# Forces - The Basics

9 Questions  Settings  Forces - what are they? A quiz for my Year 9 students.

Questions and Answers
• 1.
A force is a
• A.

Pull

• B.

Push or a pull

• C.

Push

• 2.
Forces are  measured  in Newtons. Newtons are named after...
• A.

The town where they were discovered (Newton, in England)

• B.

A scientist (Isaac Newton)

• C.

The 'ton'. They just put 'new' in front

• 3.
The direction of a force...
• A.

Doesn't matter at all

• B.

Definitely matters

• 4.
1 Newton is about the same as...
• A.

The weight of an apple

• B.

The weight of an adult elephant

• C.

The weight of an bus

• 5.
A force  can change
• A.

The speed of an object, e.g. friction can slow down a car

• B.

The direction of an object, e.g. hitting a tennis ball

• C.

The shape of an object, e.g. sitting on a blowup mattress

• D.

Any of the above

• 6.
Gravity is
• A.

A force that acts away from the Earth

• B.

A force that acts towards the centre of the Earth

• C.

A force that is only found on our planet, Earth

• 7.
If there was no gravity, would we weigh anything?
• A.

No

• B.

Yes

• 8.
Forces that are working in the same direction ADD together, just like numbers.If I pushed a rock with a force of 2 Newtons ANDyou pushed the rock from the same side as me with a force of 3 NewtonsThe total force pushing on the rock is
• A.

4N

• B.

5g

• C.

5N

• D.

5

• 9.
If I push a rock from one side with a  force of 3NAnd you push the  same rock from the OPPOSITE side with a force of 3N...
• A.

The rock will slowly move you way

• B.

The rock will slowly move my way

• C.

The rock will not move at all

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