Introduction To Dynamics: Newton's Laws Of Motion! Trivia Questions Quiz

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Introduction To Dynamics: Newton

Have you just started your introduction to dynamics? The trivia questions quiz below is on Newton’s law of motion. There are three laws of motion, and each tries to explain what affects motion and how to correct some of the problems one may face. By trying out this quiz, you get a chance to refresh your mind on what you know. Do give it a shot!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of Newton's laws best explains why motorists should buckle-up?
    • A. 

      The first law

    • B. 

      The second law

    • C. 

      The third law

    • D. 

      The law of gravitation

  • 2. 
    When you sit on a chair, the resultant force on you is
    • A. 

      Zero.

    • B. 

      Up.

    • C. 

      Down.

    • D. 

      Depending on your weight.

  • 3. 
    In the absence of an external force, a moving object will
    • A. 

      Stop immediately.

    • B. 

      Slow down and eventually come to a stop.

    • C. 

      Go faster and faster.

    • D. 

      Move with constant velocity.

  • 4. 
    When the rocket engines on the starship NO-PAIN-NO-GAIN are suddenly turned off, while traveling in empty space, the starship will
    • A. 

      Stop immediately.

    • B. 

      Slowly slow down, and then stop.

    • C. 

      Go faster and faster.

    • D. 

      Move with constant speed.

  • 5. 
    A rocket moves through empty space in a straight line with constant speed. It is far from the gravitational effect of any star or planet. Under these conditions, the force that must be applied to the rocket in order to sustain its motion is
    • A. 

      Equal to its weight.

    • B. 

      Equal to its mass.

    • C. 

      Dependent on how fast it is moving.

    • D. 

      Zero.

  • 6. 
    You are standing in a moving bus, facing forward, and you suddenly fall forward. You can imply from this that the bus's
    • A. 

      Velocity decreased.

    • B. 

      Velocity increased.

    • C. 

      Speed remained the same, but it's turning to the right.

    • D. 

      Speed remained the same, but it's turning to the left.

  • 7. 
    You are standing in a moving bus, facing forward, and you suddenly fall forward as the bus comes to an immediate stop. What force caused you to fall forward?
    • A. 

      Gravity

    • B. 

      Normal force due to your contact with the floor of the bus

    • C. 

      Force due to friction between you and the floor of the bus

    • D. 

      There is not a force leading to your fall.

  • 8. 
    A constant net force acts on an object. Describe the motion of the object.
    • A. 

      Constant acceleration

    • B. 

      Constant speed

    • C. 

      Constant velocity

    • D. 

      Increasing acceleration

  • 9. 
    The acceleration of an object is inversely proportional to
    • A. 

      The net force acting on it.

    • B. 

      Its position.

    • C. 

      Its velocity.

    • D. 

      Its mass.

  • 10. 
    A net force F accelerates a mass m with an acceleration a. If the same net force is applied to mass 2m, then the acceleration will be
    • A. 

      4a.

    • B. 

      2a.

    • C. 

      A/2.

    • D. 

      A/4.

  • 11. 
    A net force F acts on a mass m and produces an acceleration a. What acceleration results if a net force 2F acts on mass 4m?
    • A. 

      A/2

    • B. 

      8a

    • C. 

      4a

    • D. 

      2a

  • 12. 
    If you blow up a balloon, and then release it, the balloon will fly away. This is an illustration of
    • A. 

      Newton's first law.

    • B. 

      Newton's second law.

    • C. 

      Newton's third law.

    • D. 

      Galileo's law of inertia.

  • 13. 
    Two cars collide head-on. At every moment during the collision, the magnitude of the force the first car exerts on the second is exactly equal to the magnitude of the force the second car exerts on the first. This is an example of
    • A. 

      Newton's first law.

    • B. 

      Newton's second law.

    • C. 

      Newton's third law.

    • D. 

      Newton's law of gravitation.

  • 14. 
    If you exert a force F on an object, the force which the object exerts on you will
    • A. 

      Depend on whether or not the object is moving.

    • B. 

      Depend on whether or not you are moving.

    • C. 

      Depend on the relative masses of you and the object.

    • D. 

      Always be F.

  • 15. 
    Action-reaction forces
    • A. 

      Sometimes act on the same object.

    • B. 

      Always act on the same object.

    • C. 

      May be at right angles.

    • D. 

      Always act on different objects.

  • 16. 
    Action-reaction forces are
    • A. 

      Equal in magnitude and point in the same direction.

    • B. 

      Equal in magnitude but point in opposite directions.

    • C. 

      Unequal in magnitude but point in the same direction.

    • D. 

      Unequal in magnitude and point in opposite directions.

  • 17. 
    A 20-ton truck collides with a 1500-lb car and causes a lot of damage to the car. Since a lot of damage is done on the car
    • A. 

      The force on the truck is greater then the force on the car.

    • B. 

      The force on the truck is equal to the force on the car.

    • C. 

      The force on the truck is smaller than the force on the car.

    • D. 

      The truck did not slow down during the collision.

  • 18. 
    An object of mass m sits on a flat table. The Earth pulls on this object with force mg, which we will call the action force. What is the reaction force?
    • A. 

      The table pushing up on the object with force mg.

    • B. 

      The object pushing down on the table with force mg.

    • C. 

      The table pushing down on the floor with force mg.

    • D. 

      The object pulling upward on the Earth with force mg.

  • 19. 
    A child's toy is suspended from the ceiling by means of a string. The Earth pulls downward on the toy with its weight force of 8.0 N. If this is the "action force," what is the "reaction force"?
    • A. 

      The string pulling upward on the toy with an 8.0-N force.

    • B. 

      The ceiling pulling upward on the string with an 8.0-N force.

    • C. 

      The string pulling downward on the ceiling with an 8.0-N force.

    • D. 

      The toy pulling upward on the Earth with an 8.0-N force.

  • 20. 
    A golf club hits a golf ball with a force of 2400 N. The golf ball hits the club with a force
    • A. 

      Slightly less than 2400 N.

    • B. 

      Exactly 2400 N.

    • C. 

      Slightly more than 2400 N.

    • D. 

      Close to 0 N.

  • 21. 
    Your bat hits the ball pitched to you with a 1500-N instantaneous force. The ball hits the bat with an instantaneous force, whose magnitude is
    • A. 

      Somewhat less than 1500 N.

    • B. 

      Somewhat greater than 1500 N.

    • C. 

      Exactly equal to 1500 N.

    • D. 

      Essentially zero.

  • 22. 
    Mass and weight
    • A. 

      Both measure the same thing.

    • B. 

      Are exactly equal.

    • C. 

      Are two different quantities.

    • D. 

      Are both measured in kilograms.

  • 23. 
    The acceleration due to gravity is lower on the Moon than on Earth. Which of the following is true about the mass and weight of an astronaut on the Moon's surface, compared to Earth?
    • A. 

      Mass is less, weight is same.

    • B. 

      Mass is same, weight is less.

    • C. 

      Both mass and weight are less.

    • D. 

      Both mass and weight are the same.

  • 24. 
    An example of a force which acts at a distance is
    • A. 

      Tension.

    • B. 

      Weight.

    • C. 

      Static friction.

    • D. 

      Kinetic friction.

  • 25. 
    Who has a greater weight to mass ratio, a person weighing 400 N or a person weighing 600 N?
    • A. 

      The person weighing 400 N

    • B. 

      The person weighing 600 N

    • C. 

      Neither; their ratios are the same.

    • D. 

      The question can't be answered; not enough information is given.

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