Science: Middle School: Grades 6, 7 and 8 Quiz - Magnets (Questions)

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Magnets are capable of attracting or repelling other magnets. A magnet is a material or object that produces a magnetic field. This magnetic field is invisible but is responsible for a force that pulls on other ferromagnetic materials like iron and attracts or repels other magnets. Try our Science quiz on Magnets.

1. The area around a magnet is called a .......
[ ] Magnetic area
[ ] Magnetic field
[ ] Magnetic force
[ ] Magnetic space
2. The ends of a bar magnet are called .......
[ ] East and west poles
[ ] North and south poles
[ ] North poles
[ ] South poles
3. Which of the following metals is NOT magnetic?
[ ] Cobalt
[ ] Copper
[ ] Iron
[ ] Nickel
4. If two north poles are near each other .…...
[ ] Nothing will happen
[ ] They will attract
[ ] They will be demagnetised
[ ] They will repel
5. If a north and a south pole are near each other ..…..
[ ] Nothing will happen
[ ] They will attract
[ ] They will be demagnetised
[ ] They will repel
6. When a magnet is suspended ..…..
[ ] It will line up in E-W direction
[ ] It will line up in N-S direction
[ ] It will not move
[ ] It will point up-down
7. A magnetized piece of steel can be used in .......
[ ] A compass
[ ] A computer mouse
[ ] A remote control
[ ] A watch
8. To show the magnetic area around a magnet we use .......
[ ] Aluminum powder
[ ] Copper filings
[ ] Iron filings
[ ] Pepper
9. Which one of the following groups of metals are attracted to a magnet?
[ ] Copper, nickel, steel
[ ] Gold, nickel, iron
[ ] Gold, steel, copper
[ ] Steel, iron, nickel
10. The stronger a magnet .......
[ ] The harder the metal
[ ] The larger the force
[ ] The smaller the force
[ ] The softer the metal
Science: Middle School: Grades 6, 7 and 8 Quiz - Magnets (Answers)
1. The area around a magnet is called a .......
[ ] Magnetic area
[x] Magnetic field
[ ] Magnetic force
[ ] Magnetic space
2. The ends of a bar magnet are called .......
[ ] East and west poles
[x] North and south poles
[ ] North poles
[ ] South poles
Magnetic force is strongest at the poles
3. Which of the following metals is NOT magnetic?
[ ] Cobalt
[x] Copper
[ ] Iron
[ ] Nickel
4. If two north poles are near each other .…...
[ ] Nothing will happen
[ ] They will attract
[ ] They will be demagnetised
[x] They will repel
Maglev trains use magnets to lift them off the ground
5. If a north and a south pole are near each other ..…..
[ ] Nothing will happen
[x] They will attract
[ ] They will be demagnetised
[ ] They will repel
Opposite poles attract, similar poles repel
6. When a magnet is suspended ..…..
[ ] It will line up in E-W direction
[x] It will line up in N-S direction
[ ] It will not move
[ ] It will point up-down
7. A magnetized piece of steel can be used in .......
[x] A compass
[ ] A computer mouse
[ ] A remote control
[ ] A watch
A compass points to magnetic north and not geographical north
8. To show the magnetic area around a magnet we use .......
[ ] Aluminum powder
[ ] Copper filings
[x] Iron filings
[ ] Pepper
9. Which one of the following groups of metals are attracted to a magnet?
[ ] Copper, nickel, steel
[ ] Gold, nickel, iron
[ ] Gold, steel, copper
[x] Steel, iron, nickel
10. The stronger a magnet .......
[ ] The harder the metal
[x] The larger the force
[ ] The smaller the force
[ ] The softer the metal
Magnetic force acts at a distance