Kinetic And Potential Energy--

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Kinetic And Potential Energy-- - Quiz

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


Questions and Answers
  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Potential and Kinetic
    Explanation
    All forms of energy can be classified as potential and kinetic. Potential energy is the energy that an object possesses due to its position or state, such as gravitational potential energy or chemical potential energy. Kinetic energy, on the other hand, is the energy of an object in motion. Therefore, potential and kinetic energy are the two broad categories that 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.

    Correct Answer
    A. A rollercoaster soaring down a track.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is a rollercoaster soaring down a track. This is because kinetic energy is the energy possessed by an object due to its motion. In this example, the rollercoaster is moving at a high speed, which means it has a significant amount of kinetic energy. The cup of orange juice and the bowling pins do not have motion, so they do not possess 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)

    Correct Answer
    transferred
    Explanation
    When a bowling ball reaches the pins, the amount of energy required to move the ball is transferred to the pins. This means that the energy originally possessed by the ball is passed on to the pins, causing them to move or fall down. The transfer of energy occurs through the collision between the ball and the pins, with the energy being transferred from the ball to the pins.

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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

    Correct Answer
    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

    Correct Answer
    B. All
    Explanation
    When a parachutist is in a plane, all of his energy is potential energy. This means that the parachutist has not yet converted any of his energy into kinetic energy or any other form. Potential energy is stored energy that an object possesses due to its position or condition, and in this case, the parachutist has the potential to release this energy and convert it into other forms, such as kinetic energy, as he jumps out of the plane and begins to descend.

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  • 6. 

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

    Correct Answer
    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.

    Correct Answer
    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

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

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