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Regions around a charged object that other objects are attracted or repelled from is called the _____.
a) electric field
b) magnetic field
c) attractive field
d) repulsive field

When 2 objects are rubbed against each other to produce static electricity, which force is being used?
a) friction
b) gravity
c) motion
d) momentum

Which subatomic particle has a negative charge?
a) electron
b) proton
c) neutron
d) atomicon

The simplest form of electricity is _____.
a) static electricity
b) magnetism
c) electroshock
d) attraction

This scientist determined static electricity exists in 2 forms: positive negative.
a) Benjamin Franklin
b) William Gilbert
c) Thales of Miletus
d) Michael Faraday

This scientist discovered materials other than amber can show attractive force.
a) William Gilbert
b) Benjamin Franklin
c) Thales of Miletus
d) Isaac Newton

This Greek philosopher observed amber attracting pieces of straw when rubbed
a) Thales of Miletus
b) William Gilbert
c) Benjamin Franklin
d) Thomas Jefferson

The study of the nature, behavior and uses of stationary electricity is _____.
a) Electrostatics
b) Physics
c) Oxidation Reduction
d) Thermodynamics

These indicate the direction and strength in an electric field.
a) lines of force
b) lines of flux
c) lines of electricity
d) lines of field

The SI unit of electric charge is _____.
a) Coulomb
b) Volt
c) Ampere
d) Watt

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