Physics Quiz: Practice Questions On Linear Motion!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    On a position-time graph, a changing velocity is represented by a straight line.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Calculate the distance (in km) that Charlie runs if he maintains an average speed of 8 km/hr for 1 hr.
  • 3. 
    Speed is
    • A. 

      A measure of how fast something is moving.

    • B. 

      The distance covered per unit time.

    • C. 

      Always measured in terms of a unit of distance divided by a unit of time.

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    Calculate the distance you will travel if you maintain an average speed of 10 m/s for 40 seconds.
  • 5. 
    Acceleration describes
    • A. 

      Any change in velocity.

    • B. 

      An object that is speeding up.

    • C. 

      An object that is slowing down.

    • D. 

      An object that is changing direction.

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    Calculate the speed of a bowling ball that moves 8 meters in 4 seconds.
  • 7. 
    As a ball falls freely, the distance it falls each second is the same.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Calculate the acceleration of a bus that goes from 10 km/h to a speed of 50 km/h in 10 seconds.
  • 9. 
    If an object moves from one position to another it is
    • A. 

      Accelerating.

    • B. 

      Moving.

    • C. 

      Speeding.

    • D. 

      In free fall.

  • 10. 
    Calculate the speed (in m/s) of a skateboarder who accelerates from rest for 3 seconds down a ramp at an acceleration of 5 m/s2.
  • 11. 
    Suppose you take a trip that covers 240 km and takes 4 hours. Your average speed is
    • A. 

      480 km/h.

    • B. 

      240 km/h.

    • C. 

      120 km/h.

    • D. 

      60 km/h.

  • 12. 
    Calculate the vertical distance an object dropped from rest would cover in 12 seconds if it fell freely without air restistance.
  • 13. 
    An apple drops from a tree and hits the ground in 1.5 seconds. Calculate how far it falls.
  • 14. 
    Calculate the acceleration of a ball that starts from rest and rolls down a ramp and gains a speed of 25 m/s in 5 seconds.
  • 15. 
    Objects in free fall are only influenced by gravity, not by air resistance.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Calculate the instantaneous speed (in m/s) at the 10-second mark for a car that accelerates at 2 m/s2 from a position of rest.
  • 17. 
    Elapsed time is the time that passes from the beginning to the end of a fall.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Calculate your average walking speed when you step 1 meter in 0.5 second.
  • 19. 
    When you look at the speedometer in a moving car, you can see the car's
    • A. 

      Instantaneous speed.

    • B. 

      Average speed.

    • C. 

      Instantaneous acceleration.

    • D. 

      Average acceleration.

    • E. 

      Average distance traveled.

  • 20. 
    A position-time graph of constant velocity will show a
    • A. 

      Straight line.

    • B. 

      Curved line.

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