. inclined plane
  4. wheel and axle
Grade 5 Simple Machines
Lexie twists the cap off the bottle of juice. What type of simple machine is the cap?
  1. screw
  2. pulley
  3. wheel and axle
  4. inclined plane
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 which of 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
Which is an example of a wedge?
  1. a doorknob
  2. a clock
  3. a zipper
  4. a light bulb
Grade 5 Simple Machines
How does a simple machine make work easier?
  1. requires less time
  2. requires less force
  3. requires less money
  4. requires less movement
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
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
This type of machine consists of a rope or cable that runs through a grooved wheel.
  1. pulley
  2. lever
  3. wheel and axle
Grade 5 Simple Machines
A pulley is most closely related to which other simple machine?
  1. lever
  2. screw
  3. inclined plane
  4. wheel and axle
Grade 5 Simple Machines
What is the load?
  1. the work
  2. a compound machine
  3. a simple machine
  4. the object being moved
Grade 5 Simple Machines
A wedge is actually a kind of plane.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Simple Machines
Which object is the same class lever as the diagram?

First Class Lever
  1. Wheelbarrow
  2. Stairs
  3. Broom
  4. Scissors
Grade 5 Simple Machines
A flag pole is an example of a                .
  1. pulley
  2. wedge
  3. screw
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