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Grade 10 Chapter 28

Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

 1. 

Which of the following is not part of a simple battery cell?
a.
Electrolyte.
c.
Container.
b.
Positive plate.
d.
Neutral plate.
 

 2. 

The insulating elements positioned between battery plates are known as ____.
a.
inert plates
c.
insulating grids
b.
separators
d.
partitions
 

True/False
Indicate whether the statement is true or false.
 

 3. 

Explosive hydrogen gas can be produced by a battery.
 

 4. 

The chemically active material on a battery’s negative plates is lead peroxide.
 

 5. 

Electrolyte is a mixture of sulphuric acid and water.
 

 6. 

The red battery cable is usually grounded on the engine block.
 

 7. 

Each battery cell produces approximately 2.0 volts.
 

 8. 

Two 12-volt batteries connected in parallel will produce an output of 12 volts.
 

 9. 

A cold cranking rating indicates how low a temperature a battery can operate in.
 

 10. 

Most modern automobiles can use 6-volt batteries.
 

Matching
 
 
Match the following terms and identifying phrases.
a.
discharging
f.
charging
b.
series
g.
battery element
c.
charge indicator
h.
parallel
d.
lead peroxide
i.
body ground
e.
porous lead
 

 11. 

Green “eye” on battery top.
 

 12. 

Active material on negative plates.
 

 13. 

Converting chemical energy to electrical energy.
 

 14. 

Converting electrical energy to chemical energy.
 

 15. 

Active material on positive plates.
 

 16. 

Grouping of positive plates, negative plates, separators, and straps.
 

 17. 

Connection that increases voltage.
 

 18. 

Connection from battery to vehicle body.
 

 19. 

Connection that increases current output.
 

Completion
Complete each statement.
 

 20. 

A 12-volt battery has ______________________________ cells.
 

 

 21. 

The current produced by an auto battery is called ______________________________ current.
 

 

 22. 

One of a battery’s most important features is its ability to store ______________________________  for extended periods.
 

 

 23. 

The ______________________________ in electrolyte can cause burns on the skin or eyes.
 

 

 24. 

Before use, a(n) ______________________________ battery must be filled with electrolyte.
 

 

 25. 

______________________________ capacity is the time span over which the battery will produce enough electricity to operate the vehicle if the charging system fails.
 

 

 26. 

A battery’s power ______________________________ as its temperature drops.
 

 

 27. 

A maintenance-free battery does not require periodic addition of ______________________________ to the electrolyte.
 

 



 
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