# Physics: Simple Machines

## Test Quiz

Questions on this quiz are based on information from
Physics: Simple Machines.

1. How many basic types of simple machines are there?
a. 2
b. 3
c. 5
d. 6
e. 10

2. A slide and a ramp are examples of what type of simple machine?
a. Lever
b. Wheel and Axle
c. Pulley
d. Inclined plane
e. Screw

3. What type of simple machine uses a wheel with a groove in it for a rope?
a. Lever
b. Wheel and Axle
c. Pulley
d. Inclined plane
e. Screw

4. What type of simple machine is an inclined plane wrapped around a pole?
a. Lever
b. Wheel and Axle
c. Pulley
d. Wedge
e. Screw

5. What simple machine multiplies force when a rigid object pivots on a fulcrum?
a. Lever
b. Wheel and Axle
c. Wedge
d. Inclined plane
e. Screw

6. An axe and a chisel are examples of what type of simple machine?
a. Lever
b. Wheel and Axle
c. Wedge
d. Inclined plane
e. Screw

7. What type of simple machine uses a wheel with rod attached to help lift or move loads?
a. Lever
b. Wheel and Axle
c. Wedge
d. Inclined plane
e. Screw

8. What Greek philosopher is credited with first discovering and describing simple machines?
a. Plato
b. Socrates
c. Archimedes
d. Aristotle
e. Euclid

9. What Ancient civilization likely used the inclined plane to build the pyramids?
a. Sumerians
b. Romans
c. Greeks
d. Chinese
e. Egyptians

10. Cranes, flagpoles, and window blinds are examples of what type of simple machines?
a. Lever
b. Wheel and Axle
c. Pulley
d. Inclined plane
e. Screw

About this quiz: All the questions on this quiz are based on information that can be found on the Physics: Simple Machines page at www.ducksters.com/science/simple_machines.php.