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Electrostatics 01- Practice



Multiple Choice
Identify the letter of the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

 1. 

____  are the charged parts of an atom
a.
Protons and electrons
c.
Electrons and neutrons
b.
Protons and neutrons
d.
Electrons, protons, and neutrons
 

 2. 

____  are the negatively charged parts of an atom
a.
Neutrons
c.
Electrons
b.
Protons
d.
None of the choices are correct
 

 3. 

____  are the positively charged parts of an atom
a.
Neutrons
c.
Electrons
b.
Protons
d.
None of the choices are correct
 

 4. 

____________ are parts of the atom found within the nucleus
a.
protons, electrons and neutrons
c.
electrons and protons
b.
neutrons and electrons
d.
protons and neutrons
 

 5. 

In an electrostatic experiments, protons cannot be gained or lost from an atom because they are _____.
a.
tightly bound within orbitals
c.
positively charged
b.
tightly bound in the nucleus
d.
negatively charged
 

 6. 

An atom that is positively-charged contains ____.
a.
more electrons than protons
c.
more protons than neutrons
b.
more electrons than neutrons
d.
more protons than electrons
 

 7. 

An object is considered to be neutral when ____.
a.
the object contains the same number of electrons as protons
c.
the object contains only electrons
b.
the object contains the same number of protons as neutrons
d.
the object contains only protons
 

 8. 

An atom that is negatively-charged contains ____.
a.
more protons than electrons
c.
more electrons than protons
b.
more protons than neutrons
d.
more electrons than neutrons
 

 9. 

If an object is electrically neutral, then  ____.
a.
the object contains the same number of protons as neutrons
c.
the object contains the same number of electrons as protons
b.
the object contains no neutrons
d.
the object contains the same number of neutrons as electrons
 

 10. 

In order for an object to become positively-charged, ____ the object.
a.
protons are added to
c.
protons are removed from
b.
electrons are added to
d.
electrons are removed from
 

 11. 

A neutral object can become negatively-charged by _______.
a.
losing protons
c.
losing electrons
b.
gaining electrons
d.
gaining protons
 

 12. 

The unit used to state the charge on an object is the ____.
a.
coulomb     
c.
joule
b.
ampere
d.
volt
 



 
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