# Quiz: Trivia Questions On Motion! Test

29 Questions | Total Attempts: 127  Settings  Quiz: trivia questions on motion! Motion is seen as the change of position of something at a given rate over time. Motion exists in four types of speed, which are rotary, oscillating, linear, and reciprocating. Motion is seen as a product of distance divided by time. In the quiz provided, you will be expected to show just how much you know about motion and work out some mathematical problems. Do give it a try!

• 1.
______ is a unit of speed:
• A.

M/s

• B.

S

• C.

Kg

• D.

Hr

• 2.
If a total distance of 750 m is covered in a time interval of 25 s, the average speed is ______?
• A.

3,974 mph

• B.

3 mph

• C.

30 mph

• D.

30 m/s

• 3.
______________ describes how fast something is going, whereas, __________ describes how fast something is going and in a certain direction.
• A.

Speed, velocity

• B.

Rate, speed

• C.

Rate, velocity

• D.

Speed, acceleration

• 4.
Which of the following is a measure of velocity?
• A.

30 s

• B.

30 South

• C.

30 m/s

• D.

30 m/s, South

• 5.
If a person walking at 2 m/s for 12 s he/she would travel a distance of ________.
• A.

24 m

• B.

6 m

• C.

4 m

• D.

• 6.
8. The ______ of a distance versus time graph is speed.
• A.

Slope

• B.

Y-intercept

• C.

Origin

• D.

• 7.
Does the speedometer of a car read average speed or instantaneous speed?
• A.

Average speed

• B.

Instantaneous speed

• 8.
An airplane is flying at 635 km per hour at an altitude of 35,000 m. It is currently over Kansas and is approximately 16 minutes ahead of its scheduled arrival time. What is its velocity?
• A.

635 km/h

• B.

16 m/min

• C.

35 000 m/s

• D.

This cannot be determined without further information about its direction.

• E.

This cannot be determined without further information about its time.

• 9.
The difference between speed and velocity is that velocity includes
• A.

Direction

• B.

Distance

• C.

Time

• D.

Weight

• E.

Force

• 10.
Which of the following does not indicate velocity?
• A.

14 ft/s SSE

• B.

40 mi/h toward the town square along the main street

• C.

80 km/h going from New York toward New Jersey

• D.

28 miles from Los Angeles to Catalina Island

• E.

All of these indicate velocity.

• 11.
When an object slows down, its acceleration is
• A.

Positive.

• B.

Centripetal.

• C.

Negative.

• D.

Constant.

• E.

Centrifugal.

• 12.
Moving from 0 m/s to 25 m/s in 8.0 s equals an average acceleration of
• A.

0.32 m/s.

• B.

0.32 m/s2.

• C.

3.1 m/s.

• D.

3.1 m/s2.

• E.

None of these are correct.

• 13.
Roger and Natalie travel in similar cars. Roger's car drives the two miles to school in 7.5 minutes. Natalie drives the same distance in the opposite direction but in only 6.5 minutes. What is true of their velocities?
• A.

Roger and Natalie have velocities with the same magnitude only.

• B.

Natalie's velocity is greater in magnitude than Roger's velocity.

• C.

Roger's velocity is greater in magnitude than Natalie's velocity.

• D.

Roger and Natalie have velocities with the same direction and magnitude.

• 14.
Which car is accelerating?
• A.

A car that is unmoving

• B.

A car that goes around a curve at a constant speed

• C.

A car that travels in straight line at a constant speed

• D.

A car that is set to a constant speed of 60 miles per hour

• 15.
Which to the following best describes an object with constant velocity?
• A.

It is changing direction

• B.

Its acceleration is increasing

• C.

Its acceleration is zero

• D.

Its acceleration is negative

• 16.
Which graph best represents the motion of an object whose speed is increasing?
• A.

1

• B.

2

• C.

3

• D.

4

• 17.
What does the slope of an object accelerating uniformly (at a constant rate) look like on an acceleration vs. time graph?  Hint: Draw these to see what they look like.
• A.

Straight and sloping up to the right

• B.

Straight and sloping down to the right

• C.

Straight and horizontal

• D.

Curved up to the right

• 18.
The change in position of an object is known as its _______.
• 19.
A runner runs seven times around a track. If the track is 0.25 miles long, his displacement is ________ miles.
• 20.
The term for how quickly an object's velocity changes is known as __________.
• 21.
Which of the following statements describes a situation in which the car is undergoing an acceleration?
• A.

A car slows down as it approaches a red light.

• B.

A car speeds up as the light turns green.

• C.

A car makes a right hand turn at a constant speed.

• D.

A car maintains its speed as it travels down a straight road.

• 22.
Based on the graph below, which statement correctly describes the object's motion?
• A.

The object is speeding up.

• B.

The objects is slowing down.

• C.

The object is maintaining a constant speed.

• D.

The object is not moving.

• 23.
Based on the graph below, which statement correctly describes the object's motion?
• A.

The object is speeding up.

• B.

The object is slowing down.

• C.

The object is maintaining speed.

• D.

The object is not moving.

• 24.
What is the correct equation for average speed?
• A.

Average speed = total time ÷ total distance

• B.

Average speed = total distance ÷ total time

• C.

Average speed = total distance x total time

• D.

Average speed = total distance + total time

• E.

Average speed = total distance - total time

• 25.
The units of acceleration are:-
• A.

Metres

• B.

Metres per second

• C.

Metres per second squared

• D.

Joules

• E.

Newtons

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