µ GCSE | Magnets

10 quick questions - for GCSE and iGCSE

 

10 minutes maximum! (can you do it in 5?)


 1. Which of these is NOT a magnetic material?

  • A. Aluminium
  • B. Steel
  • C. Nickel
  • D. Iron

 

2. The table shows how 2 different poles of magnets attract or repel. Which row is correct?

North and North pole North and South pole
A
attract attract
B
attract repel
C
repel attract
D
repel repel


3. Which of these diagrams correctly shows the field around the north pole of a magnet?

4. What do the field lines in the above diagram show?

  • A. The direction the south pole of a compass would point.
  • B. The direction the north pole of a compass would point.
  • C. The direction of force on a positive charge.
  • D. The direction of force on a negative charge.

5. Some substances like soft iron are only magnetic when placed in a magnetic field. Once the field is removed, the magnetism in the soft iron disappears.

This kind of magnet is called....

  • A. a permanent magnet.
  • B. a temporary magnet.
  • C. a semi-magnet.
  • D. an induced magnet.

6. Magnetic compasses point North. This shows that..

  • A. the Earth has a magnetic field.
  • B. the Earth is spinning.
  • C. the Sun has a magnetic field.
  • D. the Earth's north pole is magnetic.

 

7. An experiment is performed on 3 metals as shown below. A bar magnet is used to try to pick up a steel block, a copper block and another small bar magnet.

 

Which row in this results table correctly shows the 3 results?

1. Steel 2. Copper 3. South Pole
A
attract no effect attract
B
no effect attract repel
C
attract no effect repel
D
attract attract repel

 

8. In test 3 above, it was noticed that the distance between the 2 magnets made a big difference. Which of the statements below best describes this conclusion?

  • A. If the distance between magnets is increased, the force gets stronger.
  • B. If the distance between magnets is increased, the force gets weaker.
  • C. If the force is increased, the distance gets bigger.
  • D. If the force is increased, the distance gets smaller.

9. At which point on this diagram (labelled A to D) is the magnetic field strongest?

10. Maggie has a go at drawing the field lines around a bar magnet. However she has got some of the arrow directions the wrong way round.

 

Which colour arrows are pointing the wrong way?