# Forces, Machines And Work! Trivia Knowledge Quiz

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Machines make work effortless by increasing, decreasing, or reorder the direction of a force. As you know, Work is w = f x d, which means work is equal to force multiplied by distance. This quiz has been designed to test your basic knowledge about Forces, Machines, and Work. Read all the questions and select the right one. Let's play the quiz. All th best!

• 1.

### A ____________ is a push or a pull.

• A.

Work

• B.

Force

• C.

Pulley

B. Force
Explanation
A force is a push or a pull that can cause an object to move, change its speed, or change its direction. It is a fundamental concept in physics and is measured in units such as Newtons. Forces can be exerted by objects or by fields, such as gravitational or magnetic fields. In this context, a force can be considered as the correct answer because it accurately describes the concept of a push or a pull.

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• 2.

### The force that causes objects to slow down or stop is _____________.

• A.

Work

• B.

Friction

• C.

Forces

• D.

Heat

B. Friction
Explanation
Friction is the force that causes objects to slow down or stop. When two surfaces rub against each other, the friction between them creates resistance, which opposes the motion of the objects. This resistance converts the kinetic energy of the objects into heat energy, causing them to slow down or eventually come to a stop. Therefore, friction is the correct answer for the force that causes objects to slow down or stop.

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• 3.

### Earthâ€™s gravity pulls objects toward the ____________.

• A.

Outside

• B.

Left

• C.

Right

• D.

Center

D. Center
Explanation
Earth's gravity pulls objects toward the center. This is because gravity is a force of attraction between two objects with mass. The Earth has a large mass, so it exerts a gravitational force on objects near its surface. This force pulls objects towards the center of the Earth, causing them to fall downwards.

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• 4.

### Without ­­­­­­­­___________everything on earth would be weightless.

• A.

Gravity

• B.

The moon

• C.

Space

• D.

Friction

A. Gravity
Explanation
Gravity is the force that attracts objects towards each other. Without gravity, there would be no force pulling objects towards the Earth, causing everything on Earth to be weightless. The moon, space, and friction do not have the same effect as gravity in creating weight.

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• 5.

### Metal objects stick to a magnet’s ___________.

• A.

Sides

• B.

Ends

• C.

Middles

B. Ends
Explanation
Metal objects stick to a magnet's ends because the ends of a magnet have the strongest magnetic field. The magnetic field lines are concentrated at the ends, known as the poles, and this is where the attraction between the magnet and the metal objects is the strongest. The sides and middle of a magnet have weaker magnetic fields, so metal objects are more likely to stick to the ends.

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• 6.

### The ends of a bar magnet are called ___________.

• A.

Sides

• B.

Poles

• C.

Fronts

• D.

Backs

B. Poles
Explanation
The ends of a bar magnet are called "poles" because they are the regions where the magnetic field is the strongest. These poles are typically referred to as the north pole and the south pole, based on their magnetic properties.

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• 7.

### A _________ is made of a bar or board supported underneath at the fulcrum.

• A.

Pulley

• B.

Lever

• C.

Inclined plane

• D.

Wedge

B. Lever
Explanation
A lever is made of a bar or board supported underneath at the fulcrum. It is a simple machine that allows for the amplification of force or the ability to lift heavy objects with less effort. By applying force on one end of the lever, the load on the other end can be moved. The fulcrum acts as a pivot point, allowing the lever to rotate and exert force.

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• 8.

### A wheelchair ramp is an example of an _____________.

• A.

Wedge

• B.

Pulley

• C.

Wheel and axle

• D.

Inclined plane

D. Inclined plane
Explanation
A wheelchair ramp is an example of an inclined plane because it is a sloping surface that allows for easier movement of a wheelchair from a lower to a higher level. The ramp provides a gradual incline, which reduces the effort required to move the wheelchair compared to going up stairs or a steep slope. This demonstrates the principle of using a longer distance with a smaller incline to make work easier.

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• 9.

### The teeth on the wheels inside a watch are an example of _________.

• A.

Wheel and axle

• B.

Gears

• C.

Pulley

• D.

Lever

B. Gears
Explanation
The teeth on the wheels inside a watch are an example of gears. Gears are mechanical devices with teeth that mesh together to transmit motion and power. In a watch, the gears are responsible for transferring the rotational motion from the mainspring to the hands, allowing the watch to keep time accurately. The teeth on the wheels engage with each other, causing them to rotate at different speeds and transfer the energy throughout the watch mechanism. Therefore, gears are the correct answer in this context.

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• 10.

### A _________ is usually used to move objects up and down.

• A.

Pulley

• B.

Wedge

• C.

Screw

• D.

Wheel and axle

A. Pulley
Explanation
A pulley is a simple machine that consists of a wheel with a groove and a rope or cable. It is commonly used to lift or lower objects by applying force to the rope or cable. When the rope is pulled, the object attached to it moves up, and when the rope is released, the object moves down due to the force of gravity. Pulleys are often found in systems such as elevators, cranes, and well buckets.

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• 11.

### A rabbit’s claws and a beaver’s teeth are examples of ____________.

• A.

Pulleys

• B.

Wedges

• C.

Inclined planes

• D.

Levers

B. Wedges
Explanation
A rabbit's claws and a beaver's teeth are examples of wedges. Wedges are simple machines that have a thick end and a thin end, which allows them to exert force and split objects apart. In the case of a rabbit's claws, they are sharp and pointed, allowing the rabbit to dig into the ground or grip objects. Similarly, a beaver's teeth are sharp and wedge-shaped, enabling it to cut through wood and build dams. Therefore, both the rabbit's claws and the beaver's teeth demonstrate the characteristics of a wedge.

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