Chapter 10 Section 3 Quiz - Motion & Force (holt)

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  • 1. 
    Net force is
    • A. 

      The force acting in the same direction as an object's movement.

    • B. 

      The force acting in the opposite direction of an object's movement.

    • C. 

      The combination of all the forces acting on an object.

    • D. 

      The force of gravity pulling an object down.


  • 2. 
    An object experiencing balanced forces
    • A. 

      Has a net force of zero.

    • B. 

      Is speeding up.

    • C. 

      Is slowing down.

    • D. 

      Stops moving.


  • 3. 
    In a game of tug-of-war, one team pulls harder than the other and wins the game.  This is an example of
    • A. 

      Rolling friction.

    • B. 

      Air resistance.

    • C. 

      Streamlining.

    • D. 

      Unbalanced forces.


  • 4. 
    Which is an example of static friction?
    • A. 

      Pulling a skier behind a boat

    • B. 

      Pushing a box that is at rest

    • C. 

      Breaking a car going down a hill

    • D. 

      Driving a car up a hill


  • 5. 
    Which is not an example of sliding friction?
    • A. 

      Ice skating on a frozen pond

    • B. 

      Taking notes with a pencil

    • C. 

      Rolling a ball across a desk

    • D. 

      Pushing a book across a table


  • 6. 
    In order to increase a car's speed, the force pushing it forward must be
    • A. 

      A negative force.

    • B. 

      Rolling friction.

    • C. 

      Equal to the force of friction.

    • D. 

      Greater than the force of friction.


  • 7. 
    The friction between air and the surface of a moving object is
    • A. 

      Fluid friction.

    • B. 

      Rolling friction.

    • C. 

      Static friction.

    • D. 

      Molecular friction.


  • 8. 
    Which is an example of harmful friction?
    • A. 

      Engine parts wearing down

    • B. 

      Sand on icy roads

    • C. 

      Brakes stopping a car

    • D. 

      All of the above


  • 9. 
    Without friction you could not
    • A. 

      Clean a pan.

    • B. 

      Ride a skateboard.

    • C. 

      Write a letter.

    • D. 

      All of the above


  • 10. 
    Which is not a way to reduce friction?
    • A. 

      Use lubricants on engine parts.

    • B. 

      Set a paperweight on notebook paper.

    • C. 

      Make surfaces smoother.

    • D. 

      Put ball bearings between wheels and axles.


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