Kinetic & Potential Energy

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Kinetic & Potential Energy

This quiz covers content that was presented in the Kinetic & Potential Energy section of Unit 1: Matter & Energy.   You will have 30 minutes to complete this quiz.   Take your time.    


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The ability to do work or cause change is...
    • A. 

      Work

    • B. 

      Gravity

    • C. 

      Energy

  • 2. 
    The energy an object has while in motion is...
    • A. 

      Elastic potential energy

    • B. 

      Gravitational potential energy

    • C. 

      Kinetic energy

  • 3. 
    What factors affect kinetic energy?  Choose all the factors that apply.
    • A. 

      Mass

    • B. 

      Velocity

    • C. 

      Time

  • 4. 
    When a rubberband is stretched all the way back, it is an example of which type of energy?
    • A. 

      Gravitational potential energy

    • B. 

      Elastic potential energy

    • C. 

      Kinetic energy

  • 5. 
    A pendelum will eventually slow an stop because of
    • A. 

      Weight

    • B. 

      Kinetic energy

    • C. 

      Friction

  • 6. 
    Stored energy that results from the position or shape of an object is called...
    • A. 

      Potential energy

    • B. 

      Kinetic energy

    • C. 

      Thermal energy

  • 7. 
    If both of these balls are traveling down a bowling lane at the SAME speed, which one would would have more kinetic energy?
    • A. 

      Ball A

    • B. 

      Ball B

  • 8. 
    Which skier will have a greater potential energy?  
    • A. 

      Skier 1

    • B. 

      Skier 2

  • 9. 
    At which two points on the pendelum, is the pendulum experiencing the greatest potential energy?
    • A. 

      Points A & B

    • B. 

      Points A & C

    • C. 

      Points A & D

    • D. 

      Points B & D

  • 10. 
    At what point on the roller coaster ride, will the coaster experience the greatest kinetic energy? Hint:  remember the two factors that play a role in maximizing kinetic energy.
    • A. 

      Point A

    • B. 

      Point B

    • C. 

      Point C

    • D. 

      Point D

  • 11. 
    What is happening between Points A-B 
    • A. 

      Point A is demonstrating potential energy, the potential energy is then transformed into kinetic energy as the coaster moves downhill.

    • B. 

      Point A is demonstrating kinetic energy, as the rollercoaster moves downhill the kinetic energy is transformed into potential energy.

    • C. 

      Point A and Point B are examples of kinetic energy, there is not energy transformation taking place here.

  • 12. 
    When a basketball bounces and hits the ground, it is demonstrating which type of potential energy?
    • A. 

      Gravitational

    • B. 

      Elastic

    • C. 

      Kinetic

  • 13. 
    The alw of conservation of energy states that when one form of energy is transformed to another, no energy is destroyed. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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