Physics EOC Prep Quiz 3/4

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Physics Quizzes & Trivia

This is the 3rd of 4 prep quizzes reviewing concepts from physics A and B.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    All except one of the following require the application of a net force. Which ones the expection?
    • A. 

      To change an object from a state of rest to a state of motion

    • B. 

      To maintain an object in motion at a constant velocity

    • C. 

      To change an objects speed w/out changing its direction of motion

    • D. 

      To maintain an object in uniform circular motion

    • E. 

      To accelerate an object

  • 2. 
    A ball is thrown up at 15 m/s, whats the velocity after 3.0 seconds?
    • A. 

      14 m/s up

    • B. 

      14 m/s down

    • C. 

      44 m/s up

    • D. 

      44 m/s down

    • E. 

      None

  • 3. 
    What is the magnitude of the accleration produced by a net force of 4500 N acting on a 900 kg automobile?
    • A. 

      .20 m/s^2

    • B. 

      3.8 m/s^2

    • C. 

      5.0 m/s^2

    • D. 

      9.8 m/s^2

    • E. 

      None

  • 4. 
    A book weighing 10 N is held at rest in the palm of the hand. The reaction to the force of the hand on the book is a force of
    • A. 

      10 N exerted by the Earth on the book

    • B. 

      10 N exerted by the book on the Earth

    • C. 

      10 N exerted by the book on the hand

    • D. 

      0 N

    • E. 

      9/8 m/s^2 in the downward direction arising from the force of the eart

  • 5. 
    A ball is projected upward with an initial velocity of 5 m/s. It will reach its maximum height in approximately
    • A. 

      0.5 s

    • B. 

      1.0 s

    • C. 

      49 s

    • D. 

      2.0 s

    • E. 

      0.0 s

  • 6. 
    The nucleus of an atom is made of
    • A. 

      Protons

    • B. 

      Neutrons

    • C. 

      Electrons

    • D. 

      Protons & electrons

    • E. 

      Protons & neutrons

  • 7. 
    Temperature can be described as
    • A. 

      Heat

    • B. 

      A measure of the average kinetic energy of the molecules of a substance

    • C. 

      A fluid that flows between a hot and cold object

    • D. 

      A physical quantity measured in calories

    • E. 

      Energy transfer as a result of a temperature difference

  • 8. 
    Which of the waves below is not a transverse wave?
    • A. 

      A sound wave

    • B. 

      A water wave

    • C. 

      An electromagnetic wave

    • D. 

      A plucked standing wave on a string

    • E. 

      Light

  • 9. 
    If the distance between two spherical charged objects is decreased by a factor of two, then the electrical force between the objects
    • A. 

      Decreases by a factor of 4

    • B. 

      Is half as big

    • C. 

      Doubles

    • D. 

      Increases by a factor of 4

    • E. 

      None

  • 10. 
    A current of 2.5 A is flowing through a resistance of 18 Ohms. hat is the voltage difference across this resistance?
    • A. 

      1.5 V

    • B. 

      6 V

    • C. 

      45 V

    • D. 

      115 V

    • E. 

      None

  • 11. 
    Which one of the following parts of the electromagnetic spectrum has the lowest frequency of oscillation?
    • A. 

      Infrared rays

    • B. 

      Ultraviolet rays

    • C. 

      Visible rays

    • D. 

      Gamma rays

    • E. 

      X rays

  • 12. 
    What wave property distinguishes between different colors?
    • A. 

      Intensity

    • B. 

      Velocity

    • C. 

      Polarization

    • D. 

      Amplitude

    • E. 

      Frequency

  • 13. 
    A massive bowling ball hangs from the rafters by a string. An identical string is tied to the bottom of the ball. A bowler quickly jerks downward on the lower string.   Which string breaks and why?
    • A. 

      The upper string breaks because of the inertial force of the ball.

    • B. 

      The lower string breaks because of the inertia of the ball.

    • C. 

      The upper string breaks because the weight of the ball combines with the pulling force.

    • D. 

      The lower string breaks because the upper string pulls up on the ball.

  • 14. 
    A high school student holds a backpack one meter above the ground.
    • A. 

      F

    • B. 

      G

    • C. 

      H

    • D. 

      J

  • 15. 
    If the drag force is greater than the applied force, which of the following describes the motion of the automobile?
    • A. 

      Slowing down

    • B. 

      Rotating

    • C. 

      Speeding Up

    • D. 

      Moving at constant speed

  • 16. 
    Which one of the following quantities is NOT a vector?
    • A. 

      Distance

    • B. 

      Velocity

    • C. 

      Displacement

    • D. 

      Acceleration

  • 17. 
        Earth’s gravity is acting on the diver. Which statement best describes the reaction force to Earth’s gravity in this situation?  
    • A. 

      The diver is pulling on Earth with a force of 911 N.

    • B. 

      The sun is pulling on Earth with a force of 5.97 ×1024 N.

    • C. 

      Earth is pulling on the water with a force of 5.97 ×1025 N.

    • D. 

      Earth is pulling on the air with a force of 2.28 ×104 N.

  • 18. 
    A baseball was thrown with an initial velocity of 14 m/s at an angle above the horizontal. It remained in the air for 2 s. Which of the following quantities was constant while the baseball was in the air?
    • A. 

      Acceleration

    • B. 

      Displacement

    • C. 

      Position

    • D. 

      Velocity

  • 19. 
    A 5.0 kg ball is moving in a 5.0 m horizontal circle every 3.0 s. The ball experiences _____________.
    • A. 

      No net force

    • B. 

      Centripetal Acceleration

    • C. 

      Only the acceleration of gravity

    • D. 

      Motion due only to its inertia

  • 20. 
    A bus is moving forward at 20 m/s. A student on the bus throws a tennis ball horizontally at 15 m/s toward the front of the bus. From the perspective of an observer on the sidewalk outside the bus, the tennis ball appears to move at —
    • A. 

      5 m/s

    • B. 

      15 m/s

    • C. 

      20 m/s

    • D. 

      35 m/s

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