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, just to name a few. Take our quiz to find out how much you know about gears.
Question 1 of 10
On any gear, the ratio is determined by the distances from the center of the gear to what?
Question 2 of 10
According to the article, what is the most common type of gear?
Question 3 of 10
According to the article, which type of gear are you least likely to find in use on your vehicle?
Question 4 of 10
Which type of gear features teeth that are cut at an angle to the face of the gear?
Question 5 of 10
According to the article, which one of the following types of gears can have teeth that are straight, spiral or hypoid?
Question 6 of 10
What type of gear would you likely use if you required a particularly large gear reduction?
Question 7 of 10
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?
Question 8 of 10
What type of gears are used to convert rotation into linear motion?
Question 9 of 10
What are the three main components of a planetary gearset?
Question 10 of 10