AP Physics Test 1a

22 Questions | Total Attempts: 550

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This is Mr. Gromatsky's physics test 1A. These are regents style questions.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    An object originally at rest is uniformly accelerated along a straight-line path to a speed of 8.0 meters per second in 2.0 seconds.  What was the acceleration of the object?
    • A. 

      0.25 m/s^2

    • B. 

      10 m/s^2

    • C. 

      16 m/s^2

    • D. 

      4 m/s^2

  • 2. 
    A 30-kilogram boy exerts a force of 100 Newtons on a 50-kilogram object.  The force that the object exerts on the boy is
    • A. 

      0 N

    • B. 

      100 N

    • C. 

      980 N

    • D. 

      1,500 N

  • 3. 
    If the sum of all the forces acting on a car is zero, then the speed of the car always
    • A. 

      Decreases

    • B. 

      Increases

    • C. 

      Remains the same

  • 4. 
    As a constant unbalanced force acts on an object in the direction of motion, the object's speed
    • A. 

      Decreases

    • B. 

      Increases

    • C. 

      Remains the same

  • 5. 
    An object is uniformly accelerated from rest to a speed of 24 meters per second in 10 seconds.  The acceleration of the object is
    • A. 

      1.0 m/s^2

    • B. 

      2.0 m/s^2

    • C. 

      1.5 m/s^2

    • D. 

      2.5 m/s^2

  • 6. 
    If the mass of an object were doubled, its weight would be
    • A. 

      Halved

    • B. 

      Doubled

    • C. 

      Quadrupled

    • D. 

      Unchanged

  • 7. 
    A 2-newton force acts on a 3-kilogram mass for 6 seconds.  The change of velocity of the mass is
    • A. 

      18 m/s

    • B. 

      2 m/s

    • C. 

      36 m/s

    • D. 

      4 m/s

  • 8. 
    Which is a vector quantity?
    • A. 

      Distance

    • B. 

      Speed

    • C. 

      Displacement

    • D. 

      Time

  • 9. 
    The graph represents the trip of a cart along a straight line.  The total trip takes 12 seconds and starts at t = 0.The part of the trip during which the cart was at rest is represented by line
    • A. 

      AB

    • B. 

      BC

    • C. 

      DE

    • D. 

      GH

  • 10. 
    What was the total distance covered by the cart during the trip (AH)?
    • A. 

      6m

    • B. 

      11m

    • C. 

      12m

    • D. 

      22m

  • 11. 
    What is the average speed of the cart during the part of the trip labeled CD ?
    • A. 

      1 m/s

    • B. 

      2 m/s

    • C. 

      10 m/s

    • D. 

      11 m/s

  • 12. 
    The part of the trip during which the cart was moving with a constant speed is represented by line
    • A. 

      AB

    • B. 

      BC

    • C. 

      EF

    • D. 

      GH

  • 13. 
    The part of the trip during which acceleration was not 0 is represented by the line
    • A. 

      AB

    • B. 

      BC

    • C. 

      DE

    • D. 

      FG

  • 14. 
    A man weighing 800 Newtons is standing in an elevator.  If the elevator rises with an acceleration of 9.8 meters per second^2, the force exerted by the elevator on the man will be
    • A. 

      400 N

    • B. 

      800 N

    • C. 

      1600 N

    • D. 

      2000 N

  • 15. 
    The graph below shows the speed of an object plotted against the time.The total distance traveled by the object during the first 4 seconds is
    • A. 

      0.5 meter

    • B. 

      2 meters

    • C. 

      8 meters

    • D. 

      4 meters

  • 16. 
    An object is allowed to fall freely near the surface of a planet.  The object has an acceleration due to gravity of 24 m/s^2.  How far will the object fall during the first second?
    • A. 

      24 meters

    • B. 

      12 meters

    • C. 

      9.8 meters

    • D. 

      4.9 meters

  • 17. 
    When an unbalanced force of 10 Newtons is applied to an object whose mass is 4.0 kilograms, the acceleration of the object will be
    • A. 

      40 m/s^2

    • B. 

      2.5 m/s^2

    • C. 

      9.8 m/s^2

    • D. 

      0.40 m/s^2

  • 18. 
    A 1-kilogram object rests on a horizontal table top.  The force that the table top exerts on the object is
    • A. 

      1 N

    • B. 

      2 N

    • C. 

      0 N

    • D. 

      9.8 N

  • 19. 
    No unbalanced force is acting on the car during time interval
    • A. 

      BC

    • B. 

      CD

    • C. 

      EF

    • D. 

      FG

  • 20. 
    The acceleration of the car during time interval AB is
    • A. 

      0.40 m/sec^2

    • B. 

      2.5 m/sec^2

    • C. 

      10 m/sec^2

    • D. 

      40 m/sec^2

  • 21. 
    During time interval CD, the average velocity of the car is
    • A. 

      7.5 m/sec

    • B. 

      17.5 m/sec

    • C. 

      15 m/sec

    • D. 

      35 m/sec

  • 22. 
    A 2.0-kilogram mass is pushed along a horizontal frictionless surface by a 3.0-newton force which is parallel to the surface.The weight of the mass is approximately
    • A. 

      9.8 N

    • B. 

      2.0 N

    • C. 

      20 N

    • D. 

      4 N