2.1.1 Reading Quiz - Mechanics

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Mechanics Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the definition of displacment?
    • A. 

      Distance from a fixed point.

    • B. 

      Distance moved from a fixed point.

    • C. 

      Distance and direction from a fixed point.

  • 2. 
    What is the definition of average velocity  
    • A. 

      Distance travelled divided by time taken

    • B. 

      Displacement travelled divided by time taken

    • C. 

      Rate of change of distance

    • D. 

      The rate of change of velocity

  • 3. 
    Definition of acceleration
    • A. 

      Rate of change of distance

    • B. 

      Rate of change of velocity

    • C. 

      Rate of change of displacement

    • D. 

      Rate of change of speed

    • E. 

      When something speeds up

    • F. 

      When something slows down

  • 4. 
    Gradient of a distance time graph gives...
    • A. 

      Average speed

    • B. 

      Average velocity

    • C. 

      Instantaneous speed

    • D. 

      Instantaneous velocity

    • E. 

      Average acceleration

    • F. 

      Instantaneous acceleration

  • 5. 
    Gradient of a dispacement time graph gives...
    • A. 

      Average speed

    • B. 

      Average velocity

    • C. 

      Instantaneous speed

    • D. 

      Instantaneous velocity

    • E. 

      Average acceleration

    • F. 

      Instantaneous acceleration

  • 6. 
    Gradient of a velocity time graph gives...
    • A. 

      Average speed

    • B. 

      Average velocity

    • C. 

      Instantaneous speed

    • D. 

      Instantaneous velocity

    • E. 

      Average acceleration

    • F. 

      Instantaneous acceleration

  • 7. 
    A ball is thrown downward (not dropped) from the top of a tower. After being released, its downward acceleration will be
    • A. 

      Greater than g

    • B. 

      Exactly g

    • C. 

      Smaller than g

    • D. 

      Zero

  • 8. 
    A stone is dropped from a flying helicopter.  Ignoring air resistance, how far will it have fallen after 10 seconds?
    • A. 

      50m

    • B. 

      100m

    • C. 

      500m

    • D. 

      1000m

  • 9. 
    Without air resistance, an object dropped from a plane flying at constant speed in a straight line will
    • A. 

      Quickly lag behind the plane

    • B. 

      Remain vertically under the plane

    • C. 

      Move ahead of the plane

    • D. 

      Stay still

  • 10. 
    When a stone is thrown vertically upwards, what can be said about when it is at its highest point?
    • A. 

      Velocity is a maximum, acceleration is zero

    • B. 

      Velocity is zero, acceleration is zero

    • C. 

      Velocity is a maximum, acceleration is 10ms-2

    • D. 

      Velocity is zero, acceleration is 10ms-2

  • 11. 
    Are there any parts of this section that you found confusing?  If so, describe it here.