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The flow of charge from one place to another is called _____.
a) current
b) amplitude
c) velocity
d) power

Which of the following carry charges?
a) ions
b) isotopes
c) molecules
d) hydrocarbons

Which of the following cannot carry charges?
a) all the options can carry
b) gases
c) solids
d) liquids

What is a device used to detect small electric charges?
a) electroscope
b) Leyden jar
c) lightning rod
d) magnetoscope

What is a device that produces static electricity
a) electrostatic generator
b) electroscope
c) leyden jar
d) capacitor

This device contains a large, hollow sphere, insulating stand, motor driven belt.
a) Van de Graaff
b) electroscope
c) Leyden jar
d) lightning rod

Why is safer to stay inside a car rather than stand outside during a thunderstorm?
a) electric charges move to outside of objects
b) electric charges stay inside of objects
c) electric charges hate cars
d) cars instantly reject lightning

The upward flow of positive charge creating a flash of light in lightning is called _____.
a) return stroke
b) positive streamer
c) stepped ladder
d) lightning rod

This is an early form of a capacitor, which are used to store electric charges.
a) Leyden jar
b) lightning rod
c) Van de Graaff
d) electroscope

Benjamin Franklin invented this device to protect buildings from lightning strikes.
a) lightning rod
b) Leyden jar
c) Van de Graaff
d) electroscope

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