PV-Fundamentals of Electricity – Quiz #1
Name: Answer Key
Complete each statement.
1. The physical effects related to force and motion of electrically charged particles is
2. The atom is constructed with three main particles _Proton____, __Neutron___ and
3. The maximum number of atoms that can exist in the outermost valence ring is _8___.
4. A material that contains more protons than electrons is considered having a
5. A material that contains more electrons than protons is considered having a
6. When one Coulomb of atoms creates a force of one joule this is considered as one
__Volt__ of potential energy charge.
7. The movement of electrons from one atom to another through a material will travel
from the __Negative____ charged particles to the _Positive___ charged particles.
8. The atoms with only one valence electron are most commonly used as conductors
because the energy required to move electrons through the material is _low_____
9. The charge potential energy required to dislodge an electron in a good insulator is
10. __Voltage___ is a pressure energy force created by electrostatic charge forces.
PV-Fundamentals of Electricity – Quiz #2
Name: Answer Key
Match the Electricity Source with the appropriate description.
1. ___C___ Electrochemical
2. ___B___ Tribo-electric
3. ___D___ Electromagnetic
4. ___F___ Photovoltaic
5. ___E___ Thermocouple
6. ___A___ Piezoelectric
A. When an object is placed under extreme pressure the mechanical forces of the
pressure can cause electrons to be dislodged from the valence orbit and the object
will create a positive charge.
B. When two materials are traveling past each other one material may loose electrons
in the process and become positively charged while the other material will gain
electrons. This is dependent on the material types. This process is also known as
C. This process consists of two dissimilar electrodes placed into an electrolyte. The
different materials of the electrodes will react with the electrolyte. One electrode will
release an electron and become a positively charged particle into the electrolyte that
will be attracted to the other electrode material.
D. When a material is placed in a moving magnetic field the magnetic flux will cause
electrons to be released from their valence orbital rings. This causes electric charges
in a material.
E. Energy causes an element or molecule of two dissimilar metals when heated to loose
a valence electron. One material becomes positively charged and there is the
potential to create electrons to move.
F. When certain semi-conductive materials are placed in the presence of light the
photons traveling at a large rate of speed 100,000 Meters/second hit the semi-
conductor they cause the semi-conductor to release an electron causing a positive
PV-Fundamentals of Electricity – Quiz #3
Name: Answer Key
Select the answer that best completes the statement or question.
1. The movement of electrons from one 6. The electrical unit for the amount of
atom to another through a material will electrical energy that is consumed
travel from the negatively charged through the process of converting
particles to the positive charged electrical energy into other forms of
a. Electron Current Flow a. The Volt
b. Electronic Current Flow b. The Ampere
c. Conventional Current Flow c. The Watt
d. Photon Flow d. The Ohm
2. The electrical unit associated as the
amount of electric potential charge that 7. Conductors that have a _________
will cause one joule of force when one cross sectional area will have a
Coulomb of charged atoms is acting ________ resistance than a conductor
with the charged force. with a larger cross sectional area.
a. The Volt a. small / smaller
b. The Ampere b. small / larger
c. The Watt c. large / smaller
d. The Ohm d. large / larger
8. The resistance of a conductor will 3. The electrical unit associated with the determine the amount of _____ that a amount of intensity of electron conductor can safely conduct without movement as one Coulomb of damaging the conductor or insulation. electrons per second. a. Wattage a. The Volt b. Voltage b. The Ampere c. Current c. The Watt d. Resistance d. The Ohm 9. Long lengths of conductors may need
to be increased in size to compensate 4. The electrical unit associated with the for the ___________. amount of Joules of work per second. a. Current drop a. The Volt b. Current gain b. The Ampere
c. Voltage drop c. The Watt d. Voltage gain d. The Ohm 10. As temperature of a conductor 5. The electrical unit associated with the ________ the amount of resistance amount of opposition to the ability for __________. the electrical charge to move electrons. a. increases / increases a. The Volt b. increases / decreases b. The Ampere c. decreases / increases c. The Watt d. increases / does not change d. The Ohm