Physics: Electricity in Nature

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Questions on this quiz are based on information from
Physics: Electricity in Nature.

1. Which of the following is an example of electricity in nature?
a. Cell phones
b. Air conditioning
c. Lightning
d. Television
e. Power grid

2. Thunder is a result of the molecules of air turning from gas to _______.
a. Liquid
b. Plasma
c. Solid
d. Ice
e. Carbon

3. True or False: Lighting always strikes the ground.
a. TRUE
b. FALSE
c.
d.
e.

4. Which animal uses electricity to kill their prey?
a. Electric shark
b. Lightning bug
c. Blue whale
d. Electric eel
e. Firefly

5. Which animal uses electricity to help 'see' in the dark?
a. Panthers
b. Owls
c. Cats
d. Snakes
e. Sharks

6. True or False: Nerves in our bodies use electrical signals to tell the brain what is happening.
a. TRUE
b. FALSE
c.
d.
e.

7. What electrical field does the Earth's core generate that protects the Earth from the Sun?
a. Static field
b. Lightning field
c. Magnetic field
d. Voltage field
e. Ampere field

8. True or False: Lighting can produce huge amounts of energy that can kill a person.
a. TRUE
b. FALSE
c.
d.
e.

9. What type of electricity makes your hair stand up straight after sliding down a slide?
a. Magnetic
b. Direct current
c. Alternating
d. Static
e. Digital

10. What is it called when animals use electricity to 'see' in the dark?
a. Night vision
b. Electroreception
c. Electrosight
d. Dark sight
e. Electrovision


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