# Basic Quiz About Potential And Kinetic Energy!

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Test your knowledge on this basic quiz about potential and kinetic energy!

• 1.

### All forms of energy can be classified as...

• A.

Hefty and Potential

• B.

Potential and Kinetic

• C.

Kinetic and Hefty

• D.

Kinetic and Euphoric

B. Potential and Kinetic
Explanation
All forms of energy can be classified as potential and kinetic. Potential energy refers to the energy that an object possesses due to its position or condition, such as gravitational potential energy or elastic potential energy. Kinetic energy, on the other hand, refers to the energy possessed by an object in motion. Therefore, potential and kinetic energy encompass all forms of energy.

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• 2.

### Kinetic energy is energy of motion. What is an example of kinetic energy?

• A.

A rollercoaster soaring down a track.

• B.

A cup of orange juice

• C.

Bowling pins.

A. A rollercoaster soaring down a track.
Explanation
The correct answer is a rollercoaster soaring down a track because kinetic energy is the energy possessed by an object due to its motion. In the case of a rollercoaster, it is moving at a high speed, and therefore, it has kinetic energy. The cup of orange juice and bowling pins do not involve motion, so they do not exemplify kinetic energy.

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• 3.

### When a bowling ball reaches the pins, the amount of energy to move the ball is ________ to the pins. (Fill in the blank)

transferred
Explanation
When a bowling ball reaches the pins, the energy that was initially used to move the ball is passed on or transferred to the pins. This transfer of energy causes the pins to move or be knocked down.

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• 4.

### Potential energy is an object that has the potential to create energy. What is an example of potential energy?

• A.

A rollercoaster soaring down a track

• B.

A person swimming laps

• C.

Coal sitting in a bucket

• D.

A car driving at 30 mph

C. Coal sitting in a bucket
Explanation
The coal has the potential to become energy, the others are already in movement.

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• 5.

### When a parachutist is in a plane, ______ his energy is potential energy.

• A.

Half

• B.

All

• C.

None

B. All
Explanation
When a parachutist is in a plane, all of his energy is potential energy. This is because while in the plane, the parachutist has not yet started to fall or engage in any other form of kinetic energy. Therefore, all of the energy possessed by the parachutist at that moment is in the form of potential energy, which is the energy that an object possesses due to its position or state.

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• 6.

### Sally is about to load coal into a train. The coal is an example of _______ energy.

Potential
Explanation
The coal has the possibility to power the train; the potential energy.

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• 7.

### Sarah is eating cookies. As the cookies pass through her body, they are examples of ________ energy.

Kinetic
Explanation
The cookies are giving her body energy, therefore in action.

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• 8.

### Megan is a softball player. When she swings, her bat is an example of...

• A.

Kinetic energy

• B.

Potential energy

• C.

No energy at all

• D.

Hefty energy

A. Kinetic energy
Explanation
Her bat is passing energy to the ball, sending the ball flying to the field.

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