Problem Solving Test! Physics Trivia Questions Quiz

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Problem Solving Test! Physics Trivia Questions Quiz

This is a problem-solving test based on physics. Most people solve their everyday issues thanks to science but don’t even know it. As a person who has studied physics in-depth, you should have no problems with some of the problems. Want to see if you do put all your knowledge in use? Take up this quiz and look out for others just like it to refresh your memory.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    As you enter Kennywood Park through the tunnel, you yell at one of your classmates on the other side of the tunnel.  How fast did your voice travel if the air temperature is  20 degrees Celsius?
    • A. 

      331 m/s

    • B. 

      434 m/s

    • C. 

      343 m/s

    • D. 

      313 m/s

  • 2. 
    What is the fundamental frequency of the tunnel if it is 100 feet long (30.5 meters)?  Assume the speed of sound in air is 345 m/s.
    • A. 

      0.862 Hz

    • B. 

      2.83 Hz

    • C. 

      1.72 Hz

    • D. 

      5.66 Hz

  • 3. 
    List the second and third harmonics of the tunnel.
    • A. 

      11.3 Hz, 17.0 Hz

    • B. 

      5.66 Hz, 8.49 Hz

    • C. 

      3.44 Hz, 5.16 Hz

    • D. 

      1.72 Hz, 2.59 Hz

  • 4. 
    As you are exiting the tunnel, you hear a car blowing its horn (frequency = 800 Hz) as it passes you on the road above you.  If the car is traveling 25 m/s, what frequency do you hear as the car approaches you?  (Assume the speed of sound to be 343 m/s)
    • A. 

      746 Hz

    • B. 

      800 Hz

    • C. 

      863 Hz

    • D. 

      858 Hz