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Wedge (mechanical device): Quiz


Question 1: It functions by converting a ________ applied to its blunt end into forces perpendicular (normal) to its inclined surfaces.
ForceEnergyPhysicsClassical mechanics

Question 2: Wedges can also be used to hold objects in place, such as engine parts (poppet valves), ________ parts (stems and eccentric bottom brackets), and doors.
UnicycleBicycleRecumbent bicycleBicycle trailer

Question 3: In ancient Egyptian quarries, ________ wedges were used to break away blocks of stone used in construction.

Question 4: A wedge is a triangular shaped tool, a compound and portable ________, and one of the six classical simple machines.
Inclined planeTorqueCrusherPhysics

Question 5: Some indigenous peoples of the Americas used antler wedges for splitting and working wood to make ________, dwellings and other objects.
Whitewater kayakingKayakWhitewater canoeingCanoe


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