Snapquiz - Static Electricity

This is the Snapquiz on Static Electricity. Click here or use the embedded video if you haven't watched the lesson yet.


Question 1. When we build up a static charge by rubbing two insulators together, which particles are torn from one surface by the other surface?

Photons.
Protons.
Neutrons.
Electrons.


Question 2. Why does a Van de Graaff generator make your hair stand up?

When you touch it you earth it so the electrons can escape.
When you touch it you get charged up with electrons, which all then repel each other.
When you touch it you get a shock.
When you touch it your positive charge repels the negative charges.


Question 3. Which statement is correct?

Opposite charges repel.
Like charges attract.
Like charges do nothing.
Opposite charges attract.


Question 4. Which particle has a negative charge?

Electron.
Proton.
Photon.
Neutron.


Question 5. Which material won't build up a static charge by rubbing it against an insulator?

Rubber.
Polythene.
Glass.
Copper.


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