Forces - The Basics

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Force Quizzes & Trivia

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

Sample Question

A force is a

Pull

Push or a pull

Push

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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