# Acceleration: Basic Reasoning Test! Trivia Quiz

3 Questions | Total Attempts: 58

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Let's see how much you score in this quiz of acceleration and gravity. Always remember to use a conceptual approach rather than complex calculations!

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• 1.
The Atwood machine shown is suspended from a spring balance. The mass on one hanger is M, that on the other is (M+m). Suppose the heavier side (right side) hanger is fastened to the top pulley by a thread. The scale reads (2M+m). The thread is burned and the system accelerates. While the masses on the Atwood machine accelerate the spring balance reads
• A.

The same as before

• B.

More than before

• C.

Less than before

• D.

Zero

• 2.
An atwood machine is suspended from one side of a beam balance. The Atwood machine's masses are held in place by a string, the system being in static balance. The string is then burned. During the acceleration the left side of the balance
• A.

Does not move at all

• B.

Moves up

• C.

Moves down

• D.

Oscillates

• 3.
A beam balance is used again. This time the atwood machine spans all the way across. A small mass m is required to balance the system initially, when the Atwood machine's masses are held in place by a string. The string is then burned. During the acceleration the left side of the balance
• A.

Does not move at all

• B.

Moves up

• C.

Moves down

• D.

Oscillates