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MAGNETISM UNIT TEST

Name ____________________________________________ Section ____________ Date ________________

INSTRUCTIONS: For each question, pick or describe your answer as appropriate. Unless otherwise noted,
each multiple choice question has only one answer.
1. Draw the field lines for the bar magnet below:

N S

2. The north pole of one magnet will be: (select at least one)
a. attracted to the north pole of another magnet.
b. attracted to the south pole of another magnet.
c. repelled by the north pole of another magnet.
d. repelled by the south pole of another magnet.

3. Like magnet poles always
a. repel each other.
b. attract each other.
c. cancel out each other’s magnetic fields.
d. point toward the north pole.

4. Draw where the compasses will point with the two magnets below:

S N
5. The strength of the magnetic field
a. decreases as distance from the magnet decreases.
b. decreases as distance from the magnet increases.
c. increases as distance from the magnet increases.
d. remains the same at any distance from a magnet.

6. Magnetic fields exist
a. near a magnet.
b. within a magnet.
c. farther away from a magnet.
d. all of the above.

7. What instrument is used to trace the direction of a magnetic field?
a. Voltmeter
b. compass
c. pendulum
d. needle

8. Using the image below, draw the magnetic field associated with Earth:

9. Magnetic fields are produced by
a. magnetic force.
b. gravitational force.
c. electric currents.
d. water currents.
10. A magnetic field around a current-carrying wire forms
a. lines tangent to the wire.
b. lines parallel to the wire.
c. lines perpendicular to the wire.
d. concentric circles around the wire.

11. In a magnetized substance, the domains
a. are randomly distributed.
b. line up more uniformly in one direction.
c. cancel each other.
d. can never be reoriented.

12. A device that converts electric energy into mechanical energy is a(n)
a. generator.
b. commutator.
c. electric motor.
d. transformer.

13. Describe the process through which the Hoover Dam creates electricity from the
Colorado River:

14. For questions 14a and 14b, use the following diagram:

X X X X X X
X X X X X X
ñ X X X X X X
X X X X X X
X X X X X X
X X X X X X
a. Using the right hand rule, determine which way the electron will travel once
it enters the magnetic field.

b. If the electron enters a 2T magnetic field at 250m/s2, what is the force on the
electron?

15. For questions 15a and 15b, use the following diagram:

• • • • • •
• • • • • •
• • • • • •
+
• • • • • •
• • • • • •
• • • • • •

a. Using the right hand rule, determine which way the electron will travel once
it enters the magnetic field.

b. If the force on the proton is 5x10-14 and the magnetic field strength is .1T,
what is the velocity of the proton?
16. Describe how you would teach someone to use the Right Hand Rule. Be sure to
include a description of why the Right Hand Rule is useful and appropriate.