Arts and Crafts: Elementary School: 1st and 2nd Grade Quiz - Machines and Engineering (Questions)

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There are machines everywhere, and they do lots of different jobs. The computer or smart-phone you are using is a machine. There are machines in our homes and our places of work. In our houses they help to do the washing and the cleaning. There are machines in factories to help make things. Robots are machines. Engineers design, build and look after machines. How many of these quiz questions about machines can you answer?

1. Connor’s Mom works in a factory. She helps to design and build machines. Connor’s Mom is an ________.
[ ] Nurse
[ ] Doctor
[ ] Teacher
[ ] Engineer
2. What machine helps to keep clothes clean?
[ ] A cooker
[ ] A washing machine
[ ] A food mixer
[ ] A fridge
3. Which one of these machines is used to clean the carpets in a house?
[ ] A washing machine
[ ] A hair dryer
[ ] A vacuum cleaner
[ ] A hedge trimmer
4. What is needed to make both washing machines and vacuum cleaners work?
[ ] Gas
[ ] Steam
[ ] Water
[ ] Electricity
5. Sunil’s Mom is painting a door. The lid of the tin of paint is stuck on. Sunil’s Mom gets a screwdriver. She uses the screwdriver to prize the lid off the tin of paint. Sunil’s Mom has been using a _____.
[ ] Knife
[ ] Lever
[ ] Spoon
[ ] Wheel
6. Freddie is building a toy car. He makes the body. Then he adds wheels. Why does he add wheels?
[ ] So it moves more easily
[ ] So it looks good
[ ] So it can fly
[ ] So it looks finished
7. Freddie puts the wheels on to axles. What do the axles do?
[ ] Stop the wheels moving
[ ] Let the wheels go round
[ ] Make the car lighter
[ ] Make electricity
8. Emma is on her bike. When she has to go up a hill she changes ____.
[ ] Gear
[ ] Her shoes
[ ] The wheel
[ ] Her clothes
9. Sam is in a big shop with his mom. They want to go up to the second floor. They use a machine to go up to the second floor. What machine do they use?
[ ] A corridor
[ ] A flight of stairs
[ ] An escalator
[ ] A hall
10. Which one of these parts of a car is a machine?
[ ] The windshield
[ ] The seats
[ ] The engine
[ ] The boot
Arts and Crafts: Elementary School: 1st and 2nd Grade Quiz - Machines and Engineering (Answers)
1. Connor’s Mom works in a factory. She helps to design and build machines. Connor’s Mom is an ________.
[ ] Nurse
[ ] Doctor
[ ] Teacher
[x] Engineer
What do you want to be when you grow up?
2. What machine helps to keep clothes clean?
[ ] A cooker
[x] A washing machine
[ ] A food mixer
[ ] A fridge
How does a washing machine work?
3. Which one of these machines is used to clean the carpets in a house?
[ ] A washing machine
[ ] A hair dryer
[x] A vacuum cleaner
[ ] A hedge trimmer
Vacuum cleaners are often called hoovers
4. What is needed to make both washing machines and vacuum cleaners work?
[ ] Gas
[ ] Steam
[ ] Water
[x] Electricity
Lots of machines use electricity
5. Sunil’s Mom is painting a door. The lid of the tin of paint is stuck on. Sunil’s Mom gets a screwdriver. She uses the screwdriver to prize the lid off the tin of paint. Sunil’s Mom has been using a _____.
[ ] Knife
[x] Lever
[ ] Spoon
[ ] Wheel
What else might you open with a lever?
6. Freddie is building a toy car. He makes the body. Then he adds wheels. Why does he add wheels?
[x] So it moves more easily
[ ] So it looks good
[ ] So it can fly
[ ] So it looks finished
Lots of machines have wheels so they can move more easily
7. Freddie puts the wheels on to axles. What do the axles do?
[ ] Stop the wheels moving
[x] Let the wheels go round
[ ] Make the car lighter
[ ] Make electricity
The axles also connect the wheels to the body of the car
8. Emma is on her bike. When she has to go up a hill she changes ____.
[x] Gear
[ ] Her shoes
[ ] The wheel
[ ] Her clothes
Lots of machines, like bikes and cars, have gears so they can go at different speeds and work harder
9. Sam is in a big shop with his mom. They want to go up to the second floor. They use a machine to go up to the second floor. What machine do they use?
[ ] A corridor
[ ] A flight of stairs
[x] An escalator
[ ] A hall
Lifts are also machines
10. Which one of these parts of a car is a machine?
[ ] The windshield
[ ] The seats
[x] The engine
[ ] The boot
Most cars have gasoline or diesel engines