Laws Of Motion Quiz

18 Questions
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  • 1. 
    How long will an object remain at rest, according to Newton's First Law of Motion?
    • A. 

      It can't rest.

    • B. 

      Until noon.

    • C. 

      Until an unbalanced force occurs.

    • D. 

      As long as there are unbalanced forces acting on it.

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      The tendency of an object to continue doing what it is currently doing.

    • B. 

      The opposing force of gravity.

    • C. 

      Another name for unbalanced forces.

    • D. 

      The mass of an object.

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      Newton's First Law

    • B. 

      Newton's Second Law

    • C. 

      Newton's Third Law

    • D. 

      Newton's Fourth Law

  • 4. 
    For every ________ there is an equal and opposite _____________.
    • A. 

      Reaction, action

    • B. 

      Action, action

    • C. 

      Reaction, reaction

    • D. 

      Action, reaction

  • 5. 
    The amount of force needed to move an object is measured in...
    • A. 

      Newtons

    • B. 

      Kilometers

    • C. 

      Seconds

    • D. 

      Grams

  • 6. 
    Gravity and magnetism are examples of what kind of forces?
    • A. 

      Frictional

    • B. 

      Non-contact

    • C. 

      Contact

    • D. 

      Momentum

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      The person's mass on Earth would be double on the moon.

    • B. 

      The person's mass on the the moon, would be twice that on Earth.

    • C. 

      The person would have mass on Earth but not on the moon.

    • D. 

      The mass would be the same on the moon as it is on Earth.

  • 8. 
    A person is measured on the moon and on Earth.  Which statement would be true?
    • A. 

      The mass would be the same on the moon as it is on Earth, but the weight would be more on the moon than it is on Earth.

    • B. 

      The weight would be the same on the moon as it is on Earth, and the mass would be more on the moon than it is on Earth.

    • C. 

      The mass and weight would be the same on the moon as it is on Earth, because mass is another name for weight.

    • D. 

      The mass would be the same on the moon as it is on Earth, but the weight would be more on Earth than it is on the moon.

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      The object's mass.

    • B. 

      The object's distance from the gravitational force.

    • C. 

      The object's height.

    • D. 

      Both A and B.

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      The mass of the car is greater than the mass of the basketball.

    • B. 

      The mass of the bowling balls is greater than the mass of the basketballs.

    • C. 

      The van with the basketballs is bigger than the van with the bowling balls.

    • D. 

      It should be equally as hard to push the two vans.

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      It might speed up.

    • B. 

      It might slow down.

    • C. 

      It might change direction.

    • D. 

      It might do any of the three things mentioned above.

  • 12. 
    • A. 

      The plane flew faster to NY than it flew to California.

    • B. 

      The plane flew faster to California than it flew to NY.

    • C. 

      The plane flew the same speed in both directions.

    • D. 

      The plane had fewer passengers going to NY than it did to California.

  • 13. 
    Why is it difficult to scoot a bed from one end of the room to the other?
    • A. 

      Momentum

    • B. 

      Gravity

    • C. 

      Friction

    • D. 

      Deceleration

  • 14. 
    • A. 

      Newton's First Law

    • B. 

      Newton's Second Law

    • C. 

      Newton's Third Law

    • D. 

      Newton's Law of Acceleration

  • 15. 
    Why do you lean towards the left when a car turns right?
    • A. 

      Because of inertia

    • B. 

      Because of gravity

    • C. 

      Because of buoyancy

    • D. 

      Because of velocity

  • 16. 
    • A. 

      The object will look different.

    • B. 

      I'll be able to see the forces.

    • C. 

      It will remain in the same position.

    • D. 

      Its position will change in relation to other objects.

  • 17. 
    What is "position"?
    • A. 

      A type of contact force.

    • B. 

      A specific location

    • C. 

      A type of motion

    • D. 

      Another name for friction

  • 18. 
    Blue bumper car, traveling east with a force of 100 N, runs into a yellow bumper car traveling west with a force of 300 N.  Because the net force will be -200 N. one of the cars will be pushed backwards.  Which one?