Basic Motion Quiz 1

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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