What Do You Know About Acceleration And Velocity? Trivia Quiz

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What Do You Know About Acceleration And Velocity? Trivia Quiz

This is a quiz about the basic concepts about acceleration.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The units of acceleration are:-
    • A. 

      Metres

    • B. 

      Metres per second

    • C. 

      Metres per second squared

    • D. 

      Joules

    • E. 

      Newtons

  • 2. 
    A cyclist accelerates from rest to 12m/s in 4s. His acceleration is:-
    • A. 

      48m/s2

    • B. 

      3m/s2

    • C. 

      0.33m/s2

    • D. 

      1.33m/s2

    • E. 

      0.75m/s2

  • 3. 
    A car accelerates at 6m/s2 for 4s. If it starts at rest its final speed is:-
    • A. 

      24m/s

    • B. 

      1.5m/s

    • C. 

      0.67m/s

    • D. 

      9m/s

    • E. 

      156m/s

  • 4. 
    An aircraft on the runway accelerates at 8m/s2 from rest until it reaches its take-off speed of 60m/s. How long does it take to reach this speed?
    • A. 

      68s

    • B. 

      1.1s

    • C. 

      480s

    • D. 

      7.5s

    • E. 

      48s

  • 5. 
    A motor cyclist does an emergency stop when he is travelling at 36m/s. If the motorcycle stops in 3s what is his deceleration?
    • A. 

      12m/s

    • B. 

      108m/s

    • C. 

      0.08m/s2

    • D. 

      39m/s2

    • E. 

      12m/s2

  • 6. 
    A parachutist opens her parachute at an altitude of 1000m when she is travelling at 48m/s. The parachute causes her to decelerate at 4m/s2 for 8s. At what speed does she continue towards the ground?
    • A. 

      32m/s

    • B. 

      24m/s

    • C. 

      12m/s

    • D. 

      6m/s

    • E. 

      1.5m/s

  • 7. 
    To overtake a lorry while travelling at 15m/s a school minibus driver accelerates at 1.5m/s2 for 6s. What is the maximum speed the minibus achieves while overtaking?
    • A. 

      22.5m/s

    • B. 

      90m/s

    • C. 

      81m/s

    • D. 

      24m/s

    • E. 

      32.5m/s

  • 8. 
    A runner sprints for the line at the end of the 1500m. He is already running at 7.5m/s and he has worked out that he must be travelling at 9.3m/s in  less than 9s in order to win the race. What is the smallest acceleration that will allow him to do this?
    • A. 

      0.2m/s2

    • B. 

      1.1m/s2

    • C. 

      1.87m/s2

    • D. 

      1.8m/s2

    • E. 

      45m/s2

  • 9. 
    The key difference between velocity and speed is:-
    • A. 

      Speed only applies to cars

    • B. 

      Speed only applies when object move slowly.

    • C. 

      Velocity is when the speed changes.

    • D. 

      Velocity only applies to science experiments

    • E. 

      Velocity is used when the direction matters.

  • 10. 
    A car travelling at a constant speed around a roundabout is accelerating because:-
    • A. 

      The car is slowing down

    • B. 

      The car is speeding up

    • C. 

      The car is not changing speed

    • D. 

      The car is changing direction

    • E. 

      The car is decelerating