This worksheet can be used for practice, review, assessment, homework, and test preparation.

Print Instructions

NOTE: Only your test content will print.
To preview this test, click on the File menu and select Print Preview.

See our guide on How To Change Browser Print Settings to customize headers and footers before printing.

Simple Machine Review (Grade 6)

Print Test (Only the test content will print)
Name: Date:

Simple Machine Review

A simple machine combines two or more machines to make work easier.
  1. True
  2. False
How many simple machines are there?
  1. four
  2. five
  3. six
  4. seven
A machine with a bar that pivots on a fixed point is called a(n)
  1. watt.
  2. pulley.
  3. wheel and axle.
  4. lever.
What is a machine with a grooved wheel that holds a cable?
  1. pulley
  2. lever
  3. wheel and axle
  4. wedge
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
Which type of machine is a bicycle?
Spring - Bicycle
  1. simple
  2. compound
A pickle jar lid is an example of a                .
  1. pulley
  2. wedge
  3. screw
A bottle opener is an example of what type of simple machine?
  1. Screw
  2. Inclined Plane
  3. Wedge
  4. Lever
What are two examples of an inclined plane?
  1. lever and screw
  2. screw and wedge
  3. wedge and lever
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
Which simple machine turns a Ferris wheel?
  1. pulley
  2. wedge
  3. inclined plane
  4. wheel and axle
Which is an example of a wedge?
  1. a doorknob
  2. a clock
  3. a zipper
  4. a light bulb
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
Which simple machine would stairs be an example?
  1. a wedge
  2. an inclined plane
  3. a pulley
  4. a lever
What type of pulley is shown?
Movable Pulley
  1. fixed pulley
  2. movable pulley
  3. block and tackle
What type of simple machine is a mountain road?
  1. lever
  2. wedge
  3. inclined plane
  4. wheel and axle
What is the mechanical advantage of a single fixed pulley?
  1. 0
  2. 1
  3. 2
  4. 3
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.
What characteristic of simple machines is often expressed as a percentage?
  1. Work
  2. Power
  3. Efficiency
  4. Mechanical Advantage
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.

Become a Help Teaching Pro subscriber to access premium printables

Unlimited premium printables Unlimited online testing Unlimited custom tests

Learn More About Benefits and Options

You need to be a member to access free printables.
Already a member? Log in for access.    |    Go Back To Previous Page