Simple Machines Quiz

Can you name the 6 classical simple machines as defined by Renaissance scientists?
A simple machine is a mechanical device that changes the direction or magnitude of a force
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Last updated: October 2, 2017
First submittedJune 30, 2017
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Simple Machine
Inclined plane
Lever
Pulley
Screw
Wedge
Wheel and axle
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Level 67
Jul 2, 2017
The plane and the wedge I could picture, but just couldn't put them into words.
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Level 90
Jul 3, 2017
Got them all immediately except for wheel, took me until I had 0:45 left to figure that one out. *facepalm
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Level 72
Sep 27, 2017
DITTO!
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Level 71
Jul 5, 2017
I got wheel and axle. I could picture the pulley but the word wouldn't come to mind. The others weren't even in considered. Good quiz. Not easy and I learned some things.
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Level 81
Jul 12, 2017
Only forgot screw.
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Level 79
Sep 27, 2017
Isn't the inclined plane just a special case of wedge?
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Level 84
Sep 27, 2017
The screw, wedge and inclined plane are all the same principle. The threads of a screw are a continuous inclined plane. The principal of the lever is based on the assumption of using a real or imaginary fulcrum which is an applied wedge. The pulley is an application of the wheel and axle. I'd argue that there are only two unique machines the wedge and the wheeled axle but I am neither a machinist nor a Renaissance scientist so no one cares.
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Level 67
Jan 2, 2019
Ow I do, I found it interesting what you said.
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Level 56
Sep 27, 2017
only got lever first time around but memorised answers and when retook quiz got them all with 1 min 4 secs remaining. Result!!
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Level 45
Sep 27, 2017
Couldn't spell pulley right!!
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Level 61
Sep 28, 2017
I kept typing "incline plane", the past tense really threw me for a loop.
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Level 30
Sep 30, 2017
Should accept Incline Plane
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Level 63
Oct 2, 2017
Incline plane doesn't seem correct to me.
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Level 58
Oct 2, 2017
Can you accept "plane" for "inclined plane"?
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Level 50
Oct 14, 2017
"Ramp" worked for me
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Level 60
Nov 30, 2017
"Incline" did not work for me.
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Level 67
Jan 2, 2019
very simple and very hard at the same time.
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Level 26
Sep 5, 2020
100% at 54 seconds. 👁👄👁.