Quiz: Everyday Science: Gear Quiz
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Everyday Science: Gear Quiz
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About This Quiz

Whether you know it or not, you probably use gears several times each day. Gears are used in a wide variety of mechanical devices including wrist watches, bathroom scales, washing machines and, of course, automobiles.

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On any gear, the ratio is determined by the distances from the center of the gear to what?
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According to the article, what is the most common type of gear?
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According to the article, which type of gear are you least likely to find in use on your vehicle?
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Which type of gear features teeth that are cut at an angle to the face of the gear?
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According to the article, which one of the following types of gears can have teeth that are straight, spiral or hypoid?
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What type of gear would you likely use if you required a particularly large gear reduction?
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Which type of gear is useful for machines such as conveyor systems, in which the locking feature can act as a brake for the conveyor when the motor is not turning?
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What type of gears are used to convert rotation into linear motion?
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What is the term given to the gear tooth profile that can maintain a constant speed ratio between two gears?
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