# Kinetic & Potential Energy

13 Questions | Total Attempts: 5642  Settings  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.

• 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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