Mr W's Online Physics Quiz 1

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• 1.

Any change in your position is called ?

• A.

Animation

• B.

Motion

• C.

Relative velocity

• D.

All of the above

B. Motion
Explanation
Motion refers to any change in position. It can be described as the movement of an object from one place to another. Animation is a specific form of motion that involves creating the illusion of movement through a series of images or frames. Relative velocity is the velocity of an object in relation to another object. While animation and relative velocity are types of motion, the term "motion" encompasses any change in position, making it the correct answer.

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• 2.

Any object used to help determine your position, location, or motion is called a(n)

• A.

Focus

• B.

Epicenter

• C.

Reference point

• D.

Datum

C. Reference point
Explanation
A reference point is an object used to determine position, location, or motion. It serves as a fixed point of comparison that helps in understanding the movement or changes in position of other objects. By using a reference point, one can establish a frame of reference and make measurements or observations relative to it. It provides a basis for understanding and describing the position or motion of an object in relation to a known point.

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• 3.

How far you travel along a path is called your?

• A.

Displacement

• B.

Distance

• C.

Central tendency

• D.

Velocity

B. Distance
Explanation
Distance refers to the total length covered along a path, regardless of the direction. It is a scalar quantity and does not take into account the direction of motion. Displacement, on the other hand, refers to the change in position from the starting point to the ending point, taking into account both magnitude and direction. Central tendency refers to a statistical measure that represents the center or average of a distribution. Velocity refers to the rate of change of displacement with respect to time, including both magnitude and direction.

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• 4.

How far you travel in a certain amount of time is called?

• A.

Distance

• B.

Velocity

• C.

Speed

• D.

Displacement

C. Speed
Explanation
Speed is the correct answer because it refers to the distance traveled per unit of time. It is a scalar quantity that does not take into account the direction of motion. Speed is commonly used to describe how fast an object is moving, and it can be calculated by dividing the distance traveled by the time taken.

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• 5.

Speed and direction are both needed to determine this...

• A.

Relative Speed

• B.

Velocity

• C.

Acceleration

• D.

Displacement

B. Velocity
Explanation
Velocity is the correct answer because it is a vector quantity that includes both speed and direction. Speed only refers to the magnitude of an object's motion, while velocity takes into account the speed and the direction in which the object is moving. Therefore, to determine velocity, both speed and direction are necessary.

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• 6.

TOTAL distance travelled divided by the TOTAL time travelled is called?

• A.

Velocity

• B.

Acceleration

• C.

Average Speed

• D.

Instantaneous Speed

C. Average Speed
Explanation
The correct answer is Average Speed because it is the measure of the total distance traveled divided by the total time taken. It represents the overall rate of motion and does not take into account the direction of motion. Velocity, on the other hand, is a vector quantity that includes both magnitude and direction. Acceleration refers to the rate of change of velocity over time. Instantaneous speed is the speed at a particular instant in time.

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• 7.

The basic metric (SI) unit to measure length or distance is called the?

• A.

Mile

• B.

Yard

• C.

Meter

• D.

Gram

C. Meter
Explanation
The basic metric (SI) unit to measure length or distance is called the meter. The meter is a fundamental unit of measurement in the International System of Units (SI) and is used globally for measuring length or distance. It is defined as the length of the path traveled by light in a vacuum during a specific time interval. The meter is widely used in scientific, industrial, and everyday applications for its accuracy and consistency.

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• 8.

How fast you change your speed AND/OR direction is called?

• A.

Velocity

• B.

Momentum

• C.

Acceleration

• D.

Instantaneous Speed

C. Acceleration
Explanation
Acceleration refers to how fast an object changes its speed and/or direction. It is a measure of how quickly the velocity of an object changes over time. When an object speeds up, slows down, or changes direction, it is experiencing acceleration. Therefore, acceleration is the correct answer to the question.

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• 9.

The metric unit of time used in many of our experiments is the?

• A.

Kilogram

• B.

Hectare

• C.

Second

• D.

None of the above

C. Second
Explanation
The correct answer is "second." The metric unit of time used in many experiments is the second. This unit of measurement is commonly used in scientific research and calculations as it provides a standardized and precise measurement of time. The kilogram is a unit of mass, the hectare is a unit of area, and "none of the above" does not accurately represent the unit of time used in experiments.

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• 10.

Velocity is both your speed and ____________.

• A.

Timing

• B.

Distance

• C.

Displacement

• D.

Direction