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Henderson's Regular Physics Quizzes

(2000-2001 School Year)


Suggestions for this week's quiz (Unit 9 Quiz#1):

This week's quiz on Unit 9 material is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, February 13. The quiz is short, covering both sides of a single sheet of paper. You can expect a large number of MOP questions. While the quiz is mostly conceptual, there will be a few mathematical questions. The equations for current (I=Q/t), voltage(V=Delta E/Q), V=I*R, and power (P=I*V, P=Delta E/t) will be given. Other than a calculator, no other helps will be provided nor allowed. Students can expect the following concepts, skills, and problem-types to be assessed on this quiz:

  1. Identify and describe the requirements for a circuit. (Hewitt, Ch 34.1-3; Packet, pp. 2 and 9; MOP, sublevel 1)
  2. Define current and know its units; use an understanding of current to determine the amount of current at a given location in a circuit if given the appropriate information; know that current is everywhere the same; identify the direction of the conventional current through a circuit; compare this direction to the direction which electrons actually travel. (Hewitt, Ch 34.1-2; Packet, pp. 1, 3-4 and 9-10; MOP, sublevel 1)
  3. Know (and believe) that the source of electrons flowing in a circuit are the atoms of the wires and conducting parts; distinguish between current and drift speed; know that the drift speed of an electron is abnormally low. (Hewitt, Ch 34.9-10; Packet, pp. 1 and 9-10; MOP, sublevel 2)
  4. Explain the role of the battery/power supply in an electric circuit; explain how utility companies are a source of electric energy but not a source of electrons; describe energy transfer in electric circuits. (Hewitt, Ch 34.3; Packet, pp. 5-6 and 11-13; MOP, sublevels 2, 3)
  5. Identify, refute, and correct common misconceptions concerning charge flow through circuits. (MOP, sublevels 1 - 3)
  6. Explain the cause and effect of electrical resistance in circuits; use R=V/I relation to describe factors effecting the electric current and solve simple computational problems. (Hewitt, Ch 34.4-6; Packet, pp. 7-8, 15-16, and 22; MOP, sublevels 4, 5)
  7. Relate the power required of a power source to the energy consumed by a circuit and the time and conduct cost analysis of a circuit if given P-I-V-time data. (Hewitt, Ch 34.11; Packet, pp. 23-24,; MOP, sublevel 6)


Sample Quizzes (Unit 9 Quiz):

There is one sample quiz currently available. You can view the sample quiz by using the following link:

Quiz#1 (1995)

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