# Basic Motion Quiz 1

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• 1.
A lizard ran 3 meters from his rock to his friend’s house.  He ran back halfway and stopped.  What is the lizard displacement?
• 2.
A lizard ran 3 meters from his rock to his friend’s house.  He ran back halfway and stopped.  What distance did the  lizard travel?
• 3.
Billy drove to Los Angeles and back.  What was his displacement?
• 4.
Which of the following is NOT true about an object over a given amount of time?
• A.

A) Its displacement can be larger than its distance

• B.

B) Its distance can be larger than its displacement

• C.

C) Its distance can be equal to its displacement

• D.

D) It can have a distance and have zero displacement

• 5.
When you want to buy a car with low mileage, do you need to know its displacement or its distance traveled?
• A.

Distance

• B.

Displacement

• C.

Both Distance and Displacement

• D.

Nether Distance or Displacement

• 6.
Say the tortoise and the hare are racing.  If the tortoise moves straight backwards from the starting point, what is true about its displacement?
• A.

A) Its displacement is zero

• B.

B) Its displacement is larger than its distance

• C.

C) Its displacement is negative

• D.

D) None of the above