Magnetism – Worksheets MCQ | Multiple Choice Questions from the Magnetism chapter – physics

This post is on MCQ worksheets with answer along with other exercises from chapters like, (i) Magnets & Magnetism (ii) Earth as a magnet.

Magnets & Magnetism – MCQ Worksheet (with answer) – set 1

  1. Why are the poles of a magnet called north and south poles?
    a. One pole is positive and one pole is negative.
    b. The poles are at opposite ends of the magnet.
    c. The poles are the coldest parts of the magnet.
    d. The poles line up with Earth’s north-south axis.
  2. What happens if you cut a bar magnet in half between the north and south poles?
    a. One half has a north pole and one half has a south pole.
    b. Each half is a stronger magnet than the original magnet.
    c. Each half has both a north pole and a south pole.
    d. The two halves are no longer magnetic.
  3. Which statement about magnetic force is false?
    a. It is exerted over a distance.
    b. It affects only certain types of matter.
    c. It includes forces of attraction and repulsion.
    d. It acts only on materials that are touching a magnet.
  4. Which of the following materials is attracted to a magnet?
    a. aluminum
    b. copper
    c. glass
    d. steel
  5. A material that can be magnetized
    a. has magnetic domains.
    b. is called ferromagnetic.
    c. must contain iron.
    d. two of the above
  6. If you place a paper clip very close to a magnet, the paper clip
    a. is attracted to the magnet.
    b. moves toward the magnet.
    c. becomes a temporary magnet.
    d. all of the above
  7. Magnetism is caused by the
    a. attraction between protons and neutrons of atoms.
    b. attraction between positive and negative ions.
    c. movement of electrons within atoms.
    d. none of the above

Answers to MCQ Worksheet

Multiple Choice

  1. d
  2. c
  3. d
  4. d
  5. d
  6. d
  7. c

EARTH AS A MAGNET – MCQ Worksheet (with answer) – set 2

  1. Like a bar magnet, planet Earth
    a. exerts magnetic force.
    b. has a magnetic field.
    c. has magnetic poles.
    d. all of the above
  2. Earth’s true north magnetic pole is actually located near Earth’s
    a. equator.
    b. south magnetic pole.
    c. south geographic pole.
    d. none of the above
  3. Earth’s magnetic field extends outward from Earth for
    a. a few kilometers.
    b. about 100 kilometers.
    c. about 330 kilometers.
    d. several thousand kilometers.
  4. The magnetosphere
    a. completely surrounds Earth.
    b. is found only near Earth’s poles.
    c. exists over a region larger than Earth.
    d. two of the above
  5. Which statement about magnetic reversals is false?
    a. Magnetic reversals have occurred hundreds of times.
    b. The most recent magnetic reversal occurred 330 million years ago.
    c. There is hard evidence showing that magnetic reversals have occurred.
    d. Scientists do not know for certain why magnetic reversals have occurred.
  6. The idea that Earth is a magnet was first proposed
    a. by William Gilbert in 1800.
    b. after seismographs were developed.
    c. before scientists learned about Earth’s inner structure.
    d. around the same time that Earth’s outer core was discovered.
  7. Many migrating birds
    a. navigate using Earth’s magnetic field.
    b. may be able to see Earth’s magnetic field.
    c. have natural “compasses” that they use for migration.
    d. all of the above

Answers to MCQ Worksheet

Multiple Choice

  1. d
  2. c
  3. d
  4. d
  5. b
  6. c
  7. d

Match the definition with a term – worksheet from Magnet & Magnetism chapter

Matching Assignment:
Match each definition with the correct term.

Match each definition with the correct term.

Definitions
1. force of attraction or repulsion exerted by a magnet 2. object that attracts ferromagnetic materials
3. iron, nickel, or cobalt
4. north or south end of a magnet
5. area around a magnet where it exerts a force
6. ability of a material to respond to and exert a magnetic force
7. area of a ferromagnetic material where the poles of atoms are aligned in the same direction

Terms
a. ferromagnetic material
b. magnet
c. magnetic domain
d. magnetic field
e. magnetic force
f. magnetic pole
g. magnetism

Answer – Matching Assignment

Matching

  1. e
  2. b
  3. a
  4. f
  5. d
  6. g
  7. c

Match the definition with a term – worksheet from Earth as a Magnet chapter

Matching Assignment:
Match each definition with the correct term.

Match each definition with the correct term.

Definitions
1. about 80° north latitude 2. solid sphere that makes up Earth’s center
3. exactly 90° north latitude
4. region deep inside Earth that consists of liquid metals
5. Earth’s magnetic field
6. switching of Earth’s north and south magnetic poles
7. navigation device that always points north

Terms
a. magnetosphere
b. north geographic pole
c. outer core
d. north magnetic pole
e. magnetic reversal
f. compass
g. inner core

Answer – Matching Assignment

Matching

  1. d
  2. g
  3. b
  4. c
  5. a
  6. e
  7. f

Fill in the Blanks – Magnet & Magnetism

Fill in the Blank: Fill in the blank with the appropriate term.

  1. A magnet is strongest at its __.
  2. The north and south poles of two magnets __ each other.
  3. When electrons spin around the nucleus of an atom, it causes the atom to become a tiny __.
  4. A ferromagnetic material can be magnetized by placing it in a(n) __.
  5. The most magnetic material in nature is the mineral __.
  6. When two magnets are brought close together, their magnetic fields __.
  7. If you stroke an iron nail with a bar magnet, the nail becomes a(n) __ magnet.

Answer – Fill in the Blank (answers)

Fill in the Blank

  1. poles
  2. attract
  3. magnet
  4. magnetic field
  5. magnetite (lodestone)
  6. interact
  7. permanent

Fill in the Blanks – Earth as a Magnet

Fill in the Blank: Fill in the blank with the appropriate term.

  1. A compass needle always points to Earth’s north __ pole.
  2. What we call Earth’s north magnetic pole is actually the __ pole of magnet Earth.
  3. Earth’s magnetic field is strongest at the __.
  4. The alignment of magnetic domains in rocks on the ocean floor provides evidence for magnetic __.
  5. Earth is a magnet because of the movement of charged particles in Earth’s __.
  6. Earth’s magnetic field protects living things from harmful particles given off by the __.
  7. A(n) __ is a device that detects and measures earthquake waves.

Answer – Fill in the Blank (answers)

Fill in the Blank

  1. magnetic
  2. south
  3. poles
  4. reversals
  5. outer core
  6. sun
  7. seismograph
Magnetism – Worksheets MCQ | Multiple Choice Questions from the Magnetism chapter – physics
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