AP Physics 1 – AlgebraBased: Unit 9 DC Circuits Practice Test
AP Physics 1 – AlgebraBased: Unit 9 DC Circuits Practice Test
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Question 1 of 19
1. Question
This picture is an electrical circuit. This circuit is a series circuit because:
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Question 2 of 19
2. Question
Which best describes a parallel circuit?
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Question 3 of 19
3. Question
As the resistance of a circuit increases, the current will…
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Question 4 of 19
4. Question
In a parallel circuit which of the following is the same value throughout the circuit?
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Question 5 of 19
5. Question
Four identical resistors are connected to a battery as seen above. How do the currents at the labeled locations compare?
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Question 6 of 19
6. Question
For the circuit shown, the resistances are R _{1} >R _{2} > R _{3} > R _{4} . What is true about the current through each resistor?
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Question 7 of 19
7. Question
Above is a diagram of a circuit. What should a student do to make this a short circuit?
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Question 8 of 19
8. Question
A student builds a simple circuit with a single resistor of resistance R and measures an electric potential difference of Δ V_{ 1} across the resistor. Then, the student replaces the resistor with a new one of resistance R/2 and keeps the current the same. How does the electric potential difference ΔV_{ 2} across the new resistor compare with Δ V _{1} ?
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Question 9 of 19
9. Question
A student builds a simple circuit with a single resistor of resistance R and measures an electric potential difference of ΔV across the resistor. Then, the student replaces the resistor with a new one of resistance 2 R and keeps the electric potential the same. What is the current I _{2} through the new circuit in terms of the original current, I _{1} ?
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Question 10 of 19
10. Question
A student builds a simple circuit with a single resistor of resistance and current , and measures an electric potential difference of across the resistor. Then, the student decreases the current through the circuit to . How does the electric potential difference across the resistor of the new circuit compare with ?
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Question 11 of 19
11. Question
Above is a diagram of a circuit with a switch, two resistors, and a battery. Which of the following shows the correct pathways for the conventional current I and electron current e ^{❑} ?
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Question 12 of 19
12. Question
Above is a diagram of a circuit. Which type of circuit is this?
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Question 13 of 19
13. Question
A 15 V battery causes 3.0 A of current to flow into the circuit above. What is the magnitude of the electric potential difference across resistor R 2 ?
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Question 14 of 19
14. Question
Five wires are made of the same material. Which wire would give the least resistance?
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Question 15 of 19
15. Question
Compared to a 3 −Ohm resistor, a 6 −Ohm resistor has
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Question 16 of 19
16. Question
What is the reading on the ammeter in this circuit?
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Question 17 of 19
17. Question
Which resistor will have the greatest electrical potential difference?
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Question 18 of 19
18. Question
Which of the following resistance cannot be produced with three 9Ohm resistors?
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Question 19 of 19
19. Question
A complete electrical path is called a
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