Quiz: Newton's Laws Of Motion!

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Quiz: Newton

Newton’s three laws of motion are some of the most highly regarded scientific discoveries to date, but how much do you know about how they actually define the way motion works? Take this quiz to see how much you truly know about Newton’s ground-breaking laws.


Questions and Answers
  • 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. 
    What is inertia?
    • A. 

      The opposing force of gravity.

    • B. 

      Another name for unbalanced forces.

    • C. 

      The mass of an object.

    • D. 

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

  • 3. 
    How can you tell if an object is in motion?
    • 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.

  • 4. 
    Which of Newton's Laws describes the amount of force applied to accelerate an object's mass?
    • A. 

      Newton's First Law

    • B. 

      Newton's Second Law

    • C. 

      Newton's Third Law

    • D. 

      Newton's Fourth Law

  • 5. 
    For every ________ there is an equal and opposite _____________.
    • A. 

      Reaction, action

    • B. 

      Action, action

    • C. 

      Reaction, reaction

    • D. 

      Action, reaction

  • 6. 
    The amount of force needed to move an object is measured in...
    • A. 

      Newtons

    • B. 

      Kilometers

    • C. 

      Seconds

    • D. 

      Grams

  • 7. 
    What is "position?"
    • A. 

      A type of contact force

    • B. 

      A specific location

    • C. 

      A type of motion

    • D. 

      Another name for friction

  • 8. 
    Gravity and magnetism are examples of what kind of forces?
    • A. 

      Frictional

    • B. 

      Non-contact

    • C. 

      Contact

    • D. 

      Momentum

  • 9. 
    A person is measured on the moon, and on Earth. Which statement would be true?
    • 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.

  • 10. 
    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.

  • 11. 
    The amount of force that gravity has on an object is affected by what factors?
    • A. 

      The object's mass.

    • B. 

      The object's distance from the gravitational force.

    • C. 

      The object's height.

    • D. 

      Both A and B.

  • 12. 
    Why is it harder to push a van filled with bowling balls than it is to push van filled with basketballs?
    • 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.

  • 13. 
    How could you tell if a moving object is receiving an unbalanced force?
    • 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.

  • 14. 
    A plane flew from NY to California in 4 hours. It took 4 1/2 hours to return to NY. Which of the following is true:
    • 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.

  • 15. 
    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

  • 16. 
    Which of Newton's Laws is demonstrated by a ball rolling to a wall then stopping?
    • A. 

      Newton's First Law

    • B. 

      Newton's Second Law

    • C. 

      Newton's Third Law

    • D. 

      Newton's Law of Acceleration

  • 17. 
    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

  • 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 backward. Which one?
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