Graphing Motion Trivia Questions Quiz

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Graphing Motion Trivia Questions Quiz

What do you know about graphing motion? This quiz will reveal your knowledge of the subject. Motion occurs when there is a change in the position of an object with respect to a reference starting point. The two most used graphs of motion are velocity and acceleration. In each case, time is displayed on the axis. The graph of velocity is a curve, while the graph of acceleration is linear. Start with the quiz to see what you know.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The graph below represents the motion of an object.  According to the graph, as time  increases, the velocity of the object
    • A. 

      Increases

    • B. 

      Decreases

    • C. 

      Remains the same

  • 2. 
    The displacement-time graph below represents the motion of a cart initially moving forward along a straight line.  During which interval is the cart moving forward at constant speed?
    • A. 

      AB

    • B. 

      CD

    • C. 

      BC

    • D. 

      DE

  • 3. 
    Which graph best represents the motion of an object whose speed is increasing?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 4. 
    The graph below shows the velocity of a race car moving along a straight line as a function of time.  What is the magnitude of the displacement of the car from t = 2.0 seconds to t = 4.0 seconds?
    • A. 

      80. m

    • B. 

      20. m

    • C. 

      60. m

    • D. 

      40. m

  • 5. 
    The distance-time graph below represents the position of an object moving in a straight line. What is the speed of the object during the time interval t = 2.0 seconds to t = 4.0 seconds?
    • A. 

      10. m/s

    • B. 

      5.0 m/s

    • C. 

      0.0 m/s

    • D. 

      7.5 m/s

  • 6. 
    Which graph best represents the motion of an object initially at rest and accelerating uniformly?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 7. 
    The graph below shows the relationship between speed and time for two objects, A and B.Compared with the acceleration of object B, the acceleration of object A is
    • A. 

      Three times as great

    • B. 

      The same

    • C. 

      One-third as great

    • D. 

      Twice as great

  • 8. 
    Which pair of graphs represents the same motion?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 9. 
    The graph below represents the relationship between distance and time for an object in motion.During which interval is the speed of the object changing?
    • A. 

      CD

    • B. 

      AB

    • C. 

      BC

    • D. 

      DE

  • 10. 
    Which graph best represents the relationship between velocity and time for an object which accelerates uniformly for 2 seconds, then moves at a constant velocity for 1 second, and finally decelerates for 3 seconds?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 11. 
    What is the meaning of the slope on a distance versus time graph?
    • A. 

      Acceleration

    • B. 

      Displacement

    • C. 

      Speed

    • D. 

      Momentum

  • 12. 
    What does the slope of an object accelerating uniformly (at a constant rate) look like on an acceleration vs. time graph? 
    • A. 

      Straight and sloping up to the right

    • B. 

      Straight and sloping down to the right

    • C. 

      Straight and horizontal

    • D. 

      Curved up to the right